You bring home this child you’ve prayed, wished, and hoped for through the years and your life turns completely upside down. You know you need to meet their needs but you’re feeling so out of sorts, you may be wondering if you made the right decision. You’re wondering if you will ever experience the love of parenting your friends seem to have.
You aren’t alone!
You may be wondering “Am I going crazy?”
Parenting is hard enough when you are caring for biological children. When you add in primal wound challenges, bonding difficulties, and a desire to parent “perfectly” to impress your agency, it can create a combination that requires some professional support to get you through.
Nearly every family we work with has been in therapy before with therapists who weren’t helpful…
The families we see have been told their child just needs to be spanked and “put in their place” or that there was no hope for improvement. This is simply not true.
Many of the trainings our team has pursued over their careers have helped build their knowledge base for serving adoptees and their families. You will find that we use a mix of Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Theraplay, Trauma Informed Care, and Brainspotting in the therapy room.
Our clients report improved relationships with their children and often comment that our approach helps them to feel seen and heard for the first time.
It takes a lot of courage to be vulnerable and say things out loud like “I hate parenting!” or “Did I make a mistake?” We hear these things often and completely empathize with the deep feelings of grief and sadness that create these questions.
You will not be judged by us!
If you’ve read this far, you’re likely seeing yourself in these words and if so, I hope you will reach out.
There is hope for your family.
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