I provide a safe space for mothers to take care of themselves while raising children and teens. There is no easy way to describe the transition to motherhood or to parenting a teenager. Different parts if your life will change through every stage of your child’s development, as well as different parts of yourself. Many women find it difficult to manage their marriage, career, friendships and time for themselves when raising kids. You are still important and need time for yourself. You might find yourself overwhelmed and reminiscing about the old “you before them.” Women struggle to balance the mother they want to be and the hopes and dreams they have for themselves. You are not alone in this and I am here to support you.
The relationships that we have with our parents and family of origin is the relationship that has the biggest impact on our entire lifespan. It is so important that we work on ourselves as parents to understand our triggers and regulate our own emotions, so we can become better parents for our children. Many of my adult clients come to therapy because of damage from their childhood and how this past trauma has continued to show up in their lives and current relationships. As, mothers, we can start to break this cycle. You need to set time aside for yourself to gain clarity on your emotions and reactions so you can be the best parent that you can be for your kids. Our children teach us things about ourselves that we haven’t paid attention to until becoming a parent. Our kids are a reflection of ourselves and they hold a mirror up to what we are modeling to them as parents. We are their first teachers of emotion regulation, resilience, kindness, respect, trust and love. Our children trigger us to work on part of ourselves that we may have ignored or hidden for years. There’s no better time to improve yourself than when you are a mother. Take care of yourself and you can then take care of them.