Parenting Therapists in Mountain View, CA

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Highly Sensitive Kids
Art Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94041
Is your child struggling? Would you like extra support as a parent? If so, I am happy to help. Some common issues I see include: Trauma, Anxiety, Sadness, Loss, Change (Divorce, Co-Parenting), Conflict (Home/School), Poor Decision Making, Impulse Control, and Helping Highly Sensitive Children (Emotional Regulation) gain emotional control and make better choices.
Is your child struggling? Would you like extra support as a parent? If so, I am happy to help. Some common issues I see include: Trauma, Anxiety, Sadness, Loss, Change (Divorce, Co-Parenting), Conflict (Home/School), Poor Decision Making, Impulse Control, and Helping Highly Sensitive Children (Emotional Regulation) gain emotional control and make better choices.
(628) 277-5519 View (628) 277-5519
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Monika S Broecker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043  (Online Only)
I am the therapist for the working professional and their families. I am available to accept new clients. I provide Problem Solving Strategic Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Career and work-related Coaching and Leadership Development. I work with high functioning adults and adolescents, individuals and families; with students on performance and anxiety issues; with couples to improve communication and emotional connection/intimacy. Trying to conceive, Pregnancy, Postpartum and Parenting (including parenting of autistic/2e/PDA kids). I work in California for therapy; globally for coaching.
I am the therapist for the working professional and their families. I am available to accept new clients. I provide Problem Solving Strategic Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Career and work-related Coaching and Leadership Development. I work with high functioning adults and adolescents, individuals and families; with students on performance and anxiety issues; with couples to improve communication and emotional connection/intimacy. Trying to conceive, Pregnancy, Postpartum and Parenting (including parenting of autistic/2e/PDA kids). I work in California for therapy; globally for coaching.
(650) 241-1330 View (650) 241-1330
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Joelle Rabow Maletis & Associates, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAEd, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94040
Joelle Rabow Maletis, MAEd, MA, LMFT, is a well known psychotherapist and trauma expert. She specializes in PTSD, relationship issues, addictions, and life transitions. JRM&A works with clients struggling with hardships such as miscarriages, infertility, eating disorders, self-harm, and various forms of trauma. We offer relationship services for dating, parenting, marriage, and couples. We also help military personnel and first responders with PTSD, trauma, stress, anxiety, vicarious trauma, and the transition back to civilian life. Our individual services include trauma, life transitions, anxiety, trauma, complex PTSD, and more.
Joelle Rabow Maletis, MAEd, MA, LMFT, is a well known psychotherapist and trauma expert. She specializes in PTSD, relationship issues, addictions, and life transitions. JRM&A works with clients struggling with hardships such as miscarriages, infertility, eating disorders, self-harm, and various forms of trauma. We offer relationship services for dating, parenting, marriage, and couples. We also help military personnel and first responders with PTSD, trauma, stress, anxiety, vicarious trauma, and the transition back to civilian life. Our individual services include trauma, life transitions, anxiety, trauma, complex PTSD, and more.
(650) 772-4900 View (650) 772-4900
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Erika Roldan Hulse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
Has your family structure changed, and you just don't understand your family members? Do you feel like your relationships aren't going anywhere? Are you concerned about your parenting abilities?.
There are times when our problems become unbearable, and we can tell because they are impacting our relationships with others. We just don't know how to make changes that will be beneficial to the most important people in our lives, and ourselves. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I can help you feel less alone and start thinking differently about the issues that have been holding you back. I want to know what got you to this point, and assist you in becoming a happier version of yourself.
Has your family structure changed, and you just don't understand your family members? Do you feel like your relationships aren't going anywhere? Are you concerned about your parenting abilities?.
There are times when our problems become unbearable, and we can tell because they are impacting our relationships with others. We just don't know how to make changes that will be beneficial to the most important people in our lives, and ourselves. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I can help you feel less alone and start thinking differently about the issues that have been holding you back. I want to know what got you to this point, and assist you in becoming a happier version of yourself.
(650) 297-8270 View (650) 297-8270
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Jennifer Jaber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94040  (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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Katherine Warner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043  (Online Only)
I work with communication issues, stuck relationship patterns, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, OCD, and parenting/co-parenting issues.
Sometimes it takes the gentle mirroring of another person to help see what is no longer working in our lives. Habits formed to survive difficult childhoods may be wrecking havoc. Communication styles may be sabotaging love. We may feel overwhelmed in parenting, or facing a big life transition. I work closely with my clients to increase communication skills and develop greater personal awareness. I teach nervous system regulation in order to stay calm and effective during conflict, difficult conversations, and life transitions. From therapy you’ll learn to operate from wholeness and authenticity, and gain acceptance for self/others.
I work with communication issues, stuck relationship patterns, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, OCD, and parenting/co-parenting issues.
Sometimes it takes the gentle mirroring of another person to help see what is no longer working in our lives. Habits formed to survive difficult childhoods may be wrecking havoc. Communication styles may be sabotaging love. We may feel overwhelmed in parenting, or facing a big life transition. I work closely with my clients to increase communication skills and develop greater personal awareness. I teach nervous system regulation in order to stay calm and effective during conflict, difficult conversations, and life transitions. From therapy you’ll learn to operate from wholeness and authenticity, and gain acceptance for self/others.
(650) 667-6724 View (650) 667-6724
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Cary M Watson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
I also focus on the issues of motherhood, including infant and child development, peri- and post-partum depression, parenting education and support, and life stage transitions.
Transitions can be hard, whether it's dealing with the loss of a close relationship or creating a new one. Transitions can impact your happiness and comfort with others as well as change your understanding of yourself. I invite you to use our relationship, created in therapy, and journey with me toward understanding and change. Whatever your reason for seeking help, therapy can be a safe place to start. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, combining the best tools from psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies. I offer both short and long-term psychotherapy, specializing in depression, stress and identity issues.
I also focus on the issues of motherhood, including infant and child development, peri- and post-partum depression, parenting education and support, and life stage transitions.
Transitions can be hard, whether it's dealing with the loss of a close relationship or creating a new one. Transitions can impact your happiness and comfort with others as well as change your understanding of yourself. I invite you to use our relationship, created in therapy, and journey with me toward understanding and change. Whatever your reason for seeking help, therapy can be a safe place to start. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, combining the best tools from psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies. I offer both short and long-term psychotherapy, specializing in depression, stress and identity issues.
(650) 492-6691 View (650) 492-6691
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Susan Lindblade, LMFT-AT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
Previous experience includes working with adults challenged with life transitions and stressors, marital conflict and divorce, parenting, depression, anxiety, and mental illness.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Art Therapist, I offer a genuine and non judgmental approach to helping individuals who are seeking to improve their relational and emotional well being. My experience includes working with adults, couples, adolescents, and school aged children.
Previous experience includes working with adults challenged with life transitions and stressors, marital conflict and divorce, parenting, depression, anxiety, and mental illness.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Art Therapist, I offer a genuine and non judgmental approach to helping individuals who are seeking to improve their relational and emotional well being. My experience includes working with adults, couples, adolescents, and school aged children.
(415) 856-9726 View (415) 856-9726
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Anne Goldstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
Are you or is someone you love struggling and trying to find help? Are you worried about a child who is unhappy at school, has trouble making friends, or seems sad or anxious? Are you feeling disconnected, stressed, or hopeless? Are these feelings and worries making it difficult for you to be the kind of friend, spouse or parent you want to be? Perhaps you are unsure how to help your child or yourself cope during this difficult time. I hope to provide a safe, caring, empathetic space so together we can explore and understand all of these difficult feelings.
Are you or is someone you love struggling and trying to find help? Are you worried about a child who is unhappy at school, has trouble making friends, or seems sad or anxious? Are you feeling disconnected, stressed, or hopeless? Are these feelings and worries making it difficult for you to be the kind of friend, spouse or parent you want to be? Perhaps you are unsure how to help your child or yourself cope during this difficult time. I hope to provide a safe, caring, empathetic space so together we can explore and understand all of these difficult feelings.
(650) 397-7220 View (650) 397-7220
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Carrie O'Leary
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94040
It’s easy for parents to be overwhelmed with the non-stop demands of parenting. When a child displays behaviors such as defiance, temper tantrums, aggression, impulsivity, etc, it can feel unbelievably stressful. My approach is to partner with parents to guide them in, first, developing the skills to enhance their bond with their child. During therapeutic coaching sessions, the parent has the opportunity to develop mastery of skills in a calm, non-threatening format while the child plays with toys, with my guidance and support. This approach is well researched and successful.
It’s easy for parents to be overwhelmed with the non-stop demands of parenting. When a child displays behaviors such as defiance, temper tantrums, aggression, impulsivity, etc, it can feel unbelievably stressful. My approach is to partner with parents to guide them in, first, developing the skills to enhance their bond with their child. During therapeutic coaching sessions, the parent has the opportunity to develop mastery of skills in a calm, non-threatening format while the child plays with toys, with my guidance and support. This approach is well researched and successful.
(669) 271-7590 View (669) 271-7590
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Susan Frankel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043  (Online Only)
In addition to my general practice, I offer developmentally appropriate parenting consultation.
I have worked collaberatively with individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. I am an active therapist and strive to build developmentally appropriate interventions to meet the needs of clients throughout the life cycle. About half my practice is dedicated to couples work assisting in all aspects of communication, sexuality, reproductive challenges, parenting and work/life balance issues. I see individuals from adolescence to end of life. I have expertise in trauma, PTSD, anxiety and relational issues.
In addition to my general practice, I offer developmentally appropriate parenting consultation.
I have worked collaberatively with individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. I am an active therapist and strive to build developmentally appropriate interventions to meet the needs of clients throughout the life cycle. About half my practice is dedicated to couples work assisting in all aspects of communication, sexuality, reproductive challenges, parenting and work/life balance issues. I see individuals from adolescence to end of life. I have expertise in trauma, PTSD, anxiety and relational issues.
(415) 578-7661 View (415) 578-7661
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Lisa Ann Herendeen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94041
I have expertise with all phases of major life transitions like launching into adulthood, parenting and the particular task of parenting troubled teens, helping families reorganize during and after divorce and dealing with life-threatening illnesses.
Are your seeking a more peaceful and harmonious life?  One that can hold both the challenges and the goodness?  Therapy can help. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative.  I use evidence-based techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and brain science. I would like to help you tackle what is impeding you and open up new options so that you can make good decisions and create more happiness for you and your loved ones.
I have expertise with all phases of major life transitions like launching into adulthood, parenting and the particular task of parenting troubled teens, helping families reorganize during and after divorce and dealing with life-threatening illnesses.
Are your seeking a more peaceful and harmonious life?  One that can hold both the challenges and the goodness?  Therapy can help. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative.  I use evidence-based techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and brain science. I would like to help you tackle what is impeding you and open up new options so that you can make good decisions and create more happiness for you and your loved ones.
(650) 334-1549 View (650) 334-1549
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Sushma S Trivedi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94040
I believe that all clients have the resources within them to resolve the emotional and social challenges they are presented with in life. I work with individuals and couples, as well as children and adolescents on a range of problems. Couples counseling, separation and divorce, blended and extended family issues, parenting, behavioral problems in children and teenagers, multi-cultural issues, depression, and domestic violence are areas of particular interest for me. I grew up in India and have been in the US since 1981. I am intimately familiar with the two cultures.
I believe that all clients have the resources within them to resolve the emotional and social challenges they are presented with in life. I work with individuals and couples, as well as children and adolescents on a range of problems. Couples counseling, separation and divorce, blended and extended family issues, parenting, behavioral problems in children and teenagers, multi-cultural issues, depression, and domestic violence are areas of particular interest for me. I grew up in India and have been in the US since 1981. I am intimately familiar with the two cultures.
(408) 898-9470 View (408) 898-9470
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Elizabeth C Basile
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
I enjoy working with people who would like to change their relationship with problems in their lives, and gain power over these problems and their effects. I have extensive training and experience working with people affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and eating disorders. In addition, I meet with people who are affected by chronic medical conditions and parent/teen conflict. I view people as having ideas about how they would like to be in life and in relationships; yet, problems can disconnect people from their ideas and identities, influencing them to act in unsatisfactory ways.
I enjoy working with people who would like to change their relationship with problems in their lives, and gain power over these problems and their effects. I have extensive training and experience working with people affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and eating disorders. In addition, I meet with people who are affected by chronic medical conditions and parent/teen conflict. I view people as having ideas about how they would like to be in life and in relationships; yet, problems can disconnect people from their ideas and identities, influencing them to act in unsatisfactory ways.
(408) 214-8554 View (408) 214-8554
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Nicole Dhamnaskar (Teen Specialist)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94043
Does your child or Teen seem distant, depressed or anxious? Are you struggling with how to navigate how social media affects your child? I know what it feels like both as a parent and as a young person when the world gets overwhelming and anxiety and/or depression seem to take over. I am here to help child and Teens address the changing and challenging world and family relationships of today. Working together, I am hopeful that we can help both you and/or your child relieve symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and behavioral challenges.
Does your child or Teen seem distant, depressed or anxious? Are you struggling with how to navigate how social media affects your child? I know what it feels like both as a parent and as a young person when the world gets overwhelming and anxiety and/or depression seem to take over. I am here to help child and Teens address the changing and challenging world and family relationships of today. Working together, I am hopeful that we can help both you and/or your child relieve symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and behavioral challenges.
(650) 800-5711 View (650) 800-5711
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Kaitlin Medeiros
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, #96594
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94040  (Online Only)
Welcome! It's easy to feel like there's a magic formula for parenting, and sadly, there isn't. I have spent the past 12 years working with teens and their families and appreciate the tremendous time and effort that comes with raising teens, especially teens who may require mental health support or higher levels of care.
Welcome! It's easy to feel like there's a magic formula for parenting, and sadly, there isn't. I have spent the past 12 years working with teens and their families and appreciate the tremendous time and effort that comes with raising teens, especially teens who may require mental health support or higher levels of care.
(650) 770-8361 View (650) 770-8361
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Jana Emerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94043
It can be really difficult to reach out for assistance when you’re not feeling your best. It’s also important to find someone that you connect and feel safe with. As a licensed MFT with 16 years of experience, I can offer you that space. My special interests include issues such as working with young adults and adolescents, depression, anxiety, help with life transitions, conflict management and relationship difficulties, body image disorders, parenting and Co-parenting support, and couples work.
It can be really difficult to reach out for assistance when you’re not feeling your best. It’s also important to find someone that you connect and feel safe with. As a licensed MFT with 16 years of experience, I can offer you that space. My special interests include issues such as working with young adults and adolescents, depression, anxiety, help with life transitions, conflict management and relationship difficulties, body image disorders, parenting and Co-parenting support, and couples work.
(650) 750-0769 View (650) 750-0769
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Jerod Patrick Gilbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94043
*INTJs * Google Perf Coach* Deepening intimacy* Spiritual Reconciliation* Values Clarification and Alignment*Parenting and relationship skills *.
Are you concerned about your relationship with your partner, your children, or your job? Have you tried to figure it out but can't seem to make sense of why things aren't working? Do the evenings and weekends with your family seem like a chore? Do you feel stuck and want to do something but don't know what to do? Somatic psychotherapy is a way of getting things moving, feeling more connected to yourself and to your world, and creating the space you need to grow and thrive!
*INTJs * Google Perf Coach* Deepening intimacy* Spiritual Reconciliation* Values Clarification and Alignment*Parenting and relationship skills *.
Are you concerned about your relationship with your partner, your children, or your job? Have you tried to figure it out but can't seem to make sense of why things aren't working? Do the evenings and weekends with your family seem like a chore? Do you feel stuck and want to do something but don't know what to do? Somatic psychotherapy is a way of getting things moving, feeling more connected to yourself and to your world, and creating the space you need to grow and thrive!
(650) 513-8221 View (650) 513-8221
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Grace Christine Casson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain View, CA 94043  (Online Only)
Life's demands may, at times, be emotionally distressing. At different stages of life, you might feel particularly challenged by the pressures of school, college, work, and family life. Through the work of therapy, you can begin to feel a sense of satisfaction and success in your life again. I offer online psychotherapy services for adolescents and adults utilizing an integrative approach. Therapy may include creative art therapy, parent support, ADHD coaching, and other therapy services to promote, support, and facilitate emotional well-being.
Life's demands may, at times, be emotionally distressing. At different stages of life, you might feel particularly challenged by the pressures of school, college, work, and family life. Through the work of therapy, you can begin to feel a sense of satisfaction and success in your life again. I offer online psychotherapy services for adolescents and adults utilizing an integrative approach. Therapy may include creative art therapy, parent support, ADHD coaching, and other therapy services to promote, support, and facilitate emotional well-being.
(408) 351-1768 View (408) 351-1768
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Nannette K. Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain View, CA 94040
I work with anxiety, parenting (inc.
Welcome. My approach to therapy is collaborative and results-focused. I am told that I am insightful and my knowledge and perspective are helpful. I can be direct when needed and think humor can sometimes lighten challenging situations. Better understanding ourselves can lead to lasting change in our lives even when we previously felt stuck. My background as an engineer and manager means I understand the pressures of working in the tech industry. Often very successful people still need support in one aspect of their lives. I have experience with clients from 5-85 years old and from many different cultures and backgrounds.
I work with anxiety, parenting (inc.
Welcome. My approach to therapy is collaborative and results-focused. I am told that I am insightful and my knowledge and perspective are helpful. I can be direct when needed and think humor can sometimes lighten challenging situations. Better understanding ourselves can lead to lasting change in our lives even when we previously felt stuck. My background as an engineer and manager means I understand the pressures of working in the tech industry. Often very successful people still need support in one aspect of their lives. I have experience with clients from 5-85 years old and from many different cultures and backgrounds.
(650) 730-2372 View (650) 730-2372

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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.