We believe that the journey of becoming a father, impacts your experience of being a father. As a dad, you have different needs than that of your partner. You had to deal with all the changes your partner experienced throughout the entire childbearing continuum without being able to 'do anything' about it. Most likely, you heard about the struggles, the body changes and the fears, and felt powerless to make it better. For some dads, they were completely unprepared for the experience of witnessing the birth of their child. And, if the birth was traumatic, they can be vicariously impacted by the experience. You might be feeling disconnected from your family because of what you witnessed, or you might be struggling to figure out how to connect and communicate after all the changes. Regardless of the struggle, we are here to help you work through the stressors of becoming a dad through a nervous system approach to therapy.
Over the years we've heard Dads say that they felt at a loss and didn't know how to support their partner. This resulted in them feeling incompetent in their new role as a father. To deal with the discomfort they became preoccupied with their job, leaving the new mom feeling all alone and undervalued. What does it mean to be a father in today's ever changing world? The dad of the past, is no longer the dad of the present. We know that as a father you want to provide and you don't want to see your partner struggle. Feeling powerless to solve the problem feels awful for fathers. Let's turn this around, together.
Learn Communication Skills
A common statement we often hear from the Mothers we support is that they wish that their partner would engage in their own therapy. Reaching out to talk with someone is not a sign of weakness; it is a sign of strength and love. We are not here to diagnose you. We will walk alongside your fatherhood journey to help you learn the communication skills to reduce conflict and increase connection.