karen picKaren Skinulis,
Registered Psychotherapist

There is no job as important or challenging as raising a child and that’s why I’ve made parenting the primary focus of my practice. I know how stressful it is to have concerns about your child or teen and how hard it is to find informed help you can trust. I offer an empathetic approach that addresses the core of your parenting concerns, whether it’s a child’s behaviour, anxiety/depression, communication, or self-esteem.

I will help you understand your child’s psychological goals and give you the tools and strategies you need to respond to your child’s behaviour in a positive way. When relationships are strong and you have a clear vision of your parenting goals you will be able to increase cooperation in your family and solve problems effectively.

Is parent counselling right for me?
A paediatrician recently told me that for the first time she is seeing more patients for psychological and emotional problems than physical ones. This suggests that children, teens and families are experiencing more stress than ever before. The following is a guideline to help you decide whether it’s time to take action about a problem:

  • You are often angry and frustrated
  • You yell frequently
  • A behaviour problem is not improving despite your best efforts
  • Your child’s self-esteem is low
  • Family atmosphere is competitive/hostile/disparaging/disrespectful
  • Sibling fighting is ongoing and mean-spirited
  • Daily routines and rules are a struggle
  • You feel overwhelmed, stressed and discouraged as a parent
  • You and your partner often disagree about how to handle parenting
  • Communication is often reduced to threats, bribes and yelling
  • Your family is not able to solve problems effectively together
  • A child/teen’s behaviour is aggressive and hostile
  • Your child/teen is anxious or depressed

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Click here to read the full article as featured on City Life Magazine.

 

 

 


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Click here to read the full article as featured on March 2014, City Life Magazine.

 

 




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How will co-sleeping impact me, my partner, and my child?

Click here to read the full article as featured on April/May 2014, City Life Magazine.

 

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