Remote Counseling for Parenting Stressors in Westbrook, Connecticut
Are you struggling with the challenges of being a parent?
Raising children significantly impacts any family’s dynamic, and sometimes comes with difficulty. Babies and toddlers require new parents to adjust to a whole new life, while children and teens present other, equally challenging issues requiring flexibility, adaptation and change in the family setting.
You’re not quite sure what happened, or when.
You’ve been paying attention, but before your very eyes, your curious, open, upbeat, connected child has become an angry, stressed out and withdrawn teenager. You’re worried sick but can’t seem to say anything that will alleviate the defensiveness or concerning issues like anxiety, 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, dumbfounded by what just happened. You’ve tried rewards, 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 hurdles 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 skills and learn how to act in ways that will better attend to your feelings and improve your relationship with your child.
Kids need support for powerful feelings and challenging situations. Westbrook parents do, too.
It’s time to feel less frustrated and guilty around parenting problems. It is possible to cultivate self-awareness, feel more confident, and develop the solutions necessary to have a more comfortable parenting experience and family life. If you live in the Westbrook area, please call or email me to set up a free, online 15-minute consultation.
Virtual Counseling For Parenting Challenges in Westbrook | (860)916-5558 | Lindsey Howard, LCSW. | Online Counseling is Available in Connecticut.