Counseling for Parents
Counseling for new parents
Parenting can be the most challenging job you do in your life; at the same time, parenting can be the most fulfilling and rewarding job that you do.
Families come in all sizes and configurations, and many parents do not fit into a single “type”. Family “types” include:
Traditional” two-parent, nuclear family.
You may be a grandparent or other relative responsible for raising other family members’ children.
Whether this is your first child or other children as a caregiver, parents can feel overwhelmed, frustrated, depressed, or angry. You may experience all these emotions—sometimes on the same day. Some of the challenges and issues that parents face include:
· The stress of parenting
· Creating a work-life balance.
· Problems with school or social behaviors
· Communication and discipline
· Behavioral or developmental issues
Many of us can navigate these challenges with support from friends and family and self-care strategies. But, sometimes parenting feels like it’s just too much. Working with a therapist with expertise in child development and parenting helps us navigate these challenges when overwhelmed. With a supportive therapist, you can learn to:
· Communicate more flexibly and effectively with your child
· Work with your child’s school to resolve concerns
· Treat yourself and your child with greater compassion
· Decide what values guide your parenting decisions and your hopes for your family.
If one or more of the above issues resonates with you, I invite you to contact me today for a free consultation. Together, we’ll find the underlying issues that make you feel disconnected from your child and create a strategy for moving forward. Contact me today to see how I can help.