With LaunchPad’s counseling services for parents in Richmond, Virginia, we work with you to help you improve your family’s happiness and relationships through personalized guidance.
We often find that Parent Coaching, Counseling, and Feedback run together. Learning to separate who you are, your past experiences, and how this affects your parenting can be hard. We will join with you in discovering what’s best for you, your child and your family, so you enjoy your family life, grow closer together, and experience rich relationships.
Most children and teens that come to LaunchPad Counseling benefit from talking to a counselor without having the parent present. By providing this environment, we allow them to express exactly how they feel without worrying about what anyone will say. The presenting issue may raise personal feelings in the parent (e.g., when addressing the effects of divorce or the loss of a loved one). When children and teens are allowed this personal space, issues can be addressed directly. Depending on what brings them in, children and teens often benefit from individual counseling more than family sessions. We treat what’s discussed in session with limited confidentiality.
Would you like to end the tantrums and power struggles? Would you like to enjoy the time with your children more? Do you wish to feel confident with your parenting skills?
Parenting is a tough job. Not only does your child come with no attached instructions, but the world is full of contradicting messages about parenting. Your friends, parents, and neighbors may all have differing suggestions — yet, you may still feel at a loss for how to help your child and family. LaunchPad’s counselors work with you and your family’s specific dynamics to address the core of your relationships. Every parent-child relationship is different. What works for one family may not work as well for another family. So, we take discipline approaches that have proven successful for thousands of parents and personalize them for your family’s needs and circumstances. We understand that you want to enjoy the time with your family and that you love your kids, and you want them to know it. Receiving appreciation back for your parenting love and concern would feel nice — and this is a completely normal sentiment! We specialize in helping you regain control, so you restore harmony in your home and with your loved ones.
Parenting is so much more than the verb it represents. Parenting is not just about doing Item A or Item B. You ARE a parent, which can change your identity, your relationships, and your worldview. And as a parent, you bring in your own past experiences, current circumstances, relationships, and all the thoughts and feelings that come along with this incredible journey. Along the way, needing a space to process how you feel about your children or your own parent identity is common. Big changes happen inside of a parent, and these changes continue as parent and child go through different life stages together. When parents understand themselves better, they can be a better mom or dad and role model for their child. LaunchPad’s counselors in Richmond, Va., believe in the importance of family involvement in your child’s counseling session. Although helping children through individual counseling services is common at LaunchPad Counseling, we believe working concurrently with parents to help them address the various difficulties they’re also having is integral to a family’s healing process. We will join you in finding balance in the problems coming in the way of developing healthy relationships with your child, so you can get your “Zen” back and reclaim happiness in your family’s life.