Help for PARENTS

Before I worked with women, I specialized in working with  children and teens. It seemed a shame to let all of that information go to waste especially because much of the work I do now is with women who are mothers and I run a support group for parents of children with mood disorders. 


So this area of my website is where you will find all of the resources I have written for  parents to help them with their children. 


Learn about what Treatments Work for all Mood Disorders


Therapists and psychologists don't have supernatural powers. We are trained to create relationships, foster safety and trust, and teach people how to help themselves. We are also trained to interpret and utilize research - something you can do, too. Research has been done to determine what interventions and strategies are most effective for childhood anxiety treatment, treatment of bipolar disorder in children, and child depression treatment.

Through this section of the website, I will share some of what I have learned about the treatment of these conditions.  I created this this section  for my clients and for others who want information about how to best help themselves and their children.



Child Anxiety 


Are you worried that your child has anxiety? In this section  you will find that childhood anxiety is one of the most commonly and successfully treated of all childhood diagnoses.

This section  will help you to identify kinds of anxiety in your child  learn about medication for child anxiety. 

Learn about emotional regulation for children with anxiety

Generalized anxiety disorder in your child

Test anxiety in your child

Test anxiety tips for you child

Social anxiety disorder in Teenagers

Learn about social anxiety in children

Learn about separation anxiety and separation anxiety treatment

Learn about child anxiety and sleep

Learn about ADHD

Childhood Bipolar Disorder

While childhood anxiety treatments have been studied much and the results well documented, the same cannot be said of childhood bipolar disorder.  As a result of my work with bipolar disorder in children, I fully understand the challenges my clients face when seeking help for this disorder.   

Parents often have difficulty getting an accurate diagnosis in children and beginning the long journey to medication stability. 


It is often difficult and frustrating for parents to get the information and professional help they need to make decisions that are in the best interest of their child when it comes to Childhood Bipolar Disorder and Depression.

Poor treatment advice, uncompassionate providers, and inappropriate or even harmful treatment plans and medications can have devastating effects on families seeking help.

Special techniques are required to  parent your bipolar child and you need a lot of a support as a parent because there isn't much available in society. Learn about the grief process here.


Wondering about the cocktail of medications your child is on? Click on this link about medication for bipolar disorder

Teenagers who struggle with bipolar are complicated as well. You will sometimes deal with issues such as self injury, wondering about adhd, autism.

Or read some stories about teens with bipolar

For some inspiration, read this letter from a teenager

Professionals often tell parents they are doing something wrong and that is why their child is sick! Please seek out a support group because you deserve compassion not criticism. Here is a link to our online community. 

Here is a link about support groups


Sometimes, children suffering from Childhood Bipolar Disorder may not be able to be educated in a public school setting and parents may need help deciding **whether to home school your child]

 You may be unhappy with the medications suggested by your child's doctor and wonder if there are  natural remedies for bipolar disorder in children.

Perhaps you are interested in learning about why children and adolescents with bipolar disorder are so creative

Learn about alternative treatments

Bipolar and anger

Bipolar and alcohol

More about children and anger

Learn all about Lithium for bipolar in childrem

Stress and children


Bipolar disorder in children is an illness that requires a high level of professional support and the collaboration of treatment providers that the patient and their family can trust. This disorder also often requires many medication trials that must be monitored carefully. As with any mental health issue, the more you learn about the disorder, the better equipped you will be able to advocate for yourself or your child.


Depression in kids and teens


In these pages, you will also find information on **child depression* preventing childhood depression the symptoms in children and the treatment in children in teenagers how does technology contribute to teenage depression?

 Please explore the website links on treating childhood anxiety treatment if you think your child is struggling with anxiety. If you wonder if your child is depressed or may have child bipolar disorder or a mood disorder educate yourself about bipolar disorder in children and it’s treatment.


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Medical information obtained from this website is not intended as a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you have a problem, you should consult a healthcare provider.