“My son started seeing Lin Clemen back in May for some behavioral issues as well as ADD. I won’t go in to details, but later on, I started seeing her as well. When we started seeing Lin, my husband and I were at the end of our rope. We didn’t know what to do or where to go. The school psychologist mentioned sending [our son] to a professional. I have to admit, I was a little sketchy. I remember thinking, “what is a psychologist going to give my child that I can’t?”
After the first session we noticed a little change. He wasn’t so angry. By the fifth or sixth session I went in to see Lin and I cried. For the first time in a year and a half, I had my son back. Not the angry kid we had to watch all the time in case he had a meltdown. He was the caring, loving, creative, smart, funny, and thoughtful little boy I remember.
After a few sessions I started to see Lin to help with the stress of parenting a child with ADD/behavioral problems. She has not only taught me how to be a better parent to my son, but she has taught me how to better handle certain situations with him as well. I sat in a session with her yesterday and cried, yet again. We have some so very far in just a few short months.
As school starts, I’m worried that the angry little boy will return, and I told her that. She simply assured me that whatever issues arise we will fight together. Normally, I would leave and worry myself sick about it, but I honestly left yesterday feeling as if we are in good hands and that everything will be OK. For me to feel this way is a huge ordeal. I am one of those people who immediately thinks worst-case scenario and I’m almost certain it will happen to us.
Lin is an amazing therapist, and I can honestly say I don’t know where I would be without her today. So this is my family saying “thank you” to your family at Katkin & Associates.