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If one child suffers, then the whole family suffers! That’s why we work with the parent, child and the family! And we do it naturally.

“I want to help my kid with her anxiety but I don’t want to put her on medication”

“I don’t understand why my child makes it through school without a problem but then when he gets home his anxiety comes out?”

“She so smart yet she can’t follow directions and her grades are slipping, it doesn’t make sense!”

When Jackson’s anxiety is high the whole house feels and becomes that same energy, why is that?

Do those above statements sound familiar?

Are the following labels ones that someone you love has been given?

  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • OCD
  • ODD
  • Anxiety Disorders

We meet parents where they are at and help them to go where they want to be!

And we know what you’re probably thinking:

“I’ve tried everything and have no idea what my child needs!”

We were there too!  We tried so many things, spent a lot of money and through it all, we found a way to transform the behavior and anxiety in our family. Now we would like to show you a great way you can help your child and get amazing results.

Who are Gina and Don

Gina and Don

Gina and Don Grothoff have built their practice with the focus of their practice is helping transform behavior and anxiety issues to facilitate a better parent-child relationship. 



Meet the Grothoffs

Listen to Gina and Don’s Interview on Short and Sweet Parenting Tips Podcast (2021)


What we offer parents and families:

  • Anxiety and stress, for parents and kids, released naturally
  • Effective Communication tools, classes and workshops
  • Behavior changing strategies
  • Family Team Building
  • Parent Consultations

Why trust us?

  • Gina has over 25 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist
  • We are parents to three kids for over 22 years
  • Don has been doing Emotional Freedom Techniques tapping for over 18 years and an EFT practitioner for over 8 of those years
  • We have been down the challenging road of severe anxiety and behavior issues with two kids
  • We have experience in anxiety disorder treatment
  • We know and understand the hopeless place that anxiety can put you in
  • We have a plan
  • We can help you

Meet the Grothoff’s


“Donald is so great to work with. At times you might think…where is this going or how is this helping with x,y,z but TRUST THE PROCESS. If you can go into the technique with an opened mind, relax into the process, and allow for things to unfold, Donald has a gift for tapping into what you need in that very moment. It takes counseling to the next level because you’re allowing your brain and your nervous system a chance to dig deep and heal past hurts or mental blocks in a very effective way. If you really want to dig deep and get to work in your own healing journey, this is a great addition for your overall well being.”

Lexi Lain, ND
CEO and Naturopathic Doctor
June 2020

Sarah, single mother of one, talks about her experience with Focused Healthy Family
April 2019

Nicole, mother of two, talks about her experience with Focused Healthy Family
May 2018

“I wasn’t sure what I was walking into since I’d only seen EFT done in a movie on The Food Channel about a year back and here I found myself in a situation that needed to be faced immediately. My health declined rapidly past year even though I’d already started taking steps towards change mentally/ physically/ spiritually.

Honestly, it was a big let down in my mind bc I thought why am I being punished, who’s punishing me and what’s the reason behind this. I’m a good person and why does this shit have to happen to me? As I curse myself, my God and everyone in my life I knew something had to change. I began a new holistic treatment healing myself from the inside out, through healing foods, herbs, exercise, and a choice of tapping or massage.

I’d had already heard the word that Donald had helped so many but honestly, I thought I’ve already done work on myself through spiritual readings and meditation amongst other practices. “What more do I really need mentally? “ I asked myself. Then boom the pandemic started peeling off its ugly layers and I was soon isolated and separated from the planet so I signed up for an EFT session not expecting too much to come out of it since I’d already mastered my mind ( now said in a sarcastic tone).

So here we are, Donald and I, meeting for the first time through a virtual world. Let me also say I’m not really a fan of virtual anything. I need interaction, I need to be in a room with someone so I can sense their intentions and get a feel for if I like to trust them. So here we are, a virtual world he on one end me far away on the other. The lesson began, slowly learning the process he walked me through it at which I didn’t know what I was really being walked through but there we were. My eyes closed starting out with a base layer problem. At that point on he magically and gently guided me through a path of which turned and twisted and guided me really deep into my past, my psyche and apparently a lot of pain I had stored. With every session, I would say “this was amazing, this was so needed” and thanked him profusely for the healing that came from this. Every session seemed to get better and better. I personally have so much to thank him for. I never realized how much I was holding in and how things found a way to relate that i could have never imagined. It all made so much sense.  

So as I continue with my healing process I have to say I’m so thankful I had this opportunity to try something new. It has made a huge mark in my recovery. Truly profound and if you come across him please don’t pass this up. I’m forever grateful for he taught me to give myself Grace. Thank you Donald, words will never be able to describe how grateful I am.
Best Regards,

WC-P Charlotte – May 2020

“Let me start by saying just 8 months ago I could barely stand more than 30 minutes, no energy, pain everywhere, and feeling terrible overall. No doctor could figure out what was wrong with me. I finally found a Naturopath who figured out I had an autoimmune and immune system dysfunction (mostly neurological). Healing started slow until I was introduced to Don, an EFT instructor. It’s challenging to put into words what Don and his wealth of knowledge have done for me. Our one hour sessions were full of practical application and education to allow me independence and control over my health. Believe me when I tell you this IS the piece of the puzzle your looking for! 8 months into my healing journey and I have more energy than ever, exercising 5 days per week, and returned to living my life!”

JT from Texas
March 11, 2020

“…I’m feeling more peace and contentment with where I am at and where I am going. Your comments about contrast and about the process/journey of accomplishing goals/desires were so helpful. To start realizing I am on a journey and I don’t have to be at the destination right now but have time to get there and should take the time to get is there is amazing. I’m learning how to enjoy and appreciate the journey.”

MS from Texas
October 2019

From the Holistic Wellness Center in Ft. Mill, SC where I work with their patience I get testimonials…

“Let me start by saying that I was a HOT MESS when I first came to this center. Sleep deprived, anxious, depressed, confused – turns out I had a host of symptoms laying under the surface (thyroid issues, hormone imbalances, zinc deficits, etc.) that had been “misdiagnosed” by previous doctors. I LITERALLY had blood work done a week before I came here, and conventional medicine didn’t see anything wrong! When I say that these guys get at the underlying symptoms, they will uncover just about everything you can think of and more. It will blow your mind! Dr. Boyle is brilliant, and I’m so grateful for everything he has done for me. Brittany, Mikela, Mary Beth, Katie – these guys have all been so compassionate and gracious. Also, I am incredibly grateful for Don, the EFT instructor – those sessions helped me in remarkable ways. While I still have work to do with my health goals, I’m in a much better place than when I first started – and I’m more prepared for the road ahead. Thank you HWC!”

— E.D. Who is a patient of Holistic Wellness Center
August 2019

“I started working with Don when I felt like I had hit the bottom. I was struggling with a traumatic birth experience and subconsciously directing my hurt, frustration and anger towards the people I love most – my husband and daughter. Through our weekly EFT sessions, we have worked together to uncover some deeply seeded issues that have effected me greatly in my marriage, parenting and general relationships. After a session, I feel as though another layer of my onion has been shed and new light shines from my soul. Now four months later, I feel like a new person and a kinder, more loving mother and wife. My relationship with my daughter has blossomed. Now we rarely experience a power struggle, and I am able to redirect and release my frustration by utilizing tapping and surrogate tapping.

Don is a kind soul and approaches each of our sessions with the utmost care and truly without judgment. I feel like I can honestly express my feelings through tapping, and Don is extraordinary in the way he guides me through uncovering and healing past and current issues. Tapping is a daily practice for me, and I’m so happy Don taught me this invaluable technique.”

Megan – Virginia
October 2016

Again, we know what you’re probably thinking:

“It is challenging doing any work with my child?”

At first, it can seem challenging to implement but within weeks you will see the change happening. The tricky thing is that it’s really important to determine whether or not our approach is the right fit for you and your child. It’s not for everyone. For the right people, however, it is life-changing. So the first step is to discover whether or not this is what you need!

If you click the link below you can begin your free 30-minute consultation and find answers to your behavior issues.

We’re always here to help and the results we’ve gotten for parents of tween and teenage children just like you who are struggling with anxiety have been amazing.

We also have collaborative family activities to share with you to help with continued healing and bonding, but today I’m talking about the complimentary 30-minute consultation, which is amazing.

I can’t wait to speak with you soon.

Have a great day.

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