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What You Don’t Know About Spencer Chernick, LMFT – ADHD, Couples, Teens, Children

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You, as parents, are the experts. You spend every day with your children and know them inside and out. We only see them for an hour a week as therapists, so we need your support to make counselling as effective as possible. Here are some suggestions about how you can assist. Do you want to learn more? Visit Child Therapist -Spencer Chernick, LMFT – ADHD, Couples, Teens, Children.

Feel free to be as transparent and frank about your child’s situation as possible. It is not our duty to pass judgement on you; rather, it is our job to assist you. Since you are the expert on your boy, it will help us to be better if you can tell us as much details as possible.

We invite you to attend every session and learn from your child by asking questions and engaging in discussions. Take your child’s therapist’s guidance on any strategies that could be useful. We’re not here to shame you; instead, we’re here to help you and your child improve by working together.

Therapy can be a wonderful way for a parent and child to bond because life can be hectic at times. Using the car ride to speak to the child about his or her thoughts and current condition. When a child receives one hour of one-on-one care once a week, it can make a huge difference.

Don’t be afraid to inquire about what happened during a therapy session with your kid. We don’t tell you exactly what your child said because of confidentiality concerns, but kids are free to talk about whatever they want. “Is there something you want to share with me about your session today?” ask your kid. Your job is to simply listen and inspire your boy, not to fix it.

Before the next session, children are often given a task to complete. Please don’t hesitate to inquire if you can assist or do it for them. It is also a safe way for kids to share what they’ve learned in counselling with their parents.

In certain cases, having both parents in therapy may be beneficial to the infant. It sets a strong example and demonstrates to your child that “it is not just me who is struggling.” This is useful if your child seems to be reacting to a broader family issue or if you are finding yourself less patient than normal.

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