Parenting Therapists in Vancouver, BC

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Photo of Michelle Deshaw Counselling & Consulting, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Michelle Deshaw Counselling & Consulting
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5T
Welcome. I have over 25 years experience working with children, teens, and adults dealing with generalized and social anxiety, mood, ocd, perfectionism, self-doubt, body image, sport psychology, relationship and parenting challenges, workplace conflict. My approach is focused on creating a warm, safe space for clients to be able to share and process their feelings. Working from an attachment lens, I use a combination of insight psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and self-compassion techniques to help clients change unhelpful beliefs, thoughts, and feelings into new positive ways of being.
Welcome. I have over 25 years experience working with children, teens, and adults dealing with generalized and social anxiety, mood, ocd, perfectionism, self-doubt, body image, sport psychology, relationship and parenting challenges, workplace conflict. My approach is focused on creating a warm, safe space for clients to be able to share and process their feelings. Working from an attachment lens, I use a combination of insight psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and self-compassion techniques to help clients change unhelpful beliefs, thoughts, and feelings into new positive ways of being.
(236) 705-5083 View (236) 705-5083
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Shana Cherry
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K
I have supervised practicum students, ran parenting support groups, facilitated educational workshops and had extensive experience providing crisis intervention/support.
I believe that every client is innately aware where they need to go (in therapy) to heal themselves. My role is to use my skills to help them along in that process. I meet clients where they are at recognizing that may change from session to session. We start with their goal(s) for counselling and work from there. I don't "need" to know anything in particular before we start. I find that with a trusting relationship, a client will share all that is relevant in order to attain their goal(s).
I have supervised practicum students, ran parenting support groups, facilitated educational workshops and had extensive experience providing crisis intervention/support.
I believe that every client is innately aware where they need to go (in therapy) to heal themselves. My role is to use my skills to help them along in that process. I meet clients where they are at recognizing that may change from session to session. We start with their goal(s) for counselling and work from there. I don't "need" to know anything in particular before we start. I find that with a trusting relationship, a client will share all that is relevant in order to attain their goal(s).
(226) 782-4271 View (226) 782-4271
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Robyn Kozak
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5L
Whether it is struggles with pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, relationships, anxiety, mood, or past trauma, I support individuals with identifying what they want to be different in their life and co-creating a plan for our work together. As a counsellor, it is a privilege to support clients in their journeys to find more joy, feel less overwhelmed by difficult emotions, improve relationships, and feel more compassion for themselves. I work collaboratively with clients to explore their values and how to foster these into a meaningful life.
Whether it is struggles with pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, relationships, anxiety, mood, or past trauma, I support individuals with identifying what they want to be different in their life and co-creating a plan for our work together. As a counsellor, it is a privilege to support clients in their journeys to find more joy, feel less overwhelmed by difficult emotions, improve relationships, and feel more compassion for themselves. I work collaboratively with clients to explore their values and how to foster these into a meaningful life.
(506) 496-0803 View (506) 496-0803
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Mikah Turner-Alexander
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6C
Are you tired of feeling the weight of all of those parenting tasks? Overwhelmed with conflict in your relationships? Are you struggling with a difficult decision, feeling worried about how the pandemic is impacting you, or in a new phase of your life that is causing you to redefine who you are and who you would like to become? You are not alone! I believe you are capable of not just surviving, but thriving. Together we can start to explore the reasons why and build your toolbox to ease some of those challenges.
Are you tired of feeling the weight of all of those parenting tasks? Overwhelmed with conflict in your relationships? Are you struggling with a difficult decision, feeling worried about how the pandemic is impacting you, or in a new phase of your life that is causing you to redefine who you are and who you would like to become? You are not alone! I believe you are capable of not just surviving, but thriving. Together we can start to explore the reasons why and build your toolbox to ease some of those challenges.
(450) 499-4158 View (450) 499-4158
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Euphemia Redden
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6B
I am also passionate about parenting and relationship issues, as I have personal experience in navigating co-parenting dynamics and relationships.
Hello! My name is Euphemia and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Master’s in Counselling Psychology (MEd) from UBC. I also hold a Bachelor of Education (BEd) from UBC and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Emily Carr. I was born and raised in Vancouver, but spent many years in the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver Island. Before entering the counselling profession I spent a decade working as an art teacher. I consider myself a person-centered teacher and counsellor, viewing everyone I work with as a unique individual, holding them in unconditional positive regard.
I am also passionate about parenting and relationship issues, as I have personal experience in navigating co-parenting dynamics and relationships.
Hello! My name is Euphemia and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Master’s in Counselling Psychology (MEd) from UBC. I also hold a Bachelor of Education (BEd) from UBC and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Emily Carr. I was born and raised in Vancouver, but spent many years in the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver Island. Before entering the counselling profession I spent a decade working as an art teacher. I consider myself a person-centered teacher and counsellor, viewing everyone I work with as a unique individual, holding them in unconditional positive regard.
(431) 800-4128 View (431) 800-4128
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Zoë Miles
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, MEd
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5K
Relationships can give us purpose and joy, but they can also be so complicated. This can be especially true when we put extra care into tending and repairing relationships, but are left feeling lonely and frustrated. You may be craving care, acceptance, and belonging. Instead, you may be feeling stuck, discouraged, overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and questioning if things will ever be different. Whether you’re feeling this way in your romantic, friendship, parenting, or family relationships, please know that you’re not alone, and that counselling can help.
Relationships can give us purpose and joy, but they can also be so complicated. This can be especially true when we put extra care into tending and repairing relationships, but are left feeling lonely and frustrated. You may be craving care, acceptance, and belonging. Instead, you may be feeling stuck, discouraged, overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and questioning if things will ever be different. Whether you’re feeling this way in your romantic, friendship, parenting, or family relationships, please know that you’re not alone, and that counselling can help.
(431) 304-7911 View (431) 304-7911
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Colette Marie Mrazek
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6C
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. I work with youth, adults, couples and families addressing a variety of personal issues such as stress and anxiety, depression, anger, addictions, disordered eating, grief and loss, death and dying, parenting concerns and attachment issues, career and identity, life transitions, loneliness and isolation, communication, assertiveness, self-esteem, family conflict and relationship issues, domestic violence, trauma and abuse.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. I work with youth, adults, couples and families addressing a variety of personal issues such as stress and anxiety, depression, anger, addictions, disordered eating, grief and loss, death and dying, parenting concerns and attachment issues, career and identity, life transitions, loneliness and isolation, communication, assertiveness, self-esteem, family conflict and relationship issues, domestic violence, trauma and abuse.
(778) 760-3517 View (778) 760-3517
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Kathryn Gardiner
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z
I deeply believe in championing, supporting and equipping others with the skills necessary to reach their greatest potential. As a former elementary school teacher, the educational system has afforded me a unique lens to see a greater need for support of both our children and parenting community. My passion and primary focus involves working in tandem with you, parents or caregivers, and drawing upon your unique position as those who know your child best. Your innate knowledge and expertise will serve as the foundation for your child to flourish.
I deeply believe in championing, supporting and equipping others with the skills necessary to reach their greatest potential. As a former elementary school teacher, the educational system has afforded me a unique lens to see a greater need for support of both our children and parenting community. My passion and primary focus involves working in tandem with you, parents or caregivers, and drawing upon your unique position as those who know your child best. Your innate knowledge and expertise will serve as the foundation for your child to flourish.
(438) 795-7134 View (438) 795-7134
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Olga Shchedrinskaya
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, CCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6S
Having worked as a counsellor in a non-profit organization, private practice, and a mental health clinic, I bring more than 10 years of experience to my work with individuals, couples, and families. My primary focus is on relationship issues, parenting, mood disorders, major life transitions, grief, and loss. I support children and youth struggling with ADHD, anxiety, fears, anger management, and low self-esteem. I also help couples with premarital difficulties, infidelity, conflict resolution, separation, multicultural issues, and immigration challenges.
Having worked as a counsellor in a non-profit organization, private practice, and a mental health clinic, I bring more than 10 years of experience to my work with individuals, couples, and families. My primary focus is on relationship issues, parenting, mood disorders, major life transitions, grief, and loss. I support children and youth struggling with ADHD, anxiety, fears, anger management, and low self-esteem. I also help couples with premarital difficulties, infidelity, conflict resolution, separation, multicultural issues, and immigration challenges.
(778) 800-6262 View (778) 800-6262
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Debra Winter
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5N
Welcome to my practice. I am based in Vancouver and work with individuals, couples, and families experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and parenting challenges. In collaboration with clients, I aim to foster an increasing awareness of what has happened till now to bring you to this point; to normalize feelings and experiences, especially those relating to trauma; and to facilitate a connection to your inner knowing. I believe that in the uncomfortable parts of life, the challenges and the chaos, we can learn to maintain healthy connections within ourselves and with our loved ones and community.
Welcome to my practice. I am based in Vancouver and work with individuals, couples, and families experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and parenting challenges. In collaboration with clients, I aim to foster an increasing awareness of what has happened till now to bring you to this point; to normalize feelings and experiences, especially those relating to trauma; and to facilitate a connection to your inner knowing. I believe that in the uncomfortable parts of life, the challenges and the chaos, we can learn to maintain healthy connections within ourselves and with our loved ones and community.
(289) 768-9215 View (289) 768-9215
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Carol Alexander
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
Are you struggling to maintain positive relationships at work, with your partner, within your family, and with your children? Are you a parent who is struggling with your child's behaviour while managing your expectations? I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC and a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, providing therapeutic interventions for individuals, parents, adolescents and children. My areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety, self-regulation, and parenting.
Are you struggling to maintain positive relationships at work, with your partner, within your family, and with your children? Are you a parent who is struggling with your child's behaviour while managing your expectations? I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC and a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, providing therapeutic interventions for individuals, parents, adolescents and children. My areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety, self-regulation, and parenting.
(236) 239-0628 View (236) 239-0628
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Shannon Paton
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
In our sessions, I strive to provide a non-judgmental and open space where you can express yourself and explore your inner world so that we can create change together. While it is true that counselling can be challenging, I also believe it can and should include humour, hope, and be a comfortable place for you to learn and grow. If you are in a place where you are ready to make a change, I will support you to address concerns such as anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, parenting, relationship challenges, grief & loss, trauma, psychedelic integration, & career.
In our sessions, I strive to provide a non-judgmental and open space where you can express yourself and explore your inner world so that we can create change together. While it is true that counselling can be challenging, I also believe it can and should include humour, hope, and be a comfortable place for you to learn and grow. If you are in a place where you are ready to make a change, I will support you to address concerns such as anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, parenting, relationship challenges, grief & loss, trauma, psychedelic integration, & career.
(581) 502-0506 View (581) 502-0506
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Michael Elterman
Psychologist, PhD, MBA, RPsych, (BC), (AB)
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6S
My aim in my work is to assist in finding the healthiest and happiest parenting arrangement for the child.
I have been practicing as a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in B.C. for 40 years. I was previously the Senior Psychologist at the Vancouver Health Dept. and the Director of Psychology at VGH (Shaughnessy). I was a consultant to the Family Justice Counselling Service (BC Attorney General) for 10 years and the National Parole Board of Canada. My clients these days see me primarily for parenting and post-separation problems. This can take the form of parenting assessments for the Court, consulting, and Parent Coordination. I am registered to practice in BC and Alberta. Equally importantly I am a husband, father and grandfather.
My aim in my work is to assist in finding the healthiest and happiest parenting arrangement for the child.
I have been practicing as a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in B.C. for 40 years. I was previously the Senior Psychologist at the Vancouver Health Dept. and the Director of Psychology at VGH (Shaughnessy). I was a consultant to the Family Justice Counselling Service (BC Attorney General) for 10 years and the National Parole Board of Canada. My clients these days see me primarily for parenting and post-separation problems. This can take the form of parenting assessments for the Court, consulting, and Parent Coordination. I am registered to practice in BC and Alberta. Equally importantly I am a husband, father and grandfather.
(778) 655-8634 View (778) 655-8634
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Kara Ko
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6R  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a background in emotion management, respectful and assertive communication, and mediation. I acknowledge I have the privilege of working on the unceded and traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples. I have more than 15 years of experience working with individuals, families and organizations and more than 10 years as co-host and co-producer of "It Takes a Village" parenting and family radio program. My therapeutic approach is informed by client-centred therapy, mindfulness and exploring interactions between emotions, thoughts and behaviour.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a background in emotion management, respectful and assertive communication, and mediation. I acknowledge I have the privilege of working on the unceded and traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples. I have more than 15 years of experience working with individuals, families and organizations and more than 10 years as co-host and co-producer of "It Takes a Village" parenting and family radio program. My therapeutic approach is informed by client-centred therapy, mindfulness and exploring interactions between emotions, thoughts and behaviour.
(604) 243-2794 View (604) 243-2794
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Sandra McEwen
Counsellor, MC, RCC, RCC-ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6K  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting youth and adults I specializing in anxiety, mood, relationship, parenting, learning differences, ADHD, executive functioning, navigating schools/ education systems, and clinical counselling supervision. I work in a client centered, solution based approach, with individuals, groups and families. My goal is to help people better understand their challenges, social and emotional needs and how to prosper in their own personal growth. I can assist parents in understanding psychoeducational assessments and how their child's learning difference can impact a variety of aspects of their life.
I am passionate about supporting youth and adults I specializing in anxiety, mood, relationship, parenting, learning differences, ADHD, executive functioning, navigating schools/ education systems, and clinical counselling supervision. I work in a client centered, solution based approach, with individuals, groups and families. My goal is to help people better understand their challenges, social and emotional needs and how to prosper in their own personal growth. I can assist parents in understanding psychoeducational assessments and how their child's learning difference can impact a variety of aspects of their life.
(437) 747-5798 View (437) 747-5798
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Kristin Schneck
Psychologist, MC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
As a Registered Psychologist in both British Columbia and Alberta. I provide individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I also provide parent counselling sessions. I have extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families in both acute care and community mental health settings in various mental health roles. I provide treatment for issues related to early childhood experiences, trauma, anxiety, anger, depression, emotion regulation difficulties, self-esteem, relationships, divorce and separation, parenting, and stress.
As a Registered Psychologist in both British Columbia and Alberta. I provide individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I also provide parent counselling sessions. I have extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families in both acute care and community mental health settings in various mental health roles. I provide treatment for issues related to early childhood experiences, trauma, anxiety, anger, depression, emotion regulation difficulties, self-esteem, relationships, divorce and separation, parenting, and stress.
(587) 318-2233 View (587) 318-2233
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Tara Watters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K  (Online Only)
Are you wondering if you or a loved one might be autistic, have ADHD, or be neuro-divergent in some way? Do you need support finding an affirming way forward for yourself or your relationships? Our work together can focus on any area of importance for you, including: trauma, relationships, chronic pain, parenting, gender, experiences of oppression, grief, and life transitions. I appreciate diversity in all forms, and welcome individuals and couples exploring neuro-diversity, gender-creativity, sexual orientation, and pathological demand avoidance. I can help you find the internal spaciousness to work through life's challenges.
Are you wondering if you or a loved one might be autistic, have ADHD, or be neuro-divergent in some way? Do you need support finding an affirming way forward for yourself or your relationships? Our work together can focus on any area of importance for you, including: trauma, relationships, chronic pain, parenting, gender, experiences of oppression, grief, and life transitions. I appreciate diversity in all forms, and welcome individuals and couples exploring neuro-diversity, gender-creativity, sexual orientation, and pathological demand avoidance. I can help you find the internal spaciousness to work through life's challenges.
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Shalene Takara
Counsellor, MA, RCC-ACS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
She also specializes in attachment-focused, trauma-informed family therapy and integrates in therapeutic play to help strengthen bonds between parent/caregivers and children of all ages.
Shalene Takara is a Registered Clinical Counsellor - Approved Clinical Supervisor (RCC-ACS) and owner of Safe Space Counselling Services in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and has been working in the field of mental health since 2009. Since 2012, she has been providing individual, couples and family therapy in nonprofit, agency and private-practice settings. She specializes in helping individuals, couples, parents and families overcome trauma, strengthen relationships, heal from family-of-origin issues, and support social and emotional well-being and development.
She also specializes in attachment-focused, trauma-informed family therapy and integrates in therapeutic play to help strengthen bonds between parent/caregivers and children of all ages.
Shalene Takara is a Registered Clinical Counsellor - Approved Clinical Supervisor (RCC-ACS) and owner of Safe Space Counselling Services in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and has been working in the field of mental health since 2009. Since 2012, she has been providing individual, couples and family therapy in nonprofit, agency and private-practice settings. She specializes in helping individuals, couples, parents and families overcome trauma, strengthen relationships, heal from family-of-origin issues, and support social and emotional well-being and development.
(888) 407-5978 View (888) 407-5978
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Mary Kwan
Counsellor, RCC, CVAP, ACSprov, ICBC, CPC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5W
Having practiced as a Clinical Psychologist overseas for 20 years, I am very familiar with all kinds of conditions. If you are having relationship with your spouse or others, I can help. You might be stressed out trying to parent your children, whatever age they maybe and esp for offsprings who have ADHD, Autism or learning problems, I love to help. Or you maybe depressed, anxious, wanting to work out your inner issues so that you can be a happy person, I am here to give you a hand. Or you might have a lot of pain/stress in your life, with various kinds of addictions not knowing where to do, I am here to help you find your way out.
Having practiced as a Clinical Psychologist overseas for 20 years, I am very familiar with all kinds of conditions. If you are having relationship with your spouse or others, I can help. You might be stressed out trying to parent your children, whatever age they maybe and esp for offsprings who have ADHD, Autism or learning problems, I love to help. Or you maybe depressed, anxious, wanting to work out your inner issues so that you can be a happy person, I am here to give you a hand. Or you might have a lot of pain/stress in your life, with various kinds of addictions not knowing where to do, I am here to help you find your way out.
(604) 330-4682 View (604) 330-4682
Photo of Ginny Wong, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Ginny Wong
Counsellor, MC, RCC, BSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5V
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master's Degree in Counselling, with over 30 years of experience as a social worker serving clients from all cultural backgrounds. In additions, I am an approved service provider for the Crime Victim Assistance program and ICBC clients. For the past 20 years, I have been working as a settlement counsellor and parent educator helping immigrants, refugees, and international students who are adjusting to life in Canada. I worked at The Canadian Red Cross and managed a team of volunteers that provided emotional support to parents and caregivers dealing with critically ill children.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master's Degree in Counselling, with over 30 years of experience as a social worker serving clients from all cultural backgrounds. In additions, I am an approved service provider for the Crime Victim Assistance program and ICBC clients. For the past 20 years, I have been working as a settlement counsellor and parent educator helping immigrants, refugees, and international students who are adjusting to life in Canada. I worked at The Canadian Red Cross and managed a team of volunteers that provided emotional support to parents and caregivers dealing with critically ill children.
(604) 332-4406 View (604) 332-4406

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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.