Depression, Anxiety, poor focus and concentration and Insomnia are just some of the emotional symptoms that can be quite troubling and many times are the outward manifestations of underlying dilemmas.
Occasionally, these symptoms become so overwhelming that they can create disruptions in our thinking and capacities to face the world.
I have studied extensively and worked intensively with developing minds across the life span. I have established ways of working with children and adults across a broad spectrum. Developmental challenges can be quite varied and include difficulty with attending school, focusing, organizing, self regulation, sexual and personal identity, being productive, failure to launch, difficulty living on one's own and facing loss.
We as humans are social creatures, getting psychological supplies in our association with others. Our complex modern world presents many obstacles to be overcome in that process.
Some of us need less of this, some more. Some develop superb interpersonal skills, some struggle with this. Our capacities to establish relationships and get what we need from them is a developmental process that we all experience. The road can be very bumpy sometimes and we can all benefit from assistance in the process.
Adolescence is a particularly vulnerable and challenging state of development for both parents and the adolescents themselves, as the adolescent practices facing the world with their own internal capacities and at the same time still needing the support and supervision of their families. These are frequent challenges that can benefit from support and assistance.
All of us have developed ways of relating to others socially. Children and Adults in the Autistic spectrum have special challenges, sometimes as well as special strengths. These individuals and those responsible for helping them to grow and develop (teachers, parents) face special challenges. I have been particularly successful in helping these individual and their caretakers.
Parenting is yet another stage of development that demands continual adjustment as the child grows from a newborn to a young adult and even beyond. It is an extremely complex task for which many times parents do not feel prepared. I am sympathetic to all parents, especially those whose great efforts do not seem to help and they feel stuck and burdened. There is much that we as humans have learned about parenting in the past century. It is the key, door and pathway to a better world for all of us.