New services offered:

EMDR and

E-counseling

EMDR

A new service offered by Christine Kemper LISW! Call for details.

 

E- Counseling

Enjoy convenient, confidential counseling sessions in the comforts of your own home. No childcare? No Problem, our counselors can come to your living room computer!  No driving, juggling schedules, dealing with bad weather etc…

E-counseling is done via video chat and requires a webcam and microphone.

 

 

Contact: info@

aspenfamilycenter.com for more information

 

 

 

Foster and Adoptive Services

Reactive Attachment Disorder counseling is designed to treat children and to educate the parents of children who exhibit signs of an attachment disorder.  Attachment counseling offers help to parents of children who have serious issues that seem unsolvable.

 

This therapy is an integrated approach that uses elements of cognitive, behavioral, object relation, family and psychodynamic therapy to facilitate child-parent bonding.  Therapy is used to establish a safe place with safe people with whom the child can safely talk about and confront the painful issues of the past.

 

The program believes it is essential to break through barriers of trauma before a child can develop healthy, trusting interpersonal relationships.  In the treatment setting, the therapist and/or parents are clearly in control by sitting in front of the child to facilitate eye contact, focus and attachment.  Parent and child are encourage to hold hands and maintain eye contact throughout the counseling session. Attachment counseling aims to begin the attachment and healing process for the child and the adoptive or current family.

 

 

Signs of Reactive Attachment Disorder:

 

     - Failure to thrive syndrome

     - Excessively clingy and whiny

     - Persistent, frequent tantrums sometimes  escalating beyond the child’s

            control

     - Unable to occupy self in  a positive way without  involving others

     - Intolerant of separation from primary caretaker’s except on child’s

            terms.

     - Indiscriminate display of affection, sometimes  to strangers

     - Problems of speech development or motor  coordination (could be

            considered accident  prone)

     - Hyperactivity

     - Feeding problems

     - Lack of eye contact

     - Refuses affection (pushes parent away unless the  child is in control of

            how and when affection is received)

     - Destructive to self, others and material things,  seems to enjoy hurting

            others

     - Cruelty to animals

     - Stealing

     - Lying about the obvious

     - No impulse control

     - Learning lags, underachieves at  school

     - Lack of cause and effect thinking.  Surprised when others are upset by

            his or her actions

     - Poor peer relationship

     - Preoccupation with fire or gore

     - Sexual acting out, may act sexually provocative with peers or adults

 

Aspen Update

New Location Open in Mountain Brook Alabama!

 

 

Aspen Family Center of Alabama

 

 Mountain Brook, AL 35213

 

Contact Tanya O’Daniel LCSW, PIP

 

 Phone: 205-721-3734  Email: director@

aspenfamilycenter.com

 

 

Visit us at the Aspen Family Center of Alabama Facebook page.

 

 

 

Offering affordable Mental Health Counseling and Neurofeedback

 

317 E. Poplar St, Sidney, OH 45365   -   (937) 493-4673