Making the decision to bring your child to therapy can be one of the most difficult decisions you make as a parent. It may bring up some insecurity in your role as a parent and make you wonder: don’t I have what it takes to help my child? The answer is yes and no. Yes, you are the expert on your child and what makes them tick but unless you obtained an advanced degree in childhood development and behavior before becoming a parent, you may not have all the answers. And that’s okay!! There’s a reason why there are many of us who choose to get doctoral degrees in psychology, because we want to help everyday, normal people like you! It truly takes a village to raise a child, let us be part of your village.
A parent’s biggest fear is that they are “messing up” their child. There is a difference between intentionally causing harm and just doing the best you can. Every parent out there is just doing their best, and if you believe otherwise then it’s time to take a break from social media! Parents don’t post the everyday struggles they have on Facebook, they post their worst and best moments, a polarized view of reality. Many other parents are struggling with the same things you are. We offer groups in Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) where you have the other opportunity to meet other “normal” parents just like you, who want the absolute best for their kids but don’t have all the answers. Let us be your open book quiz.
No family is perfect, but with our help you and your child can learn skills and strategies to manage the challenges in life in a productive way. When we treat children and families, we expect that parents will attend sessions with their children (there may be some session time dedicated to just the child/children). Click below to request an appointment with us!