Month: March 2013

Premarital Counseling Questions

Many couples that plan to marry consider premarital counseling as a way to prepare for marriage and the challenges they will face together throughout the years.  However, these couples often do not know what to expect from premarital counseling, making it seem like a bit of a mystery.  What will the therapist ask us?  How personal will it get?  Will it be difficult?  Will it be embarrassing?  In the worst case scenario, what if we discover things about each other that are problematic?  At times, these questions make couples so nervous, they avoid premarital counseling all together.  Therefore, it is important for us, here at Proliance Center, to educate you on what you can expect from premarital counseling and to address some of the questions above.

Generally, premarital counseling follows a fairly typical format.  It is the therapist’s goal to assist the couple in recognizing existing problems in the relationship, predicting potential areas of improvement, pointing out strengths, and equipping the couple with the right tools and skills to tackle the challenges they are most likely to face.  Some of the most common areas addressed in premarital counseling include communication, conflict resolution, relationship expectations, money management, sexual expectations, children and parenting, spirituality, and expected marital roles.  Based on each individual couple, other topics may be addressed as well, which is determined on a case by case basis.

Therapists use the areas above to help couples discuss topics that may have yet to be addressed or even considered before marriage.  This gives couples a chance to work out some of the “kinks” before their marriage begins.  It also gives them an opportunity to get to know each other better in order to start their marriage with the most educated understanding of their partner.

Though premarital counseling can seem intimidating for some couples, it is important to realize that it has the power to serve as a preventative tool to avoid pitfalls down the road.  In the United States today, the lifelong probability of a marriage ending in divorce is between 40-50%.  Though the divorce rate has declined slightly over the past few decades, there still are no guarantees that a marriage will last forever.  premarital counseling provides couples with an “edge” in a sense, reducing the divorce rates of participants by approximately 30%.  Why not take the time to invest in the future of the most important relationship in your life?

ADHD Child Treatment Center In Boca Raton FL

ADHD Child Treatment Center

Those with ADHD, as well as their families can suffer a great deal without treatment.  It is for this reason that it is important to find good ADHD treatment for children in Boca Raton FL.  While a lot of people may offer child therapy for ADHD not everyone will provide the complete treatment offered at Proliance Center. When considering ADHD child therapy Boca Raton FL it is important to have a team that is extremely knowledgeable in ADHD treatment so as to come to a comfortable solution quickly.

A lot of people may be able to diagnosis it, but it is very important that they also be able to treat it.  The diagnosis of ADHD is not the subject of this blog, but rather to address the most effective ADHD Child Treatment In Boca Raton FL once the diagnosis is made.

People have mixed feelings after they or their loved one is diagnosed with ADHD, so it is important to get ADHD Child Treatment In Boca Raton FL right the first time.   Some people prefer to see their pediatrician and while that can be a good start it can often take a great deal of time, simply because your pediatrician doesn’t see as many people with ADHD as a Child Psychiatrist may.  Additionally, there is more to ADHD Child Treatment In Boca Raton FL than planning for school and home accommodations, learning study skills and medication treatment.

ADHD Child Treatment Center - Results

It is for this reason that one should consider compressive approach to ADHD Child Treatment In Boca Raton FL.  One that is housed under one roof.  Here at Proliance Center we have professionals experienced in all facets of ADHD Child Treatment In Boca Raton FL and its effect on the patient and family.  We have a double boarded Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist who is extremely familiar with the pharmacological management of ADHD throughout the entire cycle.  We have numerous Child therapist and behavioral therapist who are very experienced with ADHD treatment.  Lastly because ADHD doesn’t just affect an individual, but their family as well, we have a Family Therapist to help out with Positive Parenting in the context of an ADHD child.

Finding Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment In Florida

Parenting his hard enough without having to constantly be in a battle with your child.  Some say that it’s part of being a parent, but it doesn’t have to be so rough.  When kids are misbehaving at home people begin the search for Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment In Florida.  In looking for Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment In Florida people come across a dizzying amount of treatment options.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment In Florida can include all kinds of therapist, doctors and treatment professionals and surprisingly people may often choose a much less experienced professional in hopes that this problem their child is having is “no big deal”.  They may not realize their mistake until they have spent too long trying to get their child Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment In Florida.  As a result, they now have other problems.  They family may not be getting along, the parents are fighting and threatening divorce and the child is acting up even more.

Another problem that tends to occur in seeking Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment In Florida is when well meaning parents take the advise of a professional without doing a thorough evaluation of the child.  It is important to do this in seeking Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment In Florida for several reasons.  Wouldn’t it be terrible if your son keeps getting punished for not keeping still, when they can’t?  Or is your daughter not listening when she wants to?  Or what if their behavior is just a distraction to keep mom and dad from fighting.  These are all things that can be addressed and resolved in Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment In Florida.

Or what if mom or dad don’t know the best way to parent their child, because they themselves didn’t have the greatest parenting role model from their own parents?  Or what if the style used on them with their temperament is different than the style needed for their own child, or worse, one of their children needs one style, but the other needs a different style.  These can all be addressed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment In Florida.

For all these reasons in seeking Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment In Florida it is important to find a team of professionals familiar with all the possible reasons for oppositional defiance behavior.  Here at Proliance Center we have an extremely qualified team of professionals ready to help.  Give us a call.

Finding an Asperger’s Psychiatrist in Boca Raton

Asperger’s Disorder is a mild form of Autism and as such is considered part of the Autistic Disorder Spectrum.  But practically, what this means is that someone with Asperger’s can be very successful in school or work yet suffer tremendously in regards to personal and social relatedness.  For this reason it is important to keep several things in mind when looking for an Asperger’s Psychiatrist in Boca Raton.

How much experience does the Asperger’s Psychiatrist in Boca Raton have with treating individuals with challenges like yours?  How much training does the Asperger’s Psychiatrist in Boca Raton have and how long have they been in practice?  Do they see only children, adults or both?  It is probably a good idea that the Asperger’s Psychiatrist in Boca Raton have a good knowledge of Asperger’s throughout the life cycle.  For this reason an Asperger’s Psychiatrist in Boca Raton that is Board Certified in both Child and Adult Psychiatry is a good choice.

Is the Asperger’s Psychiatrist in Boca Raton personal and easy to get along with?  People with Asperger’s already have a hard time dealing with others, the last thing they need is to have to struggle to deal with the very person they are hoping to get help from. How far is the Asperger’s Psychiatrist in Boca Raton from your house?  Sure people are willing to drive anywhere to get the help they need, but if someone is near your house, work or school it will be easier to make appointments.

Lastly how well does the Psychiatrist work with others and in particular does he or she work as part of a team that could be enlisted as further support during your care?  Sometimes, people may also need life coaching, social skills training and other services that can best be provided in a team setting.  Here at Proliance Center we have years of experience in helping those with Asperger’s find their way to happiness.  Give us a call today.


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