Ruth Wyatt, LCSW, MA
18 East 16th Street
New York, New York 10003
ruthwyattlcsw@gmail.com

Support for Parents

Coping with feelings of depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties and other life problems is complicated enough without children.  Struggling with these issues as a parent poses its own unique set of challenges and questions:

.  How can I take care of myself emotionally while still being a "good enough" parent?  

.  What do I do with my feelings of disappointment and anger towards my children?  and towards myself?

.  How should I handle issues such as limit setting, sibling and peer relationships, co-parenting/single parenthood?

In my work with parents, I address the whole person- from those issues that predate having children to the difficult feelings that having children stirs up;  from the intangible issues of identity to the more concrete, day to day decisions of parenthood. 

In addition to my individual and couples work with parents, I have also led parenting groups and parenting workshops throughout New York City on a variety of topics including: limit-setting, discussing difficult issues, resilience, adoption, co-parenting, and more.  
 

I have a parenting blog on goodtherapy.com and have published a number of parenting articles online including:  


.  just say no? a guide to setting limits with your child

how to achieve harmonious co-parenting

divorce, separation and parenting: a primer 

.  5 steps to fostering resilience in your child

.  tips for limit setting with your teen  

. 7 tips for discussing touchy topics with your child 

.  how to handle aggression in your child

.  why it's good to hate your kids