What does developmental attachment injury counselling help with?

Family counselling can be important for children affected by developmental attachment injury, and a great way for parents to find answers behind the behaviours of their child.

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson):

Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson), explains, “As with adults, every child has a different way of dealing with circumstances or events.” Not every person experiences events same way. If a child experiences, terror, abandonment or feels totally alone and vulnerable, it can be traumatic.

How does trauma effect children?

To view Dr. Dadson’s research in the area of Developmental Attachment Injury, click here.

Trauma in children can result in a variety of symptoms like nightmares, bed-wetting, anxiety, depression, disdain for authority, poor grades, mood swings, substance abuse, and self-harm.
Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) spent his formative career years studying trauma. As a prior Executive and Clinical Director of the Veterans Transition Network, Dr. Dadson has significant expertise in the effects which trauma can have on a human being.

How will Dr. Dadson work with me and my child?

Dr. Dadson will work with you and your child to identify issues at the core of the behaviour and help the child restructure negative thoughts. If you are looking for a registered clinical counsellor (RCC), with specialized training in trauma counseling for children, contact Dr. Michael Dadson.


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Couples counselling can be challenging, but the positive impact on your relationship, potential family members, and other external relationships in your life make it worth the effort.


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