Becoming a new parent and creating a healthy, happy family life is no small challenge for anyone! Exhausted and suddenly responsible for the needs of a new born or young child without any experience and often managing a work life too can be overwhelming and isolating for any new parent and few have enough support, emotionally or otherwise. For those whose families were created through assisted reproductive techniques or adoption, added issues including whether and how to talk to children about their birth history, dealing with friends and family, working with a child or children who may have trauma or special needs, becoming a multi-cultural family or parenting older or multiple children may add to this stress.
For some, at the point of becoming a family and welcoming a child or children into your family, re-emergent feelings of loss, grief, sadness, and, in some cases depression and anxiety can present. We can help you cope with the feelings and issues you may be experiencing. When the needs of both parents and children are met, families can prosper. We can help provide you with the information and support you need and the tools to help you parent more effectively when your child presents challenges you may not know how to handle. For parents of children through third party reproduction or adoption, we can help you help your child understand their birth history in age appropriate ways while helping you cope with feelings you may have in the process.