We have a strong history of treating anxiety disorders utilizing a skills based approach, with which we have found that most of our clients improve dramatically and quickly. We also provide a wide range of other assessment and therapeutic services.
The process of adoption is a difficult one in many ways, and a common reflection of that difficulty is the anxiety which it provokes. This can be either a manifestation of an ongoing anxiety disorder or an anxiety response unique to the situation.
For many people, adoption follows on the heels of a long journey, including fertility assessments and treatments, perhaps miscarriages and stillbirths or inability to become pregnant. Such experiences often have the effect of destabilizing one's confidence in the general idea that "everything will be all right," largely because it has not lately been true.
Holidays are a major source of stress for many people. The symptoms range from the physical (tension, physical illness, fatigue) to the psychological (withdrawal, irritability, jumpiness and alcohol or drug abuse) and the emotional( mood changes, rage, grief). On top of the demands of the holiday season, such symptoms add unnecessary drains on already limited resources. As such, it is important to learn ways to minimize the effects of stress.
It is easy in the short run to lose sight of the primary goal of a parent. We focus on the immediate issues of teaching right from wrong, control, getting to appointments and events on time, getting the groceries purchased and minimizing household turmoil, and in the process of addressing all of these needs, we forget that our primary job is to put ourselves out of a job.