Over the course of a lifetime, there are a number of stressors that a couple may face. I can help you with at least three of them:
1. The Relationship itself. Relationships are not easy and can be hard work at times. In keeping up with the hustle and bustle of every day life we some times realize that we are not communicating well, feeling stressed out and arguing over the same things. Things happen in which trust is questioned or broken. Or perhaps we simply don’t feel as connected or in love as we once did. I can help you to recapture that loving feeling, communicate more effectively, re-establish trust and learn to resolve arguments quickly and fairly.
2. Infertility. For 1 out of every 8 couples having a child is not as easy as simply trying. If you are one of those couples then you know the heartbreak, loneliness and anxiety that infertility brings. Each couple’s, and each person’s, infertility journey is unique and has individual needs. At the same time, there are many commonalities that couples experience. As a person who struggled with infertility, I experienced first hand the benefits of seeing a therapist skilled in infertility to help me manage the stress, emotions and pain, and assist my wife and me make informed decisions that were right for us along the way.
3. Parenthood or more specifically, Fatherhood. When a couple has a child everything changes. The couple goes from being lovers to “business partners” in terms of raising their child. Not only are we trying to learn how to care for this little person who did not come with an instruction manual, but we are also learning how to relate to one another in this new way. On top of that, there is a whole host of additional challenges that a birth can bring such as post-partum depression, changes in hormones and dramatic changes in or the disappearance of your sex life. Being a new dad can feel like change and stress on steroids, even during the most joyful parts of parenthood. If you are feeling overwhelmed or finding yourself in need of some help, I will teach you strategies for parenting to raise a healthy happy child, to be a supportive partner, mange your stress and thrive in your new found role of Dad.