A Better Approach To Life
It’s vital that you find someone you trust. Our counselors go beyond the call of duty to form a bond between them and their client.
At Innovative Family Therapy in Louisville, KY, we have multiple therapists that are licensed in different areas of counseling. That way, you and your family can receive help in one building versus traveling to different offices.
Our therapists look at everything from a family perspective. We assess the situation as it pertains to the dynamic of the entire family instead of just a single person. We even allow multiple therapists to work with a single family.
For some, sitting in a therapist’s office might make them uncomfortable. That’s why we offer teletherapy so our clients can have the option of in-person or video sessions – whatever makes them feel at ease.
Sometimes when you call a therapist’s office, you get put on a waitlist to see someone. We employ enough therapists to make sure our clients never get put on a waitlist.
We all remember when we held our child in our arms for the first time and thought that everything was perfect. But the bundle of joy we brought home doesn’t stay sweet and innocent forever.
First, it’s just walking and talking and potty training. Quickly that turns into teaching a child to read, respect others, and behave in school. Blink once and you have a teenager on your hands and a whole new set of issues. Parenting is not for the faint of heart, and children bring their own personalities, wills, and demands to our lives. Parenting counseling provides you with valuable insight and skills to help you intentionally lead your family.
What Is Parent Counseling?
Parenting counseling provides adults with the knowledge, guidance tools, and emotional support to see how you, as the parent, affect the dynamics of the entire family. We start by discovering your inherent parenting style, where that comes from, and how that is affecting your current family. Next, we dive into changing bad habits into good ones, healing past hurt, and moving forward to restore harmony in the household.
Who Needs Parental Coaching
If you’re a parent, we recommend seeing a counselor at least once. Sometimes we are short-sighted to our own situation and seeing a counselor can simply help us to function better as a parent. However, parenting counseling is more of a necessity for any parent who is experiencing major life events including:
- Marital problems that have an impact on the children.
- Medical or mental health diagnosis that affects your ability to parent effectively.
- Parents who are separated or in the process of getting divorced.
- Experiencing abuse or violence with their spouse.
- Parents dealing with loss of a child, parent, spouse, or marriage.
- Substance abuse in the home that is affecting the family dynamics.
- Parents struggling with children/teen problems
Benefits of Counseling for Parents
Children don’t come with owner’s manuals, but there are hundreds of parenting books. Each expert totes their way is the “best” way to parent your kids, but they don’t know you or your kids. At Innovative Family Therapy, you get a personal and professional counselor who can dive deep into your family and your situation to determine the best course of action for you.
This type of help isn’t available from any type of parenting book, it only comes from seeking out a parenting counselor as a partner in your home.
- You get advice from a trained professional with the education, tools, and resources to help you enact real change in your family.
- A counselor can provide you a better understanding of your parenting style, why you do the things you do, and how to do things better.
- Conflict is inevitable, but a parenting counselor can provide you with conflict skills to better manage disagreements, anger, and frustration in the home.
FAQs on Parent Therapy
Your first session is basically a get-to-know-you session for you and your therapist. It’s important to be open to developing a relationship and honest about what you’re looking for. It’s important to connect with the therapist and look forward to future visits. After your first visit, your therapist will begin to explore specific issues in the home, symptoms, problems, or past trauma.
At Innovative Family Therapy, the first session is 90 minutes. Subsequent sessions are 50-60 minutes.
You don’t need to come with a prepared speech or list of issues. The most important thing is that you’re willing to be open and honest. Set an intention for yourself. What are you hoping to learn or gain from your session? Listen to your gut and relax, we’ll take it from here.
Why Choose Innovative Family Therapy?
As a family therapy group, we look at everything from the family perspective. Our therapists assess each situation as it pertains to the dynamic of the entire family instead of just a single person. This allows us to heal families and bring them together as a whole unit. By employing multiple therapists in one location, we can provide the help you and your family need in one stop. Family issues are never scheduled ahead of time, so we never put our clients on a waiting list. We are here when you need us most.
Lifting the Burden of Parenting
Parenting counseling removes the pressure of having to parent perfectly. Nobody is perfect and as parents, we grow and learn right alongside our kids. Many parents avoid parenting coaching or counseling because they think if they need help it means they have failed.
We believe the opposite.
A parent who is willing to accept help is the hero of the family. We are here to help you discover the type of parent you want to be and provide the best care for your family. That only shows your strength and your commitment to your family. Parenting counseling from Innovative Family Therapy in Louisville, KY can benefit you and your children for the rest of your lives. We look forward to meeting you, give us a call today.