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CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENT

Sometimes it is obvious. There was a huge event that unfortunately had a lasting effect on your child. Other times, it can be not so obvious. It is a more subtle effect similar to the water’s way of smoothing down rough edges of stone over time. Its repercussions are still as meaningful as a significant event. Consequently, our children’s behaviors are affected. Some have more obvious, demonstrative behavior while others internalize and close in on themselves. Talking with someone and having a place to explore your child’s inner world can be restorative and healing not only for your child but for your own peace of mind. 

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ADHD

ADHD- Inattentive vs. Hyper -Interactive vs. A Blend. To medicate or not medicate. Where to begin? ADHD diagnosis or suspected ADHD can be a difficult one to wrangle. It involves a process and can feel like a lot more ‘wrong’ at times than ‘right.’

 

Frustration can become understanding and pave the path for greater success. Educating and being able to offer different tools can help turn the tide in a situation that can feel overwhelming. 

BANANA SPLITS

Banana Splits-Separation, divorce, and hostile arguments can not only affect your child’s inner world but will change their home landscape. Being amongst peers that have gone through similar situations can serve as a soft place to land for your child. Feeling seen and heard about their familial situation can ease the new navigational skills they are creating. Having an outlet amongst new friends means that sweetness can be found in the difficulty. Hence, the Banana Splits group. 

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PARENTING

Parenting-If only each of our children came with a specific set of instructions or helpful Users Manual? Sometimes our own histories get in the way of our best intentions. Even the stressors of daily living can take a toll on how we want to be communicating to our loved ones versus what we are actually saying. Having someone outside the familial network can be a helpful outlet and offer a different perspective on recurring frustrations. 

SERVING SANTA BARBARA AND SANTA YNEZ AREA

SERVING SANTA BARBARA AND SANTA YNEZ AREA

KENNAN COURT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT 129943

NICOLE BOTAITIS 

LMFT 47319

1010 Garden Street

Santa Barbara 93101

ERIN POLLARO

LMFT 77752

1610 Oak Street, Ste 206

Solvang 93463

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