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Single Parenting

Single Parenting

How do single parents cope? What are the struggles of being a single parent? Can a single parent raise a successful child? How does being a single parent affect you?

Your child will be successful and well-adjusted. And you can overcome the stress of being a single parent, and build a solid life for your family.

Single parent stress

Depending on the circumstances that led to you being a single parent, you may be dealing with it in many ways. Grief, anger, and anxiety, could all be part of this change in your life.

 

And depending on your child’s age, it may affect them differently. They might feel abandoned or angry, and some of those emotions could be redirected to you. And even if they are younger, you worry how this will affect them when they are old enough to fully understand.

 

You want to be a great parent to them, and you want them to flourish. But you worry if you can do this on your own. How will you make ends meet with one income? How will you find the time to work and give your child the attention they need? And how will you take care of yourself?

 

Put in those terms, it becomes clear that these expectations are too lofty to achieve with no help. And that thought might scare you. You’ve convinced yourself that you should be able to cope on your own. And you may feel isolated from those who would help you.

But don’t be afraid to ask for assistance. Give the people in your life a chance to step up for you.

And advocate for your own well-being, in addition to that of your child.

Single Parenting

Single parent counseling

Incorporating therapy into your life will help you achieve that state of well-being. Your family, friends, and community are key to providing the support system you need. But in addition to helping you facilitate that support, we will provide you with the space to unload any lingering shame or anxiety.

In order to be strong and present for your child, you must take care of yourself as well. Therapy can help you avoid looking at each day as just another hurdle to overcome. Setting reliable routines and practicing a positive mindset can both contribute to that goal.

And in addition to taking care of yourself, therapy can also give you the tools you need to be a great parent to your child. Ultimately, the most important thing is for you to make the most of the time you have with them. Even when that time is limited by work, school, or other obligations.

Take advantage of the one-on-one time you do have with your child to show them that they are loved and heard. There will always be difficult days. And many of the challenges you may face will be similar to those of any parent.

But that is why it’s so important to have a support system built of friends, family, and a counselor. They will give you opportunity to work through the additional difficulties that are specific to being a single parent.

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.

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Our Expert Clinicians

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

LCPC

MA, LCPC, PMH-C

LCSW

LCPC, ATR-BC, LMHC (FL)

LCSW (in IL & CO), CADC, CODP I

LCSW, PMH-C

LPC, NCC

M.S.ED, LPC, NCC

LCSW