Carolina Counseling Services - Winning the Battle against Oppositional Defiance
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- 1310 Raeford Rd Suite 2 Fayetteville, NC 28305
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Winning the Battle against Oppositional Defiance
All children have the tendency to express resistance when they are particularly hungry, tired, stressed or upset. It’s a normal part of their development process to argue, talk back, reason out, and disobey parents and authorities. But, if your child is constantly hostile, uncooperative, and defiant you may have some serious concerns at hand. Your child may be manifesting symptoms of oppositional defiance disorder (ODD), a persistent behavioral pattern of angry or irritable mood, vindictiveness and defiance towards authoritative figures.
The Symptoms to Watch Out For
Sometimes, the oppositional nature of children makes it difficult to determine if your child is just strong-willed or actually meets criteria for ODD. Some signs are that your child is openly uncooperative and hostile compared to other children of the same age, easily loses his/her temper, easily gets annoyed, rebels against rules, and is quick to blame others.
The severity of the condition is evident where the unusual behaviors occur. If the symptoms are intensely manifested frequently in multiple settings such as home and school, your child has extraordinary level of oppositional behavior. Seeing your child struggling with the symptoms of ODD can be daunting for you. While your child’s annoying behavior can push your patience to the limits, the impulsive conduct can bring your various feelings to the surface, including guilt, frustration, embarrassment, and insecurities. Your child’s behavior may even scare you.
Responding to Your Child’s Needs
Oppositional Defiance is a disruptive childhood behavioral pattern that can be effectively managed/resolved. However, not all parents have the tools to respond to what a child with ODD needs. Providing consistent care may help, but early intervention is more important. When left untreated, ODD may develop into more serious conduct disorder such as law-breaking behaviors and self-harm. Without intervention, the progressive symptoms can continue into your child’s adult years to significantly impact his/her relationship, career, and general quality of life.
What your child needs is a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation by a professional. Most experts agree on the potentials of behavioral therapy in helping children with ODD. However, a credible counselor would know what other areas to look into and is able to provide effective help options such as Parenting and Family Psychotherapy, Anger/Conflict Resolution and Child Counseling. All these are designed to aid you and your child in managing the undesirable symptoms of opposition defiance.
Finding an Ally to Fight ODD
Raising a child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder can be emotionally exasperating for parents like you. Apart from a powerful mix of patience and strength, you need all the help you can get from well-trained specialists. At Carolina Counseling Services, our contracted therapists offer our expertise to help you and your child end opposition defiant behaviors. Call now to request an appointment!
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Confidential / Private Sessions
Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Sliver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Bunnlevel NC, Erwin NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Pineview NC, Lumber Bridge, NC, Rex NC, Lemon Springs NC, Johnsonville NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC and Wade, NC.
Military Community areas: Ardennes NC Bataan NC, Casablanca NC, Anzio Acre, NC, Corregidor NC, Bougainville NC, Hammond Hills NC, Nijimegen NC, Cherbourg NC, Normandy NC, Bastogne NC, Pope NC, Ste Mere Eglise NC,
Zip Codes: 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28309, 28311, 28312, 28314