Parenting Therapists in Louisville, CO

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Lori Donley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, CO 80027
I provide play therapy for children; family counseling; individual adult therapy; recovery from domestic violence; groups for children with a social/emotional skills focus; groups focused on parent (grandparent/kin) child attachment; and parenting groups.
I'm here to help you, your family, your child (re)discover the love in your relationships with yourself and your family, as well as your inner wisdom and resiliency. I will provide you with support and coping skills in order to recover from trauma, mental illness, attachment disorders, and other stressors.
I provide play therapy for children; family counseling; individual adult therapy; recovery from domestic violence; groups for children with a social/emotional skills focus; groups focused on parent (grandparent/kin) child attachment; and parenting groups.
I'm here to help you, your family, your child (re)discover the love in your relationships with yourself and your family, as well as your inner wisdom and resiliency. I will provide you with support and coping skills in order to recover from trauma, mental illness, attachment disorders, and other stressors.
(720) 350-5409 View (720) 350-5409
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Marc Esenwein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, CO 80027
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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Rachel Pearl VanEtten
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Louisville, CO 80027
Waitlist for new clients
Are you and your child struggling with challenging behaviors, such as emotional outbursts, anxiety, aggressive behavior, perfectionism, and withdrawal? Perhaps you and your children are going through a big life transition? Have you read parenting books, tried numerous strategies, and feel exhausted, overwhelmed, and frustrated by what to do next? Do you notice this is affecting your relationships and day-to-day life? Now more that ever, children are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how to manage their big feelings, social skills, and transitions. I am here to help! I am taking new clients with a limited openings.
Are you and your child struggling with challenging behaviors, such as emotional outbursts, anxiety, aggressive behavior, perfectionism, and withdrawal? Perhaps you and your children are going through a big life transition? Have you read parenting books, tried numerous strategies, and feel exhausted, overwhelmed, and frustrated by what to do next? Do you notice this is affecting your relationships and day-to-day life? Now more that ever, children are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how to manage their big feelings, social skills, and transitions. I am here to help! I am taking new clients with a limited openings.
(720) 868-9619 View (720) 868-9619
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Lisa Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Louisville, CO 80027
( ADHD, Parenting, Anxiety, Depression, Grief).
We all have a story! Sometimes, through life's ups and downs we need a new perspective and a way to navigate through change. I provide a safe and non-judgemental environment for my clients. I believe that my job as a therapist is to work in a partnership with clients in learning more about themselves, identifying barriers in their lives, and creating strategies and solutions on how to overcome them. There is not just one way to achieve personal happiness, and I will help each client navigate their own way to achieve their goals.
( ADHD, Parenting, Anxiety, Depression, Grief).
We all have a story! Sometimes, through life's ups and downs we need a new perspective and a way to navigate through change. I provide a safe and non-judgemental environment for my clients. I believe that my job as a therapist is to work in a partnership with clients in learning more about themselves, identifying barriers in their lives, and creating strategies and solutions on how to overcome them. There is not just one way to achieve personal happiness, and I will help each client navigate their own way to achieve their goals.
(951) 309-7737 View (951) 309-7737
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Michelle Frieswyk-Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PC
Verified Verified
Louisville, CO 80027
My practice is a mixture of teens, parent coaching and adults.
Simply put, I love being a part of one's journey toward his/hers greatest emotional health. I believe that all persons have unique tools to heal one's self. I see my role as a compassionate guide who, through effective inquiry, honesty, and our reflection upon the power of choice, can assist your transformation big or small. Whether you desire to improve your parenting skills, assist your struggling teen or clear your path to living more authentically, I would enjoy joining you along your journey toward your greatest health.
My practice is a mixture of teens, parent coaching and adults.
Simply put, I love being a part of one's journey toward his/hers greatest emotional health. I believe that all persons have unique tools to heal one's self. I see my role as a compassionate guide who, through effective inquiry, honesty, and our reflection upon the power of choice, can assist your transformation big or small. Whether you desire to improve your parenting skills, assist your struggling teen or clear your path to living more authentically, I would enjoy joining you along your journey toward your greatest health.
(720) 204-8940 View (720) 204-8940
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Suzita Cochran
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Louisville, CO 80027
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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Dan Riggan
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, CO 80027
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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Stephanie Dueger
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Louisville, CO 80027
And also for: expectant parents and families with young children, focused on: preparing for parenthood, healing after infertility, perinatal loss, or birth trauma, parenting young children, and psycho-educational classes for the prenatal period and early parenthood.
Relationships create the foundation of our lives throughout our entire existence. In fact, our earliest relationships can impact nearly every future interaction we have. If you have questions, concerns, or curiosities about any of your relationships - with your partner, children, extended family, or friends - working with a therapist specially trained in attachment work can change your life. Finding a therapist who really understands you, and what you are going through, is imperative in attachment work. Find someone who will both deeply support you and gently challenge you when you are on the edge of growth.
And also for: expectant parents and families with young children, focused on: preparing for parenthood, healing after infertility, perinatal loss, or birth trauma, parenting young children, and psycho-educational classes for the prenatal period and early parenthood.
Relationships create the foundation of our lives throughout our entire existence. In fact, our earliest relationships can impact nearly every future interaction we have. If you have questions, concerns, or curiosities about any of your relationships - with your partner, children, extended family, or friends - working with a therapist specially trained in attachment work can change your life. Finding a therapist who really understands you, and what you are going through, is imperative in attachment work. Find someone who will both deeply support you and gently challenge you when you are on the edge of growth.
(720) 410-5179 View (720) 410-5179
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Early Childhood Wellness Place
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Louisville, CO 80027
We specialize in: *Infant & Early childhood mental health *Early childhood trauma *Trauma and attachment issues *Family therapy, play therapy & individual therapy *Regulatory therapy *Parenting issues *Speech Therapy *Occupational Therapy *Yoga groups *Social Skills groups *Multi-diciplinary treatment.
Seeking a therapist can be difficult and often anxiety provoking--especially when you are finding a therapist for your child. I have been working with children and their families for many years and have enjoyed helping them meet their therapeutic goals. I work with a certified therapy dog named Gadget who adds to the welcoming and nurturing environment of the office and assists in helping clients reach their goals. I am specially trained in play therapy, EMDR, and family therapy. I work with children 0-12 and their families. I specialize in trauma and attachment to promote healthy, fulfilling relationships.
We specialize in: *Infant & Early childhood mental health *Early childhood trauma *Trauma and attachment issues *Family therapy, play therapy & individual therapy *Regulatory therapy *Parenting issues *Speech Therapy *Occupational Therapy *Yoga groups *Social Skills groups *Multi-diciplinary treatment.
Seeking a therapist can be difficult and often anxiety provoking--especially when you are finding a therapist for your child. I have been working with children and their families for many years and have enjoyed helping them meet their therapeutic goals. I work with a certified therapy dog named Gadget who adds to the welcoming and nurturing environment of the office and assists in helping clients reach their goals. I am specially trained in play therapy, EMDR, and family therapy. I work with children 0-12 and their families. I specialize in trauma and attachment to promote healthy, fulfilling relationships.
(720) 984-2908 View (720) 984-2908
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Ryan H Dawson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Louisville, CO 80027
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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Tasha Medley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Louisville, CO 80027
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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Shannon Bauer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Louisville, CO 80027
Additionally, I am trained in EMDR, CBT, the Trauma Resiliency Model, Parenting Safe Children, and the Safe and Together Model and have a vast amount of experience in trauma counseling.
Life can be stressful and sometimes we need extra tools and guidance along the way. In working together, we will focus on your past traumas, life stressors, or the way that you react to certain situations. We can explore your past family systems, current relationships, societal influences, and life changing experiences along the way to offer insight, perspective, and tools to meet your individual needs and goals. I have a vast array of experience both personally and professionally. I believe that everyone deserves someone to support them through challenging times and feel honored to be that person for clients.
Additionally, I am trained in EMDR, CBT, the Trauma Resiliency Model, Parenting Safe Children, and the Safe and Together Model and have a vast amount of experience in trauma counseling.
Life can be stressful and sometimes we need extra tools and guidance along the way. In working together, we will focus on your past traumas, life stressors, or the way that you react to certain situations. We can explore your past family systems, current relationships, societal influences, and life changing experiences along the way to offer insight, perspective, and tools to meet your individual needs and goals. I have a vast array of experience both personally and professionally. I believe that everyone deserves someone to support them through challenging times and feel honored to be that person for clients.
(303) 625-9379 View (303) 625-9379
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Annie Dornbush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, CO 80027
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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Sara Bitting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, CO 80027
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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Patricia M Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, CO 80027
As a single mom, I have known the challenges of parenting.
I have been providing support to children, adults and families during times of stress, transition and crisis for over 30 years. Areas of specialization include trauma resolution, life transitions and grief. My approach is both compassionate and practical. Supporting healthy attachment in relationship and supporting the inner changes that occur when one steps onto a spiritual path are of particular interest as well. Moving from worn out habits driving behavior to genuine expression and presence.
As a single mom, I have known the challenges of parenting.
I have been providing support to children, adults and families during times of stress, transition and crisis for over 30 years. Areas of specialization include trauma resolution, life transitions and grief. My approach is both compassionate and practical. Supporting healthy attachment in relationship and supporting the inner changes that occur when one steps onto a spiritual path are of particular interest as well. Moving from worn out habits driving behavior to genuine expression and presence.
(303) 747-3855 View (303) 747-3855
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Bryna Sara Cunningham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, CO 80027
I have over 26 years of clinical experience: My specialities with children, teens and adults include : depression and anxiety counseling, parenting support, grief issues, work and career issues, stress management, attention deficit issues, gender identity and sexual orientation, and adjusting to life stressors and transitions.
Dr. Pauline Boss notes that, "Resilience is based on being able to accept ambiguity and find hope amid uncertain conditions, " this notion is one that is central to my clinical practice. We all have points in our lives when stress, change, or loss may leave us feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or unsure of what lies ahead. The opportunity to warmly welcome clients into my office to re-gain their center, tap into internal resources, and nurture the development of new strategies is one I welcome each time I meet someone new.
I have over 26 years of clinical experience: My specialities with children, teens and adults include : depression and anxiety counseling, parenting support, grief issues, work and career issues, stress management, attention deficit issues, gender identity and sexual orientation, and adjusting to life stressors and transitions.
Dr. Pauline Boss notes that, "Resilience is based on being able to accept ambiguity and find hope amid uncertain conditions, " this notion is one that is central to my clinical practice. We all have points in our lives when stress, change, or loss may leave us feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or unsure of what lies ahead. The opportunity to warmly welcome clients into my office to re-gain their center, tap into internal resources, and nurture the development of new strategies is one I welcome each time I meet someone new.
(720) 806-6259 View (720) 806-6259
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Dr. Angela Grosso-Burke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, CO 80027  (Online Only)
When is enough enough? Life is a constant process of managing work, family, friendships, partnerships, parenting, a household; the list never ends. Every year you might think it's going to be better, less stress, more fun; and then it's back to the same draining routines. If you feel tired of wishing things in your life were different and finding yourself stuck in patterns and relationships that don't feel good, something has to change. Starting now might feel like too much, but, we know there's never the "perfect" time and waiting will set you back another year. Everyone deserves to feel whole.
When is enough enough? Life is a constant process of managing work, family, friendships, partnerships, parenting, a household; the list never ends. Every year you might think it's going to be better, less stress, more fun; and then it's back to the same draining routines. If you feel tired of wishing things in your life were different and finding yourself stuck in patterns and relationships that don't feel good, something has to change. Starting now might feel like too much, but, we know there's never the "perfect" time and waiting will set you back another year. Everyone deserves to feel whole.
(720) 295-6853 View (720) 295-6853
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Rocky Mountain Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, CO 80027
Is your anxiety getting the best of you? Are you struggling to adjust to life after a divorce? Is your teenager struggling and you are not sure how to help? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you’ve come to the right place. For the past 23 years, I’ve been counseling children, teens, adults, and families. In addition, to help with anxiety and depression, I offer parenting coaching, as well as help for individuals and families who have recently gone through a divorce. I am also Certified in Brainspotting. I’m honored to say that I’ve won the Best of Louisville, Mental Health Services Award, for the past five years in a row.
Is your anxiety getting the best of you? Are you struggling to adjust to life after a divorce? Is your teenager struggling and you are not sure how to help? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you’ve come to the right place. For the past 23 years, I’ve been counseling children, teens, adults, and families. In addition, to help with anxiety and depression, I offer parenting coaching, as well as help for individuals and families who have recently gone through a divorce. I am also Certified in Brainspotting. I’m honored to say that I’ve won the Best of Louisville, Mental Health Services Award, for the past five years in a row.
(720) 439-8103 View (720) 439-8103
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Lisa Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, CO 80027
I work with teens 11 and older, as well as individuals, couples, and families, including co-parenting counseling. If your issues are relationship oriented (parent/child, between partners, co-parents, or family related issues), related to phase of life transitions or changes, such as marital crisis, separation, divorce, marriage, remarriage, blending a family, empty nest, co parenting challenges, retirement, and you're looking for a goal-oriented approach to figuring out a pathway through, I can help. We will pinpoint the issues, set goals, get a plan in place, and work together toward positive change.
I work with teens 11 and older, as well as individuals, couples, and families, including co-parenting counseling. If your issues are relationship oriented (parent/child, between partners, co-parents, or family related issues), related to phase of life transitions or changes, such as marital crisis, separation, divorce, marriage, remarriage, blending a family, empty nest, co parenting challenges, retirement, and you're looking for a goal-oriented approach to figuring out a pathway through, I can help. We will pinpoint the issues, set goals, get a plan in place, and work together toward positive change.
(303) 859-2672 View (303) 859-2672
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Amy S Neumann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Louisville, CO 80027
I provide individual therapy for issues such as anxiety, depression, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, fertility, attachment, adoption, parenting, and grief/loss.
Are you stressed or unsatisfied and ready to make a change in your life? Are you struggling in your relationships? Perhaps feeling lost and overwhelmed after having a baby? If so, I can help! I specialize in anxiety, depression, perinatal mood/ anxiety disorders, and relational issues. I believe good therapy should be collaborative, and your relationship with your therapist is key. This is YOUR therapy- I hope that you feel empowered to look around and find a therapist who feels like the right fit. Please don't hesitate to reach out- we all need support during this difficult time.
I provide individual therapy for issues such as anxiety, depression, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, fertility, attachment, adoption, parenting, and grief/loss.
Are you stressed or unsatisfied and ready to make a change in your life? Are you struggling in your relationships? Perhaps feeling lost and overwhelmed after having a baby? If so, I can help! I specialize in anxiety, depression, perinatal mood/ anxiety disorders, and relational issues. I believe good therapy should be collaborative, and your relationship with your therapist is key. This is YOUR therapy- I hope that you feel empowered to look around and find a therapist who feels like the right fit. Please don't hesitate to reach out- we all need support during this difficult time.
(303) 872-0594 View (303) 872-0594
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.