Lindsey Howard, LCSW – Grit & Growth | Psychotherapist – In-person, online, and telephone Counseling in Connecticut

Lindsey Howard, LCSW – Grit & Growth | Virtual Counseling For Parenting Challenges Darien

Virtual Counseling for Parenting Challenges in Darien, Connecticut 

You’re not quite sure what happened, or when.

You’ve been paying attention, but before your very eyes, your curious, open, inquisitive, connected child has become an angry, stressed out and unreachable teenager.  You’re worried sick but can’t seem to say anything that will alleviate the defensiveness or concerning issues like perfectionism, loss of interest in activities, or withdrawal from social opportunities and even school.

You never imagined parenting would be this difficult or stressful.

You’ve tried communicating, but that ends in an argument with a slammed door and you sitting by yourself at the kitchen table, baffled by what just happened.  You’ve tried punishments, but they have not changed anything, and they haven’t really addressed the issue underneath the challenging behaviors that you’re witnessing.  Things are not good at home, and you’re worried they’ll only get worse.  You see your teen now as an overwhelmed, aggravated, worried person who needs support but doesn’t know how to ask for it, and you don’t always know how to provide it.

My name is Lindsey, and I can help.

Our work will help you manage the challenges of modern parenting, including setting limits and boundaries, improving communication, establishing and maintaining expectations and addressing discipline.  I provide a place for you to feel supported, acquire techniques and learn how to react in ways that will better attend to your feelings and improve your relationship with your child.

Kids need support for intense feelings and challenging issues.  Darien parents do, too.

It’s time to feel less frustrated and regretful around parenting obstacles.  It is possible to cultivate self-awareness, feel more competent, and develop the solutions necessary to have a more comfortable parenting experience and family life.  If you live in the Darien area, please call or email me to set up a free, remote 15-minute consultation.

 

 

 

Phone: 860-916-5558
801 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT