Recently I chatted with Michele Portlock with Navigating the Spectrum, located in Parker, Colorado. We chatted about neurodiversity-affirming and trauma-informed care for the neurodivergent community. If you’d like to listen to the podcast, here is the link. https://www.micheleportlock.com/
Therapy for Parents
Restore Peace & Balance to Your Neurodivergent Parenting Journey
We are passionate about parenting with mindful purpose and intention. If you are looking for someone who can partner with you to support the challenging situations and behaviors that keep showing up while parenting your neurodivergent child, adolescent or teen, then we would love to help you and your family on this journey. We help you to identify your parenting “why” while finding comfort in the present and living your values through intentional actions.
If you are visiting this page, you may be having a difficult time parenting your neurodivergent child, adolescent or teen. It is our goal to be of help as we work together on how to best support your child, while also allowing for some space in the therapeutic process for you to better care for yourself during the challenging moments. As you move forward in your parenting journey, we hope to be of value to you and your relationship with your child so you can thrive even when it’s hard. We specialize in challenging behaviors, neurodivergent parenting and parent/child issues.
“If we value our children, we must cherish their parents.”
Let's face it - being a parent is difficult and rewarding!
Being a parent is the hardest yet the best, most amazingly rewarding job we will ever have in our lifetime. Add being a neurodivergent parent or a parent with a child who is impulsive, moody, angry or struggling in daily life can be even more difficult and taxing on you and your family.
Although it may seem like an impossible, uphill battle at times, you can move forward, your child can be successful, you can restore peace and balance to your family, and we are here to help. We believe all children can be successful and reach their true potential. We are glad you are here and taking a step to find guidance. We provide a safe, collaborative, and supportive place where we can focus on how to move forward together.
Therapy can help you as a parent if:
- You feel that your own peace, life balance and personal relationships are suffering.
- You struggle with how to parent your child.
- You feel you are constantly sacrificing your own happiness and wellbeing at the expense of managing your child’s needs.
- You struggle with understanding your child/teen’s behavior.
- Everything you have tried is just not working.
- You want to be more present for your child as a parent.
- You want to restore a sense of joy to parenting.
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We are not all in the same boat, but we are certainly all in the same storm… The COVID-19 pandemic has been an uncertain and stressful time for all of us. Add being a parent of a neurodivergent child can add another complex layer of challenges while parenting and navigating the school system during COVID-19.