While parenting is one of the greatest joys in life, it is also one of the most challenging. Parents are responsible for not only meeting their child’s physical and emotional needs, but also teaching them life skills, social skills, and appropriate behaviors. For new parents, overwhelmed parents, or parents with a mental health condition, this can especially difficult.
Possible hardships include: providing consistent care, financial difficulties, feeling rushed most days, lack of sleep, attending to the demands of an infant or toddler, scheduling and planning children’s days, and maintaining adult relationships. In addition, parenting has certain physical demands that may be mostly performed by the partner primarily responsible for childcare, making them feel overworked.
Our staff offers specialized modalities for parenting:
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Parental Alienation and Reunification Therapy
Co-parenting sessions for separated or divorced families
Couples Counseling for Parenting
Individual Counseling for Single Parenting
The loss of a child and/or issues with conceiving can be emotionally painful and a strain for the couple or individual. These traumatic experiences can trigger depression, feeling hopeless or defeat, and experience a decrease in self-esteem. Couples or family therapy can help improve communication and this can help with new decision making that can work with both partners or family.
1 in 9 mothers have Postpartum Depression. “Postpartum” means the time after childbirth. Most women get the “baby blues,” or feel sad or empty, within a few days of giving birth. For many, these feelings go away in 3-5 days.
Signs that you may be experiencing postpartum depression include:
Mothers can also experience anxiety disorders during or after pregnancy.
The impacts of not seeking treatment can negatively impact the child through childhood.
We are here to help.
ORLEANS PLACE | TOULOUSE BUILDING
850 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 219
Lafayette, LA 70508
We are honored to provide counseling services to Lafayette and the surrounding communities in Louisiana.
Counseling Offices: Lafayette
Telehealth Counseling: Youngsville, Broussard, Scott, Carencro, New Iberia, New Orleans, Metairie, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Alexandria and others.
Telehealth is available for anyone in the state of Louisiana.
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
ADMIN OFFICE HOURS
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Scheduling is open ONLY during administrative office hours.