Parenting Therapists in Oakville, ON

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Photo of Play Therapy For Children Susan Garofolo, Registered Psychotherapist in Oakville, ON
Play Therapy For Children Susan Garofolo
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CPT
Verified
Oakville, ON L6K
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
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Chantal Lafleur
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
Waitlist for new clients
Are you worried about your child or teen experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioural issues or other mental health challenges? Are these struggles impacting their relationship with you or with others? As a parent/caregiver, it can be really hard to see your child struggle, not knowing what to do or where to turn. I am here to help! I offer individual and family counselling sessions, virtually and in person.
Are you worried about your child or teen experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioural issues or other mental health challenges? Are these struggles impacting their relationship with you or with others? As a parent/caregiver, it can be really hard to see your child struggle, not knowing what to do or where to turn. I am here to help! I offer individual and family counselling sessions, virtually and in person.
(289) 271-1710 View (289) 271-1710
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Nancy Friedman
Registered Social Worker, BAPsy, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6L
I am currently accepting new clients. Do you or one of your family members or employees suffer from anxiety and depression, work performance challenges, issues with self-esteem, anger and stress management, martial or co-parenting conflict? Holding onto these problems can often interfere with your job, family relationships, and day-to-day life. I am a Registered Social Worker. I offer a range of individual, couple, and family counselling, utilizing Anti-Oppressive Practice, Trauma Informed, Solution Focused Therapy & Cognitive Behavior Therapy . If you would like more information about counselling services please contact me.
I am currently accepting new clients. Do you or one of your family members or employees suffer from anxiety and depression, work performance challenges, issues with self-esteem, anger and stress management, martial or co-parenting conflict? Holding onto these problems can often interfere with your job, family relationships, and day-to-day life. I am a Registered Social Worker. I offer a range of individual, couple, and family counselling, utilizing Anti-Oppressive Practice, Trauma Informed, Solution Focused Therapy & Cognitive Behavior Therapy . If you would like more information about counselling services please contact me.
(289) 807-4213 View (289) 807-4213
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Nell Van Schyndel
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), OCT, CRPO
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
Waitlist for new clients
As a parent and former teacher, I recognize the importance of using a personalized approach based on your needs, strengths, preferences, and goals.
Helping people find more peace and become the best version of themselves is my passion. Whether you are looking to improve your relationships, navigate parenting challenges, or gain a stronger sense of self, I create a safe and non-judgemental space where you can feel seen and heard, and discover strategies for making improvements in your life.
As a parent and former teacher, I recognize the importance of using a personalized approach based on your needs, strengths, preferences, and goals.
Helping people find more peace and become the best version of themselves is my passion. Whether you are looking to improve your relationships, navigate parenting challenges, or gain a stronger sense of self, I create a safe and non-judgemental space where you can feel seen and heard, and discover strategies for making improvements in your life.
(289) 805-3556 View (289) 805-3556
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Jessica MacDonald
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Oakville, ON L6H  (Online Only)
Offering VIRTUAL sessions ONTARIO wide. Accepting NEW clients for VIRTUAL appointments. People come to therapy for different reasons - facing life transitions, parenting stress, family tension, infertilely/miscarriage/pregnancy loss, workplace conflict, grief & loss, relationship breakdown, feeling unlike yourself or simply lost. Our health & wellbeing is greatly impacted by our sense of stress, emotions, thoughts and behaviours.
Offering VIRTUAL sessions ONTARIO wide. Accepting NEW clients for VIRTUAL appointments. People come to therapy for different reasons - facing life transitions, parenting stress, family tension, infertilely/miscarriage/pregnancy loss, workplace conflict, grief & loss, relationship breakdown, feeling unlike yourself or simply lost. Our health & wellbeing is greatly impacted by our sense of stress, emotions, thoughts and behaviours.
(437) 500-6380 View (437) 500-6380
Photo of Lisa Chae, Registered Social Worker in Oakville, ON
Lisa Chae
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6M  (Online Only)
My areas of specialization are anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship conflict, addictions, domestic violence, parenting, and cultural issues.
I am a Registered Social Worker (MSW) with expertise in working with children (6 to 10), preteens (11 to 13), youth (14 to 19), and individuals who are experiencing social, emotional, and/or behavioural challenges. I support clients and their family members in managing challenging emotions and relationships more effectively. My work focuses on providing clients with the skills and tools they need to effectively manage their daily lives and make positive changes.
My areas of specialization are anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship conflict, addictions, domestic violence, parenting, and cultural issues.
I am a Registered Social Worker (MSW) with expertise in working with children (6 to 10), preteens (11 to 13), youth (14 to 19), and individuals who are experiencing social, emotional, and/or behavioural challenges. I support clients and their family members in managing challenging emotions and relationships more effectively. My work focuses on providing clients with the skills and tools they need to effectively manage their daily lives and make positive changes.
(289) 216-5706 View (289) 216-5706
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Craig Oolup
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified
Oakville, ON L6H  (Online Only)
My areas of strength include: working with (and through) the experience of trauma, attachment issues, anger/aggression, ADHD, anxiety, depression, parent-child conflict, and separation/divorce.
Navigating some of life’s more difficult challenges can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. You might be feeling worried, stressed, angry and questioning your place in the world. It is my hope and honor to act as an empathic guide, by creating a safe and supportive environment in which you can explore any confusing or unsettling thoughts, emotions, behaviors and relationships you may be experiencing. I offer a collaborative and creative approach to help you cultivate a deeper understanding of any potentially negative patterns, and seek to enhance your strengths and resiliency to challenge and change them as they arise.
My areas of strength include: working with (and through) the experience of trauma, attachment issues, anger/aggression, ADHD, anxiety, depression, parent-child conflict, and separation/divorce.
Navigating some of life’s more difficult challenges can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. You might be feeling worried, stressed, angry and questioning your place in the world. It is my hope and honor to act as an empathic guide, by creating a safe and supportive environment in which you can explore any confusing or unsettling thoughts, emotions, behaviors and relationships you may be experiencing. I offer a collaborative and creative approach to help you cultivate a deeper understanding of any potentially negative patterns, and seek to enhance your strengths and resiliency to challenge and change them as they arise.
(289) 512-2539 View (289) 512-2539
Photo of Monica Lazarescu, Psychologist in Oakville, ON
Monica Lazarescu
Psychologist, MA, CPsych
Verified
Oakville, ON L6K
I offer psychotherapy services to children and teenagers who struggle with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, as well as to their parents interested in developing successful parenting strategies to support their kids overcome their struggles. I also provide comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for learning and attentional difficulties, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorder. I provide English and French psychoeducational assessments to children with diverse developmental, learning, and socio-emotional needs.
I offer psychotherapy services to children and teenagers who struggle with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, as well as to their parents interested in developing successful parenting strategies to support their kids overcome their struggles. I also provide comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for learning and attentional difficulties, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorder. I provide English and French psychoeducational assessments to children with diverse developmental, learning, and socio-emotional needs.
(289) 274-7138 View (289) 274-7138
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Maleeha Hamid
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Oakville, ON L6H
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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Shari Markovich
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BEd, MDiv, RP
Verified
Oakville, ON L6M
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 Maria Cristina Snook, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Oakville, ON
Maria Cristina Snook
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CC-PMH, CC-BRT, CC-PGL, CAIP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6H  (Online Only)
Welcoming a new baby can be both rewarding and challenging, no matter how experienced you are as a parent. If you are feeling overwhelmed, sad, or just not yourself, you may be experiencing the effects of post-partum mood disorder (depression, anxiety, OCD, etc.). Many individuals suffer in silence, worried that their issues are not big enough. As a mother of three, I know we can all use a bit more help and support at times (and a lot more self compassion!). With specialized training in perinatal mental health and birth trauma, as well as grief and loss, my role is to help you through this journey.
Welcoming a new baby can be both rewarding and challenging, no matter how experienced you are as a parent. If you are feeling overwhelmed, sad, or just not yourself, you may be experiencing the effects of post-partum mood disorder (depression, anxiety, OCD, etc.). Many individuals suffer in silence, worried that their issues are not big enough. As a mother of three, I know we can all use a bit more help and support at times (and a lot more self compassion!). With specialized training in perinatal mental health and birth trauma, as well as grief and loss, my role is to help you through this journey.
(289) 804-9515 View (289) 804-9515
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Jelum Raval
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Oakville, ON L6H  (Online Only)
If you're struggling with mental health challenges, relationship issues, or parenting concerns, I'm here to help.
Hi, I'm Jelum Raval, a Registered Psychotherapist with years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. Over the course of my career, I've helped numerous clients to cope with a wide range of challenges, including mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, relationship and family issues, and parenting concerns.
If you're struggling with mental health challenges, relationship issues, or parenting concerns, I'm here to help.
Hi, I'm Jelum Raval, a Registered Psychotherapist with years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. Over the course of my career, I've helped numerous clients to cope with a wide range of challenges, including mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, relationship and family issues, and parenting concerns.
(289) 302-7266 View (289) 302-7266
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Healing From Within
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified
Oakville, ON L6H  (Online Only)
As a parent coach, couples counselor, and Individual, Child, and Family Therapist, I will help you to better understand negative interactional patterns that keep you stuck. Are you feeling sad, overwhelmed when parenting and facing discipline challenges, or engaged in couples conflict? Together we deal with feelings of inadequacy, grief and loss, anger, frustration and aloness. We all need to feel safe, loved, and validated about self and others. Awareness and freedom from negative reactive patterns leads to feelings of peace, purpose, and growth. A life worth living begins with change from within.
As a parent coach, couples counselor, and Individual, Child, and Family Therapist, I will help you to better understand negative interactional patterns that keep you stuck. Are you feeling sad, overwhelmed when parenting and facing discipline challenges, or engaged in couples conflict? Together we deal with feelings of inadequacy, grief and loss, anger, frustration and aloness. We all need to feel safe, loved, and validated about self and others. Awareness and freedom from negative reactive patterns leads to feelings of peace, purpose, and growth. A life worth living begins with change from within.
(289) 302-7368 View (289) 302-7368
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Carolina Pombo
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PhD, MSc, RP(Q), CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6L
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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Kristen Drozda Pace Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC, PMH-C, CYC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6H
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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Danielle Clement
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J  (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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Diana Da Conceição
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MFT , RP
Verified
Oakville, ON L6K  (Online Only)
Parenting doesn't come with a handbook but together we can make it a little clearer.
I am a registered psychotherapist specializing in children, parents, and families. With Over 12 years of experience working in children's mental health and being a mother myself; I can guide you with compassion and extensive knowledge. I can support you and your family with different complex needs ranging from anxiety, depression, complex trauma, family conflict, low self-esteem, adoption and attachment concerns, school issues, behavioral concerns, and almost anything related to parenting and enhancing the wellbeing of children and families.
Parenting doesn't come with a handbook but together we can make it a little clearer.
I am a registered psychotherapist specializing in children, parents, and families. With Over 12 years of experience working in children's mental health and being a mother myself; I can guide you with compassion and extensive knowledge. I can support you and your family with different complex needs ranging from anxiety, depression, complex trauma, family conflict, low self-esteem, adoption and attachment concerns, school issues, behavioral concerns, and almost anything related to parenting and enhancing the wellbeing of children and families.
(289) 312-4192 View (289) 312-4192
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Second Nature Family Health and Wellness Centre
Counsellor, MA, BA, RECE
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6H
Welcome parents, families, and kids! My name is Anastasia and I am the owner of Second Nature Child, Youth & Family Therapy. I provide individual counselling services to children, youth, and families that repair and enhance relationships. I help families cultivate social and emotional skills through specialized mental health counselling and education services that are attachment-focused and rooted in nature. Book an indvidual session for your child, your teen, your spouse, or just for you. Together, we can find your strength so that you can continue being the parent that you were meant to be.
Welcome parents, families, and kids! My name is Anastasia and I am the owner of Second Nature Child, Youth & Family Therapy. I provide individual counselling services to children, youth, and families that repair and enhance relationships. I help families cultivate social and emotional skills through specialized mental health counselling and education services that are attachment-focused and rooted in nature. Book an indvidual session for your child, your teen, your spouse, or just for you. Together, we can find your strength so that you can continue being the parent that you were meant to be.
(343) 321-2576 View (343) 321-2576
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Counselling & Co.
Registered Social Worker
Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
We support clients through addiction, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, neurodivergent identities, parenting, perinatal mental health, relationship issues, stress and burn-out.
Are you feeling disconnected from the people in your life? Have you lost your sense of self? Here at Counselling and Co., we understand how lonely that can feel. When circumstances change unexpectedly, loss and betrayals sideline us, or loved ones let us down, it can feel overwhelming and uncertainty can creep in leaving us unsure how to navigate next steps. At Counselling and Co., we believe in connection, compassion, and community lead to clarity and healing. Our team of therapists are like a village of supporters, here to help you connect more deeply with yourself and your loved ones through compassion and understanding.
We support clients through addiction, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, neurodivergent identities, parenting, perinatal mental health, relationship issues, stress and burn-out.
Are you feeling disconnected from the people in your life? Have you lost your sense of self? Here at Counselling and Co., we understand how lonely that can feel. When circumstances change unexpectedly, loss and betrayals sideline us, or loved ones let us down, it can feel overwhelming and uncertainty can creep in leaving us unsure how to navigate next steps. At Counselling and Co., we believe in connection, compassion, and community lead to clarity and healing. Our team of therapists are like a village of supporters, here to help you connect more deeply with yourself and your loved ones through compassion and understanding.
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Chichi Amangbo
Registered Psychotherapist, MA,, MPS, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J  (Online Only)
Experienced in marriage, parenting, management (sales, team, change and project), pharmacy, education, with special interests in neuro-divergence, mood disorders and psychosis, I attend to the biological, psychological, social and spiritual components of your sufferings and draw from my diverse cultural and life experiences in the seven stages of life.
I help individuals, couples and families heal and flourish by creating safe spaces to explore, discover and deal with the root causes of the emotional, mental, spiritual and relational issues that hinder optimal performances at school, work, communities and relationships. Together, we develop and implement customized treatment plans from all modalities to improve awareness, esteem, acceptance, emotion regulation, intrusive and unhelpful thinking, addictive, compulsive and destructive behaviors, decision and meaning making, assertiveness, compassion, boundary setting, stress, sleep disturbances and family of origin issues.
Experienced in marriage, parenting, management (sales, team, change and project), pharmacy, education, with special interests in neuro-divergence, mood disorders and psychosis, I attend to the biological, psychological, social and spiritual components of your sufferings and draw from my diverse cultural and life experiences in the seven stages of life.
I help individuals, couples and families heal and flourish by creating safe spaces to explore, discover and deal with the root causes of the emotional, mental, spiritual and relational issues that hinder optimal performances at school, work, communities and relationships. Together, we develop and implement customized treatment plans from all modalities to improve awareness, esteem, acceptance, emotion regulation, intrusive and unhelpful thinking, addictive, compulsive and destructive behaviors, decision and meaning making, assertiveness, compassion, boundary setting, stress, sleep disturbances and family of origin issues.
(289) 206-1215 View (289) 206-1215

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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.