[Please note: I am currently only seeing clients virtually through a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform and I can only provide services to residents of Connecticut.]
Do any of these describe you?
- My kids have melt downs all the time. I have no idea what to do. Nothing works.
- My kid is anxious/depressed and I don’t know how to support them.
- I need help learning how to deal with anger outbursts.
- My child just can’t seem follow instructions.
- I feel like I have become a stranger to my teen.
- I don’t even like being a parent anymore.
- I keep making the same mistakes. How can I break free of old patterns?
- I want to parent my kids differently than how I was parented.
How can your parenting services help me?
The parent support services I provide are similar to parent coaching in that it is very focused, skills-based work. I use a strengths-based, solution-oriented perspective. There are four main components to the parent support services I provide:
- Education: We will work together to really understand your unique children so that our parenting interventions can be tailored to their specific needs, developmental stage, and temperament. We will also explore child behavior in general.
- Encouragement: We will focus on what is already working and how we can build upon the parenting strengths you already have.
- Equipping: I will offer you a variety of parenting interventions, tailored to you and your child, to help you strengthen your relationships, improve communication, and create a team atmosphere in the home. I will also offer you a number of tools and resources to help you remain or re-gain calm when triggered or under stress.
- Exploration: To the degree that you are comfortable, we will explore how you were parented and your default parenting style. We will look at how these may be affecting your interactions with your children. Counseling in this area can help you break generational chains and free you to be the parent you want to be.
- Prayer and discipleship [optional]: For parents who would also like spiritual support, we can pray over specific areas, look for ways God is answering those prayers, and explore creative ways to create a discipleship environment in your home.
We will work together to create goals, and along the way we will look for indicators that we are on the right track.
Are there any limitations to parenting support?
As we work together, you may recognize that there are additional areas in your life for which you could use help. Because these services are similar to parent coaching, we do not typically delve into individual deeper issues. Depending upon the issues that come up, we may choose to transition our work together to individual therapy.
If, however, your issues lie outside my areas of professional expertise, we will discuss it together and I will work with you to find a professional whose skill set better matches your needs.
How long will it take to see results?
It depends. You may have a single, specific, time-sensitive issue that you need to work through. In that situation, our work together may be very short, just a few sessions.
Other issues may take longer, particularly if you are looking to break generational patterns that show up in your parenting. The average number of sessions is between 6 and 8. We will create a treatment plan at the beginning of our work together and will regularly touch base to discuss your family’s progress towards those goals.
Typically we will meet once a week. As we progress, we may decrease in frequency to every other week. Ultimately, it’s my desire to work myself out of a job.
You may feel overwhelmed in your role as a parent right now, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With more tools in your toolbox, a deeper connection to your children, and a broader understanding of what makes them tick, you will be well on your way to responding and interacting in a calmer and more effective way.