The question keeps coming back to you and you even discussed this with your spouse. Should we seek professional help to solve this problem that our family is facing? Yet, it seems as if you can’t make the move and wonder if it is
We asked two psychologists to give us advice and explain the process and usefulness of family therapy.
When should we consult?
Because it is usually harder to make this decision when the children are concerned than when it is a couple’s issue, Stephanie
“When you notice significant changes in their behavior, for example, if they no longer want to play with their friends, if they often complain of stomach pain, if they do not want to go to school anymore, if they have difficulty falling asleep at night”.
Elements to keep an eye out for in your child's behavior
- General behavior is not the same.
- Social life changed drastically.
- Eating habits change (less appetite)
Sleep is disrupted.
- Refusal to do what they used to do for no apparent reason (school, extracurricular activities, hobbies, etc.)
- Seems angrier, withdrawn, irritable.
- It seems more difficult to manage small sources of stress.
Obviously, it is better to discuss with your child first when these changes occur and Dr. Leonard strongly suggests validating the information with the teacher or daycare worker because they spend a lot of time with your child and can give you another perspective in the situation.
How to find a psychologist?
Families who do not have sufficient financial resources to consult a private therapist can contact CLSC, clinics, and hospitals in their area.
much does it cost?
The hourly rate of psychologists is between $85 and $