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    parenting challenges

    Therapy for parents
    in New York City

    Parenting doesn’t come with a manual.

    We specialize in Therapy for parents in New York City

    Unfortunately, being a parent doesn’t come with an instruction manual.

    That’s where we can help.

    Our therapists specialize in various aspects of raising children and teenagers, from discipline and empathy to encouragement and achievement. We can teach you the skills you need to be the best parent to your children. Instruction manual or not, we’re here to guide and support you.

    New parents may feel overwhelmed by the amount of advice and information provided to them. Both parents who stay home with a child or several children and those who return to the workforce may often feel overworked. Issues including resentment may come up in marriages or committed relationships following the addition of a baby into a family.

    Additionally, parenting is also often physically demanding and may reduce the amount of restorative sleep you get each night. Parents with young children may spend much of their day performing household tasks which can lead to feelings of isolation, exhaustion, loneliness, anxiety and depression.

    how therapy for parents can help

    Parenting can present a variety of challenges that therapy can help address including:

     

    • Feeling burned out, anxious, lonely, or depressed
    • Attending to the needs of an infant or toddler
    • Nurturing adult relationships
    • Financial difficulties
    • Feeling like you’re always in a rush or like there’s never enough hours in the day
    • Planning children’s daily schedules from school to social activities
    • Lack of sleep

    There are many psychotherapeutic approaches to helping parents, including:

     

    Insight-Oriented Therapy (Psychodynamic)

    Insight-oriented therapy is based on the belief that through increased consciousness we can create new life experiences. This therapeutic process involves the therapist and client exploring and gaining a better understanding of how feelings, beliefs, actions, and events from the past may be influencing our current mindset and circumstances. The goal of insight-oriented therapy is to empower you with a sense of clarity so that you have the freedom to make new, adaptive, and healthier choices that support your continuing growth.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    This process is focused on addressing thought patterns, physical symptoms, and behaviors. Research shows that CBT is a very effective form of treating a variety of issues. Through compassionate and supportive care, we hope to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable in starting the process toward growth and reducing the feelings of depression and anxiety you may be feeling.

    Mindfulness Practices

    Through consistent practice, like meditation, we become more focused on the present and understand our experience in the here-and-now. Mindfulness teaches us to shift our attention away from negative thought patterns that lead to the unsatisfactory and problematic thoughts and behaviors and move toward positive and meaningful growth. Mindfulness can be used alone or combined with insight-oriented therapy and CBT.

    Need some extra support?

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