Dr. Nicole Beurkens: Let’s Talk Children’s Mental Health 


Dr. Nicole Beurkens

Dr. Nicole Beurkens is the world’s leading holistic child psychologist. She has dedicated her 25-year career to providing parents with simple, effective, research-based strategies that get to the root of children’s attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior challenges so they can reach their highest potential.

She’s built and runs a multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment clinic, is a best-selling author, published researcher, award-winning therapist, in-demand speaker, international consultant, and experienced mom who is determined to show the world that with healthy foundations in place every child and family can thrive.

We talk about…

  • How mental health symptoms present differently in kiddos as opposed to adults 
  • How kids brains and bodies are not compatible with the way the world is today
  • The importance of bringing nervous system regulation into mental health treatment 
  • Why kiddos with diagnoses like Reactive Attachment Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder tend to not get better over time
  • What she feels is one of the biggest issues we are facing in the fields of mental health and medicine 
  • How certain childhood diagnostic labels can create difficulties later in life 
  • Why so many more kiddos exhibit symptoms of ADD, ADHD, and Autism 
  • How Dr. Nicole uses curiosity to explore the root cause of symptoms
  • How diet and lifestyle changes allow medications to work better at a lower dose 
  • Things you can do to improve your kiddos mental health 
  • How lack of coping skills can leave someone prone to using substances to cope  
  • The key thing to understand to help break the stigma around mental health 
  • Why we need to change the lens through which we view mental health 
  • Dr. Nicole’s concerns on how COVID impacted kids and teens mental health 
  • How parents can best help their kiddos who are scared of school shootings
  • The two types of suicidal kids and teens Dr. Nicole sees 
  • Why you need to know what your kids are doing on their technology 
  • What healthy boundaries around technology looks like for kids 

More from Dr. Nicole Beurkens

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3 thoughts

  1. A very important conversation for which we can only thank you and Dr. Nicole. One thing though. I really don’t understand why you’re calling children “kiddo’s”. To me it doesn’t sound endearing or modern, big brings down the level of conversation a bit. Children deserve the respect of being named in a serious manner. We’re not talking about “adulto’s” either, right?

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