Parenting Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Heather Kagan Ward
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066  (Online Only)
In addition, I am a certified in perinatal mental health and offer parenting tips and consults.
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I hope that that we have a chance to connect. I love helping people realize their strengths and reflect on their feelings and experiences in a non judgmental environment. I am happy to chat to see if I am a good fit for what you currently need.
In addition, I am a certified in perinatal mental health and offer parenting tips and consults.
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I hope that that we have a chance to connect. I love helping people realize their strengths and reflect on their feelings and experiences in a non judgmental environment. I am happy to chat to see if I am a good fit for what you currently need.
(310) 362-5871 View (310) 362-5871
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Lisa Perlson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, OTD, OTR/L
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064  (Online Only)
My ideal client is likely a parent experiencing challenges in understanding and meeting their child's developmental needs. They seek guidance in fostering a nurturing family environment while balancing their own personal and professional responsibilities. They desire support in navigating parenting complexities with empathy and practical strategies tailored to their child's unique requirements while aiming to enhance their parenting skills, strengthen family bonds, and promote their child's development. Ultimately, they seek to create a harmonious and fulfilling family life, where both parent and child thrive.
My ideal client is likely a parent experiencing challenges in understanding and meeting their child's developmental needs. They seek guidance in fostering a nurturing family environment while balancing their own personal and professional responsibilities. They desire support in navigating parenting complexities with empathy and practical strategies tailored to their child's unique requirements while aiming to enhance their parenting skills, strengthen family bonds, and promote their child's development. Ultimately, they seek to create a harmonious and fulfilling family life, where both parent and child thrive.
(310) 620-9490 View (310) 620-9490
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Ronna Spiegel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
Are you a woman grappling with the challenges of parenting, career shifts, or family dynamics? Maybe you’re navigating relationship challenges or the career question of "what’s next?" Life's unexpected twists and turns can leave even the most grounded feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Wherever you are in your life’s journey, I am here to partner with you as you tackle the barriers that may be preventing you from living the life you want. Let's work together to develop the skills and awareness you need to navigate life's transitions and it's ups and downs and with confidence and resilience. I look forward to working with you.
Are you a woman grappling with the challenges of parenting, career shifts, or family dynamics? Maybe you’re navigating relationship challenges or the career question of "what’s next?" Life's unexpected twists and turns can leave even the most grounded feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Wherever you are in your life’s journey, I am here to partner with you as you tackle the barriers that may be preventing you from living the life you want. Let's work together to develop the skills and awareness you need to navigate life's transitions and it's ups and downs and with confidence and resilience. I look forward to working with you.
(323) 641-4732 View (323) 641-4732
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David Blacker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
19 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Life is messy. Relationships are hard. Pandemics are lonely. And parenting...? Don’t even get me started! If you're feeling like societal expectations are consistently setting you up for failure, I get it... and I assure you that you are not alone. If you've gotten this far in my profile, I imagine it's because you have a different story you'd rather be telling yourself right now — one where you are thriving and not merely surviving. If this resonates, give me a call. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so we can determine if my therapeutic style is a good fit for your current needs.
Life is messy. Relationships are hard. Pandemics are lonely. And parenting...? Don’t even get me started! If you're feeling like societal expectations are consistently setting you up for failure, I get it... and I assure you that you are not alone. If you've gotten this far in my profile, I imagine it's because you have a different story you'd rather be telling yourself right now — one where you are thriving and not merely surviving. If this resonates, give me a call. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so we can determine if my therapeutic style is a good fit for your current needs.
(310) 929-6431 View (310) 929-6431
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Sasha Hawkes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048  (Online Only)
Being a parent is hard work. There are so many unexpected challenges and emotions that arise that can feel overwhelming and isolating. I work with families who are struggling with parenting challenges, child sleep issues, pregnancy and/or birth trauma and postpartum mothers and fathers and couples who are adjusting to life as a family. I believe in a holistic approach where we focus on the past and present and how it connects to our current life as well as our mind, body and spirit.
Being a parent is hard work. There are so many unexpected challenges and emotions that arise that can feel overwhelming and isolating. I work with families who are struggling with parenting challenges, child sleep issues, pregnancy and/or birth trauma and postpartum mothers and fathers and couples who are adjusting to life as a family. I believe in a holistic approach where we focus on the past and present and how it connects to our current life as well as our mind, body and spirit.
(213) 817-5264 View (213) 817-5264
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Molly Nestor Kaye
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90023  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I particularly work with highly sensitive people, trauma, parenting, and attachment issues.
Welcome! I work with clients that are seeking contentment, authenticity, and connection in their daily life. In our work together, you can expect a balance of exploring the past and present. Understanding the past can reveal invisible patterns, reduce shame, and connect you to your truest self. Empowered with this knowledge, we will explore your values in the present and develop skills that help you both cope with life as it is and create life as you want it to be. I utilize attachment and systems-based orientations in conjunction with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help clients heal and experience their lives more fully.
I particularly work with highly sensitive people, trauma, parenting, and attachment issues.
Welcome! I work with clients that are seeking contentment, authenticity, and connection in their daily life. In our work together, you can expect a balance of exploring the past and present. Understanding the past can reveal invisible patterns, reduce shame, and connect you to your truest self. Empowered with this knowledge, we will explore your values in the present and develop skills that help you both cope with life as it is and create life as you want it to be. I utilize attachment and systems-based orientations in conjunction with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help clients heal and experience their lives more fully.
(310) 496-6636 View (310) 496-6636
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Kathleen Locker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Working with older children, adolescents, adults, and couples, I strive to help you understand how your early caregiving experiences are impacting your current wellbeing and interpersonal functioning. My goal is to create a secure relationship where you can feel understood and valued and better understand yourself through our work together. In working with young children and their caregivers, I hope to help parents understand how their own parenting impacts their identity as a caregiver as well as helping them understand their child’s needs and develop a deeper connection.
Working with older children, adolescents, adults, and couples, I strive to help you understand how your early caregiving experiences are impacting your current wellbeing and interpersonal functioning. My goal is to create a secure relationship where you can feel understood and valued and better understand yourself through our work together. In working with young children and their caregivers, I hope to help parents understand how their own parenting impacts their identity as a caregiver as well as helping them understand their child’s needs and develop a deeper connection.
(323) 990-7301 View (323) 990-7301
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Chaka McAlpin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90045
I am trained in a number of clinical specialties including: Child/Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotional Focused Couples Therapy.
Welcome. I am a passionate therapist with a sense of humor. I believe that even the saddest days warrant a laugh or a laugh with a few tears. Whether therapy is an old friend or a new journey, I will create a safe place for you to work on those issues that you have attempted to move past on your own. Whether you desire change...clarity...or growth? You have made the first step toward change just by searching for a therapist. If you are ready to begin the work, I am committed to helping you reach your goals.
I am trained in a number of clinical specialties including: Child/Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotional Focused Couples Therapy.
Welcome. I am a passionate therapist with a sense of humor. I believe that even the saddest days warrant a laugh or a laugh with a few tears. Whether therapy is an old friend or a new journey, I will create a safe place for you to work on those issues that you have attempted to move past on your own. Whether you desire change...clarity...or growth? You have made the first step toward change just by searching for a therapist. If you are ready to begin the work, I am committed to helping you reach your goals.
(310) 773-5057 View (310) 773-5057
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Neal Tobisman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults and parents on a variety of issues, some of which include; depression, anxiety, disruptive behaviors, ADHD symptoms, social skills, parenting, family dynamics, life stage transitions and divorce issues.
It is not uncommon for people at various points in their lives to experience overwhelming emotional states, intense reactions to life events and or, feel lost or disconnected from the world. As a therapist, my goal is to help children and adult clients to face and navigate these challenges in an effort to help them gain new perspective, growth, resolution and a sense of empowerment. If you are seeking extra support and guidance for yourself or your child, I welcome the opportunity to work with you and help to guide the process.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults and parents on a variety of issues, some of which include; depression, anxiety, disruptive behaviors, ADHD symptoms, social skills, parenting, family dynamics, life stage transitions and divorce issues.
It is not uncommon for people at various points in their lives to experience overwhelming emotional states, intense reactions to life events and or, feel lost or disconnected from the world. As a therapist, my goal is to help children and adult clients to face and navigate these challenges in an effort to help them gain new perspective, growth, resolution and a sense of empowerment. If you are seeking extra support and guidance for yourself or your child, I welcome the opportunity to work with you and help to guide the process.
(310) 879-5984 View (310) 879-5984
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Dr. Bahar Rahnama
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I provide cutting-edge, evidenced-based treatment for children of all ages including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), PCIT for Selective Mutism (PCIT-SM), and protocols for treating separation and generalized anxiety.
Hi there! I am a licensed child psychologist based out of West Los Angeles, California. It is my greatest privilege to dedicate my life’s work to repairing key family relationships and facilitating impactful and long-lasting systemic change. Through extensive and comprehensive treatment experience resolving acute pediatric disorders including oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD), disruptive-mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), and selective mutism, I am confident in my ability to anchor families to stable waters.
I provide cutting-edge, evidenced-based treatment for children of all ages including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), PCIT for Selective Mutism (PCIT-SM), and protocols for treating separation and generalized anxiety.
Hi there! I am a licensed child psychologist based out of West Los Angeles, California. It is my greatest privilege to dedicate my life’s work to repairing key family relationships and facilitating impactful and long-lasting systemic change. Through extensive and comprehensive treatment experience resolving acute pediatric disorders including oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD), disruptive-mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), and selective mutism, I am confident in my ability to anchor families to stable waters.
(310) 868-2145 View (310) 868-2145
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Kristine H Johnson Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I specialize in working with clients with Second Stage, mid life issues such as divorce, parenting, career changes, empty nest, and aging.
Welcome! Are you willing to change the patterns that are causing you pain, stress and dissatisfaction? We all have behavior developed in our early years that influence our relationships, our work, our sense of self. My approach is to identify and help you become aware of the blocks that are holding you back and guide you through the many transitions and challenges you face on a daily basis. I offer you hope for a future without these hindrances. I work to create a safe, compassionate environment to explore your thoughts and emotions, emphasizing the healing nature of our therapist-client relationship.
I specialize in working with clients with Second Stage, mid life issues such as divorce, parenting, career changes, empty nest, and aging.
Welcome! Are you willing to change the patterns that are causing you pain, stress and dissatisfaction? We all have behavior developed in our early years that influence our relationships, our work, our sense of self. My approach is to identify and help you become aware of the blocks that are holding you back and guide you through the many transitions and challenges you face on a daily basis. I offer you hope for a future without these hindrances. I work to create a safe, compassionate environment to explore your thoughts and emotions, emphasizing the healing nature of our therapist-client relationship.
(424) 279-4929 View (424) 279-4929
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Azita Sachmechian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I am certified in parenting education and I have 10 years of experience from Cedars Sinai hospital.
I treat children, adolescents and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, and relational issues. I help couples understand each other's emotional needs to have a more meaningful satisfying relationships. I also help parents deal with their children's anger, social and academic issues. The goal of treatment is to identify the individual's strengths, enhance them and identify and treat factors that jeopardize getting to ones ultimate potentials. I have treated factors contributing to Enuresis, and Encopresis and selective mutism.
I am certified in parenting education and I have 10 years of experience from Cedars Sinai hospital.
I treat children, adolescents and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, and relational issues. I help couples understand each other's emotional needs to have a more meaningful satisfying relationships. I also help parents deal with their children's anger, social and academic issues. The goal of treatment is to identify the individual's strengths, enhance them and identify and treat factors that jeopardize getting to ones ultimate potentials. I have treated factors contributing to Enuresis, and Encopresis and selective mutism.
(424) 295-7307 View (424) 295-7307
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Hebe Leine De Mare
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045
I think parents are very important. Most parents raise their children the best way they can. Sometimes the best way your parent or parents raised you did not match your needs or your emotional personality. I believe each person is able to identify their needs when properly supported. My main focus when working with clients is to develop an understanding of their main strengths as well as areas that were not supported by their parents' parenting style. Our work together will focus on improving your overall understanding of your potentialities and will support your efforts at achieving them.
I think parents are very important. Most parents raise their children the best way they can. Sometimes the best way your parent or parents raised you did not match your needs or your emotional personality. I believe each person is able to identify their needs when properly supported. My main focus when working with clients is to develop an understanding of their main strengths as well as areas that were not supported by their parents' parenting style. Our work together will focus on improving your overall understanding of your potentialities and will support your efforts at achieving them.
(323) 843-5508 View (323) 843-5508
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Anna Yu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
Whether you’re a new parent adjusting to parenthood, dealing with relationship issues, struggling with anxiety and depression, or a caregiver for someone with autism - I’d be honored to be part of your healing journey.
Hi there, I'm Anna. Are you looking for a culturally competent therapist? Are you someone who struggles with anxiety, depression, or relationship concerns? Have you recently been diagnosed with, or are a caregiver for someone diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder?
Whether you’re a new parent adjusting to parenthood, dealing with relationship issues, struggling with anxiety and depression, or a caregiver for someone with autism - I’d be honored to be part of your healing journey.
Hi there, I'm Anna. Are you looking for a culturally competent therapist? Are you someone who struggles with anxiety, depression, or relationship concerns? Have you recently been diagnosed with, or are a caregiver for someone diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder?
(562) 573-8538 View (562) 573-8538
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Gary F. Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, FAAMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
You may be struggling in a situation that, for whatever reasons, is not improving as you had hoped it would. And now you might be experiencing unwanted emotions related to COVID-19; relationship struggles; parenting; marital difficulties; family conflict; a recent trauma; or something else that is painfully impacting you and one or more of your relationships. Are you losing sleep, feeling sad, anxious, depressed, confused, or feeling helpless right now? Feeling stuck? If so and you're here, you're probably tired of trying to figure all of this out by yourself. The good news is you don't have to be alone with all of this anymore.
You may be struggling in a situation that, for whatever reasons, is not improving as you had hoped it would. And now you might be experiencing unwanted emotions related to COVID-19; relationship struggles; parenting; marital difficulties; family conflict; a recent trauma; or something else that is painfully impacting you and one or more of your relationships. Are you losing sleep, feeling sad, anxious, depressed, confused, or feeling helpless right now? Feeling stuck? If so and you're here, you're probably tired of trying to figure all of this out by yourself. The good news is you don't have to be alone with all of this anymore.
(310) 208-3105 View (310) 208-3105
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Yessenia Aguirre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
I believe that tending to your wounds shouldn't happen in isolation and that healing is a responsibility, but not one you should bear alone. I have witnessed that true growth begins when you show up as you are (flaws, strengths, and all) and you allow yourself to be seen, heard, and cared for. A lot of my experience is in trauma and parenting. These two topics can bring up so much! And they require a willingness to be vulnerable and transparent, but never at the expense of your wellbeing.
I believe that tending to your wounds shouldn't happen in isolation and that healing is a responsibility, but not one you should bear alone. I have witnessed that true growth begins when you show up as you are (flaws, strengths, and all) and you allow yourself to be seen, heard, and cared for. A lot of my experience is in trauma and parenting. These two topics can bring up so much! And they require a willingness to be vulnerable and transparent, but never at the expense of your wellbeing.
(424) 377-8109 View (424) 377-8109
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Lori Baudino
Psychologist, PsyD, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Please check out my website:drloribaudino.com. I focus on therapeutic support for children & parents. Utilizing a body centered movement approach that is playful, engaging and beneficial. I specialize with children from behavioral, attachment, learning challenges and developmental needs to those with severe medical and physical illness. I support parents on this journey to best communicate, support and find joy in their child/family! I fit approaches to your family needs and preferences. I believe that children are capable and competent and with this support they reach their potential!
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Please check out my website:drloribaudino.com. I focus on therapeutic support for children & parents. Utilizing a body centered movement approach that is playful, engaging and beneficial. I specialize with children from behavioral, attachment, learning challenges and developmental needs to those with severe medical and physical illness. I support parents on this journey to best communicate, support and find joy in their child/family! I fit approaches to your family needs and preferences. I believe that children are capable and competent and with this support they reach their potential!
(310) 879-5028 View (310) 879-5028
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Kristina Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
So happy YOU are taking the first step to improving your life! Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Having relationship issues? Are you unhappy and unsure why? Ready to break unhealthy cycles? Or do you just need a safe place to process your thoughts and emotions? I work with individuals and couples experiencing stress, anxiety, postpartum, trauma, depression, family or relationship conflict, anger, communication, self-esteem issues, and cultural systemic oppression. I also provide Parenting Therapy to moms, dads, couples, and expecting parents.
So happy YOU are taking the first step to improving your life! Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Having relationship issues? Are you unhappy and unsure why? Ready to break unhealthy cycles? Or do you just need a safe place to process your thoughts and emotions? I work with individuals and couples experiencing stress, anxiety, postpartum, trauma, depression, family or relationship conflict, anger, communication, self-esteem issues, and cultural systemic oppression. I also provide Parenting Therapy to moms, dads, couples, and expecting parents.
(323) 918-3289 View (323) 918-3289
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Dr. Evangeline Bishop
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Hello and welcome. I specialize in working with individuals on their parenting journey. This includes the perinatal stage addressing perinatal mood and anxiety issues (also described as postpartum depression and/or anxiety), infant-parent bonding, role transitions in individuals and families, and parenting support and coaching. I have expertise in infant and early childhood mental health and child psychology. I am passionate about supporting the well-being of new and growing families by providing individual, couples, and family therapy. My approach to therapy emphasizes connection and promotes self-reflection.
Hello and welcome. I specialize in working with individuals on their parenting journey. This includes the perinatal stage addressing perinatal mood and anxiety issues (also described as postpartum depression and/or anxiety), infant-parent bonding, role transitions in individuals and families, and parenting support and coaching. I have expertise in infant and early childhood mental health and child psychology. I am passionate about supporting the well-being of new and growing families by providing individual, couples, and family therapy. My approach to therapy emphasizes connection and promotes self-reflection.
(424) 587-2194 View (424) 587-2194
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Laura Collura
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I specialize in couples, families and parenting.
"The best way out is always through." This famous Robert Frost quote is at the core of my approach. When we get stuck -- in a rut at work, in a stormy relationship, in a lukewarm marriage, with our children -- we suffer but are often unwilling to go to the heart of the trouble. Sometimes, we're not even aware of what the true issue is. All we can do is try to avoid the pain, skirt problems, even pretend we are fine. We are blocked by fear -- another word for anxiety. Together, we can walk slowly through that fear, and get to the other side.
I specialize in couples, families and parenting.
"The best way out is always through." This famous Robert Frost quote is at the core of my approach. When we get stuck -- in a rut at work, in a stormy relationship, in a lukewarm marriage, with our children -- we suffer but are often unwilling to go to the heart of the trouble. Sometimes, we're not even aware of what the true issue is. All we can do is try to avoid the pain, skirt problems, even pretend we are fine. We are blocked by fear -- another word for anxiety. Together, we can walk slowly through that fear, and get to the other side.
(323) 282-5262 View (323) 282-5262


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.