Therapy for Parents

Learn to parent more effectively

It can be exhausting to be a parent.  This is particularly true if you find yourself parenting a kid who doesn’t react to the way you anticipate or respond to all the advice you’ve read about in parenting books.  

Your child’s behaviour make you feel out of control, especially after you’ve spent another sleepless night wracking your brain for solutions to the problems you face. You feel like you are walking on eggshells, trying to avoid another meltdown and get through the day without yelling, tears or slammed doors.  You feel confused, frustrated and can’t help but wonder if your life will always be dominated by your child’s moods and behaviours.

What’s the best gift we can give our children?

As parents, the best gift you can give your kids is the ability to cope with difficult emotions such as sadness, shame, and anger. We believe that you play a very important role in your child’s life and in their ability to learn to regulate their emotions. 

However, many parents today weren’t taught the skills they need to respond to their children in a way that builds emotion development, especially if they have a child who seems to feel emotions very strongly.

Learning to be a child’s “emotion coach” is a specific way of responding to your child when they are distressed that helps both of you navigate these intense moments more successfully.

Parenting can be tough and full of emotions:

Fear, self-blame, resentment, and frustration are very common feelings that can come up for parents.

But being caught up in these painful feelings can impact the parent-child relationship, decrease parenting effectiveness, and even keep you stuck in negative patterns of interacting with your child. 

You worry that you will never feel successful or competent as a parent.  You fear what might happen to your child as they grow and wonder if they will be able to be successful in school, relationships and life. 

We can teach you the skills you need:

We know how to help.  We are trained in proven methods to equip you, the parent, to work through your own emotions, develop skills to feel more confident and competent in their parenting, blame yourself less and improve the relationship with your child.

Whether your child struggles with anger, anxiety, OCD or another serious mental health condition, trauma or is simply a “super feeler” full of emotions, we can offer you specific skills to respond in moments when you feel like things are spiralling out of control.

Benefits of Parent Coaching

Feel More Confident in Parenting

Improved Relationship with your Child

Decreased Self-Blame and Guilt

Help Your Child Make Sense of Their Feelings

Feel More Effective as a Parent

Heal Past Hurts in Your Relationship with Your Child

Therapists Who Offer This Service

Dr. Laura Connors

Dr. Laura Connors

Registered Psychologist

Lois Ells MSW, RSW

Lois Ells MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker

How Do I Get Started?

Book Appointment

Use our awesome online booking system or send an email to schedule your free consultation call.

Phone Chat

We’ll call you at the number you left for us and have a chat about what you’d like to get out of therapy and how we can help. If we’re a fit, we’ll book your first session.

1st Session!

Come to your first session! It’s normal that you might feel nervous or unsure what to expect. But taking this big step is so important. You can do it!

HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday 12pm-9pm
Tuesday 12pm-9pm
Wednesday 12pm-9pn
Thursday. 12pm-9pm
Friday 12pm-9pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
*by appointment only

ADDRESS
1600 Bedford Highway. Suite 220
Bedford, NS
B4A 1E8