At Head & Heart Parents we offer therapy services for individuals, couples and families. We also offer parent coaching and counseling for young adults.
We offer safe, supportive individual therapy for you to address whatever is keeping you from feeling fully alive. Together we will find your self-acceptance, your humanity, and your strengths. We believe that pain and struggles in life can be turned into opportunities to grow and find more peace and more freedom in life and in our relationships. Individual therapy can be a great place to discover patterns in your thoughts and relationships and then to change the ones that are due for an upgrade.
Stressful family dynamics can interfere with the functioning of every family member. The course of treatment seeks to address communication patterns as well as any individual issues that may be interfering with the cohesiveness of the family system. Families can expect to understand one another better, communicate more effectively, and work together to create healthier patterns. "Family therapy" can consist of a whole family or any combination of 2-3 members of the family, including 'tweens and teens, college kids, and adult children.
YOUNG ADULT COUNSELING
The twenties are a critical period of adulthood. Our twenties are a time when our experiences disproportionately influence the adult lives we will lead. Twenty-first century twentysomethings have the opportunity to build the lives they want – ones in which work, love, the brain and the body might all be in on it together. It is a pivotal time when the things we do – and the things we don’t do – will have an enormous effect across years and even generations to come. Young adults counseling helps you guide your way through this time.
- Grow what is already good about your relationship.
- Connect to the heart of the person you are with and be seen for who you truly are.
We look at reasonable and unreasonable expectations of self, others and the relationship. We talk about playfulness and friendship. We talk about conflict. We talk about emotional safety. We talk about same-page parenting when relevant. We work on how to have a relationship worth wanting.
One of our favorite sorts of work is parent coaching moms and dads, helping them to find their sanity and sense of humor while raising children. Parenting can be taxing and stressful beyond what we ever expected when we dreamed of becoming parents. We work with parents of young children all the way through to parents of adult children who still want to have good relationships that last a lifetime. We love when we get to help a parent yell less, stress less, nurture more and laugh more.
There are lots of parenting classes to choose from, why choose Head & Heart?
For starters, instructor Kerry Stutzman has the credentials: a master's degree, a post-graduate degree in marriage and family therapy, and certification from the Love and Logic Institute. Secondly, Kerry has tenure: she was certified by Love and Logic in 1999 and has been teaching ever since. Thirdly, Kerry is the mother/stepmother of six, including five adolescent males who are in high school and college. She is "living the dream," sharing the bathroom and refrigerator with five young men, not to mention her husband and teenage stepdaughter. Talk about real-life experience with a lot of different real-life kids. Kerry understands being a married stay-at-home mom, a single, working and going-to-school mom, and a happily married mom and stepmom with a whole herd of children.
When you take our classes, you get a Love and Logic certified instructor PLUS the wisdom and insight that comes from years of workshops and working with families and parents. You get to learn about how to meet your child's emotional needs, how to get on the same page with your partner, and how to adjust techniques to fit the temperament of your individual child using your individual values. You also get to know a professional who could end up being your private parenting coach or counselor, should the need arise.