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

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

Virtual Counseling for Parenting Obstacles in New Canaan, 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 mad, stressed out and angry teenager.  You’re worried sick but can’t seem to say anything that will alleviate the defensiveness or concerning issues like anxiety, loss of apathy 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, dumbfounded 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, annoyed, 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 barriers 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 communicate in ways that will better attend to your feelings and improve your relationship with your child.

Kids need support for strong feelings and challenging problems.  New Canaan parents do, too.

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

 

 

 

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