Counseling and therapy for parents in Colorado Springs, CO

Moms, Dads, Caregivers: Follow the grid and see how you come out:
How does it look? Did you come out as a “Good” Mom, Dad or Caregiver? Of course, you did! The truth is that many of us are constantly looking around for evidence that we are doing the right things as parents. Quizzes, comparisons and doubt may fill our small amount of free time. Many of us are searching and wondering, “Am I doing enough?” “Am I doing too much?” or possibly, we are so exhausted, we’ve given up and are hoping for the best. Parenting is one of the most challenging endeavors that we will ever be on.

What is Parenting Therapy in Colorado Springs?

In parenting, there is no such thing as perfection. Each family is unique with strengths and challenges. In Parenting therapy, a therapist will work with the parent/guardian to work out conflicts and struggles with their child. These could be daily struggles or possibly developmental, physical or emotional struggles. By working together, collaboration typically results in the parent feeling supported; having tools and resources to parent confidently and effectively. In parenting therapy, the goal is for you to feel comfortable within your family, and able to provide the love and support to help your child grow and develop.

What makes a good parent?

Parenting is incredibly individualized, making this a difficult question. Cultural differences, values and morals are major factors that affect each family’s parenting choices. Even though there are many differences in parenting styles, many parents have similar end goals in parenting. For example, we all want our children to feel safe, feel joy and to find success and achievement in some area of their life.

In general, a “good” parent will love their children and carry out these responsibilities:

  • Seek help for children’s medical, educational and/or development needs
  • Spend quality time with their children
  • Build structure and set limits with consistency
  • Keep children safe from harm
  • Supervise children’s friendships and relationships

Why should I participate in parenting therapy?

Parenting is tough, it can bring about strong emotions, challenge our patience and trigger major stress responses. Sometimes exhaustion and lack of sleep compound issues, creating a devasting combination. Other times there will come a situation where a parent hasn’t encountered yet and is looking for ideas and strategies. Some parents will come to therapy when they’ve tried several techniques without results and seek additional support.

Regardless of the reason a person attends parenting therapy, relief and support is available. The counselors at Thriveworks Counseling and Coaching will listen to you, your concerns, and your goals. Because you are the expert on your child, the counselor will work with you in a collaborative relationship. With the training and expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy, the counselors will work with you to achieve your desired outcomes.

Parenting takes much patience. We will make mistakes, we will have regrets. This quote is important as we work to become the best parents we can be.

“Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.” ~Saint Francis de Sales

Co-parenting help in Colorado Springs

Co-parenting with someone in a different household can be extremely challenging. Blended families also bring a unique perspective in parenting. Each situation is unique; our clinicians at Colorado Springs Thriveworks will build on strengths and work with the struggles with you in a collaborative relationship.

Call 719-266-3919 to schedule an appointment.

Resources:
https://www.chdi.org/ – information on school behavior, mental health and child development, health and safety for young children

https://youtu.be/CAqBv37nFq0 – Video with Moms telling how they struggle with parenting and kids talking about their Moms. 3 minutes long.

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  • 5410 Powers Center Point Suite #210
    Colorado Springs , CO 80920

  • Mon-Fri:8AM-8PM
    Sat-Sun:8AM-4PM - Closed Sunday