Parenting is rewarding and challenging all at the same time. As they grow children are forever changing. There are many life circumstances that can get in the way of forming the bond and attachment with your child that you had anticipated, such as:
- Infertility struggles
- Difficult pregnancies or deliveries
- Family stresses
- Relationship challenges
- Baby’s personality
- Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
- Substance Use
A strong positive relationship between parent and child:
- Reduces challenging behaviors and increases cooperative behavior in children
- Increases the influence that parents have on their child’s behavior
- Helps children learn to form healthy relationships in the future
I support parents alone or in conjunction with their child . My goal is to help parents work on interventions to use at home and that can be implemented in daily living. While there is no right way to raise a family there are tools parentings can use to help support their children and build bonds of attachment.
I work with families who have adopted a child internationally or domestically or are thinking about doing this in the future. This work draws upon my experience at Thompon Child and Family Focus. I have been trained in Daniel Hughes, Ph.D. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. My passion is to provide education and support to parents about trauma and attachment issues that affect children. When a child is adopted at an older age, often times they need their own individual therapy to work on identity issues, adjustment to adoption and cultural differences they may experience with their adopted family. I strive to provide support, encouragement and hope while helping with your family’s unique needs.