Family Counseling

Our family affects who we are and who we become through our history, experiences and teachings. We learn our vocabulary, our habits, our customs and our rituals, and how to view and observe the world around us from our family.

Anyone seeking healthier, closer family relationships can benefit from family therapy.

Common reasons for seeking family therapy include:

  • Divorce
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Problems between siblings
  • Failure to launch
  • Boundaries
  • The unexpected loss or trauma in the family

Family therapy is necessary to address family issues and heal a family’s wounds. If any of the above scenarios resonate with your family, consider seeking family therapy. 

Some positive family therapy outcomes are:

  • Strategies to develop and maintain boundaries
  • An improved sense of cohesion and communication among family members
  • Increased tools for problem-solving 
  • Building empathy and understanding
  • A safe place to communicate honestly
  • Reduced family conflict

Studies show that family therapy is particularly important for families with members who struggle with substance abuse, eating disorders, and other behavioral issues. When the whole family grows, each member is better off.

If you’re interested in learning about how I can help pull your family back together, contact me today for a free consultation.

Counseling for New Mothers and Fathers

For new moms, it can be upsetting and frightening to have feelings about motherhood that don’t seem “right.”

Common postpartum symptoms include:

  • Feeling overwhelmed and wondering if you should have become a mother in the first place
  • Feeling guilty due to high self-expectations
  • Not feeling “bonded” with the baby
  • Your thoughts are racing and you can’t quiet your mind
  • Feeling empty and numb as if you’re just going through the motions
  • Lack of focus and concentration
  • Being afraid that if you reach out for help, others will judge your inabilities
  • Thoughts of running away or leaving your baby behind
  • Being constantly in a state of worry
  • Feeling like you can never give enough

If one or more of the above symptoms 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 baby and create a strategy for moving forward. Contact me today to see how I can help.

Parenting Coaching

“Where is the instruction manual?!” That’s a thought that most parents have had at some point in their lives.

Nothing really prepares you to become a parent. Some were lucky enough to have parents that set a good example. But others grew up in homes where the dynamic between child and parent was anything but functional or consistently loving.

Coaching is a bit different from traditional counseling in that its focus is more goal-directed. Parenting coaching helps you choose a goal (get my child to do their homework without a daily tantrum) and create structure and options that best suit your child's needs. 

Who is Parenting Coaching For?

Parenting coaching is for any parent that wishes to resolve behavioral struggles with their children. Coaching can also help with challenging behaviors that push the parent’s skillset.

Let’s Get You the Results You Want

  • Are you looking for ways to address behavioral issues in your child, such as aggression and defiance…
  • Do you need help in taking care of yourself and managing your own stress…
  • Do you want to learn strategies to support your child’s physical, emotional and social development…
  • Are you needing guidance on creating a plan to address any other issues or problems with your child…

Then please get in touch with me. I invite you to ask as many questions as you need to see if you think we will be a good fit for one another.