The Clinical Counseling Group consists of eight independently, state licensed therapists, working together to address a a variety of significant issues. All therapists are independent contractors using a wealth of experience and education to manage their cases of their own accord. Individual therapists are in excellent standing with the following organizations:ACA (American Counseling Association), APA (American Psychotherapy Association), NACBT, & NASC, NASW & OPA. The Clinical Counseling Group has held a reputation in Stark and surrounding counties for providing the highest quality psychotherapy services.
Concerns including: Children & Adults with ADHD; Anxiety, Trauma, Anger Management, Depression, Weight Management, Women’s issues, Domestic Violence, Chemical Dependency and Abuse, Healthcare Professional Burnout, Couples/Family Discord and General Self-Improvement are skillfully managed.
Counseling provided is: • Solution-oriented • Flexible• Private & Confidential• Educational• Empowering
Approaches used include:
• Cognitive/Behavioral strategies• Group & individual work• Experiential techniques• Problem-solving• Spiritual resolution• Hypnosis
Online support, coaching, consultation and education can be obtained by going to the counselors page and simply clicking the counselor's name.
Simple Solutions to Common Parent-Child Concerns:
The battle over healthy eating-
1. Scenario: Five year-old Rachel requests chocolate chip cookies before eating dinner. She begins whining, then screaming when told no. Two siblings are observing. Mom is feeling more and more frustrated, tense and eventually even angry.
Step One: Focus on what’s going right. Mom explains that she feeling frustrated, but is very pleased with the two siblings watching and remaining quiet.
Step Two: Take care of yourself. Mom asks two siblings if they would like to join her in the dinning room to eat peacefully (away from Rachel).
Step Three: Remind children of the natural rewards of eating healthy foods before eating junk. Mom explains how kids grow, feel good, think better, etc. by eating good food.
Step Four: The instant you get close to what you want (the whining child displays a quiet second), Respond! Mom says, “Rachel I’m glad you quieted for a second. When you can stay quiet while I count to ten, I will then tell you how you can get a chocolate chip cookie.”
Step Five: Offer the choice. Mom says, “ If you eat three carrot sticks, three bites of your chicken, and drink your milk- guess what?” “You get a cookie.” “Or, you can sit and whine, which will get you no cookie!” “ Your choice.”
Step Six: Praise your child (Rachel) for making a good decision, when
accomplished. Mom says, “Rachel, great job eating healthy food first!”
2. Scenario: Ten year-old James insists that he does not like fish sticks, and
begins describing how horrible fish sticks are to his younger brother, Nathan, while younger brother is eating. Mom is not yet home, and dad is feeling pressured.
Step One: Focus on what’s going right. Dad says, “Nathan, I’m glad you can decide for yourself, and thanks for eating what I’ve made.”
Step Two: Prompt your child to assess his behavior. Dad asks, “James, you say you don’t want to eat the fish sticks.” “How will you avoid eating fish sticks by making them sound bad to your brother?”
Step Three: State natural consequences and choice to be made. Dad states, “You eat your fish sticks, or make yourself a peanut butter sandwich and clean up the mess you make preparing it.” “And of course, dinner must be finished and cleaned up before you go back outside- it’s up to you how long you take before going back outside.”
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