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Teen Substance Abuse Coral Springs, Florida

image of teen substance abuse coral springsTrinity Harbor promotes substance abuse education and prevention. We offer therapy services to individuals and families. We work hard to support those maintaining their sobriety and recovery.

Tips and Ideas to Help Parents Make a Difference

Teen Substance Abuse Coral Springs

Communication

  • Be absolutely clear with your kids that you do not condone the use of drugs. Don’t leave room for interpretation. Talk often about the dangers of drug and alcohol use – more than one or twice a year.
  • Give honest answers. Don’t make up what you don’t know. If asked whether you’ve ever taken drugs, let your child know it is important to learn from the mistakes of others, so we can protect the future health and safety everyone.
  • Don’t react in a way that will cut off further discussion. If your child says things that challenge or shock you, turn them into a calm discussion of why he or she thinks people use drugs; whether they’re worth the risk.

Build Mutual Respect

  • Be a living, day-to-day example of your value system. Show the compassion, honesty, generosity and openness you want your child to have.
  • Know that there is no such thing as “do as I say not as I do” when it comes to drugs. If you take drugs, you can’t expect your child to take your advice. Seek professional help is necessary.
  • Examine your own behavior. If you abuse drugs or alcohol, your kids are going to pick up on it. Or if you laugh at a drunk or stoned person in a movie, you send a bad message to your child.

Be Consistent

  • Create rules – and discuss in advance the consequences of breaking them. Don’t make empty threats or let the rule-breaker off easy. Don’t impose harsh or unexpected new punishments.
  • Have kids check in at regular times. Follow through is key, if you don’t care they will not care.
  • Call parents whose home is to be used for a party. On party night, don’t be afraid to stop in to say hello (and make sure that adult supervision is in place).

Seek Help Early
If you have concerns for any person, child, teen, or adult, it is crucial to seek help.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

image of child experiencing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a psychiatric disorder of the neurodevelopment type where issues related to acting out impulsively, paying attention, or simply being overly hyper that are not appropriate for the child’s age. These issues sometime result in poor performance in school. Studies indicate that 1 to 5 percent of children are diagnosed with ADHD and boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed with it than girls. About 40% of the children, who are diagnosed with it, will continue to have the issues throughout adulthood.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is normally treated using counseling / therapy, medication, and adjustments to lifestyle. However, medication is not normally introduced unless improvement does not occur with the use of counseling. Additionally, medication is not used unless symptoms are moderate or above. The good news is that many children under this diagnosis are able to develop coping skills which aid them in living a productive life with little or no related issues.

Adult Attention Hyperactivity Disorder, sometimes referred to as Adult ADHD, Adult ADD, or ADHD in Adults is a neurobiological condition of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The three versions of ADHD are inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive, and combined. Adult attention deficit disorder (AADD) is normally related to an adult procrastinating, being unorganized, finishing work, or being inattentive. This sometimes creates life programs related to relationships, work, and finances.

It does appear that AADD can be inherited; normally symptoms are seen in childhood, prior to age 7. With adults, treatment of ADHD is sometimes treated with a combination of skills training, life coaching, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication.

Inattentive-type (ADHD-I)

Hyperactive/Impulsive-type (ADHD-H)

In children:

  • Forgetfulness throughout the day
  • Easily distracted
  • Unable to keep up with things such as school supplies
  • Not hearing their name being called
  • Can not focus
  • Does not like to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Makes mistakes due to not listening to directions
  • Unable to organize tasks and projects
  • Attention Seeking
  • Issues with homework and chores
In children:

  • Squirms and fidgets with hands or feet
  • Unable to sit still
  • Unable to play quietly or rest
  • Excessive talking
  • Constantly running or climbing
  • Always in motion
  • Does not like to wait for their turn
  • Calls out answers
  • Interrupts conversations or gets in to the space of others

 

 

 

In adults, these evolve into:

  • Does not like jobs or tasks that require concentration
  • Procrastinates Often
  • Difficulty starting tasks
  • Difficulty organizing tasks that require details
  • Difficulty remembering details required to conduct a task
  • Struggles with multitasking
  • Unable to manage time
  • Indecisiveness and doubtful
  • Unable to execute
  • Difficulty completing tasks
  • Unable to focus on one task at a time.
In adults:

  • Prefers jobs that are active in stimulating.
  • Does not volunteer for jobs that are not hands on.
  • Likes working long hours or two jobs
  • Wants to be active constantly
  • Bored easily
  • Impatient
  • Irritated easily, frustrated often
  • Makes decisions on impulsive, quick decisions along with behaviors that are irresponsible
  • Easily looses temper, becomes angry quickly

 

 

 

This article is a brief summary of a diagnosis for informational purposes only. If you suspect that you or someone that you know may have a mental or behavioral health condition, you should consult a licensed professional. Trinity Harbor Therapeutic Services located in Coral Springs, Florida offers a free phone consultation by a licensed clinical therapist.

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What is Play Therapy Coral Springs?

Play Therapy Coral Springs

Sand Play Therapy Coral SpringsPlay Therapy is an expressive form of therapy that helps a person explore their unconscious, promotes growth, and encourages healing. Through the use of symbolic figures, objects, miniatures, and sand, children, adolescents, and even adults are able to recreate their inner world. Not only does Play Therapy Coral Springs provide an individual with a visual image of their unconscious, but it also gives a person the opportunity to work through their trauma, distress, and internal conflicts in a safe space. In fact, because Sandplay is a non-directive technique, it helps promote self-discovery, self-awareness, and self-acceptance. Most importantly, Sandplay helps relieve anxiety and emotional distress ultimately improving a person’s overall well-being.

The Play Therapy Coral Springs process begins by introducing the client to an assortment of items such as animals, people, transportation, bridges, walls, trees, plants, and other various objects. Bounded by the safety of a box, the client begins to recreate their world through unrestricted, creative play in the sand. As the therapist sits silently nearby and observes, the client begins to develop concrete representations of their inner world. Not only does the process provide insight, but it also promotes change in several ways: good conquers evil, boundaries (fences, walls, bridges) are set up or removed, chaos becomes order, transformation begins to emerge, and mastery becomes apparent. Whether a client is overwhelmed with emotions or simply unable to articulate their distress, the sand tray becomes the means in which a person is able to heal.

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Play Therapy Coral Springs is a service provided by Trinity Harbor Therapeutic Services, Inc. Trinity Harbor therapists use Sandplay Therapy techniques in conjunction with other types of therapy to provide children therapy in Coral Springs. Parents seeking counseling for children in Coral Springs should contact us and schedule your free phone consultation followed by assessment for your child.

Play Therapists Successful Qualities

Play Therapists

Play Therapists in Coral SpringsWorking with children is often one of the most difficult, yet rewarding opportunities a person can have. Not only does it take a unique kind of person to be able to build a relationship with a child, but it takes a person with incredible skills and qualities in order to maintain that special connection. One of the most important skills play therapists should have is the ability to build a strong relationship built on trust and respect. In fact, play therapy often requires persistence, honesty, genuineness, compassion, and most importantly humility. By having the ability to recognize strengths and admit mistakes, it will only make the therapeutic relationship stronger. The more sincere and honest play therapists are, the more comfortable the child will feel and the more willing he or she will be to open up. Besides having a sincere respect for children, play therapists also need to have the ability to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children. Not only does safety and encouragement promote growth, but it also gives children the opportunity to heal. Although building a connection with children isn’t always easy, having the ability to remain calm and stay composed when confronted with challenging or distressing behavior or information will only benefit the child as they continue to cope with difficult emotions. Most importantly, being able to have a sense of humor and not being afraid to get down and dirty are the things that make play therapy fun and ultimately will help alleviate the pain and distress children may be experiencing.

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Please give us a call if you require play therapy services for your child or children. Our play therapists who practice play therapy techniques can provide professional and compassionate care for them as well as your entire family.

Individual Therapy at Trinity Harbor

Individual Counseling

Image of Individual Counseling in Coral SpringsIndividual Counseling at Trinity Harbor focuses on the person, one-on-one assistance which includes examining the person’s emotional, behavioral, social, academic/work, and interpersonal relationships and how they affect thoughts and behaviors.

“We can gain strength and courage and confidence. By each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… We must do that which we think we cannot. ”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Symptoms treated in individual therapy may include:

  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Poor concentration
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low energy or fatigue
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Poor appetite or overeating
  • Problematic relationships with family members and peers
  • Difficulty in school or work
  • Impulsive or self destructive behaviors
  • Inattention, hyperanxious, or hyperactive (ADHD)
  • Adolescent Issues

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All of our individual counselors in Coral Springs, Florida maintain positive, caring, values and will work personally with you to achieve therapeutic goals. You have made an great first step in your journey towards healing. Please contact Trinity Harbor with any questions, concerns, or thoughts that you may have regards to starting your individual therapy.

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Individual Counseling in Coral Springs. Find hope again with the help of a licensed counselor for yourself in Coral Springs.

Caring Individual Therapists provide the assistance you need for you in regards to indivudual counseling in Coral Springs. Your invidual therapist or psychologist Coral Springs is there providing individual therapy for you.

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We are Florida value-centered and client-centered individual therapists in Coral Springs FL. Individual Counseling in Florida with Trinity Harbor targets to restore individuals, resolve issues like anxiety, depression, relationships and more. Are you seeking anger management for yourself, dealing with personal grief, have addiction issues, in need of personal healing, our individual therapists are there for you. If you have found our Coral Springs Individual Counselor website, we encourage you to weigh the many benefits a licensed expert can provide for you. Perhaps you need help with stress contributed to your personal finances, or treatment for your anxiety or built up stress, perhaps a failing marriage, life trauma, losing a loved one, dealing with behavioral issues in your children, or you struggle with low self esteem? With the confidential, compassionate, and professional individual Coral Springs counseling, you will be provided with a therapeutic treatment plan by a licensed therapist in a safe, respectful, and non-judgmental atmosphere.