I welcome parents on their own or parents who want to come in to talk about specific parenting issues. I also see parents with their children, adolescents, or their adult daughter or son. Therapy often helps break through immediate parenting issues or entrenched parent-child dynamics.
Parenting children, teens, and adults brings great joy, challenges, transitions, and opportunities for growth. Along with the joy and pleasure, parents are often surprised by the intense, difficult feelings which arise, frustration, anger, sadness, and self-doubt are but a few. Our children often trigger deep issues by tapping into our own history. I work with parents to help them become aware of what issues are coming up and how they are influencing their interactions with their child. Parents are confused and distressed when they find themselves acting in ways that are at odds with their wishes for themselves and their families.
Therapy can provide a space for parents to self-explore and look into how their own experience as children impact their parenting. I help parents develop self-acceptance, compassion for themselves , and tools for change.
Please feel free to contact me at my Chico, CA office with any questions.