Behavioral Issues

Behavior Issues Overcoming Adversity
Behavior Issues

Overcome Behavioral Issues

For the past six years I have been working with a company that provides intensive in-home family therapy. This program targets high-risk children who are on the verge of being removed from their families.  The children are either being placed into state custody, being sent to a residential treatment facility, or being hospitalized for inpatient treatment. These children are typically between the ages of five and seventeen. Their behavioral issues and concerns are what causes there children to be high risk. Some behavioral issues that I have helped children and their parents navigate through include the following:

  • self-harming
  • suicidal ideation
  • homicidal ideation
  • inappropriate sexual behavior
  • physical aggression
  • animal cruelty
  • runaway/elopement
  • fire-setting
  • verbal aggression

Children act out for a wide variety of reasons. Some may experience a trauma which they are unable to effectively cope with on their own. Some have difficulty transitioning when life situations change through a divorce or re-marriage of a parent. Others lose a loved one and experience significant struggles with grief and loss. A number of children have problems dealing with and communicating their emotions in healthy ways so that parents, caregivers, and supports are able to understand what the child is going through and are then able to provide the specific support that child may need. Various children struggle with self-esteem issues and may also have a difficult time engaging in peer relationships due to their limited social skills. These are just a few of the struggles many of our children deal with on a daily basis in this day and time.

In working with various families I have assisted them in implementing a wide variety of interventions to help successfully decrease negative behaviors while increasing family cohesion. Some of these interventions have included behavior charts, de-escalation plans, relapse prevention plans, schedule charts, and many more. I’ve also spent a lot of time working with parents and caregivers to educate them on behavioral issues and helping them to develop parenting techniques that will best fit the needs of their children while at the same time decreasing behavioral problems, defiance, and disrespectfulness.

Behavior Issues:

Mental Health:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders 

Treatment Approach:

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Intervention


  • Couples
  • Family
  • Individuals

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Overcoming Adversity Family Conflict
Family Conflict

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Overcoming Adversity Parenting Issues
Parenting Issues

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Relationship Counseling Overcoming Adversity
Relationship Counseling


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