This isn’t how you pictured it. You never imagined parenting would be so hard, but every day seems to be an unending challenge. And you’re not sure if you and your child will ever be close again.
You’re hoping to feel like a loving family again. To look at your child with pride and admiration in your eyes rather than fear and worry. But you’re just not sure how to get through the emotional and behavioral problems that keep you separated.
It’s hard to remember the last time you enjoyed each other’s company? Or the last time you felt connected with your child in a meaningful way? You long for a time when spending an afternoon together was easy and fun. Now it’s a matter of navigating meltdowns, tantrums, and outbursts. You have such high hopes for your child and your family, but in all honesty, that hope seems it is slipping away.
Lately, everything about parenting feels like fighting through a battleground with no safe refuge in sight. You are wondering if things will ever improve or if you’ll ever feel like a competent parent again. You’re terrified your child will continue to struggle socially. You are worried that your relationship with each other will continue to feel strained. What’s more, outsiders are starting to comment on your child’s behavior. It is frustrating how others seem to be quick to judge and not much help with a solution.
Worrying about your family’s future is starting to wear you down. You’ve tried all the tricks up your sleeve. You have read your share of parenting self-help books and articles. Although you have given it your best efforts you things are still not improving in your home.
You find yourself wondering if your family is ever going to get through this…
A lot of the time you feel hopeless and like you’re yelling all the time. You know that your reactions are only making things worse. Nothing you do seems to work, and you’re starting to feel like you don’t even know who your child is anymore. You’ve even stopped going to social gatherings because of the embarrassment your child’s behavior might cause. You just never know what humiliating meltdown might happen next.
You truly want that once-in-a-lifetime relationship with your child. The one where you’re each other’s best friends and confidants. You want to be able to enjoy the simple things together, rather than having to work so hard just to get some semblance of connection. But you have no idea what more you can do. You never imagined you’d feel so distant from someone you love so deeply. And you certainly didn’t expect you’d be so worried about your child’s mental health and wellbeing.
There is hope, life doesn’t have to continue this way. Let us help your family heal and work together the way you always imaged it would be.
When You Seek Parenting Services from Brittani Persha Counseling You Will:
- Gain a better understanding of your child and their unique needs
- Enjoy spending time together again and you will feel more connected to each other
- Learn new skills and tools to bring you both closer together
- Feel more comfortable and confident in your strengths as a parent
- Have a firmer grasp on how to guide your child according to their developmental age and needs.
- Learn communication tools that work so you and your child continue to progress in your relationship
The Parenting Services Process
Our parent therapy services are intended to:
- Help you feel more competent as a parent
- Better recognize your child’s cues prior to a meltdown
- Have the tools necessary to address your child’s needs,
The parent therapy component of treatment services includes both parent therapy sessions and parent-child therapy sessions. Through the parent counseling sessions, you will:
- Gain a greater understanding of your triggers
- Learn tools to effectively respond to the difficult behaviors
- Increase understanding of your child’s individualized needs and effective ways to respond to those needs.
Then, during joint sessions with your child, you will put these new skills into practice.
Parent – Child Therapy is about taking a break from the stressors of everyday life and developing a space where you can enjoy and understand one another.
Here’s what to expect:
Our Parenting Services are unique. They incorporate 2 main parts:
Component One: Parent Counseling
Parenting sessionsusually occur once a monthbut depending on the needs of each family are sometimes scheduled more often. These sessions are invaluable to the counseling process and your child’s progress in therapy. The parenting therapy sessions are dedicated time for you and your therapist to :
- Go over treatment updates
- Check in about how things are going at home
- Receive recommendations on how to handle different challenges
- Explore underlying causes for continued struggles.
It is also a time where we explore your triggers as a parent. We offer a safe space to process and reflect on your own personal experiences and how they are impacting the parent-child dynamic.
Component Two:Parent-Child Therapy
This is where BPC is unique to most other child therapy practices! We view the parent-child relationship as the foundation of treatment. We dedicate a portion of the child therapy sessions to improving this connection. During this special playtime, we do a variety of things including:
- Develop playful connection rituals
- Learn about big feelings together
- Practice different ways to communicate
- Explore whats underneath behaviors (in a safe and play-based way).
Our clients (both parents and children) come to really look forward to this time where they are able to reconnect. Previous parents we have worked with have stated how much they learned about themselves through this process. Through our process of play and relationship-based tools parents and children form a deeper connection, understand their children in a deeper way and have a whole different outlook of their child
The playroom is a place where children are free to explore and express themselves. When facilitated by a trained play therapist, play becomes the focus of emotional healing.
Our therapy services include play therapy, family therapy, parent therapy, parent-child relationship therapy, sand tray therapy, and coping skill development. We’ll identify the ways of thinking and acting that fuel your child’s emotional symptoms, and we will also spend time exploring your child’s development and beliefs that are contributing to their negative coping patterns.
We will strive to help you both recognize and intervene in negative cycles and learn new patterns of relating to each other.
As you and your child begin healing your relationship, you can expect that you will both be able to better express emotions, ask for what you need, and cope better when your emotions become overwhelming.
More About Brittani
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor (LCSW-S), I have over ten years’ experience in private practice specializing in therapy with children and families. I work from a place that incorporates play, attachment, and neuroscience together. Which means that I strive to help you understand your child’s unique way of expressing themselves, the impact of your parent-child relationship, and the influence of your child’s currently developing brain.
During my years working with parents and their children, I have seen firsthand how playfulness leads to an open and honest connection. I feel privileged that families welcome me into their world so that healing, growth, and understanding can occur. Therapy with me is about joining with parents and children in a collaborative way where play and respect are shared, creating a space where clients can explore themselves fully.
I make it my mission to help families heal so they can come to a place of long-lasting change. I am dedicated to guiding families to get beyond their child’s behavior to what’s underneath it, so they can see children from a more holistic lens. It is my passion to inspire parents to reconnect with their playful sides, so they can rebuild the relationships with their children and form secure bonds. Learn more by checking out our About Us Page.
When You Bring Your Child to Brittani Persha Counseling
You are bringing them to a group of therapists who believe in helping you tune into your child’s deepest needs. Therapy with us will not only help you learn your child’s preferred methods of communication so you can decipher what it is their behavior is really trying to say, but also help your child recognize when their emotions are too big to handle and come up with appropriate ways of expressing themselves.
We specifically focus on helping children from ages 2 to 12 years old. Our ability to serve children as young as 2 years old makes us unique to our area and as you know early intervention is often essential for success later in life.
Our team of clinicians is dedicated to supporting the whole family. Often it is helpful for other members of the family to receive support when a child is exhibiting behavior problems. In cases like these, two therapists will team up and collaborate to support families so that every individual receives the attention and help they need.
Who Benefits Most from Our Parenting Services
Our Parenting Services are best for families who want to uncover and understand the obstacles that keep them stuck in negative cycles.
Often, the parent-child relationship becomes strained when there are misunderstandings within a family. It is our job to work together to help your family share information with each other in a healthy and healing way. Once we can determine what is at the root of the disconnection, we can better understand how to help you and your child heal and resolve the behaviors that have driven you apart.
You will benefit from the Parenting Services offered at BPC if you:
- Want to better connect with your child and understand what’s inside their heart
- Are tired of feeling the tension in your relationship with your child
- Have a child that is behaving aggressively, and you don’t know where to turn
- Feel like you are yelling all of the time
- Have lost your sense of pleasure when spending time with your child
BPC is not the right fit for every family. These situations include, but are not limited to Parent who:
- Want a quick fix
- Do not want to be a part of the process
- View the problems as only the child’s issues
- Desire to simply put a bandage over the issue but not dig out the rotten roots
- Want me “to fix” their child
If you are currently experiencing any of these issues, I can provide you with appropriate referrals for your level of care.
What is Your Parenting Style?
Are you curious about how BPC might be able to help support your growth as a parent? One of the components of our Parenting Program is exploring what your personal parenting style is. Check out this short video to get a great introduction to different types of parenting styles.
What Do our Parenting Services Cost?
Our parenting services are a fee for service program, and we accept all major forms of payment. The session fees depend upon the clinician you and your family choose to see for treatment.
Each session costs between $90 and $130 per session.
Some clinicians accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance. However, if you have another plan, we are happy to provide you with a superbill receipt to submit to your insurance company for any Out-of-Network reimbursement.
When and Where Can I Schedule a Counseling Session?
Our office is conveniently located in the Energy Corridor of Houston, Texas. We are a few minutes south of I-10 on Memorial Dr, in between Dairy Ashford and Eldridge. Our location is convient for families located in the Katy and Houston areas.
Sessions are held by appointment only Monday – Saturday availability from 8:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Your Next Steps
You and your child can absolutely break out of the negative patterns that have you both feeling so trapped and stressed. Together, you will be able to grow together and get on the same page as you embrace your ability to play together. Also, you will reclaim a peaceful family and home life.
Having deep insight into what impacts your child’s behaviors may feel impossible right now. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t start to take the small steps necessary to understand. You just need the support of a caring professional to help the two of you reconnect.
You will both benefit as we work together to recognize the meanings behind the behaviors and to meet the emotional needs that long to be met in ways appropriate for your child’s developmental stage. And, as a parent, you’ll also shift from feeling helpless and overwhelmed to feeling more in control, more confident, and more encouraged. Ultimately, you and your child will rebuild your healthy relationship and ensure it lasts. We can help.
Call 713-364-8645 to schedule your an appointment today.
Still unsure if this is what your family is needing? Schedule a free phone consultation today and speak directly with one of our trained therapists to learn more about practice and answer any questions you may have.