Raising children, in today's society, can be a challenging endeavor. Children are introduced to information and experiences at a much younger age.
Parents and caregivers are often confused and unsure of how best to raise a child who will be emotionally healthy, well-adjusted, but also able to deal effectively with issues such as peer pressure, bullying, self-worth, and successful academic performance.
Caregivers are faced with finding a balance, often unsure of how to set appropriate limits, enforce healthy boundaries, saying no without feeling guilty, etc. Many caregivers today lead busy lives, and often are too tired or do not want to have to spend what little time they have disciplining their children. They may feel guilty at the hours spent away from their children and often end up being too permissive with their children too avoid power struggles or negative interactions. They may adopt the mindset that they would rather be popular with their children rather than parent their children.
Too often this best of intentions can result in a disservice to their children. Children today, more than ever, need to feel safe and need structure. Often parents are unsure of how best to provide this. The trained counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling can help teach you how to deal effectively with these issues.
In addition to these issues, parents and caregivers face issues such as communication problems, dealing with children who are experiencing depression, separation anxiety, school anxiety, academic and learning problems, as well as issues around recent losses or chronic health issues (e.g., diabetes, autism, cancer, etc.). The professional counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling can offer their expertise in helping you to feel good in your role as a caregiver and help find effective solutions to help ensure a happy environment for all of your family members.
What can you expect from telephone counseling?
Using the phone to talk with a counselor is not much different than what you could expect from an office visit. The therapy we offer at Healing Telephone Counselling, by way of the telephone, can be as effective, or even more effective, than the traditional in-office visits.
You may have anxieties or concerns about office visits and may not be as willing to open up and truly express your feelings and thoughts because it seems too overwhelming or intimidating to sit down, face-to-face with a counselor. By using the telephone, you can discuss without the self-consciousness you may experience sitting across from a mental health professional.
We have many professionals available to help you.
The first step to engaging in therapy is to select from our list of highly qualified professionals. You can do this by both choosing from the list of on this page, and reviewing the different the counselor's profile and listening to an audio introduction if available. Start gradually with a free consultation.
We offer a free 10 minute screening to ensure that you would like to work with that counselor, as it is important that you feel that there is a good match. Once you choose your therapist, you can begin therapy in a way that feels most comfortable to you.
It all starts with learning about your needs.
Your therapist may initially ask you questions about your concerns; explore how your issues are impacting your life, and what are some of your goals. You can choose the pace at which you want to go. This means you can slowly address your issues, or you can choose to share your problems in your initial phone session.
You can expect your counselor to be a non-judgmental, supportive individual. He or she may ask you questions about your thoughts and feelings, and help guide you to exploring issues surrounding your concerns. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are invested in helping you to achieve the goals you would like. They can help provide knowledge and tools that enable you to deal more effectively with your problems.