Change causes all of us to readjust, so it goes without saying that difficult changes can really throw us off of our center and make life extremely challenging. Are you and/or your child facing a difficult transition that has you reaching out and advocating for your child? Often, because children are very intuitive, they will sense that their caregivers are also hurting so they hold feelings in as a way to protect those they love. This can be when my support can be a huge benefit as it can provide a space for your child to feel more in control and less anxious as we create a sense of normalcy for what your child is experiencing as well as help them access their coping skills while they weather the storm. Sometimes children shut down when faced with difficult transitions and sometimes they act out with destructive outbursts or become anxious and hypervigilant but the best clue is if you notice a change in behaviour and personality in your child that has them struggling. Counselling can help you show them that you recognize their struggle and that you are going to ensure they get support.

Difficult transitions may include:

  • Coping with unexpected change (family structure)
  • Moving
  • Changing schools
  • Processing the death of a loved one
  • Abandonment of a primary caregiver
  • Being removed from a primary caregiver
  • Not being able to see a loved one
  • Transitioning in blended families
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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