New services offered:
A new service offered by Christine Kemper LISW! Call for details.
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.
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
- Unable to occupy self in a positive way without involving others
- Intolerant of separation from primary caretaker’s except on child’s
- Indiscriminate display of affection, sometimes to strangers
- Problems of speech development or motor coordination (could be
considered accident prone)
- 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
- Cruelty to animals
- 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
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@
Offering affordable Mental Health Counseling and Neurofeedback
317 E. Poplar St, Sidney, OH 45365 - (937) 493-4673