Therapy for Parents
Parenting can bring up lots of mixed feelings.
The arrival of a new baby can feel like the detonation of a bomb, and often our own parents haven’t prepared us for that new reality. You may also have had painful childhood experiences that led to having very fixed ideas about what kind of parent you should be, with expectations that are difficult to live up to.
We can work together to understand how your identity was shaped growing up and how that affects your parenting, and to increase your available resources to respond to the inevitable challenges that come up.
If you have a child on the autism spectrum or with other special needs, you may experience strong feelings that can feel worrisome, damaging, or hard to acknowledge.
Autistic people experience the world differently from neurotypical people in some ways, and we can work together to understand those differences and begin addressing common difficulties that can arise. I know from lived experience what the process of translation between neurodivergent and neurotypical family members can be like.
“If the primary language of the society in which you were born is well-suited to the purpose of describing your sensory experiences, your needs, and your thought processes, you may have neurotypical privilege.”
- Nick Walker, Neurocosmopolitanism
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