Parenting Support Groups in Franklin, TN

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Heart Space
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"12-week therapeutic group for anyone seeking nervous system restoration. This sacred space will provide opportunities for mind-body connections to those who desire healing from relational trauma. Through our stories and affect labeling we will increase self-attunement, self-care, emotional intelligence, and ..."
(615) 488-8860
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064
Photo of The Village of Kairos, Psychologist in Franklin, TN
Adolescent DBT-Teen (Franklin)
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified
Verified
"DBT skills group led by comprehensively trained DBT therapists. "
(615) 745-1066
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064
Photo of Jack Justin Dreher, Pre-Licensed Professional in Franklin, TN
Online DBT Parenting Skills Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, NCC, LPC, MHSP, (Temp)
Verified
Verified
"This group will focus on teaching parents highly specific skills to increase their parenting effectiveness. The topics of instruction will include all four of the core DBT skills modules to increase parent ’s Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness ..."
(615) 488-7683
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064
Photo of Jack Justin Dreher, Pre-Licensed Professional in Franklin, TN
Parenting Skills for Fathers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, NCC, LPC, MHSP, (Temp)
Verified
Verified
"This group will focus on teaching fathers highly specific skills to increase their parenting effectiveness regardless of the age of their child. Specialized skills will also be included for adoptive fathers, fathers of blended families (stepdads), and fathers who are ..."
(615) 488-7683
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064

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Photo of Leiah Drew-Hightower, Licensed Professional Counselor in Franklin, TN
Heart Space
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"12-week therapeutic group for anyone seeking nervous system restoration. This sacred space will provide opportunities for mind-body connections to those who desire healing from relational trauma. Through our stories and affect labeling we will increase self-attunement, self-care, emotional intelligence, and ..."
(615) 488-8860
View
Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064
Photo of The Village of Kairos, Psychologist in Franklin, TN
Adolescent DBT-Teen (Franklin)
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified
Verified
"DBT skills group led by comprehensively trained DBT therapists. "
(615) 745-1066
View
Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064
Photo of Jack Justin Dreher, Pre-Licensed Professional in Franklin, TN
Online DBT Parenting Skills Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, NCC, LPC, MHSP, (Temp)
Verified
Verified
"This group will focus on teaching parents highly specific skills to increase their parenting effectiveness. The topics of instruction will include all four of the core DBT skills modules to increase parent ’s Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness ..."
(615) 488-7683
View
Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064
Photo of Jack Justin Dreher, Pre-Licensed Professional in Franklin, TN
Parenting Skills for Fathers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, NCC, LPC, MHSP, (Temp)
Verified
Verified
"This group will focus on teaching fathers highly specific skills to increase their parenting effectiveness regardless of the age of their child. Specialized skills will also be included for adoptive fathers, fathers of blended families (stepdads), and fathers who are ..."
(615) 488-7683
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Group meets in:
Franklin, TN 37064


Parenting Support Groups

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.




What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Franklin Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Franklin is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Franklin are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.