Transition to
Parenthood

The transition to parenthood is often a vulnerable time for couples due to the significant change in identity—both as individuals and as a couple. It’s no longer only about you and your relationship or your personal goals—it’s about creating the space for a new person in your relationship and your life. Not much is known about this little being who will come into your life, but we can all agree that life will dramatically change forever.

Therapy Before This Life Transition is Important. Here’s why…

According to relationship research, approximately 67% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings during the transition to parenthood. If your goal is to be thoughtful, loving, responsible partners and parents, there are several critical areas that therapy can help you address prior to moving forward with your plans to start a family.

Therapy for the Transition to Parenthood can help you to:

  • Address differences in parenting philosophies/ perspectives
  • Explore roles & responsibilities and gain clarity over areas in need of compromise
  • Manage conflict and improve communication issues 
  • Handle changing schedules and self-care
  • Navigate the first year—anticipate and plan for the inevitable challenges that are typical of this period
  • Deepen your financial intimacy and get on the same page about planning for the future
  • Manage your time— creating space for individual, couple, and family time
  • Address and heal past wounds from your own childhood and family of origin

Sometimes, there are areas that you can easily identify that you'd like to work on and improve, other times, you might want guidance through a standard curriculum that will prepare you for the common challenges and inevitable difficulties that lie ahead.

Therapy will be tailored to meet your specific needs...

So it’s important to be communicative throughout the process to ensure that you receive what you need in order to move confidently into this next chapter of your life. 

Therapy is a unique type of service in that it requires you to play an active role in the changes you'd like to create for yourself.

Therapy requires you to think on things that were discussed in session and to try something new that may be outside your comfort zone. In order to be effective, therapy involves a commitment to the process and a willingness to communicate openly with your therapist.

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