Effective & healthy parenting is literally necessary for emotional and psychological health & happiness
for each spouse, their children and entire the family
- Effective communication
- Teaching values
- Self esteem
- Self confidence
- Respect for others
- Caring about others
- Developing good habits
- Developing vision & goals
- Active listening
- Goals & expectations
- Social skills
- Enhancing motivation
- Setting limits
- Relationships & friends
- Dating & sexuality
- Relating with siblings
- Behavior modification
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Introduction to Parenting
Learn and improve parenting skills and alleviate problems for you, your spouse and your children.
Especially during these challenging times, the most loving, caring, and well-motivated parents experience difficulties in raising their children – YES even in “the best of families.”
Married, divorced, single or widowed parents, parents who get along great and who do not get along well with each other – all parents face difficult challenges when it comes to parenting.
Parents who are dealing with difficulties related to trauma, poor health, or other psychological issues face even more difficulty raising their children.
Often, just a little practical guidance, and the learning and utilization of specific effective parenting skills can greatly reduce the anxiety and frustration for both the parent(s) and the children, and increase individual and family harmony and satisfaction.
My own personal experiences as a caring husband and father who deals with the difficulties and challenges (and blessings and delights) of parenting, and my twenty-five years of professional experience teaching parenting, and helping parents be more effective, happier and more successful, can help you accomplish your parenting goals.
(I began my career in psychology as a Licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist in California, 1981, and I was the clinical director and senior supervisor of the Westside Counseling Center, in Los Angeles (1984-1990). I was also a school teacher, school counselor, school psychologist, and am a Fellow of the Lookstein Senior Educators Program, Bar-Ilan)
Good parenting increases self-esteem, healthy functioning, general happiness, and life satisfaction for both parents and children.
Depending upon what is most helpful and appropriate and desirable for my clients, I may work either with: an individual parent, both parents, with one or more children with or without their parents, with the whole family, or any combination of the above.
It is my preference to avoid bringing the children into counseling unless necessary. I prefer to help and empower the parents to help their children without the children needing to be “in treatment.” Of course, often it is necessary to have the children join in the counseling process. When appropriate, I work with the family in their home.
Sometimes children “act out” because of conflict or special difficulties, such as marital conflict, are being experienced by other family members. At times marriage counseling is an important part of the process.
I also offer lectures, classes, and workshops on related topics. Please click here to check our calendar of events.
I do my best to provide interventions that are brief, effective, and lasting.
My interventions are focused, clear, positive, interactive and caring. I provide the understanding and skills needed to solve problems and achieve goals.
I prefer treatment to be intensive and short-term, in order to get the job done effectively and efficiently, while saving time and money.
Feel welcome to call me to ask any questions that you may have and to learn how I can help you and your family.
Learn more about the parenting services I provide
- Anxiety & depression
- Behavior problems
- Smoking, alcohol, drugs
- Addictions & pornography
- Aliyah issues
- ADD, ADHD & ODD
- Obsessive compulsive
- Asperger’s & social shyness
- Acting out
- Rebelliousness & anger
- Coping with illness or disability
- Death & dying
- Existential difficulties
- Spiritual issues
- fears & phobias
- Trauma & abuse
- Learning & school difficulties
- Enuresis & encopresis
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Feel welcome to discuss with me any questions that you may have regarding
how I can help you