Individual, couple, family therapy with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of specialization include family conflicts between parents and teens, marriage counseling, co-parenting following divorce, step-parenting, peer relationships, emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, self-mutilation/cutting and self-esteem. Specific training in Parent Management Training-Oregon (PMT-O Specialist); a behavior management technique for parents to utilize with children to prevent and reduce behavior issues in school age children. Integrated problem-centered approach.
Managing a Chaotic Summer Schedule – BMC on 2 Wired 2 TiredIs your daunting summer schedule wearing down on your mental health? Calder W. Kaufman, PsyD, therapist at the BMC, wrote a blog for 2 Wired 2 Tired about tips for managing your summer schedule. Read it below! Sometimes, efforts to not “waste time” result in overscheduling and making summer taxing, rather than relaxing and rejuvenating. […]
Substance Use Disorders and ADHD – BMC at the ACONPBirmingham Maple Clinic child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Brooke Weingarden, DO, MPH, will be speaking at Crystal Mountain at the ACONP (American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrist) conference this weekend. She will be speaking about ADHD, new updates in treatment as well as misuse of stimulants and the relationship between substance use disorders and […]
Parent Tips For Emotionally Preparing Your Child For Summer Camp• EMPATHY – Must have secure attachments at home 1. Open, honest communication 2. Feels valued, trusted, respected 3. Parents genuinely recognize strengths and gently work on weaknesses – Importance of modeling sympathetic feelings and caring behaviors 1. Putting oneself in someone else’s shoes 2. Parents display respectful, empathic behavior toward others 3. Parents compliment […]
Summer Chores & Self Esteem: BMC on WXYZCarrie Krawiec, licensed LMFT at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently interviewed on WXYZ to share knowledge about how you can use chores during your children’s summer vacation to develop self esteem, responsibility, and overall executive functioning. Click here to listen to a recording! Published by: BMC on July 18, 2017.
Healthy GrievingThere are no “rules” for grieving; it is specific to the person in mourning and involves feelings, behaviors, activities and communication that allow the mourner to express their loss in a way that elicits support and understanding from others and/or from the immediate environment. This can be a single experience or a series of experiences […]