Marriage and Family Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Therapy for adults, teens, and families

"Don’t give up. Don’t give in. Give yourself."
--– Patty Wipfler
Parenting Support
Parenting is one of the few things in life that equalizes us. We all start out as beginners. We all want to be the best we can be for our children. We want to give them everything life has to offer.

Sunlight Through the Trees Yet we are constantly faced with confusing moments. We aren’t always sure how best to respond to complex situations. We have our child’s best interests in mind, but we might not know what to do. With so many different views about parenthood, we might not know where to turn to for support and guidance.

I provide a safe space for parents to explore themselves and to give voice to the struggles they encounter. I find it incredibly fulfilling to work with parents as they think about who they are as parents, how they would like to be with their children, and what comes up in the way of their most hoped for vision of themselves as parents. As John Firman once said, "What's in the way is the way." Often what parents need most is for someone to listen to them as they explore what's in the way of their vision. And as Patty Wipfler from Hand in Hand Parenting writes, “When you give another person your full, warm attention, you help their body and their mind move toward better functioning.”

In addition to listening to parents and helping them explore their vision and what's in the way of that vision, I also provide parents with practical tools and a variety of resources, particularly when requested.