How do you change patterns from the past that are unhelpful now? Patterns are usually what bring people into counseling, usually after a lot of suffering. You may have learned through trial and error that just trying not to be a certain way isn’t enough. Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs there is! I listen to where you feel stuck, and together we see what direction to go. Even if you have some challenges with parenting it’s likely that you’re doing a lot of things right. Let’s strategize together to build on your strengths as a parent to resolve your concerns and to create the happy family life that you seek.
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
― Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times