Parenting Counselling in East London, London

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Zakera Pirbhai
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
East London, London E17  (Online Only)
I have helped clients adults and children with anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, grief counselling, feelings of depression, parent child conflict.
I understand that reaching out for support can evoke much anxiety. I am here to work at your pace and with your agenda in a non judgemental space. I have learned that our reaction to challenges in our adult lives can often be related to our childhood experiences. Within our partnership we will be able to work through childhood trauma, attachment and how they may impact on your current mental health. I offer a holistic approach which allows clients to bring every aspect of themselves, creating a heart to heart connection. With children and Adolescence I work to support and understand their experiences and stages of development.
I have helped clients adults and children with anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, grief counselling, feelings of depression, parent child conflict.
I understand that reaching out for support can evoke much anxiety. I am here to work at your pace and with your agenda in a non judgemental space. I have learned that our reaction to challenges in our adult lives can often be related to our childhood experiences. Within our partnership we will be able to work through childhood trauma, attachment and how they may impact on your current mental health. I offer a holistic approach which allows clients to bring every aspect of themselves, creating a heart to heart connection. With children and Adolescence I work to support and understand their experiences and stages of development.
020 3835 4703 View 020 3835 4703
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Adele Braun
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified Verified
East London, London E15  (Online Only)
On the basis of this, I can then offer further assessment, brief or long term therapies and therapeutic parent support.
I have an MPsychpsych (6-year postgraduate training) and I am registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), for work with children and young people up to the age of 25, as well as parents, carers and professionals. I have 20 years of experience working with children and families, including clinical and leadership positions within the NHS and in many mainstream and specialist schools. Most recently, running a specialist CAMHS service within the NHS in West London and as a Visiting Lecturer on Postgraduate mental health courses at the Tavistock & Portman.
On the basis of this, I can then offer further assessment, brief or long term therapies and therapeutic parent support.
I have an MPsychpsych (6-year postgraduate training) and I am registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), for work with children and young people up to the age of 25, as well as parents, carers and professionals. I have 20 years of experience working with children and families, including clinical and leadership positions within the NHS and in many mainstream and specialist schools. Most recently, running a specialist CAMHS service within the NHS in West London and as a Visiting Lecturer on Postgraduate mental health courses at the Tavistock & Portman.
01992 927835 View 01992 927835
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Chantell Douglas
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London, London E9
I work with parents around the understandable highs and lows of parenting, including emotional challenges/triggers, adjustments, loss and grief and more.
Hi and welcome, my name is Dr Chantell Douglas. I am a highly experienced clinical psychologist. I have worked in the NHS for over 15 years. I specialise in working with parents, children, families, adults and couples with a range of difficulties, across the lifespan and from a range of diverse backgrounds, identities and cultures. A client said, "the sessions with Chantell have been...so brilliant and a lifeline during a really difficult time for me and my family. I have never had such deep insights and realisations into my past experiences and how they impact my life...These sessions have been a gift and I am truly grateful."
I work with parents around the understandable highs and lows of parenting, including emotional challenges/triggers, adjustments, loss and grief and more.
Hi and welcome, my name is Dr Chantell Douglas. I am a highly experienced clinical psychologist. I have worked in the NHS for over 15 years. I specialise in working with parents, children, families, adults and couples with a range of difficulties, across the lifespan and from a range of diverse backgrounds, identities and cultures. A client said, "the sessions with Chantell have been...so brilliant and a lifeline during a really difficult time for me and my family. I have never had such deep insights and realisations into my past experiences and how they impact my life...These sessions have been a gift and I am truly grateful."
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Nadia Somers
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East London, London E8  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist working with adults in private practice (www.atimeandspace.com) and children and families in NHS practice. I support people to navigate a broad range of problems such as low mood, anxiety, burnout and stress, bereavement, loss, life transitions, fertility issues, parenting challenges, the effects of traumatic experiences, living with health conditions and new diagnoses, difficulty making decisions or feeling without a sense of purpose in life. I support people to feel they are living in a way that fits with their values and to depart from ways of being that no longer suit them.
I am a Clinical Psychologist working with adults in private practice (www.atimeandspace.com) and children and families in NHS practice. I support people to navigate a broad range of problems such as low mood, anxiety, burnout and stress, bereavement, loss, life transitions, fertility issues, parenting challenges, the effects of traumatic experiences, living with health conditions and new diagnoses, difficulty making decisions or feeling without a sense of purpose in life. I support people to feel they are living in a way that fits with their values and to depart from ways of being that no longer suit them.
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Dr Emma Sinclair
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London, London E1  (Online Only)
I provide support (currently virtual only) for a range of difficulties affecting the wellbeing and mental health of children and families, including:dealing with life changes (e.g. parental separation), low mood, anxiety, behavioural difficulties, panic attacks, emotionally-based school avoidance. I also provide support for perinatal issues (pre/post-natal anxiety, low mood, birth trauma) in addition to early years challenges (tantrums, sleep and bonding difficulties). I specialise in providing parent and family support. I strongly believe in the importance of intervening early before challenges have chance to develop further.
I provide support (currently virtual only) for a range of difficulties affecting the wellbeing and mental health of children and families, including:dealing with life changes (e.g. parental separation), low mood, anxiety, behavioural difficulties, panic attacks, emotionally-based school avoidance. I also provide support for perinatal issues (pre/post-natal anxiety, low mood, birth trauma) in addition to early years challenges (tantrums, sleep and bonding difficulties). I specialise in providing parent and family support. I strongly believe in the importance of intervening early before challenges have chance to develop further.
01438 904094 View 01438 904094
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Thomas Greally
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
East London, London E1  (Online Only)
I work with couples and individuals in person, and via Zoom/Skype. I have specialist training in couples therapy. All couples come together with high hopes. And a satisfying relationship is key to happiness. Yet all relationships do face challenges. For example, has communication broken down or stopped? Do conversations turn into arguments? Are you feeling unheard, unwanted and alone? Or are you feeling boxed-in and overwhelmed? Are there trust issues? Has someone had an affair? Is there conflict around your sex-life, fertility issues, parenting etc? Whatever your situation, your relationship is important to you, and deserves help.
I work with couples and individuals in person, and via Zoom/Skype. I have specialist training in couples therapy. All couples come together with high hopes. And a satisfying relationship is key to happiness. Yet all relationships do face challenges. For example, has communication broken down or stopped? Do conversations turn into arguments? Are you feeling unheard, unwanted and alone? Or are you feeling boxed-in and overwhelmed? Are there trust issues? Has someone had an affair? Is there conflict around your sex-life, fertility issues, parenting etc? Whatever your situation, your relationship is important to you, and deserves help.
07957 759456 View 07957 759456
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Dr Melissa Barry
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East London, London E17  (Online Only)
Being a parent/caregiver can sometimes feel very challenging, especially if your child is experiencing difficulties. Are you left wondering whether you are getting it right? It may be that you want to strengthen your relationship with your child and think about how you communicate with each other. We may also think about how you are taking care of your own needs and how to self-regulate your emotions in a healthy manner. Perhaps you are concerned about your child’s mental health and are looking for a way to help your child feel like themselves again. No matter what you are both going through, things can get better.
Being a parent/caregiver can sometimes feel very challenging, especially if your child is experiencing difficulties. Are you left wondering whether you are getting it right? It may be that you want to strengthen your relationship with your child and think about how you communicate with each other. We may also think about how you are taking care of your own needs and how to self-regulate your emotions in a healthy manner. Perhaps you are concerned about your child’s mental health and are looking for a way to help your child feel like themselves again. No matter what you are both going through, things can get better.
020 4538 0073 View 020 4538 0073
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Claudio Parretti
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East London, London E8
I also work with psychodynamic and integrative models of treatment, including EMDR, and provide Parent-infant Psychoyherapy.
I provide psychological treatment to clients suffering from a wide range of difficulties and conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Interpersonal problems, PTSD, Complex trauma and Anger management. Some of my clients may suffer from longterm difficulties, such as struggling to manage strong emotions and struggle to maintain close and significant relationships with others. Other clients may present with specific difficulties, such as career changes, family tensions or facing periods of particular stress. I also work with parents, who are struggling to bond with their children.
I also work with psychodynamic and integrative models of treatment, including EMDR, and provide Parent-infant Psychoyherapy.
I provide psychological treatment to clients suffering from a wide range of difficulties and conditions, including Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Interpersonal problems, PTSD, Complex trauma and Anger management. Some of my clients may suffer from longterm difficulties, such as struggling to manage strong emotions and struggle to maintain close and significant relationships with others. Other clients may present with specific difficulties, such as career changes, family tensions or facing periods of particular stress. I also work with parents, who are struggling to bond with their children.
023 8214 8054 View 023 8214 8054
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Dr Nikolaos Tzikas
Psychotherapist, PhD, ACP
Verified Verified
East London, London E8
This includes individual psychotherapy, parent-infant/child psychotherapy, parent support, and family sessions where appropriate.
I am Nikolaos Tzikas, and I specialize in working with children, teenagers, young adults (between the ages of 0 to 25), and parents of children and adolescents. I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP). I work privately and in an NHS (CAMHS) Crisis Adolescent team in North London. Please see more on my website: nikolaostzikas.com
This includes individual psychotherapy, parent-infant/child psychotherapy, parent support, and family sessions where appropriate.
I am Nikolaos Tzikas, and I specialize in working with children, teenagers, young adults (between the ages of 0 to 25), and parents of children and adolescents. I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP). I work privately and in an NHS (CAMHS) Crisis Adolescent team in North London. Please see more on my website: nikolaostzikas.com
020 3866 9519 View 020 3866 9519
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Aris Papaefstathiou
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
East London, London E4  (Online Only)
I am also a transgender man and recently a parent of twins; my preferred pronouns are 'he/him/his'.
I am an LGBTQ+ therapist supporting people to explore issues and concerns around sexuality and gender. I work with individuals who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender diverse, gender-questioning. I offer therapy for anyone who wants to explore their identity, regardless of whether they are considering or undergoing transition. I also offer therapy to people who want support for other challenges in life and would like to work these through with a trans therapist. I also work with couples, partners, family members or anyone close to someone who is exploring their gender identity.
I am also a transgender man and recently a parent of twins; my preferred pronouns are 'he/him/his'.
I am an LGBTQ+ therapist supporting people to explore issues and concerns around sexuality and gender. I work with individuals who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender diverse, gender-questioning. I offer therapy for anyone who wants to explore their identity, regardless of whether they are considering or undergoing transition. I also offer therapy to people who want support for other challenges in life and would like to work these through with a trans therapist. I also work with couples, partners, family members or anyone close to someone who is exploring their gender identity.
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Zi Bishop
Counsellor, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
East London, London E8
Hello I'm Zi. I have 7 years experience as a Psychotherapist working with individuals and couples to manage stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and parenting challenges. I am non judgemental in my approach as I believe in treating everyone with compassion and sensitivity. Our sessions will be tailor made to suit your needs, and draws on aspects of therapy, which involves helping you to bring what is unconscious - into your conscious mind. My modality also explores patterns of behaviour to provide practical tools and strategies to enhance your wellbeing.
Hello I'm Zi. I have 7 years experience as a Psychotherapist working with individuals and couples to manage stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and parenting challenges. I am non judgemental in my approach as I believe in treating everyone with compassion and sensitivity. Our sessions will be tailor made to suit your needs, and draws on aspects of therapy, which involves helping you to bring what is unconscious - into your conscious mind. My modality also explores patterns of behaviour to provide practical tools and strategies to enhance your wellbeing.
020 3728 8875 View 020 3728 8875
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Jordan Makmihe
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
East London, London E8
I am an experienced systemic psychotherapist who is passionate about helping individuals, couples and families to make positive and long-term changes in their lives and relationships. Some key issues I specialise in include: improving the safety/quality of relationships (ie. trust, communication, intimacy); improving mental wellbeing (ie. stress, anxiety, depression); recovery from trauma/abuse; parenting/family issues; grief/loss; impact of oppression related to racism, sexism, or gender identity). Whatever your dilemmas, you will be treated with respect, warmth, compassion, and curiosity, as we co-create the changes you desire.
I am an experienced systemic psychotherapist who is passionate about helping individuals, couples and families to make positive and long-term changes in their lives and relationships. Some key issues I specialise in include: improving the safety/quality of relationships (ie. trust, communication, intimacy); improving mental wellbeing (ie. stress, anxiety, depression); recovery from trauma/abuse; parenting/family issues; grief/loss; impact of oppression related to racism, sexism, or gender identity). Whatever your dilemmas, you will be treated with respect, warmth, compassion, and curiosity, as we co-create the changes you desire.
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Henrietta Priddie
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
East London, London E2
I am a UKCP-qualified integrative child, adolescent, parent and adult psychotherapist working across a wide range of areas and interests and have over 20 years of experience working in the mental health sector. I offer a safe space to allow clients the opportunity to explore presenting issues freely and in depth. I believe that compassion, empathy and the alliance between the therapist and client are the keys to therapeutic change. I am also passionate about supporting women in their journey through life and parents struggling with the complexities of raising a child in an ever-changing world.
I am a UKCP-qualified integrative child, adolescent, parent and adult psychotherapist working across a wide range of areas and interests and have over 20 years of experience working in the mental health sector. I offer a safe space to allow clients the opportunity to explore presenting issues freely and in depth. I believe that compassion, empathy and the alliance between the therapist and client are the keys to therapeutic change. I am also passionate about supporting women in their journey through life and parents struggling with the complexities of raising a child in an ever-changing world.
020 3987 1816 View 020 3987 1816
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Ijeoma Nweze
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
East London, London E13  (Online Only)
I can help with relationship and family issues, parenting concerns, domestic abuse, low mood, depression, lack of confidence, live show performance anxiety, fear of public speaking, low self-esteem, anxiety, dealing with anti-social behaviour, neighbour issues, lack of boundaries and rejection.
My name Ije, I am a certified counselling psychotherapist in London area, United Kingdom. My experience comes from direct mental health advocacy and counselling with teen/young people/adolescents and adults with varied presenting issues
I can help with relationship and family issues, parenting concerns, domestic abuse, low mood, depression, lack of confidence, live show performance anxiety, fear of public speaking, low self-esteem, anxiety, dealing with anti-social behaviour, neighbour issues, lack of boundaries and rejection.
My name Ije, I am a certified counselling psychotherapist in London area, United Kingdom. My experience comes from direct mental health advocacy and counselling with teen/young people/adolescents and adults with varied presenting issues
020 3714 8084 View 020 3714 8084
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Sara Pantaleone
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London, London E8
I do also offer parent consultations.
In my work as a Clinical Psychologist I help young people, parents and adults, who are struggling to manage their feelings and their relationships (e.g. at university, school or work). As a Psychotherapist I specialise working with young people and young adults who may feel stuck in their life, struggling to transition to the next stage of development. Therapy gives an opportunity to understand what dynamics have been at work for a long time time that are contributing to feelings of anxiety and low mood. At times, complex early experiences come to the surface, and these can be explored and processed within the safe space of therapy.
I do also offer parent consultations.
In my work as a Clinical Psychologist I help young people, parents and adults, who are struggling to manage their feelings and their relationships (e.g. at university, school or work). As a Psychotherapist I specialise working with young people and young adults who may feel stuck in their life, struggling to transition to the next stage of development. Therapy gives an opportunity to understand what dynamics have been at work for a long time time that are contributing to feelings of anxiety and low mood. At times, complex early experiences come to the surface, and these can be explored and processed within the safe space of therapy.
020 4538 2451 View 020 4538 2451
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Shoreditch Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East London, London E2
Hi! I am Doug Edwards. I am an integrative psychotherapist. I absolutely believe that everyone has the capacity for transformation, at any time. I am passionate about helping people use their inner resources to achieve a greater sense of well-being and fulfilment in their lives. We will work together to form an authentic relationship and create a foundation for healing and growth. My specialist areas include anxiety, depression,trauma, neurodiversity,relationship issues, bereavement, parenting difficulties and anger/aggression. I also have extensive experience addressing addictions and am familiar with 12 step recovery programs.
Hi! I am Doug Edwards. I am an integrative psychotherapist. I absolutely believe that everyone has the capacity for transformation, at any time. I am passionate about helping people use their inner resources to achieve a greater sense of well-being and fulfilment in their lives. We will work together to form an authentic relationship and create a foundation for healing and growth. My specialist areas include anxiety, depression,trauma, neurodiversity,relationship issues, bereavement, parenting difficulties and anger/aggression. I also have extensive experience addressing addictions and am familiar with 12 step recovery programs.
020 8138 8517 View 020 8138 8517
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Julita Levinson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
East London, London E11
I have 20 years of experience of working within diverse areas, such as depression and anxiety, self-development, relationships and separation, bereavement, domestic violence, substance misuse, work-related stress, support for carers, sexual abuse, and parenting.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or unhappy? Does your life seem unmanageable? Has some event in your life affected the way you feel and function? Do you need someone to listen to you and help you figure out what to do next? Or, do you simply need to explore some ways to make your life more fulfilling? Taking a step towards positive change may be easier than you think.
I have 20 years of experience of working within diverse areas, such as depression and anxiety, self-development, relationships and separation, bereavement, domestic violence, substance misuse, work-related stress, support for carers, sexual abuse, and parenting.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or unhappy? Does your life seem unmanageable? Has some event in your life affected the way you feel and function? Do you need someone to listen to you and help you figure out what to do next? Or, do you simply need to explore some ways to make your life more fulfilling? Taking a step towards positive change may be easier than you think.
07480 589341 View 07480 589341
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Vanessa McHardy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
East London, London E17  (Online Only)
As a parent you know when your child is ON, when they are laughing from their whole being, when they are learning with curiosity and joy, when they are playing and having fun with others.
I work with children who experience anxiety and stress. This can be because of school trauma, family trauma and all the small disconnects that build to leave your child not living life to the fullest of their being. I work 1:1 and with a family programme called ‘Building Loving Foundations’ that I designed to give families the tools to create really loving communication and ways to back each other. I work online.
As a parent you know when your child is ON, when they are laughing from their whole being, when they are learning with curiosity and joy, when they are playing and having fun with others.
I work with children who experience anxiety and stress. This can be because of school trauma, family trauma and all the small disconnects that build to leave your child not living life to the fullest of their being. I work 1:1 and with a family programme called ‘Building Loving Foundations’ that I designed to give families the tools to create really loving communication and ways to back each other. I work online.
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Monika Grabinska Psychotherapy In Walthamstow E17
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
East London, London E17
Hello and welcome. I am an integrative psychotherapist. I work with children of all ages, adolescents and adults; I also offer reflective parenting sessions. I believe in accepting the person as they are and that everyone has the capacity within themselves to heal. My main aim in therapy is to create a safe environment where my clients feel accepted and understood. At the heart of my practice is the therapeutic relationship and that through this, the client will have different experiences of relating with others which leads to positive shifts over time in their lives.
Hello and welcome. I am an integrative psychotherapist. I work with children of all ages, adolescents and adults; I also offer reflective parenting sessions. I believe in accepting the person as they are and that everyone has the capacity within themselves to heal. My main aim in therapy is to create a safe environment where my clients feel accepted and understood. At the heart of my practice is the therapeutic relationship and that through this, the client will have different experiences of relating with others which leads to positive shifts over time in their lives.
020 3667 1871 View 020 3667 1871
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a time and space
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London, London E8
we are a group of highly specialist clinical psychologists who can support you in navigating a range of challenges, including low mood, anxiety, burnout and stress, bereavement, loss, fertility issues, difficulties relating to gender and sexuality, parenting challenges, relationship difficulties, the effects of traumatic experiences and living with health conditions and new diagnoses. we will help you connect with the knowledges, skills and experiences held in your body, mind and community, to better understand your difficulties and find preferred paths for living your life.
we are a group of highly specialist clinical psychologists who can support you in navigating a range of challenges, including low mood, anxiety, burnout and stress, bereavement, loss, fertility issues, difficulties relating to gender and sexuality, parenting challenges, relationship difficulties, the effects of traumatic experiences and living with health conditions and new diagnoses. we will help you connect with the knowledges, skills and experiences held in your body, mind and community, to better understand your difficulties and find preferred paths for living your life.
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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.