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    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.

    Single parents

    LGTBTQA couples.

    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.

    ·        Finances

    ·        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.