–father of 2 teenaged boys
Life seemed to be rolling along, in fact quite ordinary until the spring of 2011. I began to notice a dramatic change in my teenage daughter’s mood, behaviour and attitude. She was closing down on me, rejecting all family members, would not spend time with any of us, would not leave her room to have dinner and she wouldn’t talk to me about what was bothering her. I knew something was very wrong, but unsure how to deal with it.
Andrea very quickly became one of the most important people in my life, during this extremely difficult period. I first met with Andrea to share my concerns with her regarding my teenage daughter. She immediately put me at ease and made me feel like I was not alone. She set my expectations and offered some practical advice right away, along with reading material and videos to watch. When I left her office that day, I was filled with so much anxiety and apprehension, yet deep down I knew I was better off for it. I was about to put all of my faith and trust into her expertise and ultimately, it paid off.
Next step was to have my daughter meet with her. She immediately connected with Andrea and met over the course of the next 3 months, maybe 10 times or so. It took half the amount of time that Andrea had predicted it would take to get her back! Andrea was very flexible and accommodating to our needs and what made sense versus following conventional office hours. Andrea helped to strengthen our relationship and help give both of us clarity. I feel so fortunate to have met Andrea at the right time!
-mother of teenaged twins, and young adult
Connect with your Heart, Connect with your Child
-Dr. T. Pelipyagina (family doctor).
-Sarah M., mother of 4 year-old twin boys.
-Vanessa W., mother of 2 young girls.