Parenting Therapists in Windsor, CO

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Gregory S Creed
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80550
I have 20 years of clinical experience working with couples, families, teens, school age children and adults. I believe my work has greatly contributed to enhancing the lives of my clients. I utilize a strength-based approach, which helps families to see beyond the problem and see opportunities for change. I strongly believe in building on family strengths to improve relationships and family functioning. I provide consultation and parent education designed to empower, educate and support parents in developing effective parenting strategies.
I have 20 years of clinical experience working with couples, families, teens, school age children and adults. I believe my work has greatly contributed to enhancing the lives of my clients. I utilize a strength-based approach, which helps families to see beyond the problem and see opportunities for change. I strongly believe in building on family strengths to improve relationships and family functioning. I provide consultation and parent education designed to empower, educate and support parents in developing effective parenting strategies.
(970) 438-3142 View (970) 438-3142
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Cassandra Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80550
I have received expert consultation in treating complex developmental trauma, attachment, abuse/neglect and parenting support.
Healing trauma and attachment is my passion. It is my job to partner with you while we work to improve your relationship with yourself, and in turn with those around you. I am the agent to hold stress and tension with you as we work together to move past self-preservation and into healing. With specialized training in complex trauma, attachment, abuse, and adoption I work with all individuals (adults and children), and families through a variety of psychotherapy approaches determined by your needs. I work with all ages and stages of life.
I have received expert consultation in treating complex developmental trauma, attachment, abuse/neglect and parenting support.
Healing trauma and attachment is my passion. It is my job to partner with you while we work to improve your relationship with yourself, and in turn with those around you. I am the agent to hold stress and tension with you as we work together to move past self-preservation and into healing. With specialized training in complex trauma, attachment, abuse, and adoption I work with all individuals (adults and children), and families through a variety of psychotherapy approaches determined by your needs. I work with all ages and stages of life.
(970) 533-3242 View (970) 533-3242
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Katie Kenigsberg
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC, NCC ®
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80550
Are you struggling in marital, parenting, or other significant relationships, feeling overwhelmed and anxious, challenged to manage your mental health, or simply feeling alone? Life can be difficult but was not meant to be handled on your own. In my counseling and neurofeedback practice, I seek to provide a warm and non-judgmental environment in which clients can feel free to be themselves as they sort through life challenges and difficult relationships. I would be honored to join you in your journey, helping you experience growth and healing in your emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being at a pace comfortable to you.
Are you struggling in marital, parenting, or other significant relationships, feeling overwhelmed and anxious, challenged to manage your mental health, or simply feeling alone? Life can be difficult but was not meant to be handled on your own. In my counseling and neurofeedback practice, I seek to provide a warm and non-judgmental environment in which clients can feel free to be themselves as they sort through life challenges and difficult relationships. I would be honored to join you in your journey, helping you experience growth and healing in your emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being at a pace comfortable to you.
(970) 551-2462 View (970) 551-2462
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Hopeful Journeys LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA,MFTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80550
I am accepting new clients! Cynthia is a dedicated Marriage and Family Therapist committed to help individual’s foster healthier and meaningful relationships that they desire. Cynthia’s skillset leads by the means of empathy and connection working with children, individuals, teens, couples, and families as they navigate various challenges in life. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify personal strengths, hope and encouragement, effective communication strategies, resolve conflicts, intimacy concerns, parenting, healthy boundaries, empower those who have experienced trauma, traumatic health diagnosis, or grief and loss.
I am accepting new clients! Cynthia is a dedicated Marriage and Family Therapist committed to help individual’s foster healthier and meaningful relationships that they desire. Cynthia’s skillset leads by the means of empathy and connection working with children, individuals, teens, couples, and families as they navigate various challenges in life. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify personal strengths, hope and encouragement, effective communication strategies, resolve conflicts, intimacy concerns, parenting, healthy boundaries, empower those who have experienced trauma, traumatic health diagnosis, or grief and loss.
(970) 499-1451 View (970) 499-1451
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LightHouse WholeHealth Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MFT
Verified Verified
Windsor, CO 80550
We also have a parent advocate and IEP/504 advocate and Orton Gillingham master level teacher.
Jennifer is the founder and co-owner of LIghtHouse WholeHealth Therapy Center. We accept insurance, FSA/HSA, credit cards and cash. We are currently taking new patients! She started practicing in 2009. Before this she was in education for 12 years. She specializes in trauma, individual, couples and family therapy. She treats individuals, children, couples and families. She has experience working in outpatient, crisis intervention, foster, adoption, family systems, premarital, marital, perinatal and postnatal and intensive in home therapy and group therapy. www.lhhealththerapies.com.
We also have a parent advocate and IEP/504 advocate and Orton Gillingham master level teacher.
Jennifer is the founder and co-owner of LIghtHouse WholeHealth Therapy Center. We accept insurance, FSA/HSA, credit cards and cash. We are currently taking new patients! She started practicing in 2009. Before this she was in education for 12 years. She specializes in trauma, individual, couples and family therapy. She treats individuals, children, couples and families. She has experience working in outpatient, crisis intervention, foster, adoption, family systems, premarital, marital, perinatal and postnatal and intensive in home therapy and group therapy. www.lhhealththerapies.com.
(970) 592-5832 View (970) 592-5832
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Keith G Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80550
Everyone has a story. I want to hear your story, whether you are depressed and suicidal, have parenting challenges, are struggling with relationship boundaries, or finding where you fit in this world. I believe in you as a human being, a relational being, a spiritual being. Professionally, I am a seasoned therapist with almost 30 years of experience, including over a decade of which involved assessing people in crisis, supporting those struggling with medical issues, and connecting people to community resources. Personally, I am an adoptive parent of five children.
Everyone has a story. I want to hear your story, whether you are depressed and suicidal, have parenting challenges, are struggling with relationship boundaries, or finding where you fit in this world. I believe in you as a human being, a relational being, a spiritual being. Professionally, I am a seasoned therapist with almost 30 years of experience, including over a decade of which involved assessing people in crisis, supporting those struggling with medical issues, and connecting people to community resources. Personally, I am an adoptive parent of five children.
(970) 533-3084 View (970) 533-3084
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Jr McGrath
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80550
It can be difficult to take the first steps in changing things. I want to help make that easier for you. I work with individuals and couples to help explore the thoughts, feelings, and relationships that may not have been given proper attention, and help to make better sense/understanding of these in terms of how they influence the way we engage in life. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, loss and grief, conflict, parenting, work/school/life-transitions, or any number of issues, I'm here to hear your story, help you work through what's brought you to where you are now, and to help work towards where you want to be.
It can be difficult to take the first steps in changing things. I want to help make that easier for you. I work with individuals and couples to help explore the thoughts, feelings, and relationships that may not have been given proper attention, and help to make better sense/understanding of these in terms of how they influence the way we engage in life. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, loss and grief, conflict, parenting, work/school/life-transitions, or any number of issues, I'm here to hear your story, help you work through what's brought you to where you are now, and to help work towards where you want to be.
(970) 329-7883 View (970) 329-7883
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Jennifer Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80528
She is committed to family and parenting issues.
To Schedule and Appointment online go to: www.therapyappointment.com. Jennifer believes that counseling and coaching are an integral part of successful personal development, and committed to facilitating growth in her clients’ personal and professional lives. She provides a supportive environment and partners with her clients so they may better explore the journey of life’s changes. Jennifer works with men and women who are in various states of transition, including professional development, individual growth, as well as sorting through the various challenges that life delivers.
She is committed to family and parenting issues.
To Schedule and Appointment online go to: www.therapyappointment.com. Jennifer believes that counseling and coaching are an integral part of successful personal development, and committed to facilitating growth in her clients’ personal and professional lives. She provides a supportive environment and partners with her clients so they may better explore the journey of life’s changes. Jennifer works with men and women who are in various states of transition, including professional development, individual growth, as well as sorting through the various challenges that life delivers.
(970) 541-1691 View (970) 541-1691
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Heidi Kalak
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80550
Sometimes life has a way of challenging you to your core. Relationships, parenting, self care, balancing work and career, can all be almost too much to maintain at times. If you are seeking the tools and support to make positive change and learn more about yourself, your capacity, and self growth, I am here to help walk along side you in that journey. Reaching out to begin the counseling process can feel overwhelming and even intimidating, but working to build trust and rapport and meeting each client where they are in their life is my goal to help ease the process and make way for welcoming change.
Sometimes life has a way of challenging you to your core. Relationships, parenting, self care, balancing work and career, can all be almost too much to maintain at times. If you are seeking the tools and support to make positive change and learn more about yourself, your capacity, and self growth, I am here to help walk along side you in that journey. Reaching out to begin the counseling process can feel overwhelming and even intimidating, but working to build trust and rapport and meeting each client where they are in their life is my goal to help ease the process and make way for welcoming change.
(970) 276-6073 View (970) 276-6073
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Jen Phippen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Windsor, CO 80550
Whether you are a mother dealing with the stresses of parenting, a caregiver for a loved one or a fellow healer dedicated to nurturing others, I provide compassionate services to help you thrive.
This is an incredibly beautiful and complex time to be alive. It is easy for those of us who care deeply to become overwhelmed with all the suffering and chaos that surrounds us. The world needs healers and dreamers now more then ever. If we want to heal the world, then we must first offer that same love to our own hearts. I feel passionate about finding creative ways to keep our hearts open for the pain of the world without shutting down.
Whether you are a mother dealing with the stresses of parenting, a caregiver for a loved one or a fellow healer dedicated to nurturing others, I provide compassionate services to help you thrive.
This is an incredibly beautiful and complex time to be alive. It is easy for those of us who care deeply to become overwhelmed with all the suffering and chaos that surrounds us. The world needs healers and dreamers now more then ever. If we want to heal the world, then we must first offer that same love to our own hearts. I feel passionate about finding creative ways to keep our hearts open for the pain of the world without shutting down.
(970) 840-9143 View (970) 840-9143
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Anne Roche
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MS, NCC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80550
If you are seeking help with school and family issues, self-esteem and self worth issues, behavior issues, giftedness, developmental disabilities, ADD/AHAD, autism, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, effects of divorce, blended families, parenting skills and holding boundaries then Anne Roche is the therapist for you and your loved ones.
Raising children often comes with unexpected challenges. In her practice, Anne Roche utilizes a Family Systems Approach in combination with techniques from Applied Behavior Analysis in order to improve family functioning. She assists children with regulating their emotions, modifying behaviors, and improving communication skills. Typically, this also involves providing parents with the tools they need to meet their child’s unique needs. Anne’s goal is to offer a safe and nonjudgmental space where all family members can reach their fullest potential.
If you are seeking help with school and family issues, self-esteem and self worth issues, behavior issues, giftedness, developmental disabilities, ADD/AHAD, autism, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, effects of divorce, blended families, parenting skills and holding boundaries then Anne Roche is the therapist for you and your loved ones.
Raising children often comes with unexpected challenges. In her practice, Anne Roche utilizes a Family Systems Approach in combination with techniques from Applied Behavior Analysis in order to improve family functioning. She assists children with regulating their emotions, modifying behaviors, and improving communication skills. Typically, this also involves providing parents with the tools they need to meet their child’s unique needs. Anne’s goal is to offer a safe and nonjudgmental space where all family members can reach their fullest potential.
(970) 614-7561 View (970) 614-7561
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Sandra Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80550
She specializes in marriage/relationship issues, anxiety, parenting, and more (See "Specialities”).
Sandra is a licensed therapist and a Christian Counselor practicing in Northern Colorado (centrally located in the Loveland, Fort Collins, and Windsor area) and CA (Telehealth only). She has been practicing psychotherapy since 2004. She holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Social Work Degrees with high honors from the University of Southern California. Sandra is a licensed clinical social worker in the states of California and Colorado. Her commitment to the field extends to education, as she has served as an adjunct professor at Colorado State University, School of Social Work, Master of Social Work Program.
She specializes in marriage/relationship issues, anxiety, parenting, and more (See "Specialities”).
Sandra is a licensed therapist and a Christian Counselor practicing in Northern Colorado (centrally located in the Loveland, Fort Collins, and Windsor area) and CA (Telehealth only). She has been practicing psychotherapy since 2004. She holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Social Work Degrees with high honors from the University of Southern California. Sandra is a licensed clinical social worker in the states of California and Colorado. Her commitment to the field extends to education, as she has served as an adjunct professor at Colorado State University, School of Social Work, Master of Social Work Program.
(970) 847-2694 View (970) 847-2694
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Tracy Main
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, IPT-CST, RPT, LPC
Verified Verified
Windsor, CO 80550
If you are feeling frustrated, helpless, and overwhelmed with what to do as a parent or guardian because you have done everything you know how to help your child, give me a call.
As a Registered Play Therapist who specializes in working with children 10 and under, I believe and know that children cannot process the same way that we adults do, which is why talk therapy won't work well for them. For children, play is their language and the toys are their words (Landreth). I am trained to communicate and use their play to reach their goals ( little do the kids realize what important work they are doing!) My job is to help them realize their best selves while helping you as their parent and caregivers understand and parent them in ways that can speak not only to their strengths but yours as well.
If you are feeling frustrated, helpless, and overwhelmed with what to do as a parent or guardian because you have done everything you know how to help your child, give me a call.
As a Registered Play Therapist who specializes in working with children 10 and under, I believe and know that children cannot process the same way that we adults do, which is why talk therapy won't work well for them. For children, play is their language and the toys are their words (Landreth). I am trained to communicate and use their play to reach their goals ( little do the kids realize what important work they are doing!) My job is to help them realize their best selves while helping you as their parent and caregivers understand and parent them in ways that can speak not only to their strengths but yours as well.
(970) 315-7373 View (970) 315-7373
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Jennifer Meyer Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80550
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in helping individuals heal from relationship loss (divorce, breakups, death of partner), and counsel those navigating life transitions (menopause, empty nest, retirement, career changes), self-worth issues, recovery from all types of abuse, parenting & family/blended family issues, grief & loss, sexual difficulties, and many others.
Starting the counseling process can feel daunting, but I make it easy. I'm warm & supportive (but direct), nonjudgmental, funny, and REAL. I work hard to help you heal yourself & your relationships. If life feels overwhelming, you're struggling in relationships, or you need direction, I would love to work with you. I'll learn about you & your needs, and tailor my approach to your preferences and personality. Ultimately, I support clients to find healthier, more honest & direct ways to relate to themselves, their partners, and the world.
I specialize in helping individuals heal from relationship loss (divorce, breakups, death of partner), and counsel those navigating life transitions (menopause, empty nest, retirement, career changes), self-worth issues, recovery from all types of abuse, parenting & family/blended family issues, grief & loss, sexual difficulties, and many others.
Starting the counseling process can feel daunting, but I make it easy. I'm warm & supportive (but direct), nonjudgmental, funny, and REAL. I work hard to help you heal yourself & your relationships. If life feels overwhelming, you're struggling in relationships, or you need direction, I would love to work with you. I'll learn about you & your needs, and tailor my approach to your preferences and personality. Ultimately, I support clients to find healthier, more honest & direct ways to relate to themselves, their partners, and the world.
(970) 463-8901 View (970) 463-8901
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Jaime Carden-O'Brien
Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDRII
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80550
People come to counseling for many different reasons. Jaime believes there is no one size fits all solution. I work with you to find what is going to be the best option for the goals you have for your, or your child's, life. Jaime believes all individuals have within them the tools to make change in their lives. Life, irrational beliefs, trauma and problematic behaviors can all get in the way of an individual’s ability to access what they have within them to make the changes needed to feel more fulfilled in their lives. This is where counseling comes in, helping to clear the obstacles in the way leading you to a happier feeling life
People come to counseling for many different reasons. Jaime believes there is no one size fits all solution. I work with you to find what is going to be the best option for the goals you have for your, or your child's, life. Jaime believes all individuals have within them the tools to make change in their lives. Life, irrational beliefs, trauma and problematic behaviors can all get in the way of an individual’s ability to access what they have within them to make the changes needed to feel more fulfilled in their lives. This is where counseling comes in, helping to clear the obstacles in the way leading you to a happier feeling life
(970) 372-6416 View (970) 372-6416
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Chelsea O'Connor
LPC Intern, BA
Verified Verified
Windsor, CO 80528
My ideal client wants freedom from something. And maybe they know that freedom comes with hard truths and possibly having to feel more, but they are willing to look in and take a peak with a little help from me and as slow or fast as you want to go. I had always had the wrong notion that bravery meant never being scared. And I wish someone had told me a long time ago, that the bravest of humans are holding all the hard feelings too: fear, nervousness, anxiousness, sleeplessness, insecurity, etc. But boy are they absolutely beautiful. Let us discover the unknown together.
My ideal client wants freedom from something. And maybe they know that freedom comes with hard truths and possibly having to feel more, but they are willing to look in and take a peak with a little help from me and as slow or fast as you want to go. I had always had the wrong notion that bravery meant never being scared. And I wish someone had told me a long time ago, that the bravest of humans are holding all the hard feelings too: fear, nervousness, anxiousness, sleeplessness, insecurity, etc. But boy are they absolutely beautiful. Let us discover the unknown together.
(970) 840-9063 View (970) 840-9063
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Jenny Kelley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80550
I enjoy working with clients who are looking for help making deeper connections with important people in their lives. I work with clients who struggle with anxiety, self-esteem, conflict, and attachment injuries that get in the way of connecting with others. If you have struggled with friendships, romantic relationships, or coworkers in the past and just want to learn how to connect with people on a deeper level, I can help. As a former high school math teacher, I have lots of experience, and work well, with teens, specifically those struggling with issues related to anxiety, self-esteem, or identity concerns.
I enjoy working with clients who are looking for help making deeper connections with important people in their lives. I work with clients who struggle with anxiety, self-esteem, conflict, and attachment injuries that get in the way of connecting with others. If you have struggled with friendships, romantic relationships, or coworkers in the past and just want to learn how to connect with people on a deeper level, I can help. As a former high school math teacher, I have lots of experience, and work well, with teens, specifically those struggling with issues related to anxiety, self-esteem, or identity concerns.
(970) 670-8560 View (970) 670-8560
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IOME
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80550
Becky is the proud Founder and Operator of IOME. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, it became alarmingly clear just how important consistent self care is for everyone. Becky focuses on the individual and creates an environment where you will feel safe and comfortable, ensuring that you have made the best decision by investing in your self care. Becky appreciates the importance of understanding WHY we feel and behave a certain way and loves using the Enneagram to help clients better understand their core motivations to empower them to be their best.
Becky is the proud Founder and Operator of IOME. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, it became alarmingly clear just how important consistent self care is for everyone. Becky focuses on the individual and creates an environment where you will feel safe and comfortable, ensuring that you have made the best decision by investing in your self care. Becky appreciates the importance of understanding WHY we feel and behave a certain way and loves using the Enneagram to help clients better understand their core motivations to empower them to be their best.
(970) 660-3650 View (970) 660-3650
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Joe Wilkie Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Windsor, CO 80550  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is motivated to see change in their lives. I strive to be well versed in various treatment modalities so as to provide the best path for each client's individual healing and growth. I understand each person's lived experience is different and even similarities to other people (i.e. DSM-5 diagnoses) are formed due to unique circumstances and reasons in each person's life. This is why I will always tailor treatment to best meet each person's needs.
My ideal client is someone who is motivated to see change in their lives. I strive to be well versed in various treatment modalities so as to provide the best path for each client's individual healing and growth. I understand each person's lived experience is different and even similarities to other people (i.e. DSM-5 diagnoses) are formed due to unique circumstances and reasons in each person's life. This is why I will always tailor treatment to best meet each person's needs.
(615) 282-5974 View (615) 282-5974
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Kelly Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor, CO 80550
Are you looking for the right therapist who can provide a safe space you need to heal? Maybe you are battling overwhelming depression and/or anxiety. Do you have a history of trauma or grief/loss? I've been working with individuals struggling with their mental health for almost 20 years. I have experience working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, C-PTSD, and trauma. I also specialize in postpartum depression/anxiety, pregnancy loss, fertility challenges, reproductive trauma and challenges of motherhood. Even if you feel alone.... you are not truly alone. I'm here to help. And I believe you can heal.
Are you looking for the right therapist who can provide a safe space you need to heal? Maybe you are battling overwhelming depression and/or anxiety. Do you have a history of trauma or grief/loss? I've been working with individuals struggling with their mental health for almost 20 years. I have experience working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, C-PTSD, and trauma. I also specialize in postpartum depression/anxiety, pregnancy loss, fertility challenges, reproductive trauma and challenges of motherhood. Even if you feel alone.... you are not truly alone. I'm here to help. And I believe you can heal.
(970) 553-4215 View (970) 553-4215
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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.