Parenting Therapists in Longmont, CO

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Mariah Hofmeister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80501  (Online Only)
Hello! Did you just have a baby, or have a toddler or preschooler at home and feel totally overwhelmed and/or anxious? Is being a parent a lot harder than you expected? I agree, it is the hardest thing I've ever done! I love supporting parents. I have experience and a huge passion for working with postpartum parents as well as those with young children (biological, foster, and adoptive). I work with trauma, anxiety, depression, and a variety of parenting challenges. I have training and experience in maternal mental health, somatic therapy, attachment, trauma, mind-body connections, nature, play, and cognitive/behavior therapies.
Hello! Did you just have a baby, or have a toddler or preschooler at home and feel totally overwhelmed and/or anxious? Is being a parent a lot harder than you expected? I agree, it is the hardest thing I've ever done! I love supporting parents. I have experience and a huge passion for working with postpartum parents as well as those with young children (biological, foster, and adoptive). I work with trauma, anxiety, depression, and a variety of parenting challenges. I have training and experience in maternal mental health, somatic therapy, attachment, trauma, mind-body connections, nature, play, and cognitive/behavior therapies.
(720) 307-8363 View (720) 307-8363
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Elisha Conant
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Longmont, CO 80501
With very young children (ages 0-2), the work always includes the parent, who is often working through their own postpartum anxiety or depression.
School. Friendships. Play. Sleep. Family. These are the tasks of childhood. Often when our young children are struggling, we are told to wait, that they will grow out of it or that this phase will pass on its own. Unfortunately that can lead to older children who continue to struggle, only on a bigger stage. We are seeing school avoidance, irritability, isolation, and social difficulties starting at younger and younger ages.
With very young children (ages 0-2), the work always includes the parent, who is often working through their own postpartum anxiety or depression.
School. Friendships. Play. Sleep. Family. These are the tasks of childhood. Often when our young children are struggling, we are told to wait, that they will grow out of it or that this phase will pass on its own. Unfortunately that can lead to older children who continue to struggle, only on a bigger stage. We are seeing school avoidance, irritability, isolation, and social difficulties starting at younger and younger ages.
(720) 526-2643 View (720) 526-2643
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Jen Nelson Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Longmont, CO 80501  (Online Only)
Do you want to strengthen your relationships? Deepen your connection with your partner and/or children? I work with couples, families and individuals who seek support on issues such as: improving communication, sexual issues, attachment, parenting, conflict resolution, anxiety and/or depression, infidelity and creating healthy boundaries. Also thoughtful separation/divorce and co-parenting. LGBTQ+ friendly.
Do you want to strengthen your relationships? Deepen your connection with your partner and/or children? I work with couples, families and individuals who seek support on issues such as: improving communication, sexual issues, attachment, parenting, conflict resolution, anxiety and/or depression, infidelity and creating healthy boundaries. Also thoughtful separation/divorce and co-parenting. LGBTQ+ friendly.
(720) 802-4904 View (720) 802-4904
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Marc Esenwein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Longmont, CO 80503
Solution-Focused, CBT and Narrative approaches can get to positive outcomes for those in relationships including couples counseling, single parenting, and blended families.
I know that children and teens have strengths along with concerning risk factors that may need attention. If you or your family members are experiencing difficulty with your relationships because of communication and problem-solving problems, please consider evidence-based individual or episodic family therapy. Research shows lasting results when parents and youth learn ways to enhance one another's relational skill-building together. I specialize in helping clients find ways to work through risks such as substance abuse, aggression, anxiety, mood swings, trauma, loss and grief, and school issues.
Solution-Focused, CBT and Narrative approaches can get to positive outcomes for those in relationships including couples counseling, single parenting, and blended families.
I know that children and teens have strengths along with concerning risk factors that may need attention. If you or your family members are experiencing difficulty with your relationships because of communication and problem-solving problems, please consider evidence-based individual or episodic family therapy. Research shows lasting results when parents and youth learn ways to enhance one another's relational skill-building together. I specialize in helping clients find ways to work through risks such as substance abuse, aggression, anxiety, mood swings, trauma, loss and grief, and school issues.
(303) 569-4344 View (303) 569-4344
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Ryan H Dawson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80503
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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Stephanie Bryan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAS, NCAC, II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80501
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
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Kimberly J Lubuguin
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80501
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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Maribeth Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR, II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80501
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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Play Heal Grow Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT, SPT
Verified Verified
Longmont, CO 80501
I offer play therapy sessions, parent support, and intensive Instinctual Response to Trauma sessions.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist with a master’s degree in Social Work, a post graduate certificate in Play Therapy and Equine Assisted Mental Health. For the past 20 years I have worked with children as a counselor, case manager, elementary school teacher, and now a play therapist. Child-Centered and Synergetic Play Therapy, Instinctual Trauma Response method and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy are my biggest influences. I believe that when children are given a chance to lead, explore, and demonstrate their own resiliency—they are given the opportunity to grow, heal, and change from within.
I offer play therapy sessions, parent support, and intensive Instinctual Response to Trauma sessions.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist with a master’s degree in Social Work, a post graduate certificate in Play Therapy and Equine Assisted Mental Health. For the past 20 years I have worked with children as a counselor, case manager, elementary school teacher, and now a play therapist. Child-Centered and Synergetic Play Therapy, Instinctual Trauma Response method and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy are my biggest influences. I believe that when children are given a chance to lead, explore, and demonstrate their own resiliency—they are given the opportunity to grow, heal, and change from within.
(727) 761-3550 View (727) 761-3550
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Nicki Baumbach - Postpartum Anxiety Depression And Relationships
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Longmont, CO 80501
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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Whitney Bosley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Longmont, CO 80503
Other areas of specialty include parenting and life transitions.
Do you find that you are feeling distant from yourself or your loved ones? Is life feeling lonely, chaotic and disconnected? Does conflict and miscommunication feel like the cornerstone of your relationship recently? Do you want more intimacy and trust in your relationship? Most often these feelings are connected to reflexes in our brain and body that leave us feeling out of control in our interactions with others. If any of this resonates with you, I can help! I seek to come alongside you in your journey to improve communication and build confidence, intimate connections, security and trust.
Other areas of specialty include parenting and life transitions.
Do you find that you are feeling distant from yourself or your loved ones? Is life feeling lonely, chaotic and disconnected? Does conflict and miscommunication feel like the cornerstone of your relationship recently? Do you want more intimacy and trust in your relationship? Most often these feelings are connected to reflexes in our brain and body that leave us feeling out of control in our interactions with others. If any of this resonates with you, I can help! I seek to come alongside you in your journey to improve communication and build confidence, intimate connections, security and trust.
(970) 638-2994 View (970) 638-2994
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Ashley Rebecca Mills
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, LPC, SPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80501
I specialize in helping highly emotional, sensitive children & overwhelmed parents navigate daily challenges, transitions and big life events. Many parents experience overwhelm & can feel stuck when their children are anxious, displaying out of control behaviors or regressing in their development. I collaborate with parents to cultivate healing through increasing awareness of their children's emotions & behaviors to co-create age and developmentally appropriate tools for emotional regulation, that help resolve emotional conflict & restore balance to the family unit. I also provide 1:1 parent coaching, individual & family therapy.
I specialize in helping highly emotional, sensitive children & overwhelmed parents navigate daily challenges, transitions and big life events. Many parents experience overwhelm & can feel stuck when their children are anxious, displaying out of control behaviors or regressing in their development. I collaborate with parents to cultivate healing through increasing awareness of their children's emotions & behaviors to co-create age and developmentally appropriate tools for emotional regulation, that help resolve emotional conflict & restore balance to the family unit. I also provide 1:1 parent coaching, individual & family therapy.
(720) 897-5234 View (720) 897-5234
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Lori Austin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80504
My areas of expertise as a therapist include trauma/sexual abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues, and parenting.
Life is messy. Chaotic. Unpredictable. My desire is to provide a compassionate and safe space to work through troubling issues and explore those patterns in life that have been disruptive, or perhaps destructive. My style is warm, accepting, and creative.
My areas of expertise as a therapist include trauma/sexual abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues, and parenting.
Life is messy. Chaotic. Unpredictable. My desire is to provide a compassionate and safe space to work through troubling issues and explore those patterns in life that have been disruptive, or perhaps destructive. My style is warm, accepting, and creative.
(720) 262-2250 View (720) 262-2250
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Rebecca Juan
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80501
If you are a caregiver or parent looking for support for yourself or your child please give me a call, e-mail me, or visit my website.
I am Certified Synergetic Play therapist who loves helping children and parents find relief from the daily struggles. Having difficulties at school, emotional dysregulation, anger outburst, nighttime fears and anxiety, and lack of connection are just some of the issues that children I work with are dealing with. Through weekly sessions and parent check-ins I offer insights and real time regulation experiences that help clients build new neural pathways in their brain and bring about lasting change which fosters resiliency and healthy growth.
If you are a caregiver or parent looking for support for yourself or your child please give me a call, e-mail me, or visit my website.
I am Certified Synergetic Play therapist who loves helping children and parents find relief from the daily struggles. Having difficulties at school, emotional dysregulation, anger outburst, nighttime fears and anxiety, and lack of connection are just some of the issues that children I work with are dealing with. Through weekly sessions and parent check-ins I offer insights and real time regulation experiences that help clients build new neural pathways in their brain and bring about lasting change which fosters resiliency and healthy growth.
(720) 637-1107 View (720) 637-1107
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Lexi Chatara-Middleton
Registered Psychotherapist, LPC, R-DMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80501
Parents I work with have experiences that might include premature births and NICCU stays, medical challenges for parent/baby, birth trauma/fear, loss over not experiencing the birth that was planned, stillbirth, perinatal/postpartum depression, discrimination due to sexual orientation or gender expression, or grief from losing the little one you carried.
My passion is supporting parents who have experienced difficult births. Bringing another life into this world is an important and challenging experience. Whether you are the individual who gave birth or a witness, there can be immediate and/or lasting waves of physical and emotional difficulties that may effect your life. These paths are unique to each of us because every birth is important and impactful. My work is to listen and journey with you as you explore your birth story and the impacts it has had on your life. Although this is an area of focus, I work with adolescents and adults needing support in other areas of life.
Parents I work with have experiences that might include premature births and NICCU stays, medical challenges for parent/baby, birth trauma/fear, loss over not experiencing the birth that was planned, stillbirth, perinatal/postpartum depression, discrimination due to sexual orientation or gender expression, or grief from losing the little one you carried.
My passion is supporting parents who have experienced difficult births. Bringing another life into this world is an important and challenging experience. Whether you are the individual who gave birth or a witness, there can be immediate and/or lasting waves of physical and emotional difficulties that may effect your life. These paths are unique to each of us because every birth is important and impactful. My work is to listen and journey with you as you explore your birth story and the impacts it has had on your life. Although this is an area of focus, I work with adolescents and adults needing support in other areas of life.
(720) 608-4374 View (720) 608-4374
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Nancy Lee McGeown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Longmont, CO 80501
Are you feeling stressed an anxious about your relationship? Do you feel overwhelmed as a parent? Are you fearful, not knowing what to do next? I will give you support and compassion in a safe nonjudgemental setting. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma, or have ADHD. I do individual and family therapy and choose an eclectic therapeutic style to match clinical methods with each client's particular need. I am comfortable with faith as an integral foundation if the client chooses to include this in the therapy process.
Are you feeling stressed an anxious about your relationship? Do you feel overwhelmed as a parent? Are you fearful, not knowing what to do next? I will give you support and compassion in a safe nonjudgemental setting. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma, or have ADHD. I do individual and family therapy and choose an eclectic therapeutic style to match clinical methods with each client's particular need. I am comfortable with faith as an integral foundation if the client chooses to include this in the therapy process.
(720) 924-4686 View (720) 924-4686
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Debbie Mayer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Longmont, CO 80501  (Online Only)
We all need support at times, you don't have to figure out life’s challenges on your own. I focus on supporting you to feel empowered vs. powerless to overwhelming feelings or thoughts. Together we can work to identify underlying contributing factors and bring forward skills you can use in the moment. I specialize in supporting adults to increase a sense of inner balance, navigate transitions in life including parenting, manage anxiety, enhance foundations for healthy relationships, and heal from childhood trauma. I use a holistic lens, bringing forward reflection and curiosity for your self-growth and healing.
We all need support at times, you don't have to figure out life’s challenges on your own. I focus on supporting you to feel empowered vs. powerless to overwhelming feelings or thoughts. Together we can work to identify underlying contributing factors and bring forward skills you can use in the moment. I specialize in supporting adults to increase a sense of inner balance, navigate transitions in life including parenting, manage anxiety, enhance foundations for healthy relationships, and heal from childhood trauma. I use a holistic lens, bringing forward reflection and curiosity for your self-growth and healing.
(720) 903-3824 View (720) 903-3824
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Destination Hope Counseling of Colorado, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Longmont, CO 80503
Sometimes we all need a little help as we navigate the journey of life. Life can be full of loss and many different transitions. With my warm style and many years of experience, I am here to help. I specialize in grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and self-harm. I also specialize in the oncology population with both the adult and pediatric age groups, with over 15 years of experience. Lastly, I am available to help parents with coaching in order to improve their parent child relationships families thrive.
Sometimes we all need a little help as we navigate the journey of life. Life can be full of loss and many different transitions. With my warm style and many years of experience, I am here to help. I specialize in grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and self-harm. I also specialize in the oncology population with both the adult and pediatric age groups, with over 15 years of experience. Lastly, I am available to help parents with coaching in order to improve their parent child relationships families thrive.
(720) 897-3675 View (720) 897-3675
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Kaia Livingstone
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Longmont, CO 80503
Many people find themselves at a cross roads in their life where something needs to shift. I specialize in helping people through transitions to find a balance in their lifestyle and themselves. Whether that transition is becoming a teenager, becoming an adult, finding or loosing a job, entering or exiting a relationship, parenting, or a family that has decided that they need to change their dynamic, I help clients take what is important and healthy to them, and leave what is not.
Many people find themselves at a cross roads in their life where something needs to shift. I specialize in helping people through transitions to find a balance in their lifestyle and themselves. Whether that transition is becoming a teenager, becoming an adult, finding or loosing a job, entering or exiting a relationship, parenting, or a family that has decided that they need to change their dynamic, I help clients take what is important and healthy to them, and leave what is not.
(720) 506-2745 View (720) 506-2745
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Robyn Fusco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Longmont, CO 80504  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with people from a holistic point of view. I work with adults, couples. Struggling with past issues of trauma? Or are you dealing with current life stressors such as divorce, depression, anxiety, parenting, or relationships? Together, we can plot a course of action to increase wellbeing . A variety of therapy "tools" including, DBT, EMDR and Mindfulness ,are employed. My work with couples includes PACT therapy techniques. A unique highly effective evidenced based therapy.
I enjoy working with people from a holistic point of view. I work with adults, couples. Struggling with past issues of trauma? Or are you dealing with current life stressors such as divorce, depression, anxiety, parenting, or relationships? Together, we can plot a course of action to increase wellbeing . A variety of therapy "tools" including, DBT, EMDR and Mindfulness ,are employed. My work with couples includes PACT therapy techniques. A unique highly effective evidenced based therapy.
(303) 900-5985 View (303) 900-5985
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.