Parenting Therapists in Boulder, CO

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Gennifer Morley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
I know anxiety in and out, including how it plays into depression, parenting and relationships and being an entrepreneur.
If you are smart and successful and maybe even feel like you should know how to stop feeling anxious on your own, but it just isn't working, then Im your person. It is hard to keep going, hoping it will just get better. Trying everything you think should help and it doesn't is exhausting and a waste of time. There is no substitute for talking with a well informed therapist that you really connect with. I've decades of experience helping people master their anxiety and feeling more comfortable in their lives. I'm easy to talk to and I can help you feel free of the weight of anxiety.
I know anxiety in and out, including how it plays into depression, parenting and relationships and being an entrepreneur.
If you are smart and successful and maybe even feel like you should know how to stop feeling anxious on your own, but it just isn't working, then Im your person. It is hard to keep going, hoping it will just get better. Trying everything you think should help and it doesn't is exhausting and a waste of time. There is no substitute for talking with a well informed therapist that you really connect with. I've decades of experience helping people master their anxiety and feeling more comfortable in their lives. I'm easy to talk to and I can help you feel free of the weight of anxiety.
(720) 792-7307 View (720) 792-7307
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Kimberly Bryant
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302
My specialities lie in Family/Relational Therapies, Parenting Models and Practices, Developmental Neuropsychology, Emerging Adulthood Issues, Complex Stress Disorders, Intergenerational Trauma, and Trauma Sensitive Models and Practices.
Hello! I am a Family Therapist & Therapeutic Educational Consultant specializing in healing from relationship difficulties and traumatic events. I work alongside my clients closely through the therapeutic journey to assist the self-advocacy, compassion, and patience necessary for efficacy of treatment goals over time. Using a foundation of neuropsychology and systems theories, I tailor my counseling for each client/family from body-based practices, internal parts work, and reprocessing modalities. With an emphasis on best practice and informed sensitive care, I skillfully guide the process of deep change and long lasting transformation.
My specialities lie in Family/Relational Therapies, Parenting Models and Practices, Developmental Neuropsychology, Emerging Adulthood Issues, Complex Stress Disorders, Intergenerational Trauma, and Trauma Sensitive Models and Practices.
Hello! I am a Family Therapist & Therapeutic Educational Consultant specializing in healing from relationship difficulties and traumatic events. I work alongside my clients closely through the therapeutic journey to assist the self-advocacy, compassion, and patience necessary for efficacy of treatment goals over time. Using a foundation of neuropsychology and systems theories, I tailor my counseling for each client/family from body-based practices, internal parts work, and reprocessing modalities. With an emphasis on best practice and informed sensitive care, I skillfully guide the process of deep change and long lasting transformation.
(720) 548-2067 View (720) 548-2067
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Jay S Weinberg
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CAGS
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
Additionally, I have founded Colorado Parent Coaching Services to support parents of children, teens and young adults who are struggling with social, emotional, and psychological challenges.
I strive to empower and enable my clients to successfully navigate life's many challenges. My approach is active, experiential and educational in nature. Rather than trying to control, eliminate or avoid painful thoughts and emotions, I work with my clients in learning new ways to relate to life's difficult and often painful experiences. Whether you are a parent, a spouse, a young adult, a business professional or senior, my goal is to help you live a rewarding and meaningful life, living authentically, and becoming the person you aspire to be. Please vist my website for more information about my work and how I might be of help.
Additionally, I have founded Colorado Parent Coaching Services to support parents of children, teens and young adults who are struggling with social, emotional, and psychological challenges.
I strive to empower and enable my clients to successfully navigate life's many challenges. My approach is active, experiential and educational in nature. Rather than trying to control, eliminate or avoid painful thoughts and emotions, I work with my clients in learning new ways to relate to life's difficult and often painful experiences. Whether you are a parent, a spouse, a young adult, a business professional or senior, my goal is to help you live a rewarding and meaningful life, living authentically, and becoming the person you aspire to be. Please vist my website for more information about my work and how I might be of help.
(720) 605-6749 View (720) 605-6749
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Sara Bitting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
I specialize in depression and anxiety, trauma and abuse, caregiver fatigue, individuals with ASD, and building parenting skills.
Do you tend to hold your feelings in? Sweep things under the rug and pretend everything is okay? Do you help others but not yourself? Does the idea of sitting down and talking about feelings to a stranger sound terrible or terrifying? I want to help you confront the difficulties in your life head on. It’s my job as your therapist to listen to you, your needs, your wants, and your values and create a safe space that will allow you to be fully vulnerable. I’ll help you find and learn about the strengths you already have to help you gain higher self-esteem, comfort in your own skin and in your relationships, and overall more joy.
I specialize in depression and anxiety, trauma and abuse, caregiver fatigue, individuals with ASD, and building parenting skills.
Do you tend to hold your feelings in? Sweep things under the rug and pretend everything is okay? Do you help others but not yourself? Does the idea of sitting down and talking about feelings to a stranger sound terrible or terrifying? I want to help you confront the difficulties in your life head on. It’s my job as your therapist to listen to you, your needs, your wants, and your values and create a safe space that will allow you to be fully vulnerable. I’ll help you find and learn about the strengths you already have to help you gain higher self-esteem, comfort in your own skin and in your relationships, and overall more joy.
(720) 730-4703 View (720) 730-4703
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Victoria Marks
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
Areas of specialty are parenting and stress management.
I believe that every person has the capacity to be happy. When I work with individuals and couples, I get to know each unique person and circumstance. My treatment approach considers the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of each person. The non-judgmental relationship of trust and acceptance creates an environment that is conducive to the self-discovery that is necessary for achieving and maintaining optimal mental health and happiness. Helping others is my life's purpose, and I am honored to join people on their quest for a happy life.
Areas of specialty are parenting and stress management.
I believe that every person has the capacity to be happy. When I work with individuals and couples, I get to know each unique person and circumstance. My treatment approach considers the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of each person. The non-judgmental relationship of trust and acceptance creates an environment that is conducive to the self-discovery that is necessary for achieving and maintaining optimal mental health and happiness. Helping others is my life's purpose, and I am honored to join people on their quest for a happy life.
(630) 447-8271 View (630) 447-8271
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Rachel Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you grappling with the realization that your usual strategies for tackling challenges have hit a roadblock? The weight of work tasks becoming too burdensome? Struggling with the relentless pursuit of being a "good enough" parent? Are you finding yourself in similar relationships and feeling like the common denomenator? If you're feeling trapped in the monotonous motions of life, you are not alone. I am so glad you are here!
Are you grappling with the realization that your usual strategies for tackling challenges have hit a roadblock? The weight of work tasks becoming too burdensome? Struggling with the relentless pursuit of being a "good enough" parent? Are you finding yourself in similar relationships and feeling like the common denomenator? If you're feeling trapped in the monotonous motions of life, you are not alone. I am so glad you are here!
(720) 713-7406 View (720) 713-7406
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Sarah Carlson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80305
My goal is to provide clients caring, concrete, and practical answers using proven-effective treatment options. I feel strongly that clients should be a collaborator in their treatment and see improvements quickly. Parents with children who have behavioral problems are often exhausted and at the end of their rope. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy provides quick solutions and reduces parental stress. Couples often seek therapy when communication is breaking down. Both PCIT and Gottman Method Therapy inform my work with couples and families.
My goal is to provide clients caring, concrete, and practical answers using proven-effective treatment options. I feel strongly that clients should be a collaborator in their treatment and see improvements quickly. Parents with children who have behavioral problems are often exhausted and at the end of their rope. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy provides quick solutions and reduces parental stress. Couples often seek therapy when communication is breaking down. Both PCIT and Gottman Method Therapy inform my work with couples and families.
(970) 716-1810 View (970) 716-1810
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Erin Gleason Leyba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
Are you a new mom coping with significant life changes? Are you dealing with stress, grief, or a unique challenge while parenting? Do you feel like your relationships and identity are shifting? Do you feel blah, exhausted, or lonely? I get how challenging parenting can be. Having a gentle, nonjudgmental place to explore deeper feelings and feel supported can lighten your load. Getting some time just for you, whether to talk things out, recharge, set goals, acknowledge your strengths, or see things from a fresh perspective can help you parent mindfully & joyfully and feel like yourself again.
Are you a new mom coping with significant life changes? Are you dealing with stress, grief, or a unique challenge while parenting? Do you feel like your relationships and identity are shifting? Do you feel blah, exhausted, or lonely? I get how challenging parenting can be. Having a gentle, nonjudgmental place to explore deeper feelings and feel supported can lighten your load. Getting some time just for you, whether to talk things out, recharge, set goals, acknowledge your strengths, or see things from a fresh perspective can help you parent mindfully & joyfully and feel like yourself again.
(720) 548-1716 View (720) 548-1716
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Jamie Quail
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
Waitlist for new clients
Parents seek Play Therapy and Parent Support sessions with me to help their child work through their behavioral challenges and improve their parent-child relationship. Play Therapy sessions help kids to express their feelings in regulated ways, promote self-confidence and autonomy, improve their relationship to themselves and others, support social-emotional learning, and work to embrace your child's natural essence helping them to live a full, authentic, and resilient life. I also offer counseling for Tweens & Teens (ages 11-15) through this complicated point of development, especially now in such a complicated world.
Parents seek Play Therapy and Parent Support sessions with me to help their child work through their behavioral challenges and improve their parent-child relationship. Play Therapy sessions help kids to express their feelings in regulated ways, promote self-confidence and autonomy, improve their relationship to themselves and others, support social-emotional learning, and work to embrace your child's natural essence helping them to live a full, authentic, and resilient life. I also offer counseling for Tweens & Teens (ages 11-15) through this complicated point of development, especially now in such a complicated world.
(720) 649-4734 View (720) 649-4734
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Abigail Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
My specialties include adolescents, parenting issues,college students and adults.
Are you fed up with feeling stuck? Tired of feeling miserable or unsatisfied? Has your partner finally agreed to couples counseling? Are your parents or teenager driving you nuts? The thought of talking to stranger about your problems can be intimidating, so call me or e-mail me just to see if we're comfortable with each other. If we are, then schedule an appointment. I can help you get unstuck.
My specialties include adolescents, parenting issues,college students and adults.
Are you fed up with feeling stuck? Tired of feeling miserable or unsatisfied? Has your partner finally agreed to couples counseling? Are your parents or teenager driving you nuts? The thought of talking to stranger about your problems can be intimidating, so call me or e-mail me just to see if we're comfortable with each other. If we are, then schedule an appointment. I can help you get unstuck.
(720) 722-6513 View (720) 722-6513
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Eva Glaser
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCAT, IMH-E, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80305
I am licensed in CO and NY, and I offer remote therapy in both states, with an in-person option in CO. Parenting is the hardest and most important job out there! Every parent child relationship is unique. I offer individualized therapeutic support for all families in any stage of their parenting journey including: expecting, post-partum, and those in the throes of navigating their little ones' big feelings and behaviors. Parenthood can be a source of great delight as well as bring up past traumas, anxiety, and depression. I offer support and expertise to navigate these challenges.
I am licensed in CO and NY, and I offer remote therapy in both states, with an in-person option in CO. Parenting is the hardest and most important job out there! Every parent child relationship is unique. I offer individualized therapeutic support for all families in any stage of their parenting journey including: expecting, post-partum, and those in the throes of navigating their little ones' big feelings and behaviors. Parenthood can be a source of great delight as well as bring up past traumas, anxiety, and depression. I offer support and expertise to navigate these challenges.
(720) 809-7757 View (720) 809-7757
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Nicki Baumbach - Postpartum Anxiety Depression And Relationships
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
I offer individual and couples therapy and enjoy supporting you during your reproductive, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting experiences. I specialize in women's wellness, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, infertility and loss, and couples who are navigating parenthood. I help you to learn how to support your body and mind to find relief from overwhelm, stress, anxiety, and depression. Deciding you need more support can be such a vulnerable moment. By searching for a therapist who feels like the right fit, you are one step closer to finding more ease, relief, acceptance, and connection in your life.
I offer individual and couples therapy and enjoy supporting you during your reproductive, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting experiences. I specialize in women's wellness, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, infertility and loss, and couples who are navigating parenthood. I help you to learn how to support your body and mind to find relief from overwhelm, stress, anxiety, and depression. Deciding you need more support can be such a vulnerable moment. By searching for a therapist who feels like the right fit, you are one step closer to finding more ease, relief, acceptance, and connection in your life.
(720) 605-1770 View (720) 605-1770
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Suzita Cochran
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80303
It's not easy to seek help for your child. I've been there. I've been a psychologist for 28 years, but I've been a parent for 24, and counting. As a child and family psychologist, I help young families develop skills and routines to support healthy relationships for years to come. Play therapy allows children to integrate difficult experiences, and move past the stuck points in which they (and their parents) often find themselves. And it even works to do it virtually!
It's not easy to seek help for your child. I've been there. I've been a psychologist for 28 years, but I've been a parent for 24, and counting. As a child and family psychologist, I help young families develop skills and routines to support healthy relationships for years to come. Play therapy allows children to integrate difficult experiences, and move past the stuck points in which they (and their parents) often find themselves. And it even works to do it virtually!
(720) 802-0555 View (720) 802-0555
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Ryan H Dawson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
We will deepen relational ties and you will have parenting support drawing from 25 years of serving youth and families in the community.
I specialize in working with teens, adults and families. When a teen or young adult is struggling, so is their family. Whether you are wanting your kid to get more out of life or are concerned about behavior/symptoms that destabilize your child's wellbeing, I can help. I also provide support for young adults that are working through the difficult transition to adulthood. For adult clients, I offer a deep understanding of the challenges of creating and sustaining meaningful relationships and navigating our fast and competitive modern society. You will gain important insights and support on your authentic path.
We will deepen relational ties and you will have parenting support drawing from 25 years of serving youth and families in the community.
I specialize in working with teens, adults and families. When a teen or young adult is struggling, so is their family. Whether you are wanting your kid to get more out of life or are concerned about behavior/symptoms that destabilize your child's wellbeing, I can help. I also provide support for young adults that are working through the difficult transition to adulthood. For adult clients, I offer a deep understanding of the challenges of creating and sustaining meaningful relationships and navigating our fast and competitive modern society. You will gain important insights and support on your authentic path.
(303) 502-5847 View (303) 502-5847
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Dan Riggan
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
Having challenges in your relationship(s)? If so, then I welcome you to the most common challenge of Being Human. I will help you to dissect the roots of your emotional struggles, relational patterns, and early family experiences in order for you to break free of the burdens you have carried for years that do not work in your life or relationships anymore. I enjoy working with adults and couples who face challenges with partnership, parenting issues and divorce. I also enjoy supporting all people realize their full potential and what is holding them back.
Having challenges in your relationship(s)? If so, then I welcome you to the most common challenge of Being Human. I will help you to dissect the roots of your emotional struggles, relational patterns, and early family experiences in order for you to break free of the burdens you have carried for years that do not work in your life or relationships anymore. I enjoy working with adults and couples who face challenges with partnership, parenting issues and divorce. I also enjoy supporting all people realize their full potential and what is holding them back.
(303) 578-3501 View (303) 578-3501
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Maribeth Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR, II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80304
In my holist child and family practice I synthesize 20 years of experience in play therapy, trauma resolution, parent coaching, teen suicide prevention, interpersonal neurobiology, Chinese Medicine's organ energy systems, and how to create a balanced, harmonious lifestyle.
Is your child or teenager angry, irritable, agitated, tearful? Worried, moody, emotional? Having difficulty expressing feelings and communicating? Unable to focus, can't sit still? Are you looking for practical parenting or personal skills or wondering how to enhance communication and relationships in your family? Or experiencing distressing symptoms from traumatic experience(s)? If so, I can help! I specialize in identifying, creating strategies for, and clearing emotional and behavioral patterns in children, teens, and adults. I create personalized, practical strategies for children and teens and assist parents in creating family dynamics that balance the needs of all family members.
In my holist child and family practice I synthesize 20 years of experience in play therapy, trauma resolution, parent coaching, teen suicide prevention, interpersonal neurobiology, Chinese Medicine's organ energy systems, and how to create a balanced, harmonious lifestyle.
Is your child or teenager angry, irritable, agitated, tearful? Worried, moody, emotional? Having difficulty expressing feelings and communicating? Unable to focus, can't sit still? Are you looking for practical parenting or personal skills or wondering how to enhance communication and relationships in your family? Or experiencing distressing symptoms from traumatic experience(s)? If so, I can help! I specialize in identifying, creating strategies for, and clearing emotional and behavioral patterns in children, teens, and adults. I create personalized, practical strategies for children and teens and assist parents in creating family dynamics that balance the needs of all family members.
(720) 316-7144 View (720) 316-7144
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Tasha Medley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
Are you worried that your preschooler's abrupt mood swings will be a problem when she enters kindergarten? Is your third grader easily frustrated, teary and self-deprecating over an inability to get things right? Are you discouraged because of your fourth grader's consistently angry and disrespectful behavior? Raising a child with difficult behaviors can be exhausting. . . As a play therapist and parent resource, I help parents have more harmonious and enjoyable relationships with their children.
Are you worried that your preschooler's abrupt mood swings will be a problem when she enters kindergarten? Is your third grader easily frustrated, teary and self-deprecating over an inability to get things right? Are you discouraged because of your fourth grader's consistently angry and disrespectful behavior? Raising a child with difficult behaviors can be exhausting. . . As a play therapist and parent resource, I help parents have more harmonious and enjoyable relationships with their children.
(720) 288-0959 View (720) 288-0959
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Annie Dornbush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
Parenting, especially in the midst of our ever changing, fast moving culture, comes with many joys and challenges. Our expectations of parenthood often do not match our reality and this can leave caregivers with feelings of anxiety, stress, isolation, inadequacy and loneliness. Having a place to explore those feelings without judgement is what makes therapy so powerful. I am here to help you navigate parenting in a supportive non-judgmental space. Book a free 20 minute phone consultation to learn how we could work together.
Parenting, especially in the midst of our ever changing, fast moving culture, comes with many joys and challenges. Our expectations of parenthood often do not match our reality and this can leave caregivers with feelings of anxiety, stress, isolation, inadequacy and loneliness. Having a place to explore those feelings without judgement is what makes therapy so powerful. I am here to help you navigate parenting in a supportive non-judgmental space. Book a free 20 minute phone consultation to learn how we could work together.
(720) 664-8600 View (720) 664-8600
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Kimberly J Lubuguin
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302
I focus on the strengths of the individual children, adolescents, and the families and use this as a basis for developing treatments that are individualized for the child, adolescent, and family and takes into account family routines and rituals. I set goals that are attainable. Families with children or adolescents with ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders,family issues, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, school phobia, consultation and managing pediatric and adolescent chronic illness (e.g., Asthma, diabetes) at home and school. Helping manage transitions and adjustment for children, adolescents, and families (starting a new school, moving, coping with parent's separation/divorce).
I focus on the strengths of the individual children, adolescents, and the families and use this as a basis for developing treatments that are individualized for the child, adolescent, and family and takes into account family routines and rituals. I set goals that are attainable. Families with children or adolescents with ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders,family issues, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, school phobia, consultation and managing pediatric and adolescent chronic illness (e.g., Asthma, diabetes) at home and school. Helping manage transitions and adjustment for children, adolescents, and families (starting a new school, moving, coping with parent's separation/divorce).
(720) 213-5706 View (720) 213-5706
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Stephanie Bryan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAS, NCAC, II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
In addition, having worked in in-patient treatment for chemical dependency and mood disorders, I decided to teach parenting classes and offer parent coaching as primary prevention, to help parents raise children to make healthier choices.
I have several passions: 1) I help women struggling with depression and self esteem, especially as they age, to find meaning in their lives. 2) I help parents raise kids who will want to come home for Thanksgiving...and you'll want to see them. 3) I help parents who have made a decision not to work to be full-time stay-at-home parents feel confident and validated in their choice. There is no more important work than successfully raising the next generation. 4) I help seniors dealing with aging issues, depression, and addictions. 5) I help all adults dealing with addictions, depression, and anxiety.
In addition, having worked in in-patient treatment for chemical dependency and mood disorders, I decided to teach parenting classes and offer parent coaching as primary prevention, to help parents raise children to make healthier choices.
I have several passions: 1) I help women struggling with depression and self esteem, especially as they age, to find meaning in their lives. 2) I help parents raise kids who will want to come home for Thanksgiving...and you'll want to see them. 3) I help parents who have made a decision not to work to be full-time stay-at-home parents feel confident and validated in their choice. There is no more important work than successfully raising the next generation. 4) I help seniors dealing with aging issues, depression, and addictions. 5) I help all adults dealing with addictions, depression, and anxiety.
(303) 720-7818 View (303) 720-7818
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.