Parenting Therapists in Burlington, ON

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Photo of Jessica Bomben, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Burlington, ON
Jessica Bomben
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MACP, ECE
Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7R
Are you a new parent dealing with the overwhelming change to your life? Are you feeling very emotional, stressed, and having a lot of worry? Is being a parent causing you to feel disconnected from others or causing issues with your partner? You are not alone. Feeling stressed out, isolated and overwhelmed is incredibly common. I am passionate about helping parents navigate through this challenging time period to start feeling better and enjoying life.
Are you a new parent dealing with the overwhelming change to your life? Are you feeling very emotional, stressed, and having a lot of worry? Is being a parent causing you to feel disconnected from others or causing issues with your partner? You are not alone. Feeling stressed out, isolated and overwhelmed is incredibly common. I am passionate about helping parents navigate through this challenging time period to start feeling better and enjoying life.
(365) 364-1226 View (365) 364-1226
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Carolina Pombo
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PhD, MSc, RP(Q), CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7L
Waitlist for new clients
If you're looking for effective psychotherapy, you just found the right therapist! My mission is to help you improve your mental health by recovering from symptoms, developing self-compassion and building a life worth living. Maybe you're experiencing a great life transition such as immigration, becoming a parent, starting a new career. Maybe you've been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or other mental health issues. It's possible that some of your needs come from difficult experiences with social oppression. In any of those cases, effective psychotherapy can be the turning point for a more authentic, resilient and creative life.
If you're looking for effective psychotherapy, you just found the right therapist! My mission is to help you improve your mental health by recovering from symptoms, developing self-compassion and building a life worth living. Maybe you're experiencing a great life transition such as immigration, becoming a parent, starting a new career. Maybe you've been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or other mental health issues. It's possible that some of your needs come from difficult experiences with social oppression. In any of those cases, effective psychotherapy can be the turning point for a more authentic, resilient and creative life.
(289) 724-1854 View (289) 724-1854
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Shari Markovich
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BEd, MDiv, RP
Verified
Burlington, ON L7M
I work with parents either in relationship or separated, who are struggling with parenting due to relational break-down or children's behavioural issues. Co-parenting is especially tricky! I can help with strategies and ideas for how to cope, including how and when to tell children you are separating. I offer personal counselling for teens and adults struggling with anxiety and/or depression. I also provide marriage/relationship counselling. The goal is always to take steps towards respect and harmony in relationships with family and friends.
I work with parents either in relationship or separated, who are struggling with parenting due to relational break-down or children's behavioural issues. Co-parenting is especially tricky! I can help with strategies and ideas for how to cope, including how and when to tell children you are separating. I offer personal counselling for teens and adults struggling with anxiety and/or depression. I also provide marriage/relationship counselling. The goal is always to take steps towards respect and harmony in relationships with family and friends.
(289) 302-6609 View (289) 302-6609
Photo of Danielle Clement, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Danielle Clement
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7T  (Online Only)
Because it's hard. Because it's heavy. Because it hurts. Because you've been struggling for a while, and it's time to reach out. You have good reasons for feeling this way. Let's discover those good reasons together, and find ways for you to live alongside anxiety and depression, stress and change, grief and loss, parenting challenges, and/or trauma. Along the way, we will learn about your perspectives and values. Some clients want to explore their pasts to help understand their present, while others want to focus on the current situation. Whatever the case, I will help you reconnect with the wisdom and strength you already possess.
Because it's hard. Because it's heavy. Because it hurts. Because you've been struggling for a while, and it's time to reach out. You have good reasons for feeling this way. Let's discover those good reasons together, and find ways for you to live alongside anxiety and depression, stress and change, grief and loss, parenting challenges, and/or trauma. Along the way, we will learn about your perspectives and values. Some clients want to explore their pasts to help understand their present, while others want to focus on the current situation. Whatever the case, I will help you reconnect with the wisdom and strength you already possess.
(365) 544-1816 View (365) 544-1816
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Brittney Gill
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Burlington, ON L7L  (Online Only)
I offer individual child sessions, or parenting sessions to address difficulties relating to behaviour, emotional regulation and challenges in the parent-child relationship; I keep sessions fun and engaging for children, while using evidence-based strategies to provide the necessary support for growth and success!.
I am a registered Social Worker in Ontario with over 12 years of experience in children’s mental health. I provide treatment for a wide range of childhood issues, including anxiety and anxiety related disorders, emotional regulation, relationship difficulties, developmental trauma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) & executive function difficulties, depression, oppositional behaviour, self-esteem, sleep problems, and difficulties relating to separation/divorce.
I offer individual child sessions, or parenting sessions to address difficulties relating to behaviour, emotional regulation and challenges in the parent-child relationship; I keep sessions fun and engaging for children, while using evidence-based strategies to provide the necessary support for growth and success!.
I am a registered Social Worker in Ontario with over 12 years of experience in children’s mental health. I provide treatment for a wide range of childhood issues, including anxiety and anxiety related disorders, emotional regulation, relationship difficulties, developmental trauma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) & executive function difficulties, depression, oppositional behaviour, self-esteem, sleep problems, and difficulties relating to separation/divorce.
(289) 301-0789 View (289) 301-0789
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Kristen Drozda Pace Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC, PMH-C, CYC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7R
Do you feel overwhelmed by unhelpful emotions or thoughts? Are these things interfering with your relationships, parenting, work or school? Are you worried your mental health or childhood experiences are making your life difficult right now? We understand the pressures of life can be overwhelming. We support individuals and families on their journey to find balance while managing relationships, mental health and the stressors of life. Together we work to build your confidence, help you trust your intuition and develop tools to live a joyful and effective life.
Do you feel overwhelmed by unhelpful emotions or thoughts? Are these things interfering with your relationships, parenting, work or school? Are you worried your mental health or childhood experiences are making your life difficult right now? We understand the pressures of life can be overwhelming. We support individuals and families on their journey to find balance while managing relationships, mental health and the stressors of life. Together we work to build your confidence, help you trust your intuition and develop tools to live a joyful and effective life.
(647) 957-7923 View (647) 957-7923
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Child and Family Pathways
Registered Psychotherapist, CYW, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7M  (Online Only)
I currently have space for 3 virtual clients. Your family is struggling, and I (Devin) from Child and Family Pathways, have more than 20 years of success with children and teens. I will work as a part of your health care team to support your family . I work along side you the parent, to help your family get back to a fun, supportive and communicative place. I specialize in Anxiety, ADHD, ODD, Skill Building and Trauma work. I believe whole heartedly that YOU the parent play the MOST important role and I can also assist with Parent coaching if this is something you are interested in. Let’s put the joy back into life.
I currently have space for 3 virtual clients. Your family is struggling, and I (Devin) from Child and Family Pathways, have more than 20 years of success with children and teens. I will work as a part of your health care team to support your family . I work along side you the parent, to help your family get back to a fun, supportive and communicative place. I specialize in Anxiety, ADHD, ODD, Skill Building and Trauma work. I believe whole heartedly that YOU the parent play the MOST important role and I can also assist with Parent coaching if this is something you are interested in. Let’s put the joy back into life.
(289) 778-0142 View (289) 778-0142
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Play Therapy For Children Susan Garofolo
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CPT
Verified
Burlington, ON L7R
Through facilitated parent-child interactions with play, your child will build resilience and greater self awareness.
I am a registered psychotherapist, Certified Theraplay Practitioner and Certified Play Therapist with 30 years experience. My services are child and family-focused, helping children with behavioural challenges (self regulation), grief, separation anxiety, excess worry or anger and attachment related concerns. Services are covered by extended health insurance plans.
Through facilitated parent-child interactions with play, your child will build resilience and greater self awareness.
I am a registered psychotherapist, Certified Theraplay Practitioner and Certified Play Therapist with 30 years experience. My services are child and family-focused, helping children with behavioural challenges (self regulation), grief, separation anxiety, excess worry or anger and attachment related concerns. Services are covered by extended health insurance plans.
(289) 768-8159 View (289) 768-8159
Photo of Laura M Archer, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Laura M Archer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, BASc
Verified
Burlington, ON L7R
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I'm Laura. As a mother myself, my passion is helping other mothers and individuals within their parenting journey. It takes a village as they say. Together, we can have meaningful conversations that align with your parenting style and goals. I provide evidence-based information to support your parenting choices and help you avoid the overwhelming internet rabbit hole. Whether it's anxiety, depression, child development, or relationship challenges, I am here to listen and support you. I meet with both children and adults up to 12 years old. Let's dive deep and find what brings you the quality of life you envision.
Hello! I'm Laura. As a mother myself, my passion is helping other mothers and individuals within their parenting journey. It takes a village as they say. Together, we can have meaningful conversations that align with your parenting style and goals. I provide evidence-based information to support your parenting choices and help you avoid the overwhelming internet rabbit hole. Whether it's anxiety, depression, child development, or relationship challenges, I am here to listen and support you. I meet with both children and adults up to 12 years old. Let's dive deep and find what brings you the quality of life you envision.
(289) 212-6495 View (289) 212-6495
Photo of Julia G Johnson, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, ON
Julia G Johnson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC, LPC, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7M  (Online Only)
Other training: Prolonged Exposure, Trauma Practice, Polyvagal/Compassion Fatigue Therapy, Group Therapy, Parenting skills, Supervision, and she is also a Catholic Christian Healing Minister.
Ms. Johnson provides English/Spanish psychotherapy for children/youth/adults. The hardships we face in life can have an impact on the health and mental well-being of us and our love ones. Ms. Johnson's goal is to help people who struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma succeed, and find inner peace. She provides psychotherapy for people of diverse backgrounds, including Christians, who want to overcome fears and limitations, achieve spiritual growth, and create meaningful relationships with others. She is also a Play Therapist Supervisor who cares and works well with children 2 & up, families, parents and couples.
Other training: Prolonged Exposure, Trauma Practice, Polyvagal/Compassion Fatigue Therapy, Group Therapy, Parenting skills, Supervision, and she is also a Catholic Christian Healing Minister.
Ms. Johnson provides English/Spanish psychotherapy for children/youth/adults. The hardships we face in life can have an impact on the health and mental well-being of us and our love ones. Ms. Johnson's goal is to help people who struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma succeed, and find inner peace. She provides psychotherapy for people of diverse backgrounds, including Christians, who want to overcome fears and limitations, achieve spiritual growth, and create meaningful relationships with others. She is also a Play Therapist Supervisor who cares and works well with children 2 & up, families, parents and couples.
(289) 272-9427 View (289) 272-9427
Photo of Janine Owen Family Youth Child Parent Therapist, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Janine Owen Family Youth Child Parent Therapist
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Burlington, ON L7P
As a therapist with over 2o years of experience, I hear clients say they wished they had reached out sooner for support. Often, shame or guilt had gotten in their way, somehow thinking they should be able to make changes alone. Quite honestly, we are not meant to do things alone. I offer treatment for struggles such as family stressors, parenting biological, foster and adoptive children, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and childhood maltreatment experiences. I work extensively with parents with their own adverse childhood experiences to change patterns from their upbringing and feel more successful in their parenting.
As a therapist with over 2o years of experience, I hear clients say they wished they had reached out sooner for support. Often, shame or guilt had gotten in their way, somehow thinking they should be able to make changes alone. Quite honestly, we are not meant to do things alone. I offer treatment for struggles such as family stressors, parenting biological, foster and adoptive children, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and childhood maltreatment experiences. I work extensively with parents with their own adverse childhood experiences to change patterns from their upbringing and feel more successful in their parenting.
(289) 207-6701 View (289) 207-6701
Photo of Jessica Ann Bacon, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Jessica Ann Bacon
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7L
I specialize in perinatal mental health, grief, parenting, and burnout - particularly for helping professionals like nurses, CAS workers, teachers, and my fellow therapists.
You're constantly feeling on edge and don't know where to turn next. You don't know if you can keep going as you are one without making some changes. But even thinking about those changes leads to more stress and anxiety. Maybe you feel nausea or fear or shame, or just empty. Maybe you have repetitive or consuming thoughts. Maybe you're just exhausted. People come to see me to move away from feelings of overwhelm, to begin to know themselves (and others) again, to find and use their voice, and to begin to feel better in their lives (as they define it). If this sounds like you, I promise you are not alone in feeling this way.
I specialize in perinatal mental health, grief, parenting, and burnout - particularly for helping professionals like nurses, CAS workers, teachers, and my fellow therapists.
You're constantly feeling on edge and don't know where to turn next. You don't know if you can keep going as you are one without making some changes. But even thinking about those changes leads to more stress and anxiety. Maybe you feel nausea or fear or shame, or just empty. Maybe you have repetitive or consuming thoughts. Maybe you're just exhausted. People come to see me to move away from feelings of overwhelm, to begin to know themselves (and others) again, to find and use their voice, and to begin to feel better in their lives (as they define it). If this sounds like you, I promise you are not alone in feeling this way.
(289) 272-9314 View (289) 272-9314
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Nikka Collison
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
Burlington, ON L8E
I focus on helping clients struggling with anxiety, parenting, trauma, and PTSD.
Anxiety impacts us in a variety of ways and limits our ability to believe in our own capabilities. You’re someone who wants to work towards self-betterment but still find yourself lacking time, energy, or motivation. Feeling like you can’t sleep, socialize, or face your anxieties, and struggle to feel confident. You may even find it difficult to remember what life was like or could be like without anxiety. However, you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to establish better routines. You’re ready to face your anxieties head-on with confidence! Most of all, you’re ready to reconnect with yourself and the people you love.
I focus on helping clients struggling with anxiety, parenting, trauma, and PTSD.
Anxiety impacts us in a variety of ways and limits our ability to believe in our own capabilities. You’re someone who wants to work towards self-betterment but still find yourself lacking time, energy, or motivation. Feeling like you can’t sleep, socialize, or face your anxieties, and struggle to feel confident. You may even find it difficult to remember what life was like or could be like without anxiety. However, you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to establish better routines. You’re ready to face your anxieties head-on with confidence! Most of all, you’re ready to reconnect with yourself and the people you love.
(289) 277-6679 View (289) 277-6679
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Sunny Day Wellness
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7N
Are you a young adult struggling with life and work stressors, mental health including anxiety and/or depression or going through difficult transitions? Are you a parent or caregiver who is struggling to manage your child/youths emotional health or behaviours? Have you or your child been through a traumatic or difficult life experience and you are unsure how to cope and move forward? I create meaningful connections with young people and families, especially those who are from immigrant families to ensure they feel supported and to help them reach their fullest potential.
Are you a young adult struggling with life and work stressors, mental health including anxiety and/or depression or going through difficult transitions? Are you a parent or caregiver who is struggling to manage your child/youths emotional health or behaviours? Have you or your child been through a traumatic or difficult life experience and you are unsure how to cope and move forward? I create meaningful connections with young people and families, especially those who are from immigrant families to ensure they feel supported and to help them reach their fullest potential.
(647) 955-3573 View (647) 955-3573
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Maleeha Hamid
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Burlington, ON L7L
Over the past fifteen years, I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups. As a registered social worker, I use a strength-based approach to address anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger management, difficulties in relationships – including parent / child relationships, struggles with self-esteem, improving coping strategies, and more. My clinical work includes (but is not limited to) working extensively with youth and their families in regards to understanding family culture / dynamics, effective communication, practicing validation, relationship mindfulness skills, and emotion management.
Over the past fifteen years, I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups. As a registered social worker, I use a strength-based approach to address anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger management, difficulties in relationships – including parent / child relationships, struggles with self-esteem, improving coping strategies, and more. My clinical work includes (but is not limited to) working extensively with youth and their families in regards to understanding family culture / dynamics, effective communication, practicing validation, relationship mindfulness skills, and emotion management.
(905) 749-0108 View (905) 749-0108
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Mountain Brow Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L8E
We specialize in perinatal mental health, grief, parenting, and burnout - particularly for helping professionals.
You're overwhelmed by worries, low mood, stress, grief, or impostor syndrome. Daily life feels like you're just going through the motions and you are sliding further away from where you thought you'd be. But you are not alone and it won't always be this hard. People come to therapy to move away from feelings of overwhelm, trust themselves again, and to find your voice again. We will create a relationship built on curiosity, compassion, and the belief that you are stronger than you think. Couples therapy for couples facing challenges in their relationship as (new) parents also offered.
We specialize in perinatal mental health, grief, parenting, and burnout - particularly for helping professionals.
You're overwhelmed by worries, low mood, stress, grief, or impostor syndrome. Daily life feels like you're just going through the motions and you are sliding further away from where you thought you'd be. But you are not alone and it won't always be this hard. People come to therapy to move away from feelings of overwhelm, trust themselves again, and to find your voice again. We will create a relationship built on curiosity, compassion, and the belief that you are stronger than you think. Couples therapy for couples facing challenges in their relationship as (new) parents also offered.
(365) 364-2640 View (365) 364-2640
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Sarah Husain
Psychologist, MEd, CPsych
Verified
Burlington, ON L7L
I am a licensed clinical and school psychologist with over 13 years experience working with children, teens, and their parents. I provide treatment for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, oppositional behaviour, emotional regulation, grief, trauma, social skills, and relationship difficulties. I use different modalities as needed, including CBT, mindfulness, interpersonal, and emotion focused therapies. I value caregiver involvement , and offer parent/caregiver support for challenging issues.
I am a licensed clinical and school psychologist with over 13 years experience working with children, teens, and their parents. I provide treatment for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, oppositional behaviour, emotional regulation, grief, trauma, social skills, and relationship difficulties. I use different modalities as needed, including CBT, mindfulness, interpersonal, and emotion focused therapies. I value caregiver involvement , and offer parent/caregiver support for challenging issues.
(289) 512-2955 View (289) 512-2955
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Daniela Merenda
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Burlington, ON L7L  (Online Only)
She provides psychotherapy and counselling services to children, adolescents and adults seeking support in the areas of mental health, anxiety, mood, grief & loss, parent / adolescent conflict, addictions, suicide ideation, and behaviour.
Daniela is a registered social worker offering psychotherapy and counselling services. Her practice uses a wide range of evidence-based interventions including but not limited to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational counselling, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), emotion focused therapy and brief solution-focused therapy. She brings with her a well-rooted feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-discriminatory, harm reduction and trauma informed practice framework. Daniela has had the privilege to work within the field of social work for over 21 years where children, youth, women and families have allowed her into their lives.
She provides psychotherapy and counselling services to children, adolescents and adults seeking support in the areas of mental health, anxiety, mood, grief & loss, parent / adolescent conflict, addictions, suicide ideation, and behaviour.
Daniela is a registered social worker offering psychotherapy and counselling services. Her practice uses a wide range of evidence-based interventions including but not limited to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational counselling, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), emotion focused therapy and brief solution-focused therapy. She brings with her a well-rooted feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-discriminatory, harm reduction and trauma informed practice framework. Daniela has had the privilege to work within the field of social work for over 21 years where children, youth, women and families have allowed her into their lives.
(289) 513-3661 View (289) 513-3661
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CASE Psychology
Psychologist, MEd, CPsych
Verified
Burlington, ON L7L
CASE Psychology, located in Burlington, Ontario, is a highly-trained, experienced team of registered psychologists and licensed therapists. We provide psychotherapy and counselling for children, teens, adults, and families, for a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, ADHD, OCD, social skills, behavioural challenges, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, parenting, work-related stress, self-esteem, anger management, and grief & loss. We offer in-person sessions at our Burlington clinic, as well as online video therapy for anyone in Ontario.
CASE Psychology, located in Burlington, Ontario, is a highly-trained, experienced team of registered psychologists and licensed therapists. We provide psychotherapy and counselling for children, teens, adults, and families, for a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, ADHD, OCD, social skills, behavioural challenges, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, parenting, work-related stress, self-esteem, anger management, and grief & loss. We offer in-person sessions at our Burlington clinic, as well as online video therapy for anyone in Ontario.
(289) 276-7684 View (289) 276-7684
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Danielle Stevenson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BA Hons
Verified
Burlington, ON L7N
She guides families through separation, divorce, and co-parenting, focusing on parenting, co-parent counselling, blended family dynamics, and parent/child conflict.
Meet Danielle, a dedicated Registered Psychotherapist (Q) with 20+ years of experience and the founder of Bespoke Psychotherapy & Consulting Services. Specializing in person-centered approaches, Danielle tailors sessions for individuals, couples, families, and parenting support. Her warm and empathic approach focuses on building strong therapeutic relationships, centering on your strengths to navigate life's uncertainties.
She guides families through separation, divorce, and co-parenting, focusing on parenting, co-parent counselling, blended family dynamics, and parent/child conflict.
Meet Danielle, a dedicated Registered Psychotherapist (Q) with 20+ years of experience and the founder of Bespoke Psychotherapy & Consulting Services. Specializing in person-centered approaches, Danielle tailors sessions for individuals, couples, families, and parenting support. Her warm and empathic approach focuses on building strong therapeutic relationships, centering on your strengths to navigate life's uncertainties.
(289) 216-4849 View (289) 216-4849

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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.