More Information

Archive | Children/Teens

Parenting; Family Therapy; Plantation FL

Parenting Tips: 3 Ways to Make Your Children’s World Better

Today is Red Nose Day; a day where millions of people come together to laugh and raise money to make the world a better place for children, by improving their health, well-being and education. Here’s my latest YouTube video where I share three quick parenting tips that can instantly make your children’s world a better […]

Continue Reading
Help and Counseling for Suicidal Thoughts : Image of Sad Woman

Understanding Suicide and Getting Help

According to the Center for Disease Control, there were over 41,000 suicides in 2013.  Suicide is a more frequent cause of death than homicide! And it is the second leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds. So if you thought your teenager’s depression was just a funk, it may be time to […]

Continue Reading
Blog-Psychologist-Chair

What is a Psychologist?

What is a Psychologist? In mental health and psychology, there are a lot of professional designations, fancy titles, and letters after therapists’ names.  It can get a little confusing!  In this post, I will talk about psychologists: who they are, what they do, and how a psychologist can help you in many different ways. Types […]

Continue Reading
ADD - ADHD - ADD Symptoms - ADHD Symptoms - Adult ADD - Treatment For ADHD - Medication for ADD - Child Therapist Plantation FL - Psychotherapist Plantation FL - Behavior Therapy - Behavior Therapist Plantation FL - Dr. Chantal Marie Gagnon - www.LifeCounselor.net

ADD & ADHD

What is ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?   ADHD Definition ADHD is a neurological disorder, and typically starts in childhood and adolescence. ADHD makes it hard to focus and concentrated, stay on task, and complete tasks. Some types of ADHD show symptoms primarily of inattention, while other children tend to be more hyperactive. True ADHD […]

Continue Reading
Sandy Hook Mass Shooting Little Angels Newtown NJ Mass Murder School Shootings Dr. Chantal Gagnon Psychotherapist Plantation 33317 www.LifeCounselor.net

Why Did Sandy Hook Happen? : The Psychology of Mass Shooters

My cousin Dominique has a theory about life and people. It goes a little something like this: when children don’t feel loved, nurtured, & valued, they turn out to be adults with significant emotional, psychological, or behavioral problems. For some, that takes the form of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, etc. What we call in mental […]

Continue Reading
ADHD ADD Attention Deficit Evaluation Testing Psychotherapy Counselor Children School Problems Broward County Florida www.LifeCounselor.net

3 Strategies to Help your Child with ADHD

Parenting a Child with ADHD   Tending to the needs of a child with Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) can feel overwhelming. But with effective parenting and behavior modification strategies, you can reduce the frustration and begin enjoying your child. 1) Provide Consistent Structure Children’s brains have underdeveloped frontal lobes, which are the areas of the brain […]

Continue Reading
Social Anxiety Shyness Phobias Therapy Counseling Dr. Chantal Gagnon Mental Health Counselor Plantation Weston Florida www.LifeCounselor.net

Social Phobia and Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder   What is Social Phobia? Many people are uncomfortable in social situations, but for about 1 out of 10 Americans, the discomfort rises to the level of clinically significant anxiety. Sometimes referred to as “social phobia”, social anxiety disorder can cause individuals to avoid a wide range of social situations. When interacting with […]

Continue Reading

Serving Plantation, Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Davie, Cooper City, Hollywood, Tamarac, Dania Beach