When to call us, what we treat, and how we help
When to call us
You know what signs to look for to determine if it’s time to call a pediatrician.
What about reaching out for mental health support for your child?
How do you know if it’s time to get professional help?
Some of the signs that might mean it’s time to call:
Sudden mood or behavior change
Academic challenges that leave them overwhelmed
Fears that get in their way
Big emotions that take over
Mental health is at least as important as physical health.
By getting help while problems are new, you set them up for the best future.
What we treat
Whether you suspect a mental health condition, or your child has already received a diagnosis, we’re here to help.
They don’t have to have this diagnosis forever.
We work with children who are struggling with:
- Generalized anxiety
- Social phobia
- Selective mutism
- Separation anxiety
- Specific phobias
- School avoidance/ refusal
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Loss of a loved one/grief
- Coping with chronic illness
- Suicidal thoughts
- Nonsuicidal self-injury (e.g., cutting, burning)
- Emotion dysregulation
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Oppositional defiant disorder
- Behavior problems at school
- Behavior problems at home
Obsessive compulsive and related disorders
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
- Dermatillomania (skin picking)
- Other body focused repetitive behaviors (e.g. nail biting)
- Picky eating
- Challenging behavior related to meals
- Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Binge eating disorder
- Eating disorder not otherwise specified
How we help
"Get Unstuck helped me improve my quality of life.
It gave me more potential to succeed in my day to day challenges by stopping my internal battle. I learned to allow myself to feel what I’m feeling, and even if it doesn’t feel good, I’m able to continue being productive.
Like, I had one day that I was having an exam soon. I was having thoughts and feelings about failure. I did a meditation about noticing where in my body the feeling was, and then I made space for it. And it was an awful feeling, but it was kind of coming and going, floating in and out and I was able to just have space for it and continue studying.”
- a course participant
I’m a little nervous about joining a group. Won’t it be embarrassing to share my struggles in public?
First of all, you don’t have to share anything you don’t want to.
Most people who feel nervous about this walk away from their first session reassured. It’s actually powerful to do this kind of work in a group setting.
Being in a group creates a supportive environment. You come in knowing other people are experiencing similar things and leave with a sense of validation.
Plus, the accountability of being in a group helps you stay motivated to work on the areas you want to make progress in!
What if I have to miss a session?
The benefits of coming in person and getting the group support and feedback are key, but all sessions will be recorded.
If you need to miss a session you can catch up independently and won’t miss out on what you paid for!
I’ve tried other therapy and I’m still struggling with my emotions, why should I try this?
Acceptance and commitment therapy, which is what the course is based on, is different from classic CBT or talk therapies.
By adding in mindfulness and acceptance skills it provides a different approach to handling emotional challenges.
It’s worth trying because you’ll not only learn to separate from your emotions but how to distill what your values and goals are and a path toward fulfillment.
I'm not sure if I need therapy, will this course help me?
Very likely YES.
While Get Unstuck can be helpful as a supplement for someone who is in therapy, or is waiting for therapy, the course was designed to work for someone not looking for therapy at all.
Someone who just wants to work on themseves and their relationship with their emotions would be a great fit.