Parenting Therapists in Denver, CO

Photo of Lynnette Cooper, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO
Lynnette Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, CMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80237
Life can be SO hard, but it can get better! Struggling with life or a relationship? Are you struggling with ANXIETY, depression, or a "transition" from empty-nest, the pain of divorce, parenting issues, loneliness, purpose, and other life-stressors? I was a child of divorce, a stay-at-home mom for 20 years before becoming a counselor, and married since 1983. I work with all couples struggling to stay together and find themselves drifting apart. I also work with parenting issues and teen life struggles. My office is a SAFE place to work through the issues of life that get us all down! Let's start!
Life can be SO hard, but it can get better! Struggling with life or a relationship? Are you struggling with ANXIETY, depression, or a "transition" from empty-nest, the pain of divorce, parenting issues, loneliness, purpose, and other life-stressors? I was a child of divorce, a stay-at-home mom for 20 years before becoming a counselor, and married since 1983. I work with all couples struggling to stay together and find themselves drifting apart. I also work with parenting issues and teen life struggles. My office is a SAFE place to work through the issues of life that get us all down! Let's start!
(303) 549-7506 View (303) 549-7506
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Deborah R. Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80232  (Online Only)
I have enjoyed a long career working with children, adolescents & adults in a variety of settings (schools, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics). As a therapist at Jewish Family Service, I see a variety of clients who are addressing issues related to depression, anxiety, family/relationship/parenting problems, adolescence, past trauma, etc. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral and supportive therapy, with an emphasis on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, to help my clients discover new & effective ways to manage their emotions, cope with life's stresses, and take committed actions to attain their goals.
I have enjoyed a long career working with children, adolescents & adults in a variety of settings (schools, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics). As a therapist at Jewish Family Service, I see a variety of clients who are addressing issues related to depression, anxiety, family/relationship/parenting problems, adolescence, past trauma, etc. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral and supportive therapy, with an emphasis on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, to help my clients discover new & effective ways to manage their emotions, cope with life's stresses, and take committed actions to attain their goals.
(720) 961-2044 View (720) 961-2044
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Alison Sheesley
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
I am a mom, and I understand the guilt we can carry as parents! I always want to speak to that! I created "The Playful Parent" virtual course on my website just for busy parents.
I specialize in working with children ages 3 to 6 who are struggling with big feelings, anxieties, and challenging behaviors. While adults find relief in talking over their difficulties with an understanding therapist, children often cannot express their thoughts and feelings in words. Because children often do not have the words to express feelings, they may represent how they feel through acting out. When children have the opportunity to show how they feel through toys, they often feel better because their feelings have been released. You have probably felt something similar when you have been upset and confided in someone caring.
I am a mom, and I understand the guilt we can carry as parents! I always want to speak to that! I created "The Playful Parent" virtual course on my website just for busy parents.
I specialize in working with children ages 3 to 6 who are struggling with big feelings, anxieties, and challenging behaviors. While adults find relief in talking over their difficulties with an understanding therapist, children often cannot express their thoughts and feelings in words. Because children often do not have the words to express feelings, they may represent how they feel through acting out. When children have the opportunity to show how they feel through toys, they often feel better because their feelings have been released. You have probably felt something similar when you have been upset and confided in someone caring.
(720) 702-1682 View (720) 702-1682
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Atsuko Hanley
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
I specialize in parenting.
Parenting is a life-long commitment that demands nurturing, attention, and patience. It can be a stressful experience when a child becomes aggressive, defiant, and controlling. If you feel defeated and blaming yourself for your child's behavior, you are not alone. Early intervention is key in supporting your child’s adaptability and resilience as well as your own well-being as a caregiver. My role as a psychologist is to partner with you to highlight your strengths, restore your confidence, and find lasting resolutions for challenges you and your child are experiencing.
I specialize in parenting.
Parenting is a life-long commitment that demands nurturing, attention, and patience. It can be a stressful experience when a child becomes aggressive, defiant, and controlling. If you feel defeated and blaming yourself for your child's behavior, you are not alone. Early intervention is key in supporting your child’s adaptability and resilience as well as your own well-being as a caregiver. My role as a psychologist is to partner with you to highlight your strengths, restore your confidence, and find lasting resolutions for challenges you and your child are experiencing.
(720) 307-3331 View (720) 307-3331
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Rachel Coates
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80206
When you’re neck-deep in the struggle of parenting a child with special needs, taking the step to start your own therapy probably feels impossible. It might feel like just one more thing demanding your attention, one more appointment to keep straight, one more person telling you everything you’re doing wrong. My goal is to help you to feel more grounded and regulated so that all of the other things demanding your attention feel more manageable. I hope to support your parenting journey with a unique skillset that can address both your mental health needs, and bolster your skills around behavior management.
When you’re neck-deep in the struggle of parenting a child with special needs, taking the step to start your own therapy probably feels impossible. It might feel like just one more thing demanding your attention, one more appointment to keep straight, one more person telling you everything you’re doing wrong. My goal is to help you to feel more grounded and regulated so that all of the other things demanding your attention feel more manageable. I hope to support your parenting journey with a unique skillset that can address both your mental health needs, and bolster your skills around behavior management.
(303) 952-1926 View (303) 952-1926
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Daniel Garcia
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
Growing up isn't easy, and neither is parenting! My goal is to be a resource for you and your child as you navigate the challenges of life together. Through the use of Play Therapy, I strive to provide a place where your child can feel safe to communicate and process their emotions, fears, and experiences in a way that feels natural and comfortable to them.
Growing up isn't easy, and neither is parenting! My goal is to be a resource for you and your child as you navigate the challenges of life together. Through the use of Play Therapy, I strive to provide a place where your child can feel safe to communicate and process their emotions, fears, and experiences in a way that feels natural and comfortable to them.
(720) 282-9769 View (720) 282-9769
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Amy Benjamin
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80212
This season of life doesn’t feel the way you expected it to. Maybe you’re in the throes of parenting and feeling overcome with “mom guilt” (despite how hard you work) or noticing your own childhood experiences impacting the way you parent. From the outside looking in, it may look like you have it all together, but inside you actually feel anxious, unmotivated, or just plain numb. Your relationships are struggling: it’s like you can’t focus or truly connect with the people closest to you. You believe life doesn’t have to stay this way, but you’ve reached a point where you don’t think you can do this on your own anymore.
This season of life doesn’t feel the way you expected it to. Maybe you’re in the throes of parenting and feeling overcome with “mom guilt” (despite how hard you work) or noticing your own childhood experiences impacting the way you parent. From the outside looking in, it may look like you have it all together, but inside you actually feel anxious, unmotivated, or just plain numb. Your relationships are struggling: it’s like you can’t focus or truly connect with the people closest to you. You believe life doesn’t have to stay this way, but you’ve reached a point where you don’t think you can do this on your own anymore.
(720) 807-1075 View (720) 807-1075
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Ororah Bell
Counselor, BCBA, BCASE
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203
I can help with life coaching, parenting and educational advocacy using practical, no nonsense strategies that fit into anybody's lifestyle.
Feeling distracted or impulsive, procrastinating or have difficulty getting motivated? Does depression or anxiety take hold and you can't get anything done? Overwhelmed with job, household, school or relationship aspects of life? Feel like everyone else has it all together and you're just scraping by? Is parenting a child with special needs, or any child for that matter, becoming more difficult and you're unsure if you're doing things "right"? Do you feel your child's school could be doing more to support them? Let's discuss your unique needs, become more mindful, gain perspective and come up with a plan to reach goals together!
I can help with life coaching, parenting and educational advocacy using practical, no nonsense strategies that fit into anybody's lifestyle.
Feeling distracted or impulsive, procrastinating or have difficulty getting motivated? Does depression or anxiety take hold and you can't get anything done? Overwhelmed with job, household, school or relationship aspects of life? Feel like everyone else has it all together and you're just scraping by? Is parenting a child with special needs, or any child for that matter, becoming more difficult and you're unsure if you're doing things "right"? Do you feel your child's school could be doing more to support them? Let's discuss your unique needs, become more mindful, gain perspective and come up with a plan to reach goals together!
(720) 780-0967 View (720) 780-0967
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Anne Maxwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80211
I find oftentimes that the focus of therapy can shift from the child to a parent or to both parents.
As a play therapist and family therapist, I believe that healing is a family affair, and, I include parents as an integral part of their child's therapy. I specialize in trauma, attachment, adoption, blended families, difficult and severe behaviors, as well as parenting, and issues stemming from any and all of the above. I love working with children and their parents and families. Children seem to have an innate sense of what is going on and what needs to happen in order for healing to occur, and, when they are able to express that and be heard, the whole family can shift and change.
I find oftentimes that the focus of therapy can shift from the child to a parent or to both parents.
As a play therapist and family therapist, I believe that healing is a family affair, and, I include parents as an integral part of their child's therapy. I specialize in trauma, attachment, adoption, blended families, difficult and severe behaviors, as well as parenting, and issues stemming from any and all of the above. I love working with children and their parents and families. Children seem to have an innate sense of what is going on and what needs to happen in order for healing to occur, and, when they are able to express that and be heard, the whole family can shift and change.
(303) 900-5872 View (303) 900-5872
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Kathy Temple
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! You have found a good fit if you are looking to learn new and effective ways to manage anxiety, stress and overwhelm, if you are a parent who has discovered that you need extra support to parent the way you desire and/or if you feel that issues from your past are preventing you from living the life you want. Additionally, you have found a good fit if you are looking to work on better communication with others in your life and/or have a highly sensitive personality, also known as sensory processing sensitivity. Being passionate about these areas, I have fine-tuned my skills to support those with these needs.
Hello and welcome! You have found a good fit if you are looking to learn new and effective ways to manage anxiety, stress and overwhelm, if you are a parent who has discovered that you need extra support to parent the way you desire and/or if you feel that issues from your past are preventing you from living the life you want. Additionally, you have found a good fit if you are looking to work on better communication with others in your life and/or have a highly sensitive personality, also known as sensory processing sensitivity. Being passionate about these areas, I have fine-tuned my skills to support those with these needs.
(855) 521-1563 View (855) 521-1563
Photo of Anna Rebecca Quinn (Kujawa), Counselor in Denver, CO
Anna Rebecca Quinn (Kujawa)
Counselor, LPC, RPT, IRT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210
Waitlist for new clients
My therapeutic specialties are too many to list here, but a short list is: couples counseling, Relationship issues, grief, depression, anxiety, parenting, spirituality, career transitions, transgender transitioning, trauma, LGBTQ, life transitions, teen suicide prevention, and health and wellness,.
My name is Anna Rebecca Quinn, (formerly Kujawa), and I am a holistic psychotherapist. I am a therapist who sees you as a whole person comprised of a body, mind, and spirit, and I include all parts of you in your healing journey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor of 25 years, a Registered Play Therapist, and a certified Imago Relationship Therapist. My client base these days is comprised mostly of individuals, couples, teens, and elders. I don't currently have a play therapy office to do play therapy for kids, but as a kids therapist of many years, I can be of great service to parents or caregivers who need parenting support.
My therapeutic specialties are too many to list here, but a short list is: couples counseling, Relationship issues, grief, depression, anxiety, parenting, spirituality, career transitions, transgender transitioning, trauma, LGBTQ, life transitions, teen suicide prevention, and health and wellness,.
My name is Anna Rebecca Quinn, (formerly Kujawa), and I am a holistic psychotherapist. I am a therapist who sees you as a whole person comprised of a body, mind, and spirit, and I include all parts of you in your healing journey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor of 25 years, a Registered Play Therapist, and a certified Imago Relationship Therapist. My client base these days is comprised mostly of individuals, couples, teens, and elders. I don't currently have a play therapy office to do play therapy for kids, but as a kids therapist of many years, I can be of great service to parents or caregivers who need parenting support.
(303) 720-7974 View (303) 720-7974
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Kendall Schauermann
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210
I bring a grounding presence to support you on your journey. If you feel isolated, numb or overwhelmed with life and parenting, you are not alone.
I bring a grounding presence to support you on your journey. If you feel isolated, numb or overwhelmed with life and parenting, you are not alone.
(720) 410-5604 View (720) 410-5604
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Alex Carone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211  (Online Only)
You're here because the weight of unresolved feelings and recurring conflicts in your relationships or as a parent is heavy on your heart. It’s like you’re stuck in a loop of reactivity, misunderstandings or frustration, needing a way to bridge the gap to understanding and connection. You want to heal, to find joy in these connections again, and you’re ready to explore new paths to getting there. Together, we'll find ways to turn these challenges into personal growth and more connected relationships.
You're here because the weight of unresolved feelings and recurring conflicts in your relationships or as a parent is heavy on your heart. It’s like you’re stuck in a loop of reactivity, misunderstandings or frustration, needing a way to bridge the gap to understanding and connection. You want to heal, to find joy in these connections again, and you’re ready to explore new paths to getting there. Together, we'll find ways to turn these challenges into personal growth and more connected relationships.
(970) 533-3378 View (970) 533-3378
Photo of Megan Hall, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Denver, CO
Megan Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
Life leads to many instances where we feel overwhelmed, depleted, and in need of support. Maybe it is a life transition such as starting a new job, parenting, dealing with illness or the loss of a loved one, having an experience that left you scared or, perhaps something else. As people, we have the ability to heal, grow and transform our lives. Many times the path of healing feels stressful and is easier with the support of a counselor. Despite what our society often tells us; we do not have to bear this weight on our own and I am happy to help.
Life leads to many instances where we feel overwhelmed, depleted, and in need of support. Maybe it is a life transition such as starting a new job, parenting, dealing with illness or the loss of a loved one, having an experience that left you scared or, perhaps something else. As people, we have the ability to heal, grow and transform our lives. Many times the path of healing feels stressful and is easier with the support of a counselor. Despite what our society often tells us; we do not have to bear this weight on our own and I am happy to help.
(720) 650-7787 View (720) 650-7787
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Meridith Jaffe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
I am passionate about empowering the women I work with to find balance in their lives, joy in their relationships and compassion for themselves. I am a social worker with over 25 years of experience supporting people through a strengths based lens; whether you are looking for support with anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, relationship issues, chronic illness (I am Long Covid and Lyme Literate) or parenting stress- I would be honored to help guide you during this season of your life to a place of growth and resilience.
I am passionate about empowering the women I work with to find balance in their lives, joy in their relationships and compassion for themselves. I am a social worker with over 25 years of experience supporting people through a strengths based lens; whether you are looking for support with anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, relationship issues, chronic illness (I am Long Covid and Lyme Literate) or parenting stress- I would be honored to help guide you during this season of your life to a place of growth and resilience.
(720) 619-3243 View (720) 619-3243
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Mary Flack
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
I work in many different areas including, relationships, marriage and family, depression/anxiety, mood disorders, parenting, finances, and career.
I have been counseling since 2004, am a mother of five children and have worked as a financial life coach. I use talk/cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients become aware of issues or brokenness and pain that can be negatively affecting their lives. The goal is to guide my clients to a place of wholeness, where they are able to live out a peaceful and fulfilling life.
I work in many different areas including, relationships, marriage and family, depression/anxiety, mood disorders, parenting, finances, and career.
I have been counseling since 2004, am a mother of five children and have worked as a financial life coach. I use talk/cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients become aware of issues or brokenness and pain that can be negatively affecting their lives. The goal is to guide my clients to a place of wholeness, where they are able to live out a peaceful and fulfilling life.
(303) 900-5980 View (303) 900-5980
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Brittany Razee-Erosky
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80212  (Online Only)
Depression, anxiety, fertility issues, parenting, relationships–these are a few of my specialty areas.
Hello! As a licensed professional counselor, we’ll work together to find an inner sense of balance in your life. Sometimes, that looks like practicing mindfulness or utilizing somatic tools to manage challenging internal states–anxiety, depression, grief or sadness. Other times, that may look like exploring the intricacies of a difficult situation or relationship. Ultimately, the goal is to come back to a sense of joy.
Depression, anxiety, fertility issues, parenting, relationships–these are a few of my specialty areas.
Hello! As a licensed professional counselor, we’ll work together to find an inner sense of balance in your life. Sometimes, that looks like practicing mindfulness or utilizing somatic tools to manage challenging internal states–anxiety, depression, grief or sadness. Other times, that may look like exploring the intricacies of a difficult situation or relationship. Ultimately, the goal is to come back to a sense of joy.
(720) 637-5176 View (720) 637-5176
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Crystal Dudley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80230  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Crystal Dudley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I graduated in 2015 from the University of Colorado Denver, with a degree Counseling Psychology. I have 10 years of experience working in community mental health and I specialize in trauma, domestic violence, parent child relationships, infant mental health, depression, anxiety, and substance use.
Welcome! My name is Crystal Dudley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I graduated in 2015 from the University of Colorado Denver, with a degree Counseling Psychology. I have 10 years of experience working in community mental health and I specialize in trauma, domestic violence, parent child relationships, infant mental health, depression, anxiety, and substance use.
(720) 729-4016 View (720) 729-4016
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Adina Krausz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80211
I specialize in relationship and parenting issues, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, and women's issues.
Congratulations! You've taken the first step toward feeling better - whether you're pained by relationship problems, feelings of sadness and isolation, tension and worry, or you're searching for true meaning in your life. You have come to the right place to regain the sense of well-being that you deserve. Achieving happiness and serenity is in your power, and I will help you get there. It's human nature to lose sight of our strengths when we are feeling down - but together we'll identify the inner qualities you can harness to begin your healing journey.
I specialize in relationship and parenting issues, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, and women's issues.
Congratulations! You've taken the first step toward feeling better - whether you're pained by relationship problems, feelings of sadness and isolation, tension and worry, or you're searching for true meaning in your life. You have come to the right place to regain the sense of well-being that you deserve. Achieving happiness and serenity is in your power, and I will help you get there. It's human nature to lose sight of our strengths when we are feeling down - but together we'll identify the inner qualities you can harness to begin your healing journey.
(720) 863-6685 View (720) 863-6685
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Michael Karson
Psychologist, PhD, JD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80209  (Online Only)
Based on my decades of experience with couples, I expect benefits from therapy to appear quickly and for the whole therapy to take months rather than years. I help couples improve their process with my active monitoring of how they communicate with each other. I emphasize the importance of approaching conflicts, and I work to provide a space that encourages this. I don’t specialize within the realm of couple’s work, but I have helped all sorts of people articulate their relationship goals, improve their communicative process, and resolve conflicts about a host of issues from money to sex, from parenting to trust.
Based on my decades of experience with couples, I expect benefits from therapy to appear quickly and for the whole therapy to take months rather than years. I help couples improve their process with my active monitoring of how they communicate with each other. I emphasize the importance of approaching conflicts, and I work to provide a space that encourages this. I don’t specialize within the realm of couple’s work, but I have helped all sorts of people articulate their relationship goals, improve their communicative process, and resolve conflicts about a host of issues from money to sex, from parenting to trust.
(720) 580-6370 View (720) 580-6370

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.