Couples and Family Therapy

Just as individuals can become unhealthy, so can relationships. Therefore, in order for certain individuals in a couple or family to better themselves, the dynamic needs to change. Nicole Valdes Ph.D. & Associates P.A. helps couples and families examine how they’re communicating and behaving at home to produce disharmony. Often these unhealthy ways of relating are old habits learned long ago, but with awareness and dedication, they can be corrected. Case in point: when parents, even divorced parents, work together to co-parent more effectively and have a healthier relationship, their children can benefit immensely.

Behavior Modification and Parent Training

Many parents struggle with raising a child with behavioral problems. This can be extremely painful because, no matter how hard they try, they can’t seem to help their child. Often children develop an unhealthy pattern where they express their wishes and frustrations through tantrums and acting out behaviors. Parents, in turn, focus much of their attention on these behaviors, thereby assuring their reoccurrence. The psychologists at Nicole Valdes Ph.D. & Associates P.A. help parents reverse this behavioral pattern by teaching them how to reward positive behaviors and respond appropriately to negative behaviors. All of this is done with an emphasis on strengthening the bond between parent and child.

Please contact Nicole Valdes Ph.D. & Associates P.A. to discuss how they can help you as an individual, or you and your family.