Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. Our children challenge us every day, the financial strain is intense, and working it all out with our partners can feel overwhelming.
My work with families is often my most enjoyable. Yes, I love working with the kids, but it's not only that. I am inspired by parents and by how much change a family can make when the parents and children work together.
There is a lot that is known about effective parenting, but the information in the press and on TV is often inconsistent and confusing. Working with me, you will learn what has been shown to be most helpful in reducing conflict, improving behavior, and building self-esteem in children. Using the unique strengths of your family, we can figure out what will help you solve your problems and build your ideal family.
As a child and family therapist, I have counseled many parents in the Oakland Berkeley area on how to help their children and teens deal with issues including bullying, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), phobias, fears, Bipolar disorder, eating disorders, panic attacks, trauma, loss, social anxiety, school refusal, divorce, and stepfamily adjustment. Through behavioral counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and family therapy, I can help you help your child or adolescent through the difficulties he or she is facing.
For a free initial phone consultation or to schedule an appointment: Call me at (510) 495-5080 or email me at DrTedObbard@Gmail.com
I look forward to talking with you.