I am just looking for a therapist or counselor for me, not marriage or couples counseling. I really prefer someone who, when I talk about issues of me not getting sleep doesn't tell me my children should be sleeping in their own beds, I shouldn't be nursing my 13 month old who isn't eating very much, etc. Any one have someone they might have heard of? I am in MD, and willing to go to Frederick, Carroll and Howard counties. Montgomery county too depending on area. Thanks
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Best of luck.
Although any good therapist should support you in doing what YOU want to do (well, ya know, within reason! & co-sleeping & BFing at 13 mos are well within reason.) Therapist should help you meet YOUR goals, and if co-sleeping & BFing until child-led weaning are your goals, (Among others, of course) they should help you fit those into your life, not discourage you from doing them.
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