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Why Should Parents Go To Therapy?

April 28, 2022
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Posted By: Thrive Counseling Center
Young boy riding on his father's shoulders while walking next to his mother

Parenting can be fulfilling and satisfying, but it can also be challenging. Parents are responsible for countless things, including caring for their child’s daily needs, keeping them safe, and helping them develop life skills. What many parents forget, however, is that they are individual people with their own set of needs and goals. 

Sometimes, parents can become so consumed with their children’s lives that they lose sight of themselves as individuals with their own likes, dislikes, personalities, and challenges. Whether you’re a new parent, feel overwhelmed, have health issues, or need some time to self-reflect, you may benefit from parental counseling. 

Our goal at Thrive Counseling Center is to help you grow as an individual and a parent. We can support and guide you with everyday issues parents face while offering you the personalized attention and care you need to become your best self for you and your family. 

Each person has their own parenting style and approach to their family relationships. Knowing your style can help you form a healthy approach to conflict, and it can help you identify your parenting goals. 

What Is Parental Counseling?

At Thrive Counseling Center, we believe in fostering open and respectful communication, so we can help you with any of the following that you or your family may experience:

  • Behavioral issues
  • Physical and intellectual disabilities 
  • Work-life balance
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Communication between parents and their children
  • Single parenting 
  • Cohesive parenting for partners and married couples
  • Co-parenting for separated or divorced parents
  • Financial concerns
  • Health issues 
  • Self-care
  • Childcare
  • Marital problems
  • Separation or divorce
  • Domestic abuse and violence 
  • Childhood trauma 
  • Dealing with loss (e.g., of a loved one, job)
  • Alcohol or drug use 

Benefits of Parental Counseling 

There are many benefits to parent counseling, such as:

  • Having an unbiased professional’s perspective and support 
  • Gaining a better understanding of your parenting style
  • Developing better conflict and communication skills
  • Managing parental expectations
  • Removing the pressure of being a “perfect” parent 

No parent is perfect, and many parents think they’ve failed their children if they seek counseling. But this isn’t true! With parent counseling, the therapist’s role is to work with the parent so they can be the best parent possible for their children. 

Family Therapist Near Me 

Are you looking for a family therapist? Thrive Counseling Center offers parental counseling in Federal Way. Please get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly and experienced therapists.

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