Worrying something might be wrong with your child can be an incredibly stressful situation for both you and your child. Your child might be having a hard time socializing with others, following directions, staying on task, controlling his/her emotions, or keeping up in school. You as a parent want your child to have a normal and happy life, but you are feeling concerned for their future.
You might be experiencing…
· A number of calls from school or parent/teacher conferences
· A hard time getting your child to do homework or chores
· Abnormal emotions or reactions from your child
· Not giving your other children enough time/care
You might even be thinking...
· "Why is it always my child in trouble?"
· "What have I done wrong?"
· "Why is it so hard for my child to behave or get along with others?"
Having the same problems come up over and over again with no answers as to why or solutions can begin to feel like a huge weight on your shoulders as a parent. You might even begin to resent your child for the effect that they have on you and your family and that feeling brings you an incredible amount of guilt.
Our counselors can help lessen some of the worry. We will work with your child, your family and sometimes even your child's school to assess your child's strengths and weaknesses in cognitive, academic, social and emotional functioning. Heights Family Therapy owner, Amy Rollo, M.A., LSSP, LPC-S has specialized in evaluation services for well over 15 years. Amy understands that the process is much more than determining a diagnosis. There is typically significant anxiety and fear regarding the potential diagnosis, and subsequently the process can be a difficult time for your family. Amy Strives to make the process as comfortable as possible. In addition to working with children, adult evaluations are common. You as an adult may want answers to life-long struggles, need appropriate standardized testing in order determine a diagnosis for medication management, or are need a diagnosis for services in college.
Wondering if something might be wrong can be scary, but we are here to help you find the answers you've been looking for. We are here to help you and those you love find the best tools possible for a happy and successful life.