Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Parenting, Trauma and PTSD, Oppositional Defiance, Low Self-Esteem, Infidelity, Christian Counseling
Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, cash, HSA and FSA accepted
For your first appt at the Raeford Rd location come to this address:
Our Mailing Address:
PO BOX 9909 Fayetteville, NC 28311
Have you been noticing blood stains on your child’s clothing, or seeing blood-soaked tissues in the trash can? Are you bothered by unexplained wounds or scars on your child’s wrists or chest? Have you found your child in possession of sharp objects such as razors and glass shards? These are red flags that your child may have a self-harming tendency. Although there is usually no intention to end life, self-harm may be a way to punish oneself or as a way of relieving emotionally distressing feelings.
Self-harm has been a problem identified with young people in their early teens. Lately, however, as more and more kids become aware of it, younger children are using these methods themselves without knowing how to stop. Very often, self-harm is a defense mechanism employed by kids to get control over an area of life where failure, frustration, guilt, or desperation is experienced. It can be caused by many things, including family conflict, history of abuse, or problems within the transition phase to adolescence when your child is in search for self-identity.
As a parent, it’s frightening to know that your child is inflicting injury to themselves. The act can take many forms such as cutting the wrists or the back of the legs with sharp instrument, biting, burning, head banging, swallowing objects, or overdosing. Besides these physical acts, your child may be uncharacteristically sad and prefer to be isolated in the bedroom or bathroom for long periods of time. He/she may take to wearing several layers of clothes even in hot weather to hide or downplay marks of self-injury. Your child may have disrupted sleep patterns, leading to irritability and lack of concentration.
Regardless of how hard it might be, you need to overcome your own feelings upon discovering that your child is causing self-injury. To recover and move forward from the initial shock, it is vital to have an understanding of your child’s behavior and the reason/s that led to self-harm rather than the act itself.
Your child is not seeking attention. In fact, self-harm is done in private and your child tries to conceal the evidence. It’s neither an effort to look cool or to belong, but it’s a way for your child to feel like they have control of whatever emotional pain is being felt. If your child continues with the behavior, it’s an indication of an underlying problem needing to be resolved. Your child may find self-harming as a channel to express frustrations and other strong emotions felt for what is perceived as chaotic and meaningless life.
Your child is going through a very difficult time. As a parent, you want to respond with whatever help you can give to alleviate your child’s condition. But, self-harming cannot just be treated with unconditional love and other home remedies. Restraining your child may be the worst thing you can do.
Calling the experts at Carolina Counseling Services to provide effective intervention is the key. Your timely call to CCS to request an appointment can make a huge difference in your child’s satisfaction of life. Call now!
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 appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
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, Silver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Lumber Bridge NC, Rex NC, Eastover NC, Stedman 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, 28312, 28314