I offer brief parent coaching sessions (3-5 sessions) when there is a targeted behavior that is causing concern; for example, sleep issues, separation anxiety, adjustment/transition concerns, or overall defiance. These sessions can also be used to get both parents working together, to have similar expectations and consequences for their child(ren), and essentially work together to “parent from the same page.”
In addition, I offer psychotherapy for biological, adoptive, and foster parents. This option might be right for you if find yourself struggling with depression and/or anxiety that is being exacerbated by your role as mom or dad. You may find yourself yelling and screaming at your child in hopes of getting respect and cooperation, but find that you’re only falling into bed at night feeling guilty, worn down, out of control and hopeless. Sometimes parents find themselves being the parent they swore they would never become.
What is often unknown when we become parents is that our past experiences with our own parents, our personal challenges, and unconscious memories can interfere with us becoming the parents we strive to be. Fortunately, psychotherapy can help parents become aware of how their past experiences play a role in how they parent today. Parenting with this awareness can result in less yelling, more self-control, and in fewer power struggles; as well as, increased enjoyment, cooperation and respect between parent and child.
I help parents find their inner voice, improve their relationships and build a model of responsibility and responsiveness they can be proud of. When you take care of your own emotional, physical and mental wellbeing, you are giving your children an invaluable gift that will last throughout future generations.
Please contact me today so we can get your started building a better relationship with your kids, your partner and yourself.