Parenting Therapists in Toronto, ON

Photo of Hiral Amin-Sharma, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Hiral Amin-Sharma
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K
I have experience with many issues including, anxiety, depression, parenting, relationship issues and trauma.
I would like to invite you into a non-judgmental, nurturing, and anti-oppressive space, where we can work together to address the challenges in your life. Sometimes life can bring hardship and unexpected events, which can produce negative feelings and emotions. Some of these challenges require less support to process and work through, while others may take longer and require more frequent support to overcome. As your therapist, my goal is to understand you, your needs, and guide you to cope with or overcome the difficulties interfering with your everyday life.
I have experience with many issues including, anxiety, depression, parenting, relationship issues and trauma.
I would like to invite you into a non-judgmental, nurturing, and anti-oppressive space, where we can work together to address the challenges in your life. Sometimes life can bring hardship and unexpected events, which can produce negative feelings and emotions. Some of these challenges require less support to process and work through, while others may take longer and require more frequent support to overcome. As your therapist, my goal is to understand you, your needs, and guide you to cope with or overcome the difficulties interfering with your everyday life.
(647) 493-3688 View (647) 493-3688
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Shannon Freud Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5S  (Online Only)
I provide counselling and support to people coping with a variety of mental health challenges (with or without a diagnosis). These may include depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, emotion management, eating disorder and addiction issues. I also have a special interest in parent and caregiver support. My counselling style is client-centred and strengths-focused. I aim to provide a safe place for an individual to express their thoughts and feelings. Using this safe space, we can collaborate on identifying the client's goals, and steps to accomplishing them.
I provide counselling and support to people coping with a variety of mental health challenges (with or without a diagnosis). These may include depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, emotion management, eating disorder and addiction issues. I also have a special interest in parent and caregiver support. My counselling style is client-centred and strengths-focused. I aim to provide a safe place for an individual to express their thoughts and feelings. Using this safe space, we can collaborate on identifying the client's goals, and steps to accomplishing them.
(855) 809-7067 View (855) 809-7067
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Sunny Day Wellness
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M8V
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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Lara Pierre
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CYCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
When you are feeling overwhelmed by parenting, not sure where to turn and questioning every move, you can receive tailored parenting support for you and your loved one.
I have 15 years of experience providing direct support to adults, children and families of all ethnicities, race, religion, genders, sexual orientations and abilities. I rely on a Relational approach, whereby I focus on building a trusting relationship as our foundation so that we can move through your challenges safely. The focus of our work can range from seeking to generally improve your mental health, manage anxiety, depression, help with work-related challenges, relationship issues, or trying to overcome unexpected life stressors.
When you are feeling overwhelmed by parenting, not sure where to turn and questioning every move, you can receive tailored parenting support for you and your loved one.
I have 15 years of experience providing direct support to adults, children and families of all ethnicities, race, religion, genders, sexual orientations and abilities. I rely on a Relational approach, whereby I focus on building a trusting relationship as our foundation so that we can move through your challenges safely. The focus of our work can range from seeking to generally improve your mental health, manage anxiety, depression, help with work-related challenges, relationship issues, or trying to overcome unexpected life stressors.
(437) 291-8430 View (437) 291-8430
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Nathaniel Anderson
Counsellor, CYCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M9N
Are you a parent struggling to manage your child/youth behavioural issues and it's starting to cause conflict in the home and at school? Do you find it challenging to communicate effectively with your teenager? Does your child/youth have a diagnosis and or struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD or CD? Work with me and I will help you improve positive communication with your child/ youth while reducing behavioural issues or conflict in the home and at school.
Are you a parent struggling to manage your child/youth behavioural issues and it's starting to cause conflict in the home and at school? Do you find it challenging to communicate effectively with your teenager? Does your child/youth have a diagnosis and or struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD or CD? Work with me and I will help you improve positive communication with your child/ youth while reducing behavioural issues or conflict in the home and at school.
(365) 675-0849 View (365) 675-0849
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Dr. Stella Dentakos
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M2N
Dr. Stella Dentakos is the Founder and Director of Whole Kids Health. Whole Kids Health is dedicated to improving the wellness of kids, teens, and their families, providing psychological services in Toronto and across Ontario (virtual care). Whole Kids Health offers a variety of services including therapy, assessment (psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic), and parent/caregiver coaching. As a team of hospital-trained health psychologists and associates, we also offer comprehensive health psychology services, focused on supporting the needs of children and youth with health conditions.
Dr. Stella Dentakos is the Founder and Director of Whole Kids Health. Whole Kids Health is dedicated to improving the wellness of kids, teens, and their families, providing psychological services in Toronto and across Ontario (virtual care). Whole Kids Health offers a variety of services including therapy, assessment (psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic), and parent/caregiver coaching. As a team of hospital-trained health psychologists and associates, we also offer comprehensive health psychology services, focused on supporting the needs of children and youth with health conditions.
(289) 312-2136 View (289) 312-2136
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Taylor Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4P
I have supported children, youth, adults and families across various areas, and have expertise in ADHD, anxiety, emotion regulation, mood and self-esteem, selective mutism, parenting challenges, and more.
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I am a passionate and innovative therapist who believes that mental wellness is rooted in resilience and connection. I offer a nurturing environment where you are heard and understood without judgement. At the heart of my practice is the belief that every human being wants to do well and can do well with the right support. I am passionate about supporting families, and empowering children, young adults and caregivers from a strengths-based framework. I provide counselling from a holistic, client-centred approach and tailor treatment to meet everyone’s unique needs.
I have supported children, youth, adults and families across various areas, and have expertise in ADHD, anxiety, emotion regulation, mood and self-esteem, selective mutism, parenting challenges, and more.
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I am a passionate and innovative therapist who believes that mental wellness is rooted in resilience and connection. I offer a nurturing environment where you are heard and understood without judgement. At the heart of my practice is the belief that every human being wants to do well and can do well with the right support. I am passionate about supporting families, and empowering children, young adults and caregivers from a strengths-based framework. I provide counselling from a holistic, client-centred approach and tailor treatment to meet everyone’s unique needs.
(647) 695-0998 View (647) 695-0998
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Helen Hargreaves
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4G  (Online Only)
I offer therapy for individuals (aged 7 to adult), family therapy and parent coaching.
Asking for help is an act of bravery. I feel privileged to work with people who are addressing these challenges. I have helped families and children struggling with anxiety and anger outbursts, as well as issues around identity and family communication. I have been practicing for over a decade and I find that clients report appreciate getting a fresh perspective on these challenges.
I offer therapy for individuals (aged 7 to adult), family therapy and parent coaching.
Asking for help is an act of bravery. I feel privileged to work with people who are addressing these challenges. I have helped families and children struggling with anxiety and anger outbursts, as well as issues around identity and family communication. I have been practicing for over a decade and I find that clients report appreciate getting a fresh perspective on these challenges.
(437) 747-6773 View (437) 747-6773
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Danielle Goldblatt
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5P
I also have worked and provided support to those with parenting challenges and can provide consultations on a variety of parenting issues.
My approach is client-centred and I draw on various modalities to best meet the needs of the individual client. I am trained in CBT, EFT, SST and DBT and have many years experience in children's mental health and working with individuals and groups at Community Health Centre in Toronto. I will work with each client to identify their strengths, needs and provide a framework to learn new ways of coping and managing with whatever challenges they are facing.
I also have worked and provided support to those with parenting challenges and can provide consultations on a variety of parenting issues.
My approach is client-centred and I draw on various modalities to best meet the needs of the individual client. I am trained in CBT, EFT, SST and DBT and have many years experience in children's mental health and working with individuals and groups at Community Health Centre in Toronto. I will work with each client to identify their strengths, needs and provide a framework to learn new ways of coping and managing with whatever challenges they are facing.
(647) 691-3474 View (647) 691-3474
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Melody Ashworth
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4W
I provide individual and parent therapy for children and adolescents with a wide variety of presenting concerns. Therapy may involve individual, parent or family sessions depending on the needs and goals of clients. My areas of expertise include child temperament (emotionally sensitive or rigid), emotion regulation (includes self harm), parent-child attachment, family dynamics, parenting challenges, coping with stressful life transitions, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.
I provide individual and parent therapy for children and adolescents with a wide variety of presenting concerns. Therapy may involve individual, parent or family sessions depending on the needs and goals of clients. My areas of expertise include child temperament (emotionally sensitive or rigid), emotion regulation (includes self harm), parent-child attachment, family dynamics, parenting challenges, coping with stressful life transitions, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.
(647) 370-1726 View (647) 370-1726
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Andrea Leigh Girvan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4C  (Online Only)
It's extremely frustrating for a parent to have a child or teen that is struggling and not know how to help them.
Though I treat all ages, my clinical focus is on children, adolescents, and families. I have over 10 years of experience providing sound, evidenced based treatment to young adults, children, adolescents, teens and families. I offer brief models of therapy such as solution focused therapy & CBT. I also have extensive experience using psychodynamic approaches. I believe strongly in providing client centered care and welcome feedback. Please visit my website at www.andreagirvanmsw.org
It's extremely frustrating for a parent to have a child or teen that is struggling and not know how to help them.
Though I treat all ages, my clinical focus is on children, adolescents, and families. I have over 10 years of experience providing sound, evidenced based treatment to young adults, children, adolescents, teens and families. I offer brief models of therapy such as solution focused therapy & CBT. I also have extensive experience using psychodynamic approaches. I believe strongly in providing client centered care and welcome feedback. Please visit my website at www.andreagirvanmsw.org
(647) 697-7822 View (647) 697-7822
Photo of Laurie Solmon, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Laurie Solmon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M3H
Parenting is hard; the lived experience of a child/youth can be hard too. Sometimes, understanding each others' perspectives can be challenging. My aim is to bridge this gap and help families work together, rather than against each other. Thinking about how you can enhance your family's overall mental health? Consider how therapy can support your family in moving towards positive change. A non-judgmental and outside perspective can help your family really listen to each other, consider differing perspectives in a new way, and offer unique strategies to direct you towards your goals.
Parenting is hard; the lived experience of a child/youth can be hard too. Sometimes, understanding each others' perspectives can be challenging. My aim is to bridge this gap and help families work together, rather than against each other. Thinking about how you can enhance your family's overall mental health? Consider how therapy can support your family in moving towards positive change. A non-judgmental and outside perspective can help your family really listen to each other, consider differing perspectives in a new way, and offer unique strategies to direct you towards your goals.
(647) 490-1703 View (647) 490-1703
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Kristie Burkett
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5M  (Online Only)
Parenting is hard. You might feel like you’ve lost your identity, you’re overwhelmed with everything on your plate, you’re disconnected from your partner, and every stage of your child’s growth feels like you’re learning to parent all over again. How does every other person in the world have it together while you continue to struggle? (Tip: they don’t!) Every day you feel like you're struggling to make it through, and you are tired of feeling this way. You deserve support, and taking care of yourself is incredibly important in your parenting journey.
Parenting is hard. You might feel like you’ve lost your identity, you’re overwhelmed with everything on your plate, you’re disconnected from your partner, and every stage of your child’s growth feels like you’re learning to parent all over again. How does every other person in the world have it together while you continue to struggle? (Tip: they don’t!) Every day you feel like you're struggling to make it through, and you are tired of feeling this way. You deserve support, and taking care of yourself is incredibly important in your parenting journey.
(647) 557-3161 View (647) 557-3161
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Fertility Postpartum The Well Parents Centre
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4P
The Well Parents Centre is an innovative prenatal and postpartum mental health centre located in Toronto, with virtual services available across Ontario. We offer confidential, professional care with empathy and compassion. We work with clients through the stages of trying to conceive, coping with grief and loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss), coping with infertility and fertility treatment including IVF, pregnancy and postpartum mental health, the early years of parenting, and beyond.
The Well Parents Centre is an innovative prenatal and postpartum mental health centre located in Toronto, with virtual services available across Ontario. We offer confidential, professional care with empathy and compassion. We work with clients through the stages of trying to conceive, coping with grief and loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss), coping with infertility and fertility treatment including IVF, pregnancy and postpartum mental health, the early years of parenting, and beyond.
(647) 372-1153 View (647) 372-1153
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Shannon Deacon
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4J
Life, parenting, and all the things in between are tough.
In the fast-paced world we live in today, many of us are struggling to keep up. Feeling overwhelmed and disconnected has become an unfortunate norm. Depression, anxiety, relationship issues abound as we struggle to find a way through it all. It is vital to find the space and time to reconnect with ourselves, our families and the world around us. Therapy can help us to find our way back. My work is to help you to reconnect to yourself and those around you. I work with families, children, couples and individuals to build and repair connections.
Life, parenting, and all the things in between are tough.
In the fast-paced world we live in today, many of us are struggling to keep up. Feeling overwhelmed and disconnected has become an unfortunate norm. Depression, anxiety, relationship issues abound as we struggle to find a way through it all. It is vital to find the space and time to reconnect with ourselves, our families and the world around us. Therapy can help us to find our way back. My work is to help you to reconnect to yourself and those around you. I work with families, children, couples and individuals to build and repair connections.
(437) 800-2189 View (437) 800-2189
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Rachel Morrison
Occupational Therapist, MscOT
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4E  (Online Only)
As a mom of 3 and survivor of postpartum depression, clients come to me looking for a therapist who is familiar with the unique challenges of parenting, because therapy should be a place where you feel seen and understood.
Psychotherapy for moms, from someone who's been there...The transition into motherhood can leave you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and so vulnerable. This isn’t what you expected. Motherhood is supposed to come naturally, but nothing about this feels easy. Everything has changed - your body, your relationships, your identity. You may feel sad, worried, or angry. You love your child(ren), but you miss your old life (and you feel guilty it). You've reached a breaking point. You want to feel calm, confident, and joyful as a mother. You're ready to feel whole again. You are worthy of this, and I can help you get there!
As a mom of 3 and survivor of postpartum depression, clients come to me looking for a therapist who is familiar with the unique challenges of parenting, because therapy should be a place where you feel seen and understood.
Psychotherapy for moms, from someone who's been there...The transition into motherhood can leave you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and so vulnerable. This isn’t what you expected. Motherhood is supposed to come naturally, but nothing about this feels easy. Everything has changed - your body, your relationships, your identity. You may feel sad, worried, or angry. You love your child(ren), but you miss your old life (and you feel guilty it). You've reached a breaking point. You want to feel calm, confident, and joyful as a mother. You're ready to feel whole again. You are worthy of this, and I can help you get there!
(289) 670-2319 View (289) 670-2319
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Anna Riddell: Kaleidoscope Counselling Collective
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Anna! Are you struggling with your mood, anxiety, or relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed as a new or seasoned parent, or are you struggling with trying to manage conflict in your blended family? In this impersonal & tumultuous world, we’re all feeling the weight of our emotions, daily responsibilities and uncertainty about our futures. Now more than ever, we’re feeling overwhelmed with expectations, and uncertain about how we're supposed to manage it all. It shouldn’t be so hard to live a life that feels good, and I truly believe that therapy can help you with this shift!
Hi, I’m Anna! Are you struggling with your mood, anxiety, or relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed as a new or seasoned parent, or are you struggling with trying to manage conflict in your blended family? In this impersonal & tumultuous world, we’re all feeling the weight of our emotions, daily responsibilities and uncertainty about our futures. Now more than ever, we’re feeling overwhelmed with expectations, and uncertain about how we're supposed to manage it all. It shouldn’t be so hard to live a life that feels good, and I truly believe that therapy can help you with this shift!
(855) 295-7003 View (855) 295-7003
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Dorothy Koziorz
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4P
These areas include, but are not limited to anxiety, emotion regulation, mood & self-esteem, anger management, selective mutism, identity & self-discovery, life-adjustments, trauma, separation & divorce, parenting, postpartum depression/anxiety, and grief & loss.
Hey you! I’m Dorothy - thank you for being here. I’m a social worker & psychotherapist who specializes in supportive work with children, youth and families. I guide humans to be gentle and curious with themselves, their stories, and their environments, so that they can practice new ways of being that are in alignment with their hopes and dreams. Sometimes, systemic oppression (i.e. racism, cisheteropatriarchy, colonialism, capitalism) can affect how we reach our goals. My practice is dedicated to exploring the ways in which supportive relationships can not only support our healing, but create more social justice around us.
These areas include, but are not limited to anxiety, emotion regulation, mood & self-esteem, anger management, selective mutism, identity & self-discovery, life-adjustments, trauma, separation & divorce, parenting, postpartum depression/anxiety, and grief & loss.
Hey you! I’m Dorothy - thank you for being here. I’m a social worker & psychotherapist who specializes in supportive work with children, youth and families. I guide humans to be gentle and curious with themselves, their stories, and their environments, so that they can practice new ways of being that are in alignment with their hopes and dreams. Sometimes, systemic oppression (i.e. racism, cisheteropatriarchy, colonialism, capitalism) can affect how we reach our goals. My practice is dedicated to exploring the ways in which supportive relationships can not only support our healing, but create more social justice around us.
(647) 249-7998 View (647) 249-7998
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Isabella Bergagnini Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with a wide range of challenges such as anxiety, depression, OCD, values-clarification, career exploration, parent coaching, concentration, emotion regulation, navigating life transitions, self-esteem, identity, trauma, relationship issues, conflict resolution and more.
Are you navigating one of life's many challenges? Or facing a brand new one? Could you use some gentle guided self-exploration to help you through it? Therapy provides a safe, non-judgmental space to explore and understand any and all obstacles you’re facing. I am here to help teens, adults, and parents explore new paths and new futures. I work from an Adlerian framework focusing on your unique strengths to help you establish a place and voice in the world. So, working together I can help you build the self-awareness and insight you need to move confidently toward the life that you envision for yourself.
I work with a wide range of challenges such as anxiety, depression, OCD, values-clarification, career exploration, parent coaching, concentration, emotion regulation, navigating life transitions, self-esteem, identity, trauma, relationship issues, conflict resolution and more.
Are you navigating one of life's many challenges? Or facing a brand new one? Could you use some gentle guided self-exploration to help you through it? Therapy provides a safe, non-judgmental space to explore and understand any and all obstacles you’re facing. I am here to help teens, adults, and parents explore new paths and new futures. I work from an Adlerian framework focusing on your unique strengths to help you establish a place and voice in the world. So, working together I can help you build the self-awareness and insight you need to move confidently toward the life that you envision for yourself.
(437) 747-5765 View (437) 747-5765
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Leslie Kirsh
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6E
I am also a parent.
I am a registered psychotherapist who has a particular interest in attachment and family therapy. I work with young people and their parents, adults and their parents, siblings of all ages, and individuals. The goal of family work is to help family members work through barriers in their relationships and ideally to reconnect and find safety together. In individual therapy I think systemically and help folks make connections between their mental health struggles and the world around them. I work with clients with depression, anxiety, experiences of trauma and the many other challenges that can cause distress.
I am also a parent.
I am a registered psychotherapist who has a particular interest in attachment and family therapy. I work with young people and their parents, adults and their parents, siblings of all ages, and individuals. The goal of family work is to help family members work through barriers in their relationships and ideally to reconnect and find safety together. In individual therapy I think systemically and help folks make connections between their mental health struggles and the world around them. I work with clients with depression, anxiety, experiences of trauma and the many other challenges that can cause distress.
(437) 800-1910 View (437) 800-1910

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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.