Parenting through Connection
Supporting parents and children has been a core interest for me, resulting in decades of therapeutic experience working in a variety of ways. I work with parents 1:1, as couples, with their children, or through parenting groups. I utilize my up-to-date attachment and relational neuroscience training to assist parents in relating to their children of any age with a wide range of needs. While I have experience working individually and in groups with children, I am not currently working with children in my practice. I currently focus on supporting parents’ relationships with their children.
Most parents I work with, (myself included) relate to the experience of feeling overwhelmed at times, or notice themselves sounding or acting like their parents when interacting with their child in times of stress. The ways our parents were with us has a big impact on our ways of being with our children. However, having a difficult or a traumatic childhood does not exclude parents from having authentic relationships that nourish their children. Research has shown that making sense of your upbringing gives you the perspective and resources you need to more often, bring your best self to your parenting.
My Core Values in working with Parents
• Recent discoveries in the field of relational neuroscience can make parenting simpler and more rewarding.
• “Good enough parenting” is actually IDEAL for children’s optimal development.
• “Good Enough parenting” = being authentic (imperfect) + being willing to repair & reconnect with your child over and over
• As a parent, you are the expert on your child
• As an ally & resource, I work to help you explore, understand and refine your approach to relating with your child of any age