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Being seen, heard and understood is essential for the development of our authentic selves. If we are immersed in an environment that consistently fails to acknowledge us for who we are, we build walls to protect ourselves from the blows of this non-empathic environment.
Grief & Loss Support
Grief & Loss Support
When someone we hold dear becomes terminally ill or passes away, a very powerful process unfolds within us. This grieving process is unique for each of us, but it is usually very painful – often unbearably so.
Parenting is one of the few things in life that equalizes us. We all start out as beginners. We all want to be the best we can be for our children. We want to give them everything life has to offer.
Anxiety / OCD
Life can be stressful. We can go along, facing life’s challenges just fine, and then – suddenly – we might move through a phase in our lives that is particularly overwhelming. Perhaps there was a major life transition.
If you are feeling depressed, it can feel hopeless. You’ve tried everything – and nothing seems to be working. It can feel like you are in a dark hole, and there is no way out…yet.
When people are in pain, they tend to turn to medical doctors. And that is an important first step. But if the medical doctors can’t find a cause for the pain – or even if they can – it is helpful to know that there are
Children & Teen Services
When your child is overwhelmed by worry, it can have a tremendous impact on your life, as their loving parent. Worry sets off the fight or flight response – not only in our children, but also in us – as the adoring parent – as we witness our child get overtaken by a big wave of worry!
Many parents don’t want to label their children. This comes from a place of love, and a desire to bear witness to the unique human being your child is. However, it can be helpful to understand your child’s basic temperament, especially if you have a child with high sensitivity,
Over the years, I have learned that defiant children are crying out for help. Their off-track behavior is a signal to us, the loving adults in their lives, that there are some unsolved problems which are causing them a great deal of tension that need to be addressed.
Power struggles between parent and child are challenging for everyone – the parent, the child and the innocent bystanders who are witnessing the unpleasant and often highly charged dynamic.
When siblings fight, it tends to trigger us as parents. Our emotional brain goes on red alert and tells us to stop this bickering NOW! That is natural – we all get triggered at times. But it is important to acknowledge that we do have choices in those moments, and what we do when we are triggered matters a great deal.
Grief & Loss
Grief & Loss
When you have experienced a loss of a loved one, it can be challenging to support your child with that loss at the same time. You alone don’t have to carry the burden of that support.
Jaclyn Long, MFT | Mindful Child & Family Therapy
650-297-3400 jaclyn@MCAFT.com $200 per 50 minute session
Offices in Los Altos and Half Moon Bay, CA
851 Fremont Ave, Ste #210, Los Altos | 131 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA
Virtual anywhere in California
I work with a truly inspiring team of caring clinicians at Mindful Child & Family Therapy. Together, we’re on a mission to promote emotional wholeness, interpersonal wellness and overall wellbeing. Please reach out to see if one of the therapists on our team can support you and/or your family members.
“Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a difficult battle.” – Plato
We are all born whole. Certain life circumstances we encounter, however, can cause us to lose touch with essential aspects of ourselves, and can lead us far away from our true Self.
Drawing upon a wealth of modalities, including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic IFS, Hakomi, Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness-Based interventions, I guide clients in accessing their inner wisdom and support them in finding their way back home to themselves. I offer a warm, loving and compassionate presence as I help people move in the directions that are most meaningful and satisfying to them.
Parenting Support & Children’s Therapy – Couples Therapy – Grief & Loss Support & More…