Parenting Therapists in Thornton, CO

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Rhonda Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80241  (Online Only)
Each of us has lived a unique life which has led us to where we are today. Unfortunately, at times we find ourselves on a path that is uncomfortable or even painful. Parenting, depression, stress, relationships, and life transitions often create challenges for us. My 15+ years of experience working with people from diverse circumstances and my training in tested therapy models, have rooted my practice in a deeply felt respect for each of my clients.
Each of us has lived a unique life which has led us to where we are today. Unfortunately, at times we find ourselves on a path that is uncomfortable or even painful. Parenting, depression, stress, relationships, and life transitions often create challenges for us. My 15+ years of experience working with people from diverse circumstances and my training in tested therapy models, have rooted my practice in a deeply felt respect for each of my clients.
(720) 928-3171 View (720) 928-3171
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Alison Sheesley
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80229
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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Early Childhood Wellness Place
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80260
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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Paige Lloyd
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC, MFTC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229  (Online Only)
I specialize in issues around anxiety, personal identity, parenting and parent/child struggles, and relationships.
Visit our website for direct, immediate, online scheduling. A lucky few “get it right” the first time. For most of us, life is a process of learning as we evolve, as we edge closer to becoming the person we want to be. I am here to support you in this evolution.
I specialize in issues around anxiety, personal identity, parenting and parent/child struggles, and relationships.
Visit our website for direct, immediate, online scheduling. A lucky few “get it right” the first time. For most of us, life is a process of learning as we evolve, as we edge closer to becoming the person we want to be. I am here to support you in this evolution.
(719) 212-9914 View (719) 212-9914
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Diane Hansen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
As a professional and a parent of teens with special needs She GETS IT! She uses a variety of evidence based treatment methods to assist her clients in self-discovery, healing, and reaching their highest level of functioning.
Diane Hansen, MA LPC provides counseling for teens, adults, couples, and families. Her specialties include Adoption, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Child/Teen Behavioral, Depression, Faith-Based Counseling, Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Grief and Loss, Independent Living Skills Training, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Social Skills Training, and Trauma. She believes that most people are operating the best they can in life and can make changes to improve themselves with some insight into the struggles they have.
As a professional and a parent of teens with special needs She GETS IT! She uses a variety of evidence based treatment methods to assist her clients in self-discovery, healing, and reaching their highest level of functioning.
Diane Hansen, MA LPC provides counseling for teens, adults, couples, and families. Her specialties include Adoption, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Child/Teen Behavioral, Depression, Faith-Based Counseling, Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Grief and Loss, Independent Living Skills Training, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Social Skills Training, and Trauma. She believes that most people are operating the best they can in life and can make changes to improve themselves with some insight into the struggles they have.
(855) 930-0397 View (855) 930-0397
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Allison G Griffin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80241
My areas of expertise include: Overcoming anxiety, depression and negative self talk, building self esteem, improving relationships through enhanced communication and emotional expression, marital and pre-marital counseling, overcoming trauma and abuse, managing life transitions, exploring spirituality, effective parenting, setting appropriate boundaries, anger management and clarity on career and academic choice.
There are times when we can feel anxious, depressed, stuck or lost in our personal lives, our relationships, or our careers. The answers you seek are within you and I can help you gain clarity and self understanding that will allow you to overcome obstacles and change long-standing thought and behavioral patterns that no longer serve you. I can support you in building your self esteem, improving relationships, overcoming anxiety and depression and managing life obstacles and transitions that can seem overwhelming. Together we can find solutions and discover and build on your strengths so you can live a truly fulfilled life.
My areas of expertise include: Overcoming anxiety, depression and negative self talk, building self esteem, improving relationships through enhanced communication and emotional expression, marital and pre-marital counseling, overcoming trauma and abuse, managing life transitions, exploring spirituality, effective parenting, setting appropriate boundaries, anger management and clarity on career and academic choice.
There are times when we can feel anxious, depressed, stuck or lost in our personal lives, our relationships, or our careers. The answers you seek are within you and I can help you gain clarity and self understanding that will allow you to overcome obstacles and change long-standing thought and behavioral patterns that no longer serve you. I can support you in building your self esteem, improving relationships, overcoming anxiety and depression and managing life obstacles and transitions that can seem overwhelming. Together we can find solutions and discover and build on your strengths so you can live a truly fulfilled life.
(720) 924-4863 View (720) 924-4863
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Jesse Schramm
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80602  (Online Only)
I specialize in areas of parenting, foster and adoptive families, abuse, ADHD, teens and problem behaviors, sexuality, attachment and adult attachment theory, anxiety and depression, and OCD.
I am an experienced therapist with a balance of expertise in evidenced based approaches, and niche therapy models to address a range of therapy needs.
I specialize in areas of parenting, foster and adoptive families, abuse, ADHD, teens and problem behaviors, sexuality, attachment and adult attachment theory, anxiety and depression, and OCD.
I am an experienced therapist with a balance of expertise in evidenced based approaches, and niche therapy models to address a range of therapy needs.
(720) 821-0746 View (720) 821-0746
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Barbara Tyndall McCubbin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80241
I am a seasoned therapist (in private practice since 2002) and I love helping! In-person or telehealth adult individual or couple/partner counseling offered in a variety of diagnosis areas including but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Bipolar, OCD, ADHD/ADD, Communication, Parenting, Life Stressors, Grief, Divorce, Work Issues, Identity, etc.
The healthiest people are the ones that choose to work on themselves, so congratulations on your first courageous investigating step to find a therapist!
I am a seasoned therapist (in private practice since 2002) and I love helping! In-person or telehealth adult individual or couple/partner counseling offered in a variety of diagnosis areas including but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Bipolar, OCD, ADHD/ADD, Communication, Parenting, Life Stressors, Grief, Divorce, Work Issues, Identity, etc.
The healthiest people are the ones that choose to work on themselves, so congratulations on your first courageous investigating step to find a therapist!
(720) 445-8015 View (720) 445-8015
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Valerie A Rudden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80221  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated and compassionate Reproductive and Parenting Mental Health Therapist. With a deep understanding of the emotional complexities that accompany the transformative journey of parenthood, I am committed to providing empathetic, evidence-based support to individuals and families during this significant phase of life. I am here to support you through all phases from fertility treatment if need, through pregnancy and through early childhood parenting and attachment/mental health concerns.
I am a dedicated and compassionate Reproductive and Parenting Mental Health Therapist. With a deep understanding of the emotional complexities that accompany the transformative journey of parenthood, I am committed to providing empathetic, evidence-based support to individuals and families during this significant phase of life. I am here to support you through all phases from fertility treatment if need, through pregnancy and through early childhood parenting and attachment/mental health concerns.
(303) 622-3802 View (303) 622-3802
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Courageous Counseling Colorado
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S, SWC, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80241
Each of our therapists have their own specialties including the following styles: solution-focused, companioning and grief, couples and family, children and adolescents, inner child, mindfulness-based, CBT, DBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, parenting skills coaching, narrative, play, and other expressive therapies!.
We are a team of therapists who use strength-based and expressive therapies to help children, teens, adults, and families work through difficulties, learn more about yourself, learn new coping strategies, and take tangible steps towards your goals. We have dedicated our careers to supporting families in our community and are passionate about advocating for and supporting our LGBTQIA+ community.
Each of our therapists have their own specialties including the following styles: solution-focused, companioning and grief, couples and family, children and adolescents, inner child, mindfulness-based, CBT, DBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, parenting skills coaching, narrative, play, and other expressive therapies!.
We are a team of therapists who use strength-based and expressive therapies to help children, teens, adults, and families work through difficulties, learn more about yourself, learn new coping strategies, and take tangible steps towards your goals. We have dedicated our careers to supporting families in our community and are passionate about advocating for and supporting our LGBTQIA+ community.
(720) 606-6981 View (720) 606-6981
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Laura Knutson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80602  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have training and experience working with trauma, ADHD, grief and loss, academic and job stress, relationships, parenting struggles, depression, anxiety, generational trauma, and adoption.
Mental health therapy can help in our healing and personal growth journey. I believe that through connection and empathy, we can break away from the beliefs, shame, memories and behavioral patterns that no longer serve us. I focus on empowerment and what we have the power to control. I use a direct, kind, strengths-based approach. My goal is to help client's find their power, learn to set boundaries, and change harsh inner critic thoughts. I am trained in a variety of different approaches so I can tailor treatment needs to the uniqueness of each individual. I am a licensed provider in Montana (LCPC) and Colorado (LPC).
I have training and experience working with trauma, ADHD, grief and loss, academic and job stress, relationships, parenting struggles, depression, anxiety, generational trauma, and adoption.
Mental health therapy can help in our healing and personal growth journey. I believe that through connection and empathy, we can break away from the beliefs, shame, memories and behavioral patterns that no longer serve us. I focus on empowerment and what we have the power to control. I use a direct, kind, strengths-based approach. My goal is to help client's find their power, learn to set boundaries, and change harsh inner critic thoughts. I am trained in a variety of different approaches so I can tailor treatment needs to the uniqueness of each individual. I am a licensed provider in Montana (LCPC) and Colorado (LPC).
(720) 306-0549 View (720) 306-0549
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Kristin Vergo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80221
I also help premarital couples prepare for marriage, and assist longer term relationships to reestablish connection with each other, improve communication, co-parent more effectively, and increase trust.
Are you searching for more purpose in your life? Are your relationships unfulfilling? Do you feel disconnected to yourself and others? I help clients create a life and relationships that are more in line with what they value and feel more nourishing on a soul level.
I also help premarital couples prepare for marriage, and assist longer term relationships to reestablish connection with each other, improve communication, co-parent more effectively, and increase trust.
Are you searching for more purpose in your life? Are your relationships unfulfilling? Do you feel disconnected to yourself and others? I help clients create a life and relationships that are more in line with what they value and feel more nourishing on a soul level.
(336) 900-0945 View (336) 900-0945
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Gretchen Stecher, MA, LPC - Soul Shine, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80233
Let's get to the heart of these matters: anxiety, abuse, sexual assault, PTSD, low self-esteem, wobbly boundaries, codependency, spirituality, abortion, grief, transitions, parenting, polyamory, ACOA issues, and quitting smoking.
Are you frustrated by anxiety, overwhelm, worry, or people pleasing? Are you plagued by guilt, "I'm not good enough," or comparing yourself to others? Does a yucky sense of disconnection gnaw at your insides? Healing and serenity are possible when you have accurate support. I invite you to show yourself that you matter right now by reaching out for support. Being true to yourself is a bold act of love and a demonstration of strength. You can learn how to stop judging yourself, make choices that align with your insides, successfully navigate relationships, trust yourself and move into a heart-centered, peaceful life.
Let's get to the heart of these matters: anxiety, abuse, sexual assault, PTSD, low self-esteem, wobbly boundaries, codependency, spirituality, abortion, grief, transitions, parenting, polyamory, ACOA issues, and quitting smoking.
Are you frustrated by anxiety, overwhelm, worry, or people pleasing? Are you plagued by guilt, "I'm not good enough," or comparing yourself to others? Does a yucky sense of disconnection gnaw at your insides? Healing and serenity are possible when you have accurate support. I invite you to show yourself that you matter right now by reaching out for support. Being true to yourself is a bold act of love and a demonstration of strength. You can learn how to stop judging yourself, make choices that align with your insides, successfully navigate relationships, trust yourself and move into a heart-centered, peaceful life.
(720) 903-3153 View (720) 903-3153
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Mount Saint Vincent
MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80023
Mount Saint Vincent has been helping children and families in the Denver area for over 135 years. Let us help you and your child with our Pediatric Behavioral Health services: Outpatient Therapy, In-Home Therapy and Day Treatment. Our Masters level clinicians offer evidenced based counseling modalities specific to client needs, including: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, Trauma Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Mount Saint Vincent has been helping children and families in the Denver area for over 135 years. Let us help you and your child with our Pediatric Behavioral Health services: Outpatient Therapy, In-Home Therapy and Day Treatment. Our Masters level clinicians offer evidenced based counseling modalities specific to client needs, including: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, Trauma Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(720) 640-8471 View (720) 640-8471
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Aspen Therapy Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80023
Aspen Therapy Collective envisions a community where all people can access the support they need and thrive in emotional well-being. We are a small group practice with various specialties and are here for you. Ranging from individual therapy to parenting support, we will work together to learn about your life story and move in a direction that feels meaningful to you.
Aspen Therapy Collective envisions a community where all people can access the support they need and thrive in emotional well-being. We are a small group practice with various specialties and are here for you. Ranging from individual therapy to parenting support, we will work together to learn about your life story and move in a direction that feels meaningful to you.
(970) 598-0703 View (970) 598-0703
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Cindy Wander
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
When a relationship is strained, it can seem like there is no way to make things better. Fortunately, there is hope. Relationships can be healed. Are you ready to deepen or salvage an intimate relationship? Do you want to form a more meaningful bond with your child/teen? Are you interested in exploring your own identity? Then we might be a good match for therapy. I believe authenticity is the key to living and loving in healthful ways. Since my style is both relational and systemic, I will be genuine in our sessions and invite you to be authentic too.
When a relationship is strained, it can seem like there is no way to make things better. Fortunately, there is hope. Relationships can be healed. Are you ready to deepen or salvage an intimate relationship? Do you want to form a more meaningful bond with your child/teen? Are you interested in exploring your own identity? Then we might be a good match for therapy. I believe authenticity is the key to living and loving in healthful ways. Since my style is both relational and systemic, I will be genuine in our sessions and invite you to be authentic too.
(720) 343-6040 View (720) 343-6040
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Kerri Frantz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80221  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Unexpected wrinkles can surprise and derail us in our lives. These events can leave us with big emotions that can disorient, leaving us confused, dejected, and helpless with more questions than answers. These emotions can lead to further negative thoughts and overwhelming emotions leaving us feeling stuck. I can come alongside with encouragement, support, and skills to move toward the changes you desire. I look forward to partnering with you to identify changes, empower you, and celebrate with you.
Unexpected wrinkles can surprise and derail us in our lives. These events can leave us with big emotions that can disorient, leaving us confused, dejected, and helpless with more questions than answers. These emotions can lead to further negative thoughts and overwhelming emotions leaving us feeling stuck. I can come alongside with encouragement, support, and skills to move toward the changes you desire. I look forward to partnering with you to identify changes, empower you, and celebrate with you.
(970) 431-8003 View (970) 431-8003
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Jamie Merrion
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80241
My ideal counseling client is motivated and committed to making positive changes in their lives. They actively work on implementing strategies and techniques discussed in therapy. They have a willingness to examine their own thoughts, beliefs, and patterns of behavior, which enhances the therapeutic process and promotes personal growth. My role, is to help you feel loved, supported and to show up without judgement and hold space for whatever you bring to session. I pride myself on being open, honest and authentic in session.
My ideal counseling client is motivated and committed to making positive changes in their lives. They actively work on implementing strategies and techniques discussed in therapy. They have a willingness to examine their own thoughts, beliefs, and patterns of behavior, which enhances the therapeutic process and promotes personal growth. My role, is to help you feel loved, supported and to show up without judgement and hold space for whatever you bring to session. I pride myself on being open, honest and authentic in session.
(720) 605-2868 View (720) 605-2868
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Joyous Life Counseling,LLC
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80241
Counseling is my passion. It is my passion because I have seen lives and families change through this powerful growth and healing medium. Many people find themselves feeling stuck and frozen in their lives and circumstances. They don't believe they have choices or options. Counseling provides clients with the opportunity to make life changes and acquire tools to navigate life in a new way. This enables them to make changes in their families, relationships, jobs and future goals.
Counseling is my passion. It is my passion because I have seen lives and families change through this powerful growth and healing medium. Many people find themselves feeling stuck and frozen in their lives and circumstances. They don't believe they have choices or options. Counseling provides clients with the opportunity to make life changes and acquire tools to navigate life in a new way. This enables them to make changes in their families, relationships, jobs and future goals.
(720) 463-2348 View (720) 463-2348
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Heather Stanley
MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
I believe in the resilience of the human spirit. Using a person-centered approach I create a compassionate space for clients to feel seen and heard. I hope to help you engage and enhance your capacity for reflection and self-awareness to better understand and navigate your life. My aim is for you to feel empowered and hopeful despite challenges and hardships. I am honored to support you in finding purpose and joy while you define the life you want.
I believe in the resilience of the human spirit. Using a person-centered approach I create a compassionate space for clients to feel seen and heard. I hope to help you engage and enhance your capacity for reflection and self-awareness to better understand and navigate your life. My aim is for you to feel empowered and hopeful despite challenges and hardships. I am honored to support you in finding purpose and joy while you define the life you want.
(303) 529-9836 View (303) 529-9836
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.