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Parenting Therapy 


Are you experiencing some struggle managing a challenging pregnancy or adjusting to life with a new baby? Are you experiencing a lack of confidence and guilt in your ability to care for your baby?

Whether it is adjusting to motherhood, post-partum depression, or preparing for post-partum, getting support from a therapist helps ease the transition. Deciding whether to seek treatment can be difficult but it provides you with a comfortable space to gain the confidence to feel and parent your best.


  • Depressed and/or irritable often

  • Lack of confidence in your ability to understand your baby's needs

  • Feeling guilty about not being a good mother, or doubting your ability to care for your baby

  • Difficulty bonding with your baby or feeling disconnected

  • Sleep disturbance while adapting to your baby's sleep/feed schedule

  • Avoiding going out

  • Rebuilding intimacy and sex with your partner

  • Managing life stress, changing roles, and family dynamics

The transition to Parenthood is a difficult one for many couples to adjust to as they have to find ways to cope with this role change and new family demands. Although it is one of the most joyous times in one’s life, it is accompanied by many stressors. It is common for this massive shift to cause many mothers to go through a period of self-doubt and worry. This is why it is imperative to surround yourself with someone who can support you and help you gain the skills needed to navigate this new change.

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We are here to provide the support, guidance, and tools from pregnancy to postpartum and beyond. Our priority is to help you determine your parenting style and find the confidence you need to adjust to this new role. We understand the fears and worries that can accompany this transition and are here to help you learn your strengths and how to address future challenges as a parent.

Transition to parenthood therapy can help with:

  • Learning and improving your style of communication

  • Developing coping skills to manage the stress that comes with motherhood

  • Clarifying your expectations

  • Finding balance for yourself, your relationships and your baby

  • Developing a tailored co-parenting plan that works for you and your family

  • Improving your quality of life and relationship with your child

You will be provided with tips and exercises to use outside of your transition to parenthood counselling sessions. With the support of an experienced counsellor, you will get a clear insight into yourself, your communication style, your relationships, and how to balance life as a new parent.

Treatment methods available for adjusting to this transition

Our therapists at Stark Wellness Clinic are highly trained in many different methods to support you during this life transition. We recognize that this is a unique process for each client with different perspectives in navigating this journey. Therefore the choice of method is tailored to your current state and reasoning behind seeking therapy. We aim to bring comfort and insight into your life through the evidence-based techniques and compassionate environment we offer. Together, we can define and understand your new feelings using the most effective therapeutic practices that increase your chance of success.

Three of the primary research-based interventions we use are Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). 

Trauma Focused Therapy

Trauma-Focused Therapy is a specific approach that is built on the understanding of how traumatic experiences impact an individual's well-being. The purpose of trauma-focused therapy is to offer skills and strategies to assist clients in better understanding and coping with their own emotional distress and develop skills that support their children.

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Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)  is an empirically validated approach used for clients to better understand themselves and their child at a deeper level. IFS believes that the mind is naturally made up of multiple sub-parts with each person's mental system and these parts develop as an interaction between your personality and your life experiences. IFS helps provide a safe space for clients to improve their emotional regulation and relationships, as well as overcome their feelings related to shame and self-esteem.

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Emotion-Focused Therapy is a method that helps clients develop their emotional intelligence in order to become more aware of their emotions and negative behaviour patterns while learning new and healthier ways to approach conflict with their partner. This approach is for new parents and aims to help clients develop a more nurturing and supportive bond with their loved ones.


Our services are offered both in-person and virtually as our top priority is to offer a safe and non-judgmental space for our clients. If you find yourself struggling with difficult thoughts and/or emotions that negatively affect your parenting experience, therapy at Stark Wellness Clinic in Toronto can offer the support and resources needed to effectively adapt to this new role.


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