Parenting Therapists in Palm Desert, CA

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Terri Shearer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, adolescent development, substance abuse, parenting difficulties, and relational issues.
You don’t have to go it alone. I am here to help you find your way back to living the life you want. It can happen. I'm here every step of the way. Because sometimes, things don’t turn out the way we planned. We didn’t know we would end up getting divorced, or blending families, or being a single parent , but here we are. We didn’t know we would adopt instead of birthing our own child, or be raising our grandchildren, or the difficulties we would face raising children in an LGBTQ home. But, here we are. These challenges can cause tremendous anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, confusion, sadness, and suffering. I understand.
(760) 621-7553
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Jill R Hingston
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you strive for more fulfillment and peace in your life? Does your child struggle with behavior problems, depression, or anxiety? My approach is strength-based, looking to build upon your positive potential by discovering existing strengths and internal resources. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I also work with divorced couples co- parenting children. I have extensive training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), depressive and anxiety problems, couples counseling, and parenting issues. I have years of experience working with mood disorders and self-injury in both children and adults.
(760) 292-2589
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Wendy Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Whether it's the parent or the teen seeking guidance, I use practical interventions, humor and negotiation skills to promote harmony within the family.
There comes a time in everyone's life when we feel stuck, overwhelmed, frustrated and out of ideas of what to try next. I believe in a collaborative approach to pool your strengths and internal resources along with my expertise and a fresh perspective to create positive outcomes. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, women's issues and with victims of domestic violence. I also enjoy assisting couples with communication, learning the art of fighting fair and reclaiming love within their marriages. Let's work together to bring more peace and direction to your life.
(760) 530-4703
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Joseph H. Share
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Share taught educators how to work with special needs & gifted kids. He was a School Psychologist and then Director of Psychological Services for a school district. He supervised college students completing their Marriage/Family, and or Psychologist License. He developed programs in parenting skills, marital improvement, reducing depression, assisting dysfunctional families and dealing with daily life stressors. Dr. Share taught classes as an Assistant Professor with the University of California, Los Angeles. Courses were in parenting , working with ADD/ADHD, learning/behavioral, & emotional issues of children and adults.
(442) 282-6474
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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CV Therapy, Maria Chavez-Brown, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a bilingual (Spanish speaking) Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years of experience working as a Clinical Social Worker and Behavioral Health Clinician. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, chronic illness/pain management, trauma, and emotional abuse. I am currently providing teletherapy services to individuals, couples, and families residing in the state of California. I provide culturally sensitive mental health services to older children, adolescents, adults, and couples.
(760) 227-2434
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Trinity Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Each individual life is full of uncertainties and unforeseen challenges which may leave us with feeling stagnant, hopeless and depress. Seeking for help is a strength. By seeking for help or advice, you are taking control of your life and not letting unexpected challenges impact your daily life functioning. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience and specialty working with community mental health clients and families using different modalities such as person-centered, solution focus, mindfulness, play-therapy, attachment theory, family system, positive parenting (PPP), and CBT to meet the individual needs.
(760) 903-7361
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dr. Jamie D. Kirkpatrick, JD, PsyD, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I've facilitate many groups over the years and co-authored a book, "The Authentic Parent : Developing your natural gifts to become the parent you always wanted to be.
It is my passion to help people transform their lives, assisting individuals and families to overcome difficult challenges and achieve the change and growth they desire. Working together as a team I can help you to gain insight and problem-solving skills. My specialty is helping people overcome childhood pain/abuse and trauma. In general, I can help you with Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD), depression & anxiety, stress, suicidal thoughts, self-injury, dissociation (including DID/Multiple Personality Disorder), communication skills, relationship issues, parenting , self-esteem, and personal and spiritual growth.
(760) 933-9841
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Kate Homet
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
Verified
I have specific experience working with anxiety, depression, spiritual trauma, divorce, parenting , eating disorders and teens, as well as individuals, couples and families.
There are so many reasons to seek out help through therapy, and it shows strength that you are here looking for help. Whether you're looking to work through past trauma, find your voice, improve relationships, or get to know yourself in a new way, I would be honored to work with you. I take a collaborative approach to therapy, which means that we work together to identify where you would like to go, and how to get there.
(760) 227-2570
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dr. Heather Hathaway & Assoc Family Therapy, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Dr. Hathaway is a family practice that specializes in adolescents and their families. Navigating family dynamics can be a struggle for parents and kids. Dr. H has specialized in childhood and adolescents for over 15 years. As well as working with teens, Dr. H has also navigated being a parent as well. With her expertise in child development, psychotherapy, and parenting , Heather works with families to create a solid foundation built on communication, respect, and understanding. The associates that work with Dr. H are picked specifically to work with you and your family to ensure comfort and undertanding.
(760) 561-5144
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Maureen P Misuraca
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
If you have not had much success so far with therapy and feel that the suggestions have not helped to shift things in your life, I may be a good fit for you. I can help you explore what is contributing to your feeling stuck and overwhelmed and move beyond it towards real healing. I work with children, teens, parents, adults and families. Being a parent myself, I can often bridge gaps between children and parents.
(760) 214-9595
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Seham Saba
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and a certified parent -child interaction therapist who specializes in individual, couples, group, and family therapy.
My mission is to assist others in overcoming life challenges and obstacles through mindfulness, relationship building, empowerment, awareness, stress management and much more. If you, your family, or anyone you know is struggling with depression, anxiety, coping with stressful situations or other mental health related issues, I can help!
(442) 282-7009
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Nora Escobar-Mandujano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
Additionally, I have had extensive training in parenting and anger management courses.
As a bilingual therapist I am committed to help clients feel comfortable in therapy to reflect on issues and help them make positive changes. I provide individual psychotherapy to adults who are feeling depressed, anxious, grieving because of life transitions. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I have had extensive training "evidence-based" therapy: "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Late-Life Depression" developed at Stanford University School of Medicine.) CBT focuses on changing thoughts and behaviors to improve mood.
(442) 245-3769
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Oshita Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am also an Approved Facilitator with Riverside County Superior Court / Probation for Co- Parenting , Parenting , Anger Management (individual - not groups), Parenting , and Individual Counseling.
I am a bilingual (Spanish) licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a focus on solutions and short-term-outcomes, rather than spending years analyzing the problem. While traditional long-term therapy and in-depth exploration of the past may be appropriate in some situations, it's generally not necessary. Whether it's court-ordered classes, separation, divorce, domestic violence, parenting or co- parenting , depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, I'll personalize a plan that guides you to the desired outcome.
(760) 264-4567
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Rachel E. Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
Individual and parent counseling available to guide parents in dealing with children's stresses.
Are the present circumstances getting too stressful? There are so many changes of which we are not in control- job insecurity, fear of disease/death, separation from family members, and kids at home - every day, ALL day! (I am a Registered Play Therapist along with being a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.) Life's difficulties may have seemed manageable a few months ago, but now are overwhelming.
(760) 227-7036
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Palm Desert, CA 92255
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Robert K Sawicky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
With more than thirty-five years experience as a practicing psychologist, I am familiar with the process of personal transformation, the challenge of making a successful marriage relationship, and parenting .
We are not so much defined by what happens to us in life, but rather by how we respond to what happens. Intuitively we may know problems are opportunities to change and to grow, but sometimes we feel stuck, anxious and disempowered. Please know emotional pain is the only thing in life likely to jump-start a process of personal transformation. You are likely on the threshold of making that inward turn--taking yourself more seriously by addressing the pain of the past, accepting responsibility for prior choices and formulating commitments to do some things differently from here forward.
(760) 712-4073
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Rebecca Lewis Varghese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We all need to feel that we are seen and heard and feel that we are supported by others. Do you need help managing the day-to-day demands of life? How about navigating depression and anxiety? Trauma? Relationship issues? Friendship issues? Parenting responsibilities? What about taking care of your needs and practicing self-care? Setting boundaries? Practicing mindfulness or gratitude? Do you struggle with achieving your goals and having a positive outlook? Life is challenging. We can't do it alone. I am available to provide support and services to clients in California.
(760) 276-6142
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Palm Desert, CA 92210
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Catherine McRay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi there, I'm Catherine! I am an LMFT with experience treating severe mental health disorders, and adolescents dealing with a wide variety of trauma, domestic violence, sex trafficking, addiction, and parenting practices. No matter what the experience is, I work from a trauma-informed care approach which provides an environment of understanding, compassion, and a non-judgmental experience. I often practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, depending on what is needed for the client. I also integrate Attachment Theory into many of my sessions.
(909) 415-5012
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Ariel Escobedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I'm Ariel, a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of counseling experience. I have helped people struggling with depression, anxiety, mania, obsessions, low self-esteem, trauma, abuse, loss, grief, conflict, work-life balance, injustice, violence, inattention, hyperactivity, substance use, parent -child disputes, LGBTQIA issues, and more. I take an eclectic approach incorporating client-centered, family systems, dynamic, behavioral, mindfulness, and cognitive modalities. I entered this profession to help guide people through the complex systems in this world and am willing to work with any human who wants to heal.
(714) 681-1561
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Daniel Watson
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
Verified
I work very well with clients who feel nervous, anxious or very depressed. By calming them and getting them to recognize their positive potentialities, I quickly assist them to bring about change. I have confidence that my clients will again find purpose, peace and learn how to achieve what they strive to accomplish. I relate well to teens and children. I have been very successful in changing behavioral patterns, increasing school performance and reducing conflicts with parents and sibs. With over 34 years experience, I have worked with most disabling conditions and use positive strategies to bring change.
(760) 513-6568
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Wendy Brooks
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
As a licensed psychologist with experiences working with children, adolescents, adults and families with diverse backgrounds and problems, I have an open, accepting, nonjudgmental approach to psychotherapy. My goal in psychotherapy is to help individuals identify areas of difficulty that they want to modify and then assist them in finding ways to effectively adjust behavior and thought patterns that will enhance their romantic relationships, family interactions, careers and other areas of life.
(760) 523-2478
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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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.