Parenting Therapists in Fremont, CA

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Aya Sato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538
I want you, as your child's parent, to feel supported ​and confident.
Finding the right therapy for your child can be really tough whether they're going through a hard time with anxiety, emotional regulation, sleep, separation anxiety, grief, attachment, or school. I'm here to assist your child with coping, healing, and guiding them to feel and express their emotions in a healthy way. I make sure they feel heard, seen, and truly understood. We can work together to find what's best for you and your child right now. With specialized training in play therapy, early childhood, infant parent mental health, I'm here to help and provide tailored support you and your family need.
I want you, as your child's parent, to feel supported ​and confident.
Finding the right therapy for your child can be really tough whether they're going through a hard time with anxiety, emotional regulation, sleep, separation anxiety, grief, attachment, or school. I'm here to assist your child with coping, healing, and guiding them to feel and express their emotions in a healthy way. I make sure they feel heard, seen, and truly understood. We can work together to find what's best for you and your child right now. With specialized training in play therapy, early childhood, infant parent mental health, I'm here to help and provide tailored support you and your family need.
(510) 513-4343 View (510) 513-4343
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Lilia Gonzalez-Joly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538
Welcome! My name is Lilia Gonzalez-Joly, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in the mental health field for over 10 years. I offer individual and relationship psychotherapy. My goal is to help people develop sustainable coping skills to deal with a variety of issues. My sessions are both reflective and informative. These are some of the challenges I've helped people with: anxiety; depression; adjustment difficulties; communication break-down; past trauma; difficulty setting boundaries; bi-cultural differences and parenting dilemmas. I am bilingual, speak fluent Spanish and truly enjoy working with diverse clients.
Welcome! My name is Lilia Gonzalez-Joly, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in the mental health field for over 10 years. I offer individual and relationship psychotherapy. My goal is to help people develop sustainable coping skills to deal with a variety of issues. My sessions are both reflective and informative. These are some of the challenges I've helped people with: anxiety; depression; adjustment difficulties; communication break-down; past trauma; difficulty setting boundaries; bi-cultural differences and parenting dilemmas. I am bilingual, speak fluent Spanish and truly enjoy working with diverse clients.
(510) 560-7396 View (510) 560-7396
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Jennifer Jaber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94536  (Online Only)
Through my experience, I have supported adults, adolescents, children, and families with issues around life transitions, anxiety, depression, personal boundaries, communication, parenting needs, and access to community resources.
Hello, my name is Jennifer. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist passionate about helping young professionals and parents in their 20's-40's rebuild their confidence, self-compassion, and resilience. With me, you'll get open, honest, and non-judgmental conversations. You determine the focus of our sessions and I act as a guide to uncovering your own strengths, goals, and solutions. No matter how big or small, life's challenges can often make a person feel lonely, confused, angry, or hopeless. Depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and life transitions can lead to a blow in confidence and self-esteem. Therapy can help.
Through my experience, I have supported adults, adolescents, children, and families with issues around life transitions, anxiety, depression, personal boundaries, communication, parenting needs, and access to community resources.
Hello, my name is Jennifer. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist passionate about helping young professionals and parents in their 20's-40's rebuild their confidence, self-compassion, and resilience. With me, you'll get open, honest, and non-judgmental conversations. You determine the focus of our sessions and I act as a guide to uncovering your own strengths, goals, and solutions. No matter how big or small, life's challenges can often make a person feel lonely, confused, angry, or hopeless. Depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and life transitions can lead to a blow in confidence and self-esteem. Therapy can help.
(650) 407-2074 View (650) 407-2074
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Donald Fallin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
Common issues for my clients are: relationships and breakups, grief, parenting, codependency, abuse/trauma, and identity formation.
Effective psychotherapy enables clients to take control of their own feelings and behavior by gently uncovering the connections between past experiences and current difficulties. Positive change occurs in an atmosphere of responsibility and hope, and a respectful, dedicated therapist can effectively guide this process. I integrate straightforward communication and empathy in the context of steady, clear boundaries. Our interactions will be active and enthusiastic. Psychological services include psychodynamic therapy, play therapy, and family court related interventions.
Common issues for my clients are: relationships and breakups, grief, parenting, codependency, abuse/trauma, and identity formation.
Effective psychotherapy enables clients to take control of their own feelings and behavior by gently uncovering the connections between past experiences and current difficulties. Positive change occurs in an atmosphere of responsibility and hope, and a respectful, dedicated therapist can effectively guide this process. I integrate straightforward communication and empathy in the context of steady, clear boundaries. Our interactions will be active and enthusiastic. Psychological services include psychodynamic therapy, play therapy, and family court related interventions.
(510) 756-5517 View (510) 756-5517
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Daming Mabel Mou
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538
Being a first generation Chinese-American immigrant, I am fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese, and I have passion, experience, and unique cultural understanding in resolving marriage and parenting issues. If you are considering filing for divorce or are wondering whether your marriage was the right choice, it is time to seek help. I will help you reevaluate your marriage, clarify your problems, release you from the constant quarreling wars, and guide you along the path of reconstruction and healing.
Being a first generation Chinese-American immigrant, I am fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese, and I have passion, experience, and unique cultural understanding in resolving marriage and parenting issues. If you are considering filing for divorce or are wondering whether your marriage was the right choice, it is time to seek help. I will help you reevaluate your marriage, clarify your problems, release you from the constant quarreling wars, and guide you along the path of reconstruction and healing.
(925) 357-9927 View (925) 357-9927
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Kenneth T Wang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94539
Additionally, I specialize in perfectionism, cultural adjustment issues, and parenting a transgender child.
"I'm not enough" - smart enough, attractive enough, successful enough, popular enough, loved enough, or happy enough. Have you ever had these thoughts? Sometimes our stories are full of shame and scarcity. We feel unworthy, but don't understand where these feelings come from, what drives them, and how to let them go. Therapy is a process of uncovering underlying issues and finding practical ways to provoke change. I will walk alongside you in your loneliness, challenge, or fear, and help you safely overcome struggles.
Additionally, I specialize in perfectionism, cultural adjustment issues, and parenting a transgender child.
"I'm not enough" - smart enough, attractive enough, successful enough, popular enough, loved enough, or happy enough. Have you ever had these thoughts? Sometimes our stories are full of shame and scarcity. We feel unworthy, but don't understand where these feelings come from, what drives them, and how to let them go. Therapy is a process of uncovering underlying issues and finding practical ways to provoke change. I will walk alongside you in your loneliness, challenge, or fear, and help you safely overcome struggles.
(626) 304-3712 View (626) 304-3712
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Rubi Coronel
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94537  (Online Only)
Parenting is hard whether you are trying to conceive or in the thick of toddlerhood. You wonder if you are doing enough and if you will ever feel like you got this. You are surprised at how anxious and disconnected you feel and are very hard on yourself. You often feel guilty no matter what choice you make. In our work together, you can learn coping strategies, process trauma, develop self compassion, and learn parenting strategies to build your confidence.
Parenting is hard whether you are trying to conceive or in the thick of toddlerhood. You wonder if you are doing enough and if you will ever feel like you got this. You are surprised at how anxious and disconnected you feel and are very hard on yourself. You often feel guilty no matter what choice you make. In our work together, you can learn coping strategies, process trauma, develop self compassion, and learn parenting strategies to build your confidence.
(858) 463-6796 View (858) 463-6796
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Frederick Blum
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538
Frequently my client's concerns include anxiety, depression, Trauma (PTSD), ADHD skills learning, relationship issues, parenting, and co-parenting when a child is living between 2 different homes.
I am Frederick Blum, Ph.D., LMFT. I have been providing therapy to clients since 1988 as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 23846) and since 2010 as a licensed Psychologist (PSY 23388). I have training and experience using different approaches to help clients resolve and manage anxiety, depression trauma, ADHD, parenting, couples conflicts, and additional problems presented by the clients I have served in therapy. I have successfully worked with children over age 5, teens, and adults. I have treated individuals, families, couples, and groups of various types.
Frequently my client's concerns include anxiety, depression, Trauma (PTSD), ADHD skills learning, relationship issues, parenting, and co-parenting when a child is living between 2 different homes.
I am Frederick Blum, Ph.D., LMFT. I have been providing therapy to clients since 1988 as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 23846) and since 2010 as a licensed Psychologist (PSY 23388). I have training and experience using different approaches to help clients resolve and manage anxiety, depression trauma, ADHD, parenting, couples conflicts, and additional problems presented by the clients I have served in therapy. I have successfully worked with children over age 5, teens, and adults. I have treated individuals, families, couples, and groups of various types.
(909) 406-2483 View (909) 406-2483
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Trisha Stewart
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94555
She works well with individuals experiencing, depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, parenting, and attachment.
Trisha Stewart, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT), works with individuals, families, couples, young adults, and teens 16+ and adoption issues. She understands how debilitating anxiety and depression can be and collaborates with you to identify your needs and develop a plan for a return to health and well-being. Trisha has 30 years of experience working in community mental health and 12 years as a licensed professional. She works well with individuals experiencing, depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, parenting, and attachment.
She works well with individuals experiencing, depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, parenting, and attachment.
Trisha Stewart, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT), works with individuals, families, couples, young adults, and teens 16+ and adoption issues. She understands how debilitating anxiety and depression can be and collaborates with you to identify your needs and develop a plan for a return to health and well-being. Trisha has 30 years of experience working in community mental health and 12 years as a licensed professional. She works well with individuals experiencing, depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, parenting, and attachment.
(323) 403-0265 View (323) 403-0265
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Hui Chen Huang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94538
Jenny is fluent in English and Mandarin. This skill is helpful for clients who struggle with changes in culture when moving to the United States. She is passionate and skilled in helping couples improve their communication skills, and she also enjoys working with individual adult clients on issues related to parenting, work stress, depression, and anxiety. As a bicultural therapist, She is interested in multicultural issues. She would like to help individuals with acculturation and adjustment issues.
Jenny is fluent in English and Mandarin. This skill is helpful for clients who struggle with changes in culture when moving to the United States. She is passionate and skilled in helping couples improve their communication skills, and she also enjoys working with individual adult clients on issues related to parenting, work stress, depression, and anxiety. As a bicultural therapist, She is interested in multicultural issues. She would like to help individuals with acculturation and adjustment issues.
(408) 454-8097 View (408) 454-8097
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Larissa J Bateman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94538
Welcome! I provide a safe place to explore what you are going through. Perhaps you haven't found the relationship you want or you are up nights worrying about the future. You might be working through childhood trauma, religious trauma, or trying to let go of a toxic relationship. You may be a new parent who feels overwhelmed and wonders "why did I do this?" Therapy is a wonderful place to find help! If you are an adult or teen struggling with your life I can help you feel like yourself again. Take a look at my website and schedule a free 15 minute consultation. www.calmingconnection.com "Healing Trauma, Empowering Change"
Welcome! I provide a safe place to explore what you are going through. Perhaps you haven't found the relationship you want or you are up nights worrying about the future. You might be working through childhood trauma, religious trauma, or trying to let go of a toxic relationship. You may be a new parent who feels overwhelmed and wonders "why did I do this?" Therapy is a wonderful place to find help! If you are an adult or teen struggling with your life I can help you feel like yourself again. Take a look at my website and schedule a free 15 minute consultation. www.calmingconnection.com "Healing Trauma, Empowering Change"
(510) 288-7667 View (510) 288-7667
Kristen Rouse Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538
Practices empowerment and the healing arts of psychotherapy for adults, couples, families, and groups. Experienced in supporting parenthood through fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, parenting education, coaching, and support. Treats multiple and co-occurring disorders. Experienced in supporting mood disorders and symptoms, including depression, anxiety, and compulsions. Trauma specialist. Grief and loss. Experienced treating first responders. Provides LGBTQIA safe and affirming space and is experienced and trained in transgender and non-heteronormative support. Works to strengthen families and partners with their goals and values.
Practices empowerment and the healing arts of psychotherapy for adults, couples, families, and groups. Experienced in supporting parenthood through fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, parenting education, coaching, and support. Treats multiple and co-occurring disorders. Experienced in supporting mood disorders and symptoms, including depression, anxiety, and compulsions. Trauma specialist. Grief and loss. Experienced treating first responders. Provides LGBTQIA safe and affirming space and is experienced and trained in transgender and non-heteronormative support. Works to strengthen families and partners with their goals and values.
(510) 403-1118 View (510) 403-1118
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Michelle Pack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538
Hello, I am Michelle Pack, LMFT. I focus on building positive relationships with my clients and reducing negative symptoms. I have many years of experience working with foster care and adoption and issues relating to trauma, grief/loss and adoption. I mostly work with individuals, from pre-teen to adult, and sometimes couples. I'm comfortable addressing anxiety, depression, sleep issues, work problems, grief/loss, adoption-related issues, difficulties of being a foster parent, relationship and parenting problems.
Hello, I am Michelle Pack, LMFT. I focus on building positive relationships with my clients and reducing negative symptoms. I have many years of experience working with foster care and adoption and issues relating to trauma, grief/loss and adoption. I mostly work with individuals, from pre-teen to adult, and sometimes couples. I'm comfortable addressing anxiety, depression, sleep issues, work problems, grief/loss, adoption-related issues, difficulties of being a foster parent, relationship and parenting problems.
(510) 953-4469 View (510) 953-4469
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Sapna Saha
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94539
I have helped clients to cope with over whelming parenting, facing life transitions, difficulty with communication skills, develop personal awareness, nervous system regulation to stay calm during conflict.
We all have the need to be seen, heard and valued. I would like to provide you a safe space and, a strength based approach for your journey. I strive to form a therapeutic relationship through trust and genuineness. Together we can work towards gaining new perspectives about your unique journey. Struggling with anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, low self-esteem can be extremely challenging. I understand and validate your difficulties, and with a little help you can work through your struggles and manage the cycle of stress.
I have helped clients to cope with over whelming parenting, facing life transitions, difficulty with communication skills, develop personal awareness, nervous system regulation to stay calm during conflict.
We all have the need to be seen, heard and valued. I would like to provide you a safe space and, a strength based approach for your journey. I strive to form a therapeutic relationship through trust and genuineness. Together we can work towards gaining new perspectives about your unique journey. Struggling with anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, low self-esteem can be extremely challenging. I understand and validate your difficulties, and with a little help you can work through your struggles and manage the cycle of stress.
(510) 963-3603 View (510) 963-3603
Tracey Yan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94538  (Online Only)
In my years of practice, I've helped clients deal with depression, anxiety/phobia, relationship issues, interpersonal issues, parenting issues, grief/loss/bereavement, Post traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, low self-esteem, stress management, anger management, divorce, behavioral issues and others.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who have been helping my clients with various challenging life issues for over 10 years. I have extensive training and experience working with individuals, couples, and families. My style is non-judgmental, respectful, and empathic.
In my years of practice, I've helped clients deal with depression, anxiety/phobia, relationship issues, interpersonal issues, parenting issues, grief/loss/bereavement, Post traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, low self-esteem, stress management, anger management, divorce, behavioral issues and others.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who have been helping my clients with various challenging life issues for over 10 years. I have extensive training and experience working with individuals, couples, and families. My style is non-judgmental, respectful, and empathic.
(510) 746-8600 View (510) 746-8600
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Deborah Lefferts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538  (Online Only)
With over 32 years experience, I help clients overcome the pain of past and current relationships and experience the pleasure in life they deserve. My approach is solution and goal oriented while utilizing knowledge of life history as appropriate to deepen the understanding of emotional problems and to empower change. My personality is warm yet active and engaged in the therapeutic process. I work most effectively with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief/loss, trauma, parenting issues and divorce recovery. I primarily utilize Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches in my work.
With over 32 years experience, I help clients overcome the pain of past and current relationships and experience the pleasure in life they deserve. My approach is solution and goal oriented while utilizing knowledge of life history as appropriate to deepen the understanding of emotional problems and to empower change. My personality is warm yet active and engaged in the therapeutic process. I work most effectively with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief/loss, trauma, parenting issues and divorce recovery. I primarily utilize Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches in my work.
(510) 924-0781 View (510) 924-0781
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Nita Prasad
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538  (Online Only)
I will support you with utmost compassion and mindfulness to address life challenges that brought you to therapy- transitions, domestic violence, parenting, marital problems, divorce/separation, substance abuse, family court, depression, chronic illness, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma and my goal is to provide you relief from distress as fast as possible.
Greetings! I commend you for making a decision to seek counseling at this time in your life journey. It is my great pleasure to offer you such support and guidance at this time. I'm a licensed mental health professional practicing in Bay Area for two decades. I am only offering telehealth services at this time. My experience encompasses working with diverse ethnic groups on various issues and challenges and my passion is to assist my clients in confronting them. I look forward to working with you.
I will support you with utmost compassion and mindfulness to address life challenges that brought you to therapy- transitions, domestic violence, parenting, marital problems, divorce/separation, substance abuse, family court, depression, chronic illness, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma and my goal is to provide you relief from distress as fast as possible.
Greetings! I commend you for making a decision to seek counseling at this time in your life journey. It is my great pleasure to offer you such support and guidance at this time. I'm a licensed mental health professional practicing in Bay Area for two decades. I am only offering telehealth services at this time. My experience encompasses working with diverse ethnic groups on various issues and challenges and my passion is to assist my clients in confronting them. I look forward to working with you.
(650) 603-5885 View (650) 603-5885
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Allison B. Pentecost
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94539
I also help people with adjustment to life changes, such as parenting, retirement, divorce or coping with a new medical condition or disability.
Do you struggle with worried thinking, periods of sadness or a nagging feeling that your mental health could be better ? I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices to treat your anxiety and depression, support your personal goals and help you find your greater purpose in life.
I also help people with adjustment to life changes, such as parenting, retirement, divorce or coping with a new medical condition or disability.
Do you struggle with worried thinking, periods of sadness or a nagging feeling that your mental health could be better ? I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness practices to treat your anxiety and depression, support your personal goals and help you find your greater purpose in life.
(510) 647-6242 View (510) 647-6242
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Fabiola Calderon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94555
I have treated adolescents and adults for the following conditions: Trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, loss and grief, parenting stress, and depression are areas that I feel comfortable in treating.
Fabiola Calderon, LMFT I’m a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist. I know that life stressors and culture influence mental health. My approach is focused on getting to know the individual, identifying your personal struggles, needs, and goals. Treatment would be a collaborative effort to help the individual to manage symptoms and behaviors. I have experience in treating trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, loss and grief, parenting stressors, and depression.
I have treated adolescents and adults for the following conditions: Trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, loss and grief, parenting stress, and depression are areas that I feel comfortable in treating.
Fabiola Calderon, LMFT I’m a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist. I know that life stressors and culture influence mental health. My approach is focused on getting to know the individual, identifying your personal struggles, needs, and goals. Treatment would be a collaborative effort to help the individual to manage symptoms and behaviors. I have experience in treating trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, loss and grief, parenting stressors, and depression.
(510) 694-0620 View (510) 694-0620
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Shimrit Zelig
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94536
Whether you are an adult seeking help for emotional challenges or a parent looking for a supportive environment for your child, I am here to support you every step of the way.
Therapy is a journey of self-discovery and growth. It provides a supportive and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. My goal is to help you gain insight into your challenges and work towards creating a fulfilling and meaningful life. Whether you are facing difficulties with anxiety, depression, trauma, or other issues, therapy can help you find the path to healing and happiness.
Whether you are an adult seeking help for emotional challenges or a parent looking for a supportive environment for your child, I am here to support you every step of the way.
Therapy is a journey of self-discovery and growth. It provides a supportive and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. My goal is to help you gain insight into your challenges and work towards creating a fulfilling and meaningful life. Whether you are facing difficulties with anxiety, depression, trauma, or other issues, therapy can help you find the path to healing and happiness.
(510) 592-6851 View (510) 592-6851
Parenting Therapists

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.