Tears, Tantrums And Troubled Teens

School is hard. School is super hard. But some kids find it a little more difficult to cope with it than others. Their behavioural patterns often go undetected because all children pretty much act the same. In order to know whether your child is in need of a child psychologist, communicate with your child.
Ask your children the right questions. Why don’t you want to go to school? Who are your friends at school? Do you finish your lunch everyday? Do you like to share? A subtle approach towards topics like bullying, where a child may be scared to open up, works best. If you are unsure of whether your child needs help, visit the psychology department of your child’s school or a local health department.

As most professionals who practice as a child psychologist, talk therapy, game play and arts are the most common way for them to engage and interact with children. If the children find their comfort  zone with this child psychologist, the chances of the child opening up to them are higher.
This will help you identify why your child is unhappy and help you identify a pattern that helps pull him out of it.

As far as little ones are concerned, a child psychologist can work their way through in most cases through stories and crayons. Teens on the other hand are quite the task. A therapist for teens is one who knows when and how to talk to a teenager.  They have ways to extract information from the teenager to help identify what exactly is bothering that child.

A therapist for teens probably has the toughest of tasks, so when you chose one, find someone that your child identifies with. This isn’t an interaction with yet another adult that they want to shut out. This has to be someone who can relate to them.

Sometimes a more vigorous approach needs to be taken with teenagers. Sometimes you need somebody who is stern on the one hand but is also available to communicate with the teen on the other hand.

Psychological Therapy

Problems are everywhere. Lack of job-satisfaction, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, addiction, anxiety, stress, depression and the list is endless. A lot of people need help coping with the way their lives have panned out. In a situation like this, most people turn towards psychological therapy, actively seeking out a psychologist.

Psychological Therapy helps you systematically solve a chronic disorder. There are methods applied to approach the problems and obstacles you are facing in your life. The entire aim of identifying the problems is to be able to find a mechanism suitable enough for you to employ in your life.

A professional that practices psychological therapy or depression therapy may use multiple approaches. The psychologists apply scientifically validated methods that help people break their habits and unhealthy lifestyle patterns that are causing them a setback in either their personal lives, professional lives or both.

These approaches to depression therapy include cognitive-behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy and other kinds of talk therapy. All in all, this type of therapy helps people of all ages and backgrounds work through their problems.

Depression is as common as you think it is. It can be difficult sometimes to cope with the overwhelming thought of constantly feeling low. Coupled with the idea of seeking depression therapy can give one anxiety that the problem has gotten that out of hand.


There is no direct diagnosis for depression. The strength to deal with a particular situation depends upon a particular individual’s emotional quotient. There are however intuitive feelings where you realize that you’re not feeling your best. You haven’t felt your best in a while and just maybe, you require depression therapy.

Common reasons people opt for sessions of depression therapy include:
1) A chronic feeling of helplessness and sadness.
2) Your problems just don’t seem to go away.
3) Always jumping to the worst conclusion.
4) Concentration on tasks is at an all-time low.

Visiting a therapist for depression therapy can be very helpful to overcome these situations and discover new skills of self-improvement that only take you forward in life. Psychological therapy is all about talking, trusting and opening up to a person that you believe is neutral, non-biased and non-judgemental. It is all about being in the right environment.

It is only when you open up completely with no inhibitions that you realize depression therapy is working in your favour. Learn to trust the guidance of your psychologist. There is nothing you can lose to try.

Marriage Counseling

Marriage is often said to be a science in itself. Uniting two equals together, living under one roof, both with active careers and social lives can often lead to stress and problems. But every dark cloud has a silver lining. For marriages it’s marriage counseling!
With the growing number of disparities between couples in this modern era, marriage counseling and seeking out of marriage and family therapist is very common.

There are a number of reasons a couple could grow apart. Sometimes the problems are internal. The lack of compatibility on either a physical, intellectual or spiritual level on a regular basis can create conflicts. Couples tend to grow apart and this has a heavy impact on an individual’s life. Both the people involved in the relationship can exhibit symptoms of anger, depression, sleeping or eating disorders etc. When it reaches a stage like this a couple can opt for two options:
1) Seek marriage counseling.
2) Seek divorce.

As a professional that conducts marriage counseling in Mumbai, I often meet couples who come in for therapy. There are all sorts of reasons that bring about a setback in a couples married life such as – An extra marital affair.
– Financial pressure
– Lack of communication between the two

Those that whole-heartedly participate in the session conducted by their marriage and family therapist often see results. Marriage counseling can only take you upto a point, it is the promptness from the couple’s end to change that shows results that will last for a lifetime.

Marriage counseling in Mumbai is not uncommon. From celebrities to the common man, we’ve all evolved as people to become problem solvers rather than just discard it altogether. Atleast this is my perception as a marriage and family therapist.

In all honesty there are very few issues that are completely irrevocable. With trust, faith, honesty and a professional that helps facilitate the change, every couple can overcome obstacles in their married life.

Marriage counseling is not just restricted to younger couples from the current generation, a lot of older couples also come in to resolve family issues that may have cause a once loving relationship to deteriorate. It is never to late to visit a marriage and family therapist and fix the problem.