Powerful Heart specializes in helping children, pre-teens and teens. Learn how to get your children to be responsible and successful, understand why children misbehave and what to do about it, learn how to use authority and decisiveness to show your kids you care.
Powerful Heart has a breadth of experience with kids and teens that have difficulty adjusting in school environment, kids that have been reported to the court due to truancy, anxiety and other discipline issues in and out of school environment.
Powerful Heart can help you learn how to solve common problems such as:
- Listening to understand your child’s concerns
- How to have cooperation without nagging
- How to deal with you and your children’s feelings
- How to help your child attain a positive self-image
- Powerful Heart can help you understand the differences between responding and reacting to your child and the effects of each one on your child or teen
Powerful Heart believes that children need a safe and caring environment which allows them to play and be creative. This allows for the child to express themselves and heal. Methods such as sand tray/play, art, storytelling, music and creative visualization can be used to support the child with their healing. Through these methods, the child is given strategies to cope with problems in life they cannot change.
Separation and Divorce
Many kids will experience the effects of divorce or separation of their parents. Divorce can be stressful and confusing to children. Powerful Heart can help support parents and children during this transition in life.
As an adult, it can be difficult to navigate as you may experience your own pain and struggle during this challenging time. It may be an unsettling time for you and your children; however, you can support your kids coming out of it feeling loved, confident and strong.
Learn how to co-parent effectively after separation or divorce this helps your child feel secure as they will benefit from consistency, learn how to understand and problem solve, and set a healthy example to follow. Discover effective ways to communicate with ex-spouse and become a parenting team.
Giving birth is a life changing experience! Not only does a women experience trauma to the body they are now responsible for another life!
It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially while you are pregnant. You should avoid alcohol and drugs during and after the pregnancy. Alcohol and drugs will only increase the symptoms of postpartum depression and can be extremely dangerous for you and your baby. If you are a victim of drug or alcohol abuse while pregnant seek immediate help.
Right after having a baby it can be a very emotional time due to the impact on the body, hormone changes, and stress for caring for a baby. In addition, there are many other reasons why a mother may experience emotional or psychological issues during the pre-conception and postpartum period. These may include and are not limited to:
- Marriage and Money Problems
- very little social support
- caring for a child with special needs
Powerful Heart believes it is important to look at how a child develops. A child’s milestones in development are not always cut and dry. A group of children the same age can show a wide variation in social skills, learning, attention and emotional maturity. Understanding that the brain continues to mature well into the 20’s can make it harder to identify mental health disorders and conditions as symptoms can be different than adults.
Some of the common signs in children and teens that there may be a problem are:
- Often feels very angry or very worried
- Sleeping or eating problems
- Is unable to enjoy pleasurable activities any more
- Isolates her/himself and avoids social interactions
- Feels grief for a long time after a loss or death
- Uses alcohol or drugs
- Exercises, diets and/or binge-eats obsessively
- Hurts other people or destroys property
- Has low or no energy
- Smokes, drinks, or uses drugs
- Feels like he or she can’t control own emotions
- Has thoughts of suicide
- Harms her/himself, such as cutting or burning her/his skin
- Thinks his or her mind is controlled or out of control
- Hears voices
If you or your child are thinking about harming yourself please get help immediately . You can call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1.800.273.TALK (8255).