Parenting Challenges Specialist

Moses M. Kushaba, PsyD., LCSW-C

Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Silver Spring, MD

Children are a blessing, but parenting presents challenges at every age. At his practice in Silver Spring, Maryland, Moses M. Kushaba, PsyD, LCSW, offers counseling to help you overcome parenting challenges and protect and improve your mental health. If parenting feels overwhelming or you are struggling to find a balance between raising your children and all of your other responsibilities, call Dr. Kushaba or schedule a consultation online today.

Parenting Challenges Q & A

What are the common parenting challenges?

While there are plenty of resources available to help you be a better parent, Dr. Kushaba focuses on improving and protecting your mental health so that you can fulfill your parenting role to the best of your abilities. Some of the common challenges that can affect your mental health include:

Lack of time

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or work outside of your home, you probably feel like there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you feel rushed, stressed, and like you’re not doing a good enough job at anything. This can lead to self-esteem problems, anxiety, and depression. 

Imbalanced life

With so many demands on your time, taking time for yourself, whether it’s to get some exercise, spend time with a friend, or enjoy some self-care, can feel impossible. As a result, you might push your needs aside. This, however, is a recipe for disaster — taking care of yourself is essential to taking care of your children.

Feeling unsupported or alone

Parenting is a 24-hour-a-day job, and even if your spouse or partner is helpful and supportive, there are probably times that you feel unsupported, unappreciated, or overwhelmed by your responsibilities. As a result, your relationships can suffer, leaving you feeling even more alone or abandoned.

When should I talk to a psychologist about parenting challenges?

As a parent, you have responsibilities that extend beyond your own needs. If you feel overwhelmed by the challenges of parenting or have symptoms of other mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, or eating disorders, make an appointment with Dr. Kushaba. Taking care of yourself helps you cope with parenting challenges so you can be a good parent to your children. 

How can a psychologist help me deal with parenting challenges?

Dr. Kushaba offers personalized counseling services to help you explore your thoughts, feelings, and fears. During your sessions, you explore your parenting challenges in a safe and confidential environment. 

As you learn to recognize your challenges and triggers, Dr. Kushaba helps you develop the skills you need to take care of yourself, restore balance to your life, and be the best possible parent. 

Call Dr. Kushaba or schedule an appointment online today for counseling to cope with parenting challenges.