Helping parents feel confident, connected, and empowered as respectful leaders.
You’ve just had the worst day ever with your child.
Perhaps you have a toddler and you carried her out of the store like a football under your arm while she screamed and kicked so hard you thought you might drop her. You felt angry and scared and out of control. Now she’s finally asleep, and you’re exhausted and wondering: What did I do wrong? Or worse: Is there something wrong with her?
You replay the scene in your head. You think, maybe I should have just bought the toy. You can still hear her screams echoing through the aisle; you can still see the looks on the other shoppers’ faces as you abandoned your cart and carried her out of the store.
And then you picture her just a few short months ago – your sweet baby girl. She was so much fun and so easy. Toddlerhood feels a million miles away from that sweet baby. You wish you knew how to connect with her and create more positive interactions.
Or perhaps you have a pre-teen who has had a rough day at school. You spend the car
ride home trying to talk with them - wishing they would open up about their day. You know something is not right and yet you feel like your child has stopped communicating
about the things that trouble them. Suddenly, it feels as if a wall exists between the two of you.
Perhaps your teenager is upset, angry and hurt about a transition in your family, the loss of a friend or loved one, or struggles with peer relationships at school. They feel comfortable talking with you but you just aren't sure what to say in response.
You are not alone, and you can reconnect with your child.
We have all been there. Our kids have the capacity to feel – and express – feelings that are SO much bigger than they are. And that’s just it: Their feelings are bigger than they can handle on their own, so they need our help. But there’s no instruction manual, and sometimes we don’t know how to be there for them or what they really need.
This is where I come in.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor with several years of experience working with children and their parents, and as a fellow parent of young children, I offer tools and perspective that can help you shift your thinking, communication, and actions in these challenging moments.
Through our work together, I’ll help you:
regain a sense of harmony and connection in your relationship with your child
navigate the intensity of your child’s overwhelming feelings with calm confidence
repair the relationship when you inevitably make mistakes
and gain perspective that will help you see your child’s behavior as normal, expected, and healthy