Counseling for New Fathers Archives | Justin Lioi, LCSW - Brooklyn, NY
Feeling Trapped by Fatherhood

Feeling Trapped by Fatherhood

There are basically two acceptable feelings regarding children: 1. “I am ecstatically happy! This is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me! What a blessing!” and 2. “It’s so hard, so hard. I never sleep anymore. This is the most difficult job ever!” Well,...

[VIDEO] Raising a Shame-Free Child

TRANSCRIPTION: Fathers today are still often thought of as secondary caregivers. Often in therapy I have to ask about my client’s dads because their mothers are so prominent. But dads, no matter what, have a strong impact on us. And those of you watching who are dads...
5 Tips for Parenting After a Loss

5 Tips for Parenting After a Loss

Grief can be all consuming. When you need to also be a dad to your children. Parenting after a loss can feel impossible. Plus, we know that men traditionally are taught to hold in their emotions, we try to fix problems for everyone else, and we downplay what...
Kids Can Be Such Hypocrites!

Kids Can Be Such Hypocrites!

Leading by example, or modeling, is a basic building block of parenting. Yes, all the work in keeping the child safe and making sure they’re fed are imperatives, but in the role you have in developing a human being, how you exist in the world is going to do more of...
Video: Paternal Post-Partum Depression

Video: Paternal Post-Partum Depression

We’re seeing more and more that depression often shows up differently for men than it does for women. While we’ve gotten better at supporting women who are suffering from Post Partum Depression, studies are showing that more fathers are also showing signs...