As parents we are told to believe in making sacrifices for our children. Children are born into this world helpless and completely dependent on us. We put their needs before our own out of our deep love and our parental duty.
What if I told you that “by nurturing yourself, you are helping your child”?
As a parent you are such an integral part of your child’s life. I like to share this analogy with the families in my practice…
“You are like a car. You are the vehicle by which your child gets fed, clothed, bathed, cared for, gets to appointments, learns, grows, etc. At some point every car is due for maintenance. This is where support comes in – support from family or friends, a support group, personal therapy. As with a vehicle, regular maintenance is integral for the car to keep running properly for the long term. What happens if we neglect ‘regular maintenance’? The car will break down and require a major overhaul.”
I encourage you to consider carving out time for “regular maintenance” for yourself and your family members to gain support and address challenges when they are minor.
In order to meet your needs I offer an array of services for the family: individual therapy, family therapy, couple’s therapy, child therapy, sibling groups, and parent support groups. I treat issues of sadness and depression, difficulty coping, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, parenting challenges.
Your journey as a parent is not an easy one…but you are not alone.