Counseling for New Parents
Is your transition into parenthood more of a strain than you expected? Do you often find tears welling up in your exhausted eyes? Are you feeling overwhelmed or unable to meet the demands on you? Or maybe you’d like the support of a compassionate expert to guide you through the early days of parenthood? With a little bit of help, you could be there fully for your child, and connect with yourself and your partner on a deeper level.
Therapy for Children
In our non-judgmental, supportive practice we will discuss your wants and needs openly and respectfully. Our evidence-based techniques, therapies, and experience will help pave the way for an enjoyable beginning to your journey through parenthood.
If you’re looking for an understanding ear to help you through this time, please contact me today for an appointment.
Read about therapy for babies, toddlers and preschoolers here: https://carafairfax.com/can-you-do-therapy-with-an-infant-toddler-or-preschooler/
Are there tensions within your family? Do you feel like you’re not being heard? Are there significant underlying issues between your family members that need to be addressed? Or are intergenerational differences making it hard to connect?
You can improve your relationships, creating authentic communication and respect to begin to heal past or current emotional wounds. You and each member of your family could feel validated, heard, and better understood.
Do you feel like you’re not being heard by your partner? Or not appreciated?
Is there an issue surrounding a lack of faithfulness, money, being a parent, the in-laws, or work?
Or maybe you’d both just love to connect on a deeper level?
By encouraging honest, empathetic communication and using strategies and techniques that aid hearing, healing, and clarity, couples counseling becomes an empowering process for both you and your partner.
Trauma treatment is therapy that helps people overcome the psychological trauma from an event that may have happened recently or long ago. EMDR one such evidenced-based treatment. Both children and adults can experience trauma at any age. What is traumatizing for one person may not be traumatizing for another, trauma is very personal and your trauma treatment is also.
I specialize in trauma in parents of very young children, for example, traumatic births, NICU experiences, pregnancy loss and infant death, or adjusting to a child with a disability. If you have experienced a parental trauma, there is help. You can feel strong, whole and competent.
Therapy for Depression
Do you feel heavy with despair, struggling each day to keep your head just above the darkness and dread? Does it take every ounce of energy to stay afloat? Or are you feeling overwhelmed by feelings of helplessness and hopelessness?
While it may seem difficult to find your way back to hope and happiness, I’ve been helping clients to personally do just that for years. To experience the joy of warm sunshine on their face, to reconnect with estranged loved ones, and to re-engage with a meaningful life.
Therapy for Anxiety
Do you worry about work constantly when you’re at home, or feel anxious and tense even about small events? Is your mind riddled with a powerless sense of imminent danger, a place where rising panic can be difficult to quell? Does your apprehension make it tricky to get on with regular life and enjoy each day?
I’ve been supporting clients with anxiety disorder for years. The evidence-based therapy I provide often enables clients to laugh freely, relax fully, and ground themselves in the face of fear. I can show you how to worry less about your future and enjoy each day right now.
Are you feeling profound sadness after the death of a loved one? Experiencing excessive guilt about something left unsaid or undone? Maybe you’re gripped with fear? Caught in a cycle of anxiety, helplessness, or panic? Or having trouble resuming a normal life with grief and pain as your constant companions? Maybe you’d like professional support through a period of mourning?
In our grief and bereavement counseling we work with you toward lessening the pain so you can function well in your post-loss life. We listen with empathy, discuss ways to deal with unhelpful and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, and teach you techniques to manage distress and enable you to move forward. If you’d like me to show you how, please contact me today for an appointment.