If you’re a parent, emotional and psychological issues – either yours or your child’s — can make parenting especially challenging. Fortunately, parent counseling is available that provides the necessary knowledge, tools, guidance, and support to parents without bias or judgment.
Parent counseling from Labyrinth Psychological Services is designed to help parents of all backgrounds, lifestyles, religions, and economic status cope with a wide range of issues, including:
- Separation or divorce
- Child behavior and development
- Aggression or violence
- Family tension
- Confidence or self-esteem
- Substance abuse
- Teen issues
- Mental health
With the right parent counseling tailored to their specific needs, parents, can become better equipped to take care of their children. For instance, if you’re anxious or depressed, you may find normal parenting tasks and challenges more than you can handle. Parent counseling can help reduce stress, alleviate depression, prevent panic attacks, and reduce anxiety.
During therapy, you learn how to effectively reduce and manage stress to enable you to handle your responsibilities and challenges more confidently. If you suffer from anger issues, parent counseling can help you effectively control your anger so that it does not interfere with your parenting responsibilities and put your family at risk.
Parenting can be very stressful, especially if you have a child with psychological issues, such as behavioral problems. You may think that you are not stressed, but in reality you may not recognize it for what it is. It is important to note that stress can manifest itself in a variety of ways such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, excessive worry, irritability, rage, feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Stress can also affect your parenting skills if you have recently experienced a traumatic loss such as a death in the family, especially someone extremely close, such as a spouse or a child.
To learn more about handling the challenges of raising a family, contact the parent counseling professionals here at Labyrinth Psychological Services.