A psychological evaluation is conducted by a psychologist who uses assessment measures to better understand a child’s behavior, arrive at a diagnosis and guide the course of treatment. If your child or adolescent is struggling in school it can be overwhelming and frustrating to understand the reasons why. Could it be an attention problem such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Is it a learning difference? Difficulty with impulse control? Or might it be anxiety or depression? Psychological evaluations help a psychologist to understand what is behind the difficulties and figure out the best way to address them.
Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present and aware of our moment-to-moment experiences as they arise. Becoming a mindful parent does not have to involve a formal, structured practice and in no way implies perfect, calm parenting. Our psychologists at Metta are here to support you in learning ways to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life.
Divorce can be a challenging life transition, especially for your children. As parents, we want to do all that we can to protect our children from experiencing discomfort and potential symptoms of depression or anxiety. So when we are presented with the responsibility of sharing this life-changing news, finding the best approach to meet your family’s needs is crucial.
In school, our children are focused on learning facts, how to do math, and how to write. This type of intelligence helps propel them forward in school, earning high grades and college acceptances. But…what if IQ alone isn’t enough to make your child successful in life? Psychologist Dr. Sasha Ribic provides some insight on how to teach empathy to our children.