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As we are all navigating social distancing and isolation, we are also facing past traumas, anxiety, overwhelm, and hoping our best is good enough. Being isolated in your home with your family could be bringing up distressing stress responses that are difficult to control, especially if your coping strategies have always included time alone or socializing. You don’t have to be alone in these feelings.
I am providing safe online therapy to support you through this time.
Are you a parent who grew up in an unhappy or unsafe home? Maybe your own parents said or did things to you that were painful, they ignored you or hurt you, there was substance abuse in the family, or even violence. Many parents have experienced this in childhood and are trying their best to parent their own children different – better. If this is you, you probably wonder how to do this, or if you are doing it better, especially if your child is struggling. You have read books and talked with other parents, but the questions of whether or not you are doing this well constantly come up in the concerns you have for your child and in your own self-critique. It isn’t uncommon for these memories of childhood and painful doubts to come streaming back into our minds the moment we become parents ourselves, even if we thought we had dealt with it.
Things can be better and we can work together to get there.
At UpliftME Attachment-Based Therapy you can expect to receive therapy for you and your young child that focuses on creating or building upon a healthy and happy relationship. Topics that can be addressed through parent-child therapy include some of the following …
- Behavioral Challenges
- Family disruption
- A history of trauma, including birth trauma, medical trauma, historical or family trauma
- Attention or hyperactivity challenges
- School challenges
- Just to name a few
Why Attachment-Based Therapy?
You probably have an idea of what a relationship that makes you feel good looks like. You also probably know what it feels like to be in a relationship that is a struggle, makes you doubt yourself, and is constant work. It’s painful and frustrating.
The early years of any person’s life will establish relationship patterns for an entire lifetime. As children develop they learn how to be in the world through the relationships they have with parents, caregivers, and close adults. From birth, children begin to develop their understanding of the world. The interactions they have with adults help to form who they are, their ability to handle big emotions, as well as their ability to feel calm and confident today and tomorrow.
As adults we have already developed our attachment pattern, this is the pattern of how you interact with others in relationships, including your child. These patterns will effect your child’s behaviors and ability to manage their emotions at home, school, and in the community. Attachment-based therapy uses a two generation approach to help support both parents and children develop confidence, ease, and enjoyment in relationships.
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