Parenting & Family Therapy

Parenting is a lifetime journey.
It can be joyous, filled with pleasure and rewarding experiences. However it can also bring many challenges and be difficult. It is not an easy job and seems more so in our constantly changing world. We are here to help you on your journey.

Most parents have times when they feel overwhelmed, lack confidence, have feelings of confusion and have fears of not knowing how to handle situations. Parenting skills are not necessarily innate.

Being a parent often raises questions of how to bring up a happy and healthy child, while considering how to satisfy the parent’s own needs and balance the many roles that parents encounter. Major problems confronting parents are:

  • Insufficient self-confidence
  • Limit setting
  • Insufficient knowledge of children’s growth and development needs
  • Lack of awareness of their own needs
  • Difficult feelings such as anger and guilt

Parenting Therapy
Parents need help, support and practical advice with specific solutions in their development as individuals, parents and as a family unit. Understanding the cognitive, social and emotional aspects of the stages of development are essential to help establish realistic expectations. Families are continually facing challenges as the parent(s) and the child go through different stages:

  • Becoming a new parent
  • Dealing with an infant’s needs
  • Handling a toddler who wants to make his/her own decisions
  • Navigating sibling rivalry
  • The early school years
  • The high school years
  • Adolescence – dealing with conflicts; teen independence and dependence
  • The transition to college and/or separating from home
  • The child as a young adult and ultimately, a possible parent

All these changes can parallel stages in the parent’s own changing needs in their personal growth and development as they get older.

Other specialities that we can help you with:

  • Keys to Effective Parenting
  • Developing Effective Communication Skills
  • Learning How to Your Needs, While Still Listening Effectively
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Differences in Child Rearing Practices
  • Improving Self-Esteem
  • Empathy and Respect
  • Parenting Styles
  • Setting limits, boundaries and consequences vs. punishment
  • Fear and Raising Our Children
  • Raising Children in Our Digital Media Driven World
  • Dealing with Sibling Rivalry
  • Adoption Challenges
  • Non-traditional Family Types and their unique challenges (single, gay, lesbian, transgender)
  • Divorcing and Divorced Parents
  • Parenting the Young Adult
  • Dealing with Grandparent and In-Laws issues

FOR HELP, CONTACT: 212-744-1416 or