Parents often report difficulty effectively parenting children of all ages and maintaining positive relationships with adult children. We provide a range of skills to help parents increase their confidence and efficacy. Drawing on both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy approaches, we help parents increase awareness of their children’s and their own emotional experiences in order to enable more effective communication. Skills for validation, reinforcement, and punishment are taught so that parents can work towards increasing desirable behaviors and extinguishing unwanted ones. Throughout, we work closely with parents to implement what can be a challenging process. With successful implementation, an increased sense of parent self-efficacy is developed, leading directly to improved functioning for both parents and their children.
Parent Coaching in Scarsdale | Hartsdale Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | DBT 10583