Parental Support from Root & Blossom

From the moment you find out you will be a parent, to the nuanced challenges of parenting teenagers, our services are designed to support you at every step. Through a variety of services including parent consultation to enhance effective parenting, filial therapy to strengthen parent and child bonds, and individual counseling and maternal mental health options, we help parents navigate the complexities of raising children, manage personal mental health challenges, and strengthen family dynamics.

Parent Consultation

Parenting is a rewarding journey, but let's face it – children don't come with instruction manuals. Whether you're navigating the challenges of toddlerhood to tackling teen angst, our therapists can provide a personalized roadmap to confident and effective parenting. Our therapists will work collaboratively with you to set realistic and actionable parenting goals, integrating principles of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, and positive discipline.

Tailored Options- Parent Consultation Bundles

One-Time Parenting Check-In

A One- Time Parent Check-In is a specialized, one-time session where parents have the opportunity to meet with a licensed therapist to evaluate and discuss your current parenting strategies. This unique consultation is designed to provide a supportive space for you to explore concerns and address any specific challenges you might be facing. Whether it's understanding if certain behaviors are developmentally typical, seeking advice on how to improve family dynamics, or simply looking for reassurance and guidance in your parenting approach, this session offers a quick and low commitment way to empower you with knowledge, strategies, and the confidence needed to navigate the complexities of raising children in today's world. This check-up is ideal for parents who are proactive about their family's well-being and are seeking expert insights to ensure their parenting practices are aligned with their child's needs and developmental stage.

One-Time 90 Minutes Session


Three-Session Parent Consultation Bundle

Our Three-Session Parenting Bundle is specifically crafted for parents seeking in-depth, tailored strategies to address a particular challenge or behavior affecting their family dynamics. This bespoke approach is ideal for those who have identified a targeted area of concern—such as following directions, bedtime resistance, or difficulty with transitions. It's perfectly suited for parents who are committed to understanding the underlying causes of these behaviors and are ready to implement specific, effective strategies over the course of three focused sessions.

Session 1:

The first session is dedicated to establishing a comprehensive understanding of your family dynamics, identifying the core concerns, and setting targeted goals. Topics such as communication strategies, behavioral management, and emotional regulation within the family context are explored.

Session 2:

The second session builds on this foundation by introducing tailored strategies and interventions, equipping you with practical tools and techniques to address the identified challenges. This may include positive discipline approaches, enhancing parent-child connection, and managing stress and conflicts effectively.

Session 3:

The final session focuses on reinforcing these new practices, addressing any ongoing concerns, and planning for future challenges. This structured yet flexible approach ensures that you receive personalized, in-depth support, empowering them to create a more harmonious and supportive family environment.

Three, 50 Minute Sessions


Five-Session Parent Consult Bundle

Our Five-Session Parenting Bundle is specifically tailored for parents facing behavioral challenges, offering an in-depth approach under the guidance of a licensed therapist. This comprehensive program is structured to tackle complex behavioral issues or to help parents that need support in building a comprehensive parenting approach. Focus areas might include navigating emotional outbursts, addressing defiance, or creating more structure in discipline and routines.

Session 1:

The first session is dedicated to establishing a trusting relationship between you and your therapist. It involves a detailed assessment of your child's behavioral challenges, understanding your family's dynamics, and identifying your concerns and objectives.

Session 2:

The second session delves into the underlying causes and triggers of the identified behaviors. Through discussion and analysis, you and your therapist explore developmental, environmental, and emotional factors contributing to the behaviors.

Session 3:

With a comprehensive understanding of the behaviors, the third session focuses on developing specific, actionable strategies for behavior management. These strategies are designed to be practical and adaptable to your unique situation, encompassing positive reinforcement, setting boundaries, and communication techniques aimed at mitigating challenging behaviors.

Session 4:

The fourth session reviews the implementation of the strategies, addressing any challenges encountered and making necessary adjustments. This session allows for real-world feedback and fine-tuning of techniques, ensuring they are as effective as possible.

Session 5:

The final session is dedicated to reviewing the progress made towards the initial goals and discussing the long-term maintenance of positive behaviors. Future challenges are anticipated, and additional strategies for sustaining improvements are provided. This session also offers space for addressing any new concerns that may have arisen, ensuring you feel supported and prepared to continue their positive parenting journey beyond the package.

Five, 50 Minute Sessions


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Filial Therapy

Filial Therapy is a unique and impactful therapeutic approach that places parents at the forefront of their children's emotional well-being. In this empowering model, parents become active agents of change by learning to conduct structured play sessions by a trained therapist. Through intentional and therapeutic play, parents gain insights into their child's world, learn effective communication strategies, and strengthen the parent-child bond.

Filial Therapy Six Week Program

Session 1: Parenting Strengths, Goals, and Triggers

Exploring and understanding individual parenting strengths, setting personal and family goals, and identifying common triggers in the parenting journey.

Session 2: Introduction to Play Therapy

An overview of play therapy principles and techniques, and their role in child development and parent-child interactions.

Session 3: Skills: Tracking and Empathy

Developing skills in observational tracking and empathy to enhance understanding and connection with children.

Session 4: Language: Encouragement Vs Praise

Learning the nuances between encouragement and praise, and how language impacts a child's self-esteem and motivation.

Session 5: Boundaries and Limit-Setting

Strategies for setting healthy boundaries and limits in a nurturing and effective manner.

Session 6: Playroom Practice: Putting Skills into Action

Hands-on session in a playroom setting to practice the skills learned, with real-time guidance and feedback.

Filial therapy is offered both individually and in a group format. Please see our groups page for current offerings.

Individual Therapy for Parents

Parents will find immense value in seeking therapy for themselves as it provides a dedicated space to navigate the multifaceted challenges of parenthood and the intersection with other life stressors both past and present.

With a focus on managing the inherent anxieties, exploring our own experiences being parented and addressing personal growth and relationship dynamics, therapy offers a confidential and supportive environment. It allows parents to explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and gain valuable insights that contribute not only to their individual well-being but also to the creation of a healthier and more harmonious family environment. Seeking therapy is a proactive step towards fostering resilience, enhancing parenting skills, and nurturing a positive and fulfilling parental experience.

Maternal Mental Health Counseling

Parents from all walks of life, may grapple with mental health changes anytime from pregnancy to the initial 12 months postpartum. Maternal mental health counseling specializes in nurturing the emotional and psychological well-being of mothers during this significant life transition. The journey into parenthood brings about profound changes in relationships, roles, self-perception, and personal priorities. Maternal mental health therapy provides a safe space for women to explore these changes, challenge unrealistic ideals of a 'good mother,' and address specific issues, including postpartum depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and the overall adjustment to motherhood.

In-depth counseling sessions involve exploring the mother's emotional state, creating a safe haven for expressing feelings, fears, and joys associated with motherhood. The counselor works collaboratively with the mother to identify stressors, challenges, and thought patterns affecting mental health, while also exploring support systems and strengths. The therapeutic process employs evidence-based interventions, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and mindfulness practices, fostering a positive and resilient mental health foundation for mothers.

Well-informed maternal mental health care supports mothers in navigating the intricate emotional landscape of motherhood, promoting resilience and empowerment for emotionally fulfilling and healthy lives for themselves and their families.

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