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School and life look much different this year.

You now have new responsibilities that weren’t there before.

It feels like you there’s this expectation to a “magical and creative COVID parent”, but who has time for that?

If this sounds like you, you could benefit from receiving counseling for parents in Long Island, NY.

A mother sits with her children looking frustrated. She struggling with parenting during COVID. She is starting counseling for parents in Long Island, NY with parent counselor Deborah Karnbad.

You’re now a COVID parent. There’s a good chance you now have a pretty heavy hand in your child’s education. You’ve been spending hours at the kitchen table with your kiddo trying to explain long division and having a really hard time (I swear, they’ve changed it!). In addition, there’s a good chance that the people who live in your house spend a lot more time there than they did before. You find yourself reminiscing on the nights when your children would have a sleepover at someone else’s house. And when it comes to celebrations of any kind, you better have a creative idea for it! As if the money tree in the backyard is blooming right now?


Counseling For COVID Parents Can Help

Being a COVID parent is tough stuff. You’ve found that your family has had to really creative and genuinely make the best out of a less than ideal situation. There’s probably some disappointment in your house about what’s happened, or not happened this year. Maybe some cancelled vacations and plans, on top of a whole new set of social norms you and your family abide by now. All of this puts even more pressure on you, as if there wasn’t added pressure of being a parent before. But, COVID parents have a whole new set of worries.

Reasons Why COVID Parents Should Start Counseling For Parents

A mom and son play with their dog. She is feeling stressed out as a COVID parent so she has started counseling for parents in Long Island, NY with parent counselor Deborah Karnbad.

There’s no easy way to get through this year. And, I feel confident in thinking that you don’t feel like you can do it alone. This year in particular, I have noticed unique reasons why COVID parents pursue a parent counselor. From this unique experience, here are some common reasons to start counseling for parents this year:

You feel added pressure to be “fun and creative” and fill your child’s day with activities, but you also have bills to pay.

Often times, you feel overwhelmed with the amount of  people in your house (even though most of them have been there). But the fact that there is less getting out of the house is really getting to you.

You feel scared and anxious about what else this year will bring. It’s already been a complete surprise what else could happen?

At times, you feel a little depressed. You find yourself missing your ‘old life and ‘how things used to be.’ It’s really hard to think about how long it will take to get back to that point.

These are only a few reasons COVID parents have reached out to me, so click here to learn about other reasons to start counseling for parents.

My Approach To Counseling For COVID Parents

You know, I really wish I had the answers to how to navigate this year. That would make this so easy, right? While I don’t an anecdote for all the things you “should” do this year, I can help you navigate what’s going on in your household. Through our work together in counseling for parents, I can teach you some tools to navigate the stress and anxiety that you’re feeling while you raise your children in this uncertain time. As your parent counselor, I’ll offer perspectives that you might not have considered. In addition, I’ll challenge some thoughts and behavior that may seem like they’re working, but they’re actually hindering your situation.

Begin Counseling for COVID Parents in Long Island, NY

Again, these times are very weird and uncertain. There’s a lot of apprehension and anxiety that accompany the implications at hand. But, you’re not alone. As your parent counselor, I’m here to walk down that uncertainty with you. Through counseling for COVID parents, you and I will work together to navigate the issues that you’re experiencing and find ways to get through them. When you’re ready to begin your counseling journey, follow these steps:

  1. Send me a message to set up an appointment.
  2. Get to know me as your new parent counselor.
  3. Get through 2020 one day at a time.

Other Counseling Services Offered In Long Island, NY

Counseling for COVID parents isn’t the only service I offer. I offer many services through online therapy. Since my  Forest Hills counseling clinic is closed.  I offer therapy to individuals and couples. I can provide depression counseling,  divorce recovery, anxiety therapy, divorce recovery,  trauma therapy and grief counseling. I often work with college students. In addition, I offer counseling for stress.