Carolina Castanos, Ph.D
Marriage and Family Therapist
3711-A West Market St, Greensboro, NC
Parenting is not an easy task and sometimes it becomes a burden when our little ones act out. Children do not act out randomly, there is something that bothers them and is hurting them. Children, as all of us, need to feel cared for and important in the lives of significant others. When they act out, they most likely do not get the best out of their caretakers, feeling unimportant and not cared for. It is crucial to help them express their feelings and help them relate with others in a more positive way. When I work with children I always involve parents and, if applicable, school to help create an environment that nurtures change and the child's strengths.
Michael Rivest, Ph.D., D.S.T.
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor
1606 Briar Lake Circle, Winston-Salem, NC
Male teens are getting into emotional and social difficulties through sex ting, pornography, sending personal photos to each other and early sexual encounters. Parents should realize that these early sexual activities profoundly influence the teens adult decisions including mate selection and employment success or failure. Helping the teen to mature early will help their life time of happiness.
Juan Santos, M.S., CRC, LPCA
3300 Battleground Avenue Suite 303, Greensboro, NC
When working with children my specialities are adoption, mood disorders (such as anxiety - depression - anger), and ADHD. I offer children and parents a safe, welcoming and "child" friendly environment. Your child more often then not is already feeling tense, unsure, and a bit nervous of the counseling setting. My first job will always be to relate with your child and work to help him/her feel entirely comfortable as - progress is entirely based upon your child's relationship with me. You may find that our sessions are on the floor around a board game rather then on the chair. Give me a call to book your first appointment - I also welcome you to simply call with questions to see if we are a good fit.
Marina Ervin, MS, LPC, NCC, BCPCC
Licensed Professional Counselor/National Certified Counselor
502-N East Cornwallis Drive Ste. B, Greensboro, NC
I work with children as young as two or three years of age if they are verbal. In addition, I work with the family system to make the changes needed to help them work as a family unit or team. Play therapy is the avenue that allows children to express themselves or to work through situations or issues that are creating stress for the child. Hands-on activities, therapeutic games, exercises, puppets, roleplays, sandtray, and bilbliotherapy are some of the strategies I use to help the child find healing, to help them learn to make good choices, and to be effective problem-solvers and leaders.