Parenting can be one of the most rewarding tasks in your life but it can also be one of the most challenging. There are many reasons parents may seek out support. A counselor can help parents navigate through behavioral concerns and other difficult situations. Sometimes a parent needs guidance when reinforcing rules and setting boundaries for their child. Each treatment plan is specific to you and your family’s needs and will provide the support and resources you need to provide a healthy childhood experience for your child. Together, we will work on erasing the stigma that the “perfect parent” exists. Taking steps to better yourself as a parent will show your children how much you care about them.
Counseling in the form of one-on-one, couples, or family units can be beneficial for a variety of situations. Counselors are here to provide unbiased comfort and accountability.
The most common issues that parents face are:
- Marital problems
- Financial struggles
- Childcare arrangements
- Behavioral issues in children
- Children who are having trouble in school (with peers, learning, etc.)
- Relocation to a new home, family, or school
- Death in the family
The goal of parenting counseling is to help you address and resolve issues as they arise so that your children are not negatively impacted by them. With the help of your counselor, you will come up with realistic goals based on what areas you would like to see an improvement in. Some of these goals may include improved communication, strengthening conflict resolution skills, managed expectations, or learning how to turn mistakes into teachable moments. There will also be homework and exercises for you to complete outside of the session so that you can share your experiences with your counselor. Understanding how to identify negative behavior and patterns can help you replace them with healthier alternatives. We want you to be less critical of yourself and more accepting of the fact that you are doing the best you can.