Families & Parents

Families & Parents

Family counseling:  Accountability between family members is at the heart of a functional family system. Family therapy addresses the relationships between family members by illuminating dynamics that are working well and dynamics that need to be adjusted.  Each family’s environment and composition is unique, and strengths will be placed at the center and built upon.  


I will work with your family to:

  • Address specific difficulties facing one or more family members.
  • Empower your family with tools to address challenging behaviors and situations.
  • Use your new skills to strengthen the entire family. 

Parenting support:  Parenting can be exhausting, stressful, and emotionally taxing.  Every parent needs an ally!  

I will provide parenting consultation to:

  • Understand how your behavior(s) can affect your child.
  • Identify and implement parenting techniques that help both you and your child.

Pre & Postpartum

Mothers need more support than they are given.  While special, exciting, and much-anticipated for many, pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting can also be some of the most emotionally, and physically challenging times in a woman’s life.  It can be very hard to share your thoughts and feelings with family, friends, or even your partner.  Questioning whether your thoughts and feelings are normal can also be scary. 


I can help to prepare for the baby by:

  • Helping you decide which midwife, doctor, doula, and/or provider will be a part of your pregnancy
  • Talking through the birth plan – whether a home birth, a hospital birth, or at a birth center
  • Helping you understand the physical development of baby and changes within mom individually and as a connected unit
  • Processing feelings such as stress, anxiety, mood swings, crying, depression, or questions about your parenting abilities


I can help during the postpartum period by:

  • Helping you understand what to expect postpartum (whether right after baby arrives or years down the road)
  • Processing a birth that did not go as you had intended
  • Processing feelings such as stress, anxiety, mood swings, crying, depression, or questions about your parenting abilities
  • Self-awareness: adjusting to parenthood and its accompanying new feelings, identifying as a parent, physical changes, breastfeeding, bonding and attaching with baby, relationship with a partner
  • Baby: getting to know your baby, how to interact with baby
  • Identifying ways to soothe your baby, age-appropriate sleep techniques, age-appropriate play, choosing the right childcare for your baby