Parenting can be as exhilarating as it is confusing. It is often challenging to be present for our child’s needs while simultaneously attending to our own. With understanding and perspective, parents can overcome these confusing emotions and love their child not simply for the ways the child is similar to them, but for the ways he or she is different.
When our parenting choices go unexamined, we can find ourselves making choices informed by our own upbringing and parental relationships, but not necessarily with the full understanding of what is appropriate in the moment for our own child. Working together we can illuminate these unexplored motivations and facilitate a healthier and rewarding parenting style, one that honors both your child’s and your own needs. I can help you to learn how to listen to your child’s experience so he or she can feel heard and understood and assist in laying a foundation for greater harmony in the family.
I have worked for years with parents and children, both as a psychologist and as a mother. I’ve dealt with many challenges that parents and children face together. With my training and experience, I can assist you in developing more effective parenting strategies that will enable you to instill the values that are most important to you as a parent. With clearer guidelines and confidence in your intuition, you can feel a greater sense of playfulness, creativity and closeness with your child and thereby realize a more fulfilling parent-child relationship.