If you are struggling in controlling emotional outbursts of your young children, including tantrums, yelling, crying and provocative statements: “I hate you,” “I want to die” and find yourself feeling powerless over your child, counseling is a good place to start. I can help you identify ways to self regulate, so you can transform into into the role of “coach.” Being a coach is a much more effective way to help your child change their behavior. Coaches can encourage, support and guide, without being solely responsible for the behavior of their “players.”
I work directly with children, teaching them coping skills to help them regulate their own behavior. As you learn to coach your child, you can model for them the skills of self regulation, narrating to them how they are feeling, resulting in you feeling more in control of these moments. Once children can identify their feelings, they can make decisions on the appropriate way to manage that strong feeling. The responsibility for managing their personal boundary becomes the sole responsibility of the child. You are there to support and coach, while they are learning accountability and ownership over their internal world.