GSE alum, Sarah Noel [FCRH ’02 (Psychology), GSE ’05 (Mental Health Counseling)] is a licensed Mental Health counselor working with teens and adults, as well as a Person-Centered Topic Expert, publishing monthly online articles for GoodTherapy.org.
In her most recent article, “Parenthood: Acknowledging the Good and the Bad,” Noel discusses the transition to parenthood:
“Life is full of transitions. Some are big and some are small, but most involve saying hello to something new and goodbye to something old. There may be no transition for which this is truer than the transition into parenthood…Most parents will tell you that all of these sacrifices are worth it when your child smiles at you, or says mama or dada (and actually means you), or takes those glorious first steps. And while the parents who say this usually do mean it, are they doing themselves a disservice by not also acknowledging what is lost?”