New Wilmington Child and Family Counseling Presents Free Summer Workshops

Hi Folks,

We are very excited to post a new parent summer series of free one hour long workshops dedicated to helping you and your family have mutually rewarding and satisfying relationships.  Give us call for a reservation.  Space is limited.  Light refreshments will be served.

Positive Parenting with a Plan/Family Rules

Parents if you find it takes a shouting match before your child is compliant with your requests and your approach to parenting needs a boost this workshop just may be for you.  Dr. Matthew Johnson, Licensed Psychologist, has a parenting plan that works.

Tuesday June 26

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Effective  Communication Skills for the Whole Family

It’s often not what we say, but how we say it!  You will learn some basic steps off Assertive Communication from the old classic “Your Perfect Right”.

Tuesday July 10th

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Anxiety Disorders:  You CAN beat them

If you, your child or someone you care about suffers from worry and fear there are answers.  This workshop is designed to give you the tools you need to stop unnecessary worry.

Tuesday July 31st

7:30pm to 8:30 pm


Are you ready to support your ADHD Child’s Academic Success?

If your child struggles with inattention and lack of focus he can still be academically and socially successful.  This workshop will discuss the following:   Compensatory Skills; Wraparound Services; Psychological Evaluations; ISPT’s;  The IEP and 504 Plan; Psychopharmacology and alternative intervention options

Tuesday August 14th

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm





Welcome to New Wilmington Child and Family Counseling’s Web and Blog site.  The goal of this website is to introduce our practice by sharing what motivates our desire to help children and families, to share latest information on mental health topics and treatment interventions, and to provide an interactive forum for you to share information and ask questions.

My interest in the field of psychology began in mid life after I began gaining insight into purposes of behaviors.  Specifically my own behavior and those closest to me.

As a child, before ADHD was a diagnosis, I had symptoms of inattention and distractibility.  Consequently navigating throughout grade and high school was disastrous.  Unfortunately it wasn’t just my grades that suffered, but also my self worth and self-esteem that were seriously lacking.  The result of years of poor academic performance, inability to successfully navigate a childhood social world and mounting anxiety about not measuring up curtailed the ability to make wise young adult decisions.  I began reading voraciously, on mental health topics.  It all brought me to a place of understanding and led to formal education, employment, licensur, and here today to New Wilmington Child and Family Counseling.

For answers to why you yourself feel compelled to help others you may want to read and study The Wounded Healer by Henri J. M. Mouwen.

It is my strong hope and desire that you will find a resting stop at New Wilmington Child and Family Counseling where you can find hope and healing and your world will be, for you and those you love, a brighter place.