If you’re an overwhelmed parent, you know it. You don’t need me to outline what that means. You’re a member of an underground community that gets very little recognition or support.
You bust your buns all day long (in or out of the home) only to look forward to preparing and serving dinner, cleaning it up 15 minutes later, bathtime, books, bedtime, tidying the house, folding laundry, maybe jumping in the shower (that’s a luxury) and by 9:45 p.m. begging for mercy as you contemplate how tired you’ll be tomorrow if you hunker down into one episode of a 23-minute show on Netflix. Remember, the kid(s) might need you through the night, so don’t forget to factor that into your (maybe) 6 hours of sleep.
What can I do for you?
Let’s start by outlining what I can’t do for you: 1) I can’t take care of your kids so you can nap; 2) I can’t cook you a bunch of crockpot meals each week and drop them off on Sunday nights; and 3) I can’t pack a zillion lunches or come up with toddler activities. As your therapist, I will offer you …
- A safe space to share your story – where you’ll be met with empathy, understanding and validation.
- An opportunity to explore what isn’t working in order to identify small changes that could be made – without added demands on your time and energy.
- A chance to address the shame and guilt that often accompany feeling burned out at home.
- A clear and realistic plan for climbing out of whatever hole you’ve found yourself in. That’s the beauty of therapy: It’s all about YOU and what you need TODAY.
So, while I’m not able to remove the stress in your life, I can help you manage it – and I can help you build the kind of future you want for yourself and your family.
I know, not as good as 5 nights of healthy, organic, pre-made meals, but you can see that I’m trying here. : )
“Who we are and how we engage with the world are much stronger predictors of how our children will do than what we know about parenting.”
― Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead