Parents of Infants:
Welcoming a new baby into your life can be an exciting experience. It can also be quite stressful. Even when things are going well, in these first few months, welcoming a new baby into your family isn’t always easy. Parents are often faced with a barrage of parenting theories, approaches, and advice from family and friends. Since there really is no “one right way” for all children, it can be confusing to figure out how to parent your baby. This is where infant-parent support/therapy comes in. Together we can look at your baby’s cues, needs, sensitivities, and strengths that will help you determine how to best meet his or her needs. We can also think together about how this fits into your family’s “flow” and your own personal needs as a parent. We can meet on a short or longer term basis to address any and all questions and concerns you may have. Our sessions together will focus on providing support to you as a new parent, building your parent-child relationship, and helping you discover who your new little one is and what “works” best for him or her (and you!).
Parents of Preschoolers and School-Agers:
Sometimes children and parents struggle with the transitions to preschool and elementary school. At school, children are, for the first time, learning to interact with others, control their emotional reactions to the world, and follow directions all without the direct help of their parents. This is a monumental shift in the life of preschoolers and school-agers. Children at this stage are rarely able to verbalize how these changes are effecting them. Instead, they “show” you in their behaviors. Your child may be struggling with sleep, protesting separation from you, tantruming more frequently, and in general just not coping well. In our sessions together we can help your child express their feelings through the use of play and help them feel more secure in their relationship with you. This in turn, will instill confidence in your child when you can’t always be by their side.