When Your Child Receives a Diagnosis, You Need to Talk About It In Therapy
In therapy sessions at our Lower Manhattan offices, as well as video chat therapy and phone therapy, we work with parents whose children have received a number of different diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, and others. We aren’t interested in trying to posture our expertise in the medical field; we’re interested in giving parents space outside of the medical system to get the attention they need. At Tribeca Maternity, we’ll talk about what the diagnosis means for you, your child, and your family.
Parenthood Is Going to Look Different: We Help You Process This Change
Receiving a diagnosis for your baby can be hugely emotional. It also comes with the realization that parenthood is going to look different for you—still good, just different. In therapy, we won’t let your emotions take a backseat; we’ll help you unpack what is happening and how you feel about it. We help individuals and couples grieve the loss of their expectation of parenting, while also accepting and preparing for a new kind of parenthood.
And You Also Need a Plan
We also understand that your life looks different now in ways you might not have expected, and you need to come up with a plan. Together, we’ll help you develop that plan and organize the right people around you to ensure you get the care you, your child, and your family need.
Couples Benefit from Talking About Their Relationship in the Context of a Child’s Diagnosis
Receiving a diagnosis for your child can have an effect on your relationship too. In couples therapy in person at our Tribeca offices, as well as in remote couples therapy, we’ll help both partners talk honestly about how each is feeling about their child’s diagnosis in the context of the relationship and family. We help couples tend to their relationship so they can navigate this new reality in support of each other.