Couples Therapy for Expecting and New Parents
Becoming a parent is a significant life change that can bring new challenges and stressors to a relationship. New and expecting parents may have different expectations of what parenthood should look like. The demands of parenthood, combined with the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy and postpartum, can be stressful for new and expecting parents. Couples can be left feeling disconnected and out of sync, leaving partners frustrated and lonely.
When partners come from different cultural backgrounds, they may face unique communication or differing values and expectations. Multicultural couples may also face stressors related to discrimination and cultural identity. These differences and stressors can sometimes lead to misunderstanding and conflict within the relationship.
Therapy for Immigrants and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
Having a protected space where Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and immigrant individuals can show up fully without needing to code-switch or fully mask can be powerful and liberating. BIPOC and immigrant communities living in the US have often experienced trauma related to systemic racism, discrimination, and other forms of oppression. BIPOC and immigrant individuals may also struggle with questions of cultural identity and how to reconcile their cultural heritage with the majority culture. Exploring their experiences through a lens that honors their identities, background, and culture may offer clients a new perspective and path forward.