Parenting Therapists in Kelowna, BC

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Photo of Keep North Counselling- Jen Teigen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kelowna, BC
Keep North Counselling- Jen Teigen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
With over 25 years working directly with youth and families in a variety of mental health settings, I have seen how life can disrupt building meaningful connections with ourselves and others. My passion is to help you reconnect with yourself and those important to you, whether it’s your kids, your partner, or friends. Together we can build an empowering space that supports you to show up in ways that align with your true self. As a mom of two adult kids, I also enjoy supporting parents and helping them with fostering secure attachments with their child, navigating conflict, and looking closely at how your needs as a parent are met.
With over 25 years working directly with youth and families in a variety of mental health settings, I have seen how life can disrupt building meaningful connections with ourselves and others. My passion is to help you reconnect with yourself and those important to you, whether it’s your kids, your partner, or friends. Together we can build an empowering space that supports you to show up in ways that align with your true self. As a mom of two adult kids, I also enjoy supporting parents and helping them with fostering secure attachments with their child, navigating conflict, and looking closely at how your needs as a parent are met.
(672) 906-0954 View (672) 906-0954
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Mary MacDonald
Counsellor, BEd, , MEd, CCC, EMDR
Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Hello! I am currently taking new clients and can offer short wait times. I work with adults who are seeking help with life changes, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, mental health issues (in themselves or in their partners), or anything that is preventing them from being their best self. Ideally my clients would be interested in getting to the root of their issues, and be committed to several sessions. I know we are all "enough", and that the answers we seek lie within ourselves. Sometimes a counsellor can help you find those answers, and I'd be honored to try.
Hello! I am currently taking new clients and can offer short wait times. I work with adults who are seeking help with life changes, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, mental health issues (in themselves or in their partners), or anything that is preventing them from being their best self. Ideally my clients would be interested in getting to the root of their issues, and be committed to several sessions. I know we are all "enough", and that the answers we seek lie within ourselves. Sometimes a counsellor can help you find those answers, and I'd be honored to try.
(431) 341-0838 View (431) 341-0838
Photo of Jessica Mills, Registered Social Worker in Kelowna, BC
Jessica Mills
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
As a neurodivergent mom with two kiddos, I understand the many challenges of navigating a neurotypical world. People with ADHD, Autism, and/or Learning Disabilities can struggle with balancing the demands of work, school, relationships, parenting, our own wellbeing, or even just everyday tasks. Our nervous systems often become used to chronic states of overwhelm, which can lead us to engage in old patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that keep us feeling stuck. My goal as a therapist is to empower you to understand how your neurodivergent brain works so that you can access your truest potential.
As a neurodivergent mom with two kiddos, I understand the many challenges of navigating a neurotypical world. People with ADHD, Autism, and/or Learning Disabilities can struggle with balancing the demands of work, school, relationships, parenting, our own wellbeing, or even just everyday tasks. Our nervous systems often become used to chronic states of overwhelm, which can lead us to engage in old patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that keep us feeling stuck. My goal as a therapist is to empower you to understand how your neurodivergent brain works so that you can access your truest potential.
(587) 715-0706 View (587) 715-0706
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Angela Price-Stephens
Counsellor, LLB, MACP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1W
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, family lawyer, family mediator and parenting coordinator, I am acutely aware that relationships don't end, they change; especially the case when children are involved. As a therapeutic Counsellor I support individuals, couples and families to actively manage change to lead more fulfilling lives, regardless of whether they live in one or two households. I have a particular interest in therapeutic mediation and remediating family conflict to improve quality of life; as a lawyer I have a particular interest in the dynamics of parental alienation www.silverstonecounselling.ca www.pricestephenslaw.ca
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, family lawyer, family mediator and parenting coordinator, I am acutely aware that relationships don't end, they change; especially the case when children are involved. As a therapeutic Counsellor I support individuals, couples and families to actively manage change to lead more fulfilling lives, regardless of whether they live in one or two households. I have a particular interest in therapeutic mediation and remediating family conflict to improve quality of life; as a lawyer I have a particular interest in the dynamics of parental alienation www.silverstonecounselling.ca www.pricestephenslaw.ca
(825) 251-8952 View (825) 251-8952
Photo of Mindy Zhong, Counsellor in Kelowna, BC
Mindy Zhong
Counsellor, MA, MEd, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I am passionate about supporting others to address challenges, gain new perspectives, and make positive changes in their lives. I have a strong background in helping children and youth with Autism and ADHD in social skill development and emotional regulation. I also have a special interest in supporting parents with parenting strategies, attachment building as well as their mental wellbeing.
I am passionate about supporting others to address challenges, gain new perspectives, and make positive changes in their lives. I have a strong background in helping children and youth with Autism and ADHD in social skill development and emotional regulation. I also have a special interest in supporting parents with parenting strategies, attachment building as well as their mental wellbeing.
(249) 487-0559 View (249) 487-0559
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Full Potential Kids Professional Services
MS, BCBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Parent differently.
My ideal clients are parents who want a more peaceful home. I have specific training in how we learning and teaching new skills to children (and adults)! You are the expert on your family; together we can encourage cooperation at home & school, & in the community, wherever you need support. I work with parents who are open to learning different parenting strategies instead of outdated, dysregulated emotional reactions (fear & punishment) to motivate their children. Families who want to break multi-generational cycles, confidently handle tantrums, arguing, anxiety, emotional regulation are welcome!
Parent differently.
My ideal clients are parents who want a more peaceful home. I have specific training in how we learning and teaching new skills to children (and adults)! You are the expert on your family; together we can encourage cooperation at home & school, & in the community, wherever you need support. I work with parents who are open to learning different parenting strategies instead of outdated, dysregulated emotional reactions (fear & punishment) to motivate their children. Families who want to break multi-generational cycles, confidently handle tantrums, arguing, anxiety, emotional regulation are welcome!
(672) 572-2116 View (672) 572-2116
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Melanie Wagner-Collins Counselling
Counsellor, RTC, RPN
Verified
3 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1W
I provide virtual and in-person counselling at my Fairfield home office in Victoria, BC. I work with individuals (18+) and couples seeking support with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexual issues, preparing for and adjusting to parenthood, parenting and navigating grief and loss. My goal is to empower individuals to find deeper meaning and contentment in life, and for couples at any stage of their togetherness to develop greater intimacy and connection in all dimensions of their relationship.
I provide virtual and in-person counselling at my Fairfield home office in Victoria, BC. I work with individuals (18+) and couples seeking support with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexual issues, preparing for and adjusting to parenthood, parenting and navigating grief and loss. My goal is to empower individuals to find deeper meaning and contentment in life, and for couples at any stage of their togetherness to develop greater intimacy and connection in all dimensions of their relationship.
(249) 444-3168 View (249) 444-3168
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Katie Tersmette
Registered Professional Counsellor - Candidate, RPC-C
Verified
Kelowna, BC V1P
I strongly believe that helping people become their best and most complete selves is the key to a happier and healthier life and world. I am comfortable working with individuals of all gender identities and sexual orientations. I work with individuals who struggle with, stress, anxiety, depression, parenting/relationship issues, grief/loss, life transitions, loss of a pet, and past or current traumas.
I strongly believe that helping people become their best and most complete selves is the key to a happier and healthier life and world. I am comfortable working with individuals of all gender identities and sexual orientations. I work with individuals who struggle with, stress, anxiety, depression, parenting/relationship issues, grief/loss, life transitions, loss of a pet, and past or current traumas.
(249) 488-1517 View (249) 488-1517
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Ciaran mc Donagh
Counsellor, MA, MPCC, RCC-ACS
Verified
Kelowna, BC V1P
My area of strengths and specialties include; youth / teens/ adults counselling ,complex trauma,parenting struggles, self esteem, negative self image, anger management.
Accepting New Clients Hi, my name is Ciaran and I’m a registered Counsellors and Psychotherapists with over twenty years of supporting clients. Are you struggling with reoccurring effects from past trauma. Maybe you’re struggling with addiction or experience loss, grief, unhappiness and you’re experiencing a sense of being over-whelmed by a lack of direction with making some changes in your life. My goal is to help you work through whatever it is, in a supportive and safe space.
My area of strengths and specialties include; youth / teens/ adults counselling ,complex trauma,parenting struggles, self esteem, negative self image, anger management.
Accepting New Clients Hi, my name is Ciaran and I’m a registered Counsellors and Psychotherapists with over twenty years of supporting clients. Are you struggling with reoccurring effects from past trauma. Maybe you’re struggling with addiction or experience loss, grief, unhappiness and you’re experiencing a sense of being over-whelmed by a lack of direction with making some changes in your life. My goal is to help you work through whatever it is, in a supportive and safe space.
(581) 481-0381 View (581) 481-0381
Photo of Lea Ivanitz, Pre-Licensed Professional in Kelowna, BC
Lea Ivanitz
Pre-Licensed Professional, BEd, MACP , student
Verified
Kelowna, BC V1X
My name is Lea and I am an intern counsellor offering low introductory rates for new clients in Kelowna. I believe that we are all on a journey of growth and healing and there are times in life when we need some extra support. Whether you are experiencing difficulties with relationships, anxiety, parenting, trauma, loss, self-esteem, or other life stressors, my role is to help you address and let go of dysfunctional beliefs and patterns that are holding you back from living your best life. I feel passionately about working alongside others on the path to wellness and self-fulfillment.
My name is Lea and I am an intern counsellor offering low introductory rates for new clients in Kelowna. I believe that we are all on a journey of growth and healing and there are times in life when we need some extra support. Whether you are experiencing difficulties with relationships, anxiety, parenting, trauma, loss, self-esteem, or other life stressors, my role is to help you address and let go of dysfunctional beliefs and patterns that are holding you back from living your best life. I feel passionately about working alongside others on the path to wellness and self-fulfillment.
(250) 765-0606 View (250) 765-0606
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Clarity Okanagan Counselling and Consultation
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, RSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Clarity Counsellors have a minimum of a Master’s degree in the counselling field. This comes with 7 years of formal education, plus multiple practicums where skills are developed to ensure clients are getting the services they need. Our educations are supported by our own journeys, too. We have been there; explored sexuality, experienced trauma, lived through relationship breakdowns/heartbreak, built self-esteem, grieved a loss, and worked through difficult parenting situations. We know what the work is like, and how it feels to come out the other side. We want to help you do the same.
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Clarity Counsellors have a minimum of a Master’s degree in the counselling field. This comes with 7 years of formal education, plus multiple practicums where skills are developed to ensure clients are getting the services they need. Our educations are supported by our own journeys, too. We have been there; explored sexuality, experienced trauma, lived through relationship breakdowns/heartbreak, built self-esteem, grieved a loss, and worked through difficult parenting situations. We know what the work is like, and how it feels to come out the other side. We want to help you do the same.
(250) 300-6860 View (250) 300-6860
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Amanda Morazain
Counsellor, CCC, RCC, MACP, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1X
Demographic: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, Group Therapy, Seniors Focus: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Building Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, and Sense of Self, Parenting, Family, Relationships, Stress Management, Self-Harm, Addiction, LGBTQ+, Thoughts of Suicide, Health and Wellness, Personal Development, Life Transitions, Burnout.
Many of us feel stuck in our daily lives, not knowing exactly how to get the progress that we want. Depression, anxiety, and trauma can hold us back from where we deserve to be and can negatively affect our well-being and relationships. Children and youth may need some guidance and help navigating different life transitions. No two people are the same and it is my goal to help you recognize your own unique strengths, integrating a case-specific approach to create your unique therapy plan. I am here to offer mental health support in a non-judgemental, friendly, and compassionate space.
Demographic: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, Group Therapy, Seniors Focus: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Building Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, and Sense of Self, Parenting, Family, Relationships, Stress Management, Self-Harm, Addiction, LGBTQ+, Thoughts of Suicide, Health and Wellness, Personal Development, Life Transitions, Burnout.
Many of us feel stuck in our daily lives, not knowing exactly how to get the progress that we want. Depression, anxiety, and trauma can hold us back from where we deserve to be and can negatively affect our well-being and relationships. Children and youth may need some guidance and help navigating different life transitions. No two people are the same and it is my goal to help you recognize your own unique strengths, integrating a case-specific approach to create your unique therapy plan. I am here to offer mental health support in a non-judgemental, friendly, and compassionate space.
(250) 765-0606 View (250) 765-0606
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Ryan Young
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1X
I’ve lived the challenges of marriage, divorce, family mental health and substance use, and am a half-time single parent of two young children.
Ponderosa Counselling Services focuses on counselling adults and adolescents through anxiety, depression, trauma resolution, and relationship issues while moving toward balancing the felt sense of emotions in body and the rational processes we use to interpret ourselves in the world.
I’ve lived the challenges of marriage, divorce, family mental health and substance use, and am a half-time single parent of two young children.
Ponderosa Counselling Services focuses on counselling adults and adolescents through anxiety, depression, trauma resolution, and relationship issues while moving toward balancing the felt sense of emotions in body and the rational processes we use to interpret ourselves in the world.
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Inspiring Visions Counselling
Counsellor, CCC, MEd, BSc, BEd
Verified
Kelowna, BC V1W
My understanding of Family Systems, Relationships,Sexuality, Hypnotherapy, Education, Behaviour, Parenting, and Nutrition inform my practice.
I have been counselling for more than 30 years. I want to inspire you to create and live your best life. Are there ideas you hold or patterns you have that are holding you back? I strive to collaborate with you to find limitations or blocks and build a positive framework for finding your way through what may be a difficult time. Sometime we need to evaluate our thought patterns, our boundaries, our guilt, and our limited thinking to reveal what we truly need to find happiness. I want to help you find the strength to build your vision of harmonious relationships, a career with passion, and a life which feeds your soul.
My understanding of Family Systems, Relationships,Sexuality, Hypnotherapy, Education, Behaviour, Parenting, and Nutrition inform my practice.
I have been counselling for more than 30 years. I want to inspire you to create and live your best life. Are there ideas you hold or patterns you have that are holding you back? I strive to collaborate with you to find limitations or blocks and build a positive framework for finding your way through what may be a difficult time. Sometime we need to evaluate our thought patterns, our boundaries, our guilt, and our limited thinking to reveal what we truly need to find happiness. I want to help you find the strength to build your vision of harmonious relationships, a career with passion, and a life which feeds your soul.
(825) 251-8596 x250808 View (825) 251-8596 x250808
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Maria Garcia
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I am a bilingual counsellor, focused on helping women of all ages, through difficulties with anxiety, depression (including post-partum), parenting, relationship issues, life transitions.
Counselling brings empowerment and self-awareness. Carl Rogers once said “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” This is something that resonates with who I am as a counsellor. I want my clients to achieve this acceptance of themselves and realize that they are more than worthy- that they are more than capable, to bring forth the change that they desire.
I am a bilingual counsellor, focused on helping women of all ages, through difficulties with anxiety, depression (including post-partum), parenting, relationship issues, life transitions.
Counselling brings empowerment and self-awareness. Carl Rogers once said “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” This is something that resonates with who I am as a counsellor. I want my clients to achieve this acceptance of themselves and realize that they are more than worthy- that they are more than capable, to bring forth the change that they desire.
(506) 704-5917 View (506) 704-5917
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Jocelyn Carlson
Counsellor, MEd, , RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y  (Online Only)
Jocelyn has provided counselling for the following issues: ​ *Stress *Life transitions *Anxiety *Depression *Mood disorders *Borderline Personality Disorder *Suicidality and Self-harm *Trauma and PTSD *Grief and Loss *Parent-Child conflict *Gender identity *Peer and Relationship issues *Career transitions .
Whether you or your child are struggling with a mental health issue or simply want to achieve a more fulfilling life Jocelyn is here to help. She is compassionate, non-judgemental and experienced. She creates a comfortable space to support you to build inner strategies and become more attuned to your strengths within. If you or your child are struggling with anxiety, low mood or depression, going through a life transition or just feel generally dissatisfied in your life she can help. You will develop and achieve your personal goals and create a life that leaves you feeling excited and inspired.
Jocelyn has provided counselling for the following issues: ​ *Stress *Life transitions *Anxiety *Depression *Mood disorders *Borderline Personality Disorder *Suicidality and Self-harm *Trauma and PTSD *Grief and Loss *Parent-Child conflict *Gender identity *Peer and Relationship issues *Career transitions .
Whether you or your child are struggling with a mental health issue or simply want to achieve a more fulfilling life Jocelyn is here to help. She is compassionate, non-judgemental and experienced. She creates a comfortable space to support you to build inner strategies and become more attuned to your strengths within. If you or your child are struggling with anxiety, low mood or depression, going through a life transition or just feel generally dissatisfied in your life she can help. You will develop and achieve your personal goals and create a life that leaves you feeling excited and inspired.
(778) 401-9584 View (778) 401-9584
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Judith Adams Counselling
Counsellor, RPC, RTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y  (Online Only)
I specialize in the psychological and emotional aspects of : Anxiety, Caring for People with Dementia, Chronic Illness, Living with an Ostomy, Parenting Children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Pregnancy, Birthing and Motherhood, and Relationship Crisis and Marital Breakdown.
I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada and a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. I counsel individuals who struggle with anxiety caused by health, relationships, parenting or caregiving issues. My approach is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. My professional experience includes teaching and caregiving roles. I have cared for elders with dementia and provided customized sessions to improve their cognition. As a Homestay provider, I hosted 49 international students. I have raised four children.
I specialize in the psychological and emotional aspects of : Anxiety, Caring for People with Dementia, Chronic Illness, Living with an Ostomy, Parenting Children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Pregnancy, Birthing and Motherhood, and Relationship Crisis and Marital Breakdown.
I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada and a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. I counsel individuals who struggle with anxiety caused by health, relationships, parenting or caregiving issues. My approach is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. My professional experience includes teaching and caregiving roles. I have cared for elders with dementia and provided customized sessions to improve their cognition. As a Homestay provider, I hosted 49 international students. I have raised four children.
(888) 312-8777 View (888) 312-8777
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Tosh Gordey
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Whether you are experiencing relationship challenges, a change in relationship, anxiety, or depression, grief, struggles with self esteem, challenges with boundaries or communication, or looking for ways to grow your capacity for joy, pleasure and self compassion, together we can examine root causes for patterns in behavior and enhance your ability to live a rich, meaningful, connected life. I have worked as a Social Worker for 16 years and am passionate about working with individuals and couples regarding trauma, grief and loss, burnout, attachment, 2SLGBTQ+, polyamory/non-monogamy, and parenting.
Whether you are experiencing relationship challenges, a change in relationship, anxiety, or depression, grief, struggles with self esteem, challenges with boundaries or communication, or looking for ways to grow your capacity for joy, pleasure and self compassion, together we can examine root causes for patterns in behavior and enhance your ability to live a rich, meaningful, connected life. I have worked as a Social Worker for 16 years and am passionate about working with individuals and couples regarding trauma, grief and loss, burnout, attachment, 2SLGBTQ+, polyamory/non-monogamy, and parenting.
(709) 800-3967 View (709) 800-3967
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PureInsights Counselling
Counsellor, RPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1W
experience working with addictions, couple and family counselling, attachment based parenting, managing/understanding anger, anxiety, self esteem etc.
Over 30 yrs. experience in helping people overcome their challenges and start to make choices about themselves and the life they want to be living. Have you been struggling with an addiction, anxiety or anger? Do you need to learn more about boundaries and self esteem? Feeling overwhelmed and not knowing how to cope in your current relationship? Nobody goes through life without having to face difficulties. I will create a safe, comfortable and supportive relationship, so we can explore your current struggles and learn new skills in overcoming/managing yourself, relationships and dealing with your circumstances in your life.
experience working with addictions, couple and family counselling, attachment based parenting, managing/understanding anger, anxiety, self esteem etc.
Over 30 yrs. experience in helping people overcome their challenges and start to make choices about themselves and the life they want to be living. Have you been struggling with an addiction, anxiety or anger? Do you need to learn more about boundaries and self esteem? Feeling overwhelmed and not knowing how to cope in your current relationship? Nobody goes through life without having to face difficulties. I will create a safe, comfortable and supportive relationship, so we can explore your current struggles and learn new skills in overcoming/managing yourself, relationships and dealing with your circumstances in your life.
(866) 832-8648 View (866) 832-8648
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Carla Friesen Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Overwhelmed with parenting? Is your child struggling and needing support? Are you stressed out? Anxious? Trying to manage chronic pain/illness and not really participating in life? My name is Carla and I am here to listen, understand, and partner with you to create change. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), as well as a former teacher and school counsellor.
Overwhelmed with parenting? Is your child struggling and needing support? Are you stressed out? Anxious? Trying to manage chronic pain/illness and not really participating in life? My name is Carla and I am here to listen, understand, and partner with you to create change. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), as well as a former teacher and school counsellor.
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Parenting Counsellors

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.