PEAK Exceptional Services offers family counseling and therapy for children, teens, and adults in our Northglenn office. We also offer parenting consultation and support in both office locations (Denver and Northglenn). Our providers specialize in working with children and teens, particularly gifted and twice exceptional (2e) students and those who struggle with ADHD and learning disorders.
Child and family counseling offers an important resource for struggling families who are worn out by conflict and discouraged about strained relationships between parents and children. Gifted and 2e children have unique struggles that are often missed or misunderstood by teachers, healthcare providers (including mental health professionals), friends, and family. Counseling with our expert staff will help you understand the specific patterns occurring in your family and offer a detailed assessment of your unique issues. Then, together we create a plan to get your family “unstuck.”
Children need boundaries and limits to create structure, reduce anxiety, and help them practice how to exist in the real world. If you are too passive or nurturing, you may struggle to hold a line in the face of a child’s anger or disappointment in not getting their way. But if you swing too far the other direction, becoming rigid, strict, or aggressive, children can feel unheard, invalidated, and fearful.
Both extremes can damage the relationship with your children, breaking the trust and attachment needed for effective parenting. If children do not trust in your care and love, they will not trust in your limits and efforts to control their worlds.