Taking your child to therapy to help them manage their emotions makes you a great parent.
This might seem like an obvious statement, it’s true.
You’ve chosen to take a different route than your parents probably took,
Because therapy is less stigmatized now than it was even ten years ago.
That takes a lot of guts and trust in yourself.
The thing is, if your child is Highly Sensitive and stuck in the meltdown cycle,
Therapy will not be the best option for your kid.
You might know this, but feel like there are no other options,
And that is where MTC comes in.
First, I want to go over what might not be working in therapy, and why.
If your child is suffering from daily meltdowns,
Hitting, kicking, screaming, flailing, running up to their room and slamming the door,
A therapist will talk about those things with your kid, after the fact.
They will ask them why they think that happened,
And have an in-depth session that could involve both talk therapy and play therapy.
Join me as I discuss what to do if your kid's therapist does not know about the Highly Sensitive Personality Trait.
I saw in a coaching group a recommendation that all coaches train in “some type of therapy to widen their skill set.” Research who you trust to give you advice on your child’s stress responses and what works to change them.
You can’t train in “some type of therapy.” 2+ years of graduate coursework is required, in addition to 2-3 years of post grad supervised experience, plus an additional 1-2 board exams only to be able to call yourself a licensed therapist.
...and that doesn’t even mean you’re good at what you do… I noticed a thread in a therapist group the other day where therapists who had been working in the field for 20+ years had never heard of the HS trait.
Thousands of hours in specialty training working with nationally known specialists in healing trauma, child mental health, child and adolescent life threatening behaviors, and the knowledge and system to supervise other professionals to replicate this...