Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can be stressed, and that stress can show up in sleep problems, feeding difficulties, challenging behaviour or other problems.
Child-parent psychotherapy is a treatment for moms and young children when there have been disruptions in attachment, such as can occur with separation, domestic violence, or bereavement.
Young children are more affected than we realize when they are separated from parents. If mother has to be hospitalized, for example, it can be very hard on a child. Even though we make certain that the child has good care, the separation can be traumatizing.
Child-parent psychotherapy is a way of working with both the mom and the child to see where the connections may have been strained and help them to grow stronger and more robust. Both adults and children benefit from strong, resilient attachments.
I am trained in Alicia Lieberman’s model of Child-Parent Psychotherapy and can offer home-based services from consultation to treatment. Contact the office for more information.