Parenting Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Steve Debenedetti-Emanuel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
I am a trained facilitator of Parent Project, a comprehensive parenting class for parents of children ages 11-17.
Who am I? I've been married for 20+ years. My wife and I have a teenage son. I'm personable, friendly and like to laugh. I talk and ask questions. I won't sit silently and wait for you to talk. I won't say, "How does that make you feel?" I've been told that I'm a "normal guy." Who are you? Someone who wants to feel better? Or wants your teenager to talk to someone? Or wants to be happier and more secure in your committed relationship? Let's keep it simple and work together to find solutions. To learn more about me, check out my website: www.rivercitycounseling.com
I am a trained facilitator of Parent Project, a comprehensive parenting class for parents of children ages 11-17.
Who am I? I've been married for 20+ years. My wife and I have a teenage son. I'm personable, friendly and like to laugh. I talk and ask questions. I won't sit silently and wait for you to talk. I won't say, "How does that make you feel?" I've been told that I'm a "normal guy." Who are you? Someone who wants to feel better? Or wants your teenager to talk to someone? Or wants to be happier and more secure in your committed relationship? Let's keep it simple and work together to find solutions. To learn more about me, check out my website: www.rivercitycounseling.com
(916) 251-9923 View (916) 251-9923
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Stephanie Domek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
I meet with parents who are struggling with a variety of challenges including transitioning into parenthood, co-parenting, managing a child's challenging behavioral or emotional issues, balancing caregiving responsibilities with other aspects of life, foster/adoption, or relating to and caring for a child with special needs. I help to develop strength and confidence for the challenges of parenthood by partnering with the caregiver at any stage of parenthood. I help improve the quality of relationships between parents and their children.
I meet with parents who are struggling with a variety of challenges including transitioning into parenthood, co-parenting, managing a child's challenging behavioral or emotional issues, balancing caregiving responsibilities with other aspects of life, foster/adoption, or relating to and caring for a child with special needs. I help to develop strength and confidence for the challenges of parenthood by partnering with the caregiver at any stage of parenthood. I help improve the quality of relationships between parents and their children.
(916) 347-9444 View (916) 347-9444
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Laini Golden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95864
I also have expertise in resolving family conflict and parenting struggles.
We all have times in our lives when we are not able to work through difficulties without help. I am devoted to helping people work through these challenges. Sometimes life changes bring up anxiety or lead to depression. But sometimes the cause of inner turmoil is not so clear. My therapy style has been effective at helping people overcome their obstacles, enhance their sense of self-worth, and improve the quality of their relationships.
I also have expertise in resolving family conflict and parenting struggles.
We all have times in our lives when we are not able to work through difficulties without help. I am devoted to helping people work through these challenges. Sometimes life changes bring up anxiety or lead to depression. But sometimes the cause of inner turmoil is not so clear. My therapy style has been effective at helping people overcome their obstacles, enhance their sense of self-worth, and improve the quality of their relationships.
(916) 571-1565 View (916) 571-1565
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Joanne Nichols Kuchera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
Individual counseling sessions are available for adolescents and adults for the treatment of : Stress and Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Trauma and Abuse, Life Transitions (grief and loss, divorce, career changes and retirement, dealing with aging parents), Chronic Pain, Parenting, Infertility, Eating and Weight issues.
As a practicing therapist for over 20 years, I have the privilege of working collaboratively with my clients to assist them in finding solutions to their problems and learning how to live life more authentically and with greater joy. Whatever your circumstance, if you're struggling to make changes, therapy and developing greater insight, may be just the energy you need to make the change you want. I believe that everyone has capacity for positive change and personal development, and that working together we can synergistically accomplish greater things than on our own.
Individual counseling sessions are available for adolescents and adults for the treatment of : Stress and Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Trauma and Abuse, Life Transitions (grief and loss, divorce, career changes and retirement, dealing with aging parents), Chronic Pain, Parenting, Infertility, Eating and Weight issues.
As a practicing therapist for over 20 years, I have the privilege of working collaboratively with my clients to assist them in finding solutions to their problems and learning how to live life more authentically and with greater joy. Whatever your circumstance, if you're struggling to make changes, therapy and developing greater insight, may be just the energy you need to make the change you want. I believe that everyone has capacity for positive change and personal development, and that working together we can synergistically accomplish greater things than on our own.
(916) 713-5014 View (916) 713-5014
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Kristine Guerra
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95828
Welcome! My name is Kristine Guerra and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have over 20 years of experience working with children and families in various settings. I have worked with children, teens, adults, and families on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, parenting, trauma, life stressors, transitions, grief and loss, as well as relationship issues. I am passionate about helping my clients find hope, discovering, and utilizing their strengths to develop the skills and tools to make positive changes towards living their best life.
Welcome! My name is Kristine Guerra and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have over 20 years of experience working with children and families in various settings. I have worked with children, teens, adults, and families on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, parenting, trauma, life stressors, transitions, grief and loss, as well as relationship issues. I am passionate about helping my clients find hope, discovering, and utilizing their strengths to develop the skills and tools to make positive changes towards living their best life.
(916) 623-1290 View (916) 623-1290
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Better Decisions Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, CA, CADC
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95827
Why choose us? because of our methods of Cognitive Behavior Theory counseling. Counseling services have a 86% goal success rate! Open till 7:00 by appointment. We offer Supervise visits, Co-parenting, Anger Management, Alcohol Forensic Assessments & Evaluations, Drug testing, a Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOT/SAP) Education to help you achieve your goals. Interventions and referrals to residential treatment centers and Sober Living available. Don't forget to like our Facebook page! Call us! Located in Sacramento and nearby
Why choose us? because of our methods of Cognitive Behavior Theory counseling. Counseling services have a 86% goal success rate! Open till 7:00 by appointment. We offer Supervise visits, Co-parenting, Anger Management, Alcohol Forensic Assessments & Evaluations, Drug testing, a Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOT/SAP) Education to help you achieve your goals. Interventions and referrals to residential treatment centers and Sober Living available. Don't forget to like our Facebook page! Call us! Located in Sacramento and nearby
(916) 318-3402 View (916) 318-3402
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Edythe Swidler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95864
During these stressful times, many of us are experiencing higher levels of anxiety and/or sadness. Are you worried about your child or teen, concerned about your marriage or struggling with family relationships? Do you need new tools to help you feel more confident in parenting your adopted or special needs child/teen? Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community who is looking for a supportive therapist who understands your unique strengths and challenges. I created American River Family Counseling because I believe that we all deserve happy, healthy and connected relationships.
During these stressful times, many of us are experiencing higher levels of anxiety and/or sadness. Are you worried about your child or teen, concerned about your marriage or struggling with family relationships? Do you need new tools to help you feel more confident in parenting your adopted or special needs child/teen? Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community who is looking for a supportive therapist who understands your unique strengths and challenges. I created American River Family Counseling because I believe that we all deserve happy, healthy and connected relationships.
(916) 304-8410 View (916) 304-8410
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Catherine Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience working with individuals and families including children, adolescents, and adults. I love working with people who struggle with anxiety disorders, going through life transitions, need support in parenting skills, have school related mental health issues, have conflict in the family system, and struggle with behavioral issues at home or at school.
Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience working with individuals and families including children, adolescents, and adults. I love working with people who struggle with anxiety disorders, going through life transitions, need support in parenting skills, have school related mental health issues, have conflict in the family system, and struggle with behavioral issues at home or at school.
(916) 237-8837 View (916) 237-8837
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Maria Turner-Lloveras
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Are you concerned about your child's behavior? Are you struggling to understand what is happening for your child? Are you finding parenting overwhelming? I have experience working with children, adolescents and parents on many issues including loss, attachment, anxiety, anger, impulsivity, and low self-esteem. I also work with complex families dealing with family conflict. Parents are essential to children’s wellbeing and need support to find new ways of understanding and responding to their children. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change.
Are you concerned about your child's behavior? Are you struggling to understand what is happening for your child? Are you finding parenting overwhelming? I have experience working with children, adolescents and parents on many issues including loss, attachment, anxiety, anger, impulsivity, and low self-esteem. I also work with complex families dealing with family conflict. Parents are essential to children’s wellbeing and need support to find new ways of understanding and responding to their children. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change.
(510) 692-4893 View (510) 692-4893
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Elisa Louizos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95811
I imagine you're here because you feel like something needs to change. It's reassuring to know it's never too late to ignite curiosity about what's happening, develop closer, healthier family connections, and learn to assert yourself more successfully as a parent. It takes courage to let go of what's limiting you to make room for a happier life. I can support you and your child(ren) through this process by identifying, understanding, and reworking ineffective patterns and building new skills to reduce conflict and create a better life for your family.
I imagine you're here because you feel like something needs to change. It's reassuring to know it's never too late to ignite curiosity about what's happening, develop closer, healthier family connections, and learn to assert yourself more successfully as a parent. It takes courage to let go of what's limiting you to make room for a happier life. I can support you and your child(ren) through this process by identifying, understanding, and reworking ineffective patterns and building new skills to reduce conflict and create a better life for your family.
(916) 884-6156 View (916) 884-6156
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Casi Del Greco (Virtual Therapist Only)
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95826  (Online Only)
Areas of interest; parenting challenges, life transitions, grief and loss, family relationships, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, work-life balance, and stress challenges.
“Change Your Thoughts and You’ll Change Your World”. My goal is to offer and provide support within the therapeutic relationship that allows for you to gain insight on discovering your needs. I believe everyone needs support but struggles with how to ask for help. In my practices I provide the time and space for you to feel heard, supported, and most importantly I provide empathy. Empathy is a powerful word as it defines the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone might be thinking or feeling. I always try to create a warm, heartening, and empathetic environment with every client.
Areas of interest; parenting challenges, life transitions, grief and loss, family relationships, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, work-life balance, and stress challenges.
“Change Your Thoughts and You’ll Change Your World”. My goal is to offer and provide support within the therapeutic relationship that allows for you to gain insight on discovering your needs. I believe everyone needs support but struggles with how to ask for help. In my practices I provide the time and space for you to feel heard, supported, and most importantly I provide empathy. Empathy is a powerful word as it defines the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone might be thinking or feeling. I always try to create a warm, heartening, and empathetic environment with every client.
(916) 884-5155 View (916) 884-5155
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Ma Lourdes T Soliven
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825  (Online Only)
Being a parent can be hard. Being a wife, husband, or partner can be hard. The truth is sometime, just existing, can be challenging. If you are struggling and need support along the way, I am here to help. I am part of a group practice that specializes in maternal mental health and paternal mental health, and multi-ethnic/intercultural/inter-racial families. I am originally from the Philippines and provide services in Tagalog and Filipino. I work with individuals and parents who have young children and or those with teenagers, as well as singles who are navigating dating and career. I offer individual therapy and couple therapy.
Being a parent can be hard. Being a wife, husband, or partner can be hard. The truth is sometime, just existing, can be challenging. If you are struggling and need support along the way, I am here to help. I am part of a group practice that specializes in maternal mental health and paternal mental health, and multi-ethnic/intercultural/inter-racial families. I am originally from the Philippines and provide services in Tagalog and Filipino. I work with individuals and parents who have young children and or those with teenagers, as well as singles who are navigating dating and career. I offer individual therapy and couple therapy.
(669) 268-3098 View (669) 268-3098
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Karisa L Barrow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95811
Waitlist for new clients
Specialties: Gender and Sexuality, Foster Care/Adoption, Parenting Work & Trauma Areas of Focus: Adjustment, Depression & Anxiety, Children with Developmental, Emotional & Behavioral Difficulties, Parenting Consultation & Collaboration, Trauma, Loss, Dying & Bereavement.
I strive to create an authentic connection with my clients so we can develop an effective partnership in which healing, trying on new ways of thinking, and exploring change can happen safely. I believe that the foundation of mutual trust, empathy, and curiosity that I create with my clients will help them build meaningful relationships with others, mend old wounds, and learn more about themselves and how they contribute to their struggles. Helping my clients see themselves through a new lens will help them achieve the growth and fulfillment they want in their lives. Please don't hesitate to call for help.
Specialties: Gender and Sexuality, Foster Care/Adoption, Parenting Work & Trauma Areas of Focus: Adjustment, Depression & Anxiety, Children with Developmental, Emotional & Behavioral Difficulties, Parenting Consultation & Collaboration, Trauma, Loss, Dying & Bereavement.
I strive to create an authentic connection with my clients so we can develop an effective partnership in which healing, trying on new ways of thinking, and exploring change can happen safely. I believe that the foundation of mutual trust, empathy, and curiosity that I create with my clients will help them build meaningful relationships with others, mend old wounds, and learn more about themselves and how they contribute to their struggles. Helping my clients see themselves through a new lens will help them achieve the growth and fulfillment they want in their lives. Please don't hesitate to call for help.
(415) 640-1034 View (415) 640-1034
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Bonnie Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95834
In addition, I have experience working in a variety of Mental Health Clinics that serve adults/children, and was a school counselor for over 10 years, along with facilitating therapeutic groups/ parenting classes.
Hello, I'm Bonnie Wagner, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with individual adults, couples, children/teens (birth to 18 years) and families, for over 25 years. I have a great deal of experience as a therapist, helping people develop treatment goals which assist them in achieving the most optimal and positive outcomes for themselves.
In addition, I have experience working in a variety of Mental Health Clinics that serve adults/children, and was a school counselor for over 10 years, along with facilitating therapeutic groups/ parenting classes.
Hello, I'm Bonnie Wagner, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with individual adults, couples, children/teens (birth to 18 years) and families, for over 25 years. I have a great deal of experience as a therapist, helping people develop treatment goals which assist them in achieving the most optimal and positive outcomes for themselves.
(916) 546-1504 View (916) 546-1504
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Kimberly L Allen-Hardey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95823
I specialize in parenting issues, family issues, developmental challenges,children who are victims of trauma, phase of life issues, and grief and loss.
Making the decision to talk to someone about your "problems" can be very scary and anxiety producing. What people often don't realize is that it is a very courageous step toward a more fulfilling life. I encourage my client to not only talk about their "problems" but to talk about what they do that "works". I believe that unlocking your true potential will help you to make choices that are different.
I specialize in parenting issues, family issues, developmental challenges,children who are victims of trauma, phase of life issues, and grief and loss.
Making the decision to talk to someone about your "problems" can be very scary and anxiety producing. What people often don't realize is that it is a very courageous step toward a more fulfilling life. I encourage my client to not only talk about their "problems" but to talk about what they do that "works". I believe that unlocking your true potential will help you to make choices that are different.
(916) 226-9742 View (916) 226-9742
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Shyla Steen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95819
Are you struggling with parenting your child who is neurodiverse, has disabilities, medical issues? Are you 16 + years old- struggling with anxiety, life stress, feeling overwhelmed, past traumas? E Mail/Call me today let's get started.
Offering in person and telehealth. I believe that participating in the therapy process takes courage. It is a journey of personal growth. By reaching out to find a therapist, you've taken the first step! This type of growth can be challenging, on your own. However- My goal is to help you find your path to improving feelings of fulfillment and self love! I specialize in- adults 16 + years old- Initial phone consult is complimentary- E Mail/Call Today- the journey begins with that fist step!
Are you struggling with parenting your child who is neurodiverse, has disabilities, medical issues? Are you 16 + years old- struggling with anxiety, life stress, feeling overwhelmed, past traumas? E Mail/Call me today let's get started.
Offering in person and telehealth. I believe that participating in the therapy process takes courage. It is a journey of personal growth. By reaching out to find a therapist, you've taken the first step! This type of growth can be challenging, on your own. However- My goal is to help you find your path to improving feelings of fulfillment and self love! I specialize in- adults 16 + years old- Initial phone consult is complimentary- E Mail/Call Today- the journey begins with that fist step!
(530) 319-5716 View (530) 319-5716
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Jalena Rusaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95833  (Online Only)
I currently have limited availability for online coparenting cases only. My practice specializes in high-conflict matters including the treatment of high-risk behaviors, and high-conflict family problems within and outside of the family and criminal court systems. The process of reunification and co-parenting is complex and therefore, I do not bill insurance for these services. I offer these services in-person in CA, but also strive to reunify families from Nevada and Oregon as I am licensed in all three states; telehealth is used in most cases.
I currently have limited availability for online coparenting cases only. My practice specializes in high-conflict matters including the treatment of high-risk behaviors, and high-conflict family problems within and outside of the family and criminal court systems. The process of reunification and co-parenting is complex and therefore, I do not bill insurance for these services. I offer these services in-person in CA, but also strive to reunify families from Nevada and Oregon as I am licensed in all three states; telehealth is used in most cases.
(916) 623-8146 View (916) 623-8146
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Mary Ann Bourgeois
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PPS
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95831  (Online Only)
Are you tired of missing out or feeling alone due to feelings of anxiety? Are you struggling with a major decision, a painful loss, relationship issues, work challenges, or a life transition? Do you feel overwhelmed or melancholy now that your baby has arrived? Are you struggling to enjoy your new life as a parent? Are you ready to feel content and confident that you have the skills to navigate your life successfully?
Are you tired of missing out or feeling alone due to feelings of anxiety? Are you struggling with a major decision, a painful loss, relationship issues, work challenges, or a life transition? Do you feel overwhelmed or melancholy now that your baby has arrived? Are you struggling to enjoy your new life as a parent? Are you ready to feel content and confident that you have the skills to navigate your life successfully?
(916) 378-7375 View (916) 378-7375
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Empathy Works Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95819
If you are looking for help dealing with overwhelming emotions, relationship difficulties, or challenging life transitions, I’m glad you have found us. Empathy Works is a warm welcoming therapy group blending compassionate counseling techniques with evidence-based therapies. Our therapists specialize in working with couples, families, adults, teens, and children seeking meaningful and lasting change in their lives. We work with individuals, couples and families on a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, stage of life transitions, trauma, and grief and loss across the life span.
If you are looking for help dealing with overwhelming emotions, relationship difficulties, or challenging life transitions, I’m glad you have found us. Empathy Works is a warm welcoming therapy group blending compassionate counseling techniques with evidence-based therapies. Our therapists specialize in working with couples, families, adults, teens, and children seeking meaningful and lasting change in their lives. We work with individuals, couples and families on a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, stage of life transitions, trauma, and grief and loss across the life span.
(707) 606-0582 View (707) 606-0582
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Susan Dever
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95842
I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and I am here to support you in that process. Individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and/or stress; those with relationship issues, substance abuse issues, parenting difficulties, and career-related issues.
I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and I am here to support you in that process. Individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and/or stress; those with relationship issues, substance abuse issues, parenting difficulties, and career-related issues.
(626) 669-4172 View (626) 669-4172

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.