“Troubled children are distanced, humiliated, and ashamed when they do something wrong and are often repeatedly blamed for something they did not do. Many of them have also learned how it feels to be blamed, over and over again, for something they did do wrong and to never be forgiven. They know how it feels to be forgotten, ignored, and abandoned.”
“Children who are repeatedly put down feel that everyone else is better and more lovable than they are. They begin to feel and believe that they will never fit in.”
“Our children need to know that they do belong, right here, with you and me.”
If you are experiencing conflict in your marriage, you are not alone. Here are the most common marital problems among couples:
Unresolved issues from the past
Unfulfilled relationship/partner expectations
If left unresolved, these problems may corrode the positive aspects of your marriage, which can eventually lead to divorce. Marital conflicts can also have an adverse impact on children. Therefore, it is important to seek marriage counseling before conflicts create lasting damage. Marriage counseling not only helps couples resolve conflicts, but also teaches partners important tools for creating a happy and successful marriage. If you are interested in couples counseling please contact us at 813-244-1251. We also invite you to visit our websites at http://www.starpointcounselingtampa.com and www.affordablecounselingbrandon.com.
Clarissa Crystal-Belle, LMHC has published her first book. Therapy in Action With Troubled Kids is now available in paperback in all of the bookstores and online for less than $15. This is a must read for anyone who works with children in schools, daycare, Department of Children and Families, Children Police Investigations, Foster Homes, Divorce and Custody Attorney’s and Parents. The book is not your ordinary self help book on how to raise children, it is very intuitive and insightful.
Clarissa Crystal-Belle, LMHC is Co Founder and Executive Clinical Director at Star Point Counseling Center. Clarissa has extensive experience working with children in corrections, DCF and with the court system. The book is based on her experiences working as a Therapist.
Please visit out web site starpointcounselingtampa.com to view Clarissa’s Bio.
Mind chatter is the endless, restless, stream of incomplete thoughts, anxieties and self talk which constantly pulses through our mind. In order to survive, our mind is always on, searching for possible threats, dangers and explanations. This is called our … Continue reading →
Mental health problems in children are common, real, and treatable. Without treatment there is an increased risk in behavioral problems at school, decline in grades, suicide, trouble with the criminal justice system, and more. With the help of teachers and other caregivers, parents can identify these problems early on and can determine whether or not help should be sought out for the child.
If you recognize the following signs, then professional help may be needed:
Decline in school performance
Poor grades in spite of strong efforts
Constantly worried or feeling anxious
Repeated refusal to go to school or to take part in normal activities
Hyperactivity or fidgeting
Persistent disobedience or aggression
Frequent temper tantrums
Depression, sadness or irritability
If you suspect a problem, or just have questions and concerns contact us to see a Mental Health professional. (813)244-1251
Suicide is an stealthy choice due to the lies that depression tells us. Individuals who are suffering from severe depression are lied to by their depression, it can tell that person, “Hey, you’d be better off dead. Life isn’t going to get any better.” And sadly, individuals sometimes listen. Even some of the most accomplished people such as Robin Williams. Depression doesn’t overlook those who are rich, famous, funny, or even loved by many.
Here are a few tips for beating depression:
Exercise. Physical exercise, even just at a low intensity for 30 minutes a day is known to lower depression. Exercise increases the activity level of important brain chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin which is the same neurochemical that popular drugs like Prozac and Zoloft target.
Social support. Hormones that are involved in bonding and helping behaviors are known to lower stress and anxiety. People who lack a supportive social network are faced with an increase in depression.
Sleep. Sleep deprivation after numerous days interferes with our ability to think clearly, it can even bring about serious health consequences. Disrupted sleep is one of the most powerful triggers of depression.
Suicide is a common symptom of severe, clinical depression. When depression is properly treated, the feelings of suicide often subside as the depression lifts.
“You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to” -Robin Williams
Get the help that you need and deserve! Call us today to schedule an appointment. (813)244-1251