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Becoming New Parents

Becoming New Parents

Aw! You just had your first baby and have never felt so much unconditional love, joy, warmth, excitement…uncertainty, exhaustion, frustration, and nervousness!

The addition of a baby changes things in ways that you may never have anticipated. You are now responsible for another person, and trying to meet all their needs on top of our own is a big job. You may even be “seasoned” parents and adding more children to your family is still a challenging transition.

 

According to societal standards, you are supposed to be nothing but grateful about being a parent, and you are supposed to enjoy every single moment. But the truth is, parenting is hard. Especially when you have never done it before. You are constantly learning as you go. This learning curve feels like chaos sometimes, which likely makes it feel as though you have no control over your own life.

 

Parenting takes a toll on our physical and emotional well-being. It can be overwhelming as we try to navigate this new territory and we need a little help. You might find it difficult to:

 

  • Manage new responsibilities   
  • Find out who you are with this newly added role       
  • Nurture both baby and your relationship with your partner       
  • Balance work and parenthood       
  • Set boundaries with family and friends       
  • Engage in self-care

When you come to Bricolage Wellness and work with our compassionate and caring clinicians, you will:

Some of the models we use at Bricolage to best support parents, includes Gottman’s Bringing Baby Home & The Becoming Us Model.

Becoming new parents may be overwhelming, but by taking it one day at a time and using some tools to help you manage baby and other responsibilities, you will gain confidence in yourself and your ability to be a parent. And yes, you are your partner can still get along during the process!

Ready to gain some support and guidance through this huge life transition? Our therapists are happy to work with one parent individually or both partners as a couple.

Find out more about how these support services can benefit your family by scheduling a free 15-minute consultation.

Also, check out our Groups Page (link to groups) to find out more about some of the group offerings we have to help support new parents.

Here’s what to expect when you work with us:

Free Phone Consult:

At Bricolage, we extend a free 15-minute phone consultation to make sure we are a good fit to work together. We will discuss what your goals are, explain what therapy will look like, and how your life will be different after working with us. By the end of this call, you will have
a clear idea of your next steps.

Initial Session:

Your first meeting with your therapist will be between 60 and 70 minutes and will allow the two of you to begin to build a relationship.
You will go over the information you provided before this initial session as well as dive into all of the elements of your story. Throughout
this appointment, you and your therapist will work as a team to create your action plan.

Weekly Sessions:

Once you and your therapist begin to work deeply together, you will experience a type of treatment that has been completely tailored
to you and your needs. Your therapist will take keen notice of where you are in your maternal mental health journey and ensure that the exercises you complete in session will bring you a sense of comfort and peace as you move forward.

Completion of Goals

As a team, you and your therapist will continue to evaluate your progress and growth. Eventually, the two of you will recognize that you
are responding to stressors more effectively and that weekly therapy might no longer be necessary. At this point you can choose to come to session less often and together you will decide what level of support you need for the future.

Our team of compassionate professionals will help you tap into the strengths you already possess and guide you to stop looking for the “if” and start taking advantage of the NOW.

Other Parenting Issues Services

Our Expert Clinicians

Therapists, Coaches and Occupational Therapists who work with clients experiencing Family Planning, Pregnancy and Postpartum Related Issues.

LCPC

MAT, LCPC, ATR, PMH-C

MA, LCPC, PMH-C

LCSW

LCSW, PMH-C

M.S.ED, LPC, NCC

MA, LCSW, PMH-C

LCPC

LCSW

MBA, MA, LPC, NCC