Parents

Parenting is the hardest job you will ever love.  The secret is there are times when everyone questions their decisions and when everyone feels overwhelmed and is not really enjoying it.  Whether you are a brand new parent or a seasoned parent with a child who is challenging you in unexpected ways, you deserve to feel supported.  Parenting books and blogs are heavy on advice and low on research.  I bring a research, clinical, and personal background to the work that we do.  Some parents need only one session to discuss their concerns.  Others feel like they need ongoing support for themselves.  We may address:

 

  • Fussy babies

  • Sleep and toileting

  • Discipline

  • Selecting a school

  • Parenting a child with a challenging temperament

  • Sibling rivalry

  • Single parenting

  • Concern about your child's behavior or development

  • Managing adolescent storminess

  • Managing your extended family's involvement

  • Family of origin challenges that are affecting current parenting                                                                                           (in other words, the fear that you have become your mother or your father                                                                     in spite of your best efforts not to)

  • Taking care of your own mental health while parenting