Parenting Therapists in Clearwater, FL

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Children and Family Counseling- Nancy Miller LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33765
For the past 20 years I have worked in a variety of private and social services settings offering counseling, behavioral consultations, parent coaching, mentoring, career counseling, crisis stabilization, preschool teacher training, parenting skills workshops/classes, foster/adoption parents training, and mental health case management.
New children and families are being accepted. My passion is to provide practical help to children and families who are struggling to overcome the challenges of parenting, work/school, behavioral, and emotional issues. I specialize in working with children 3-11 and their parents to address parenting and behavioral issues as well as Childhood Disorders. My approach is to equip, coach, and empower parents and individuals to be powerful change agents within their family and lives. I am also a certified Adoption Competent Counselor.
For the past 20 years I have worked in a variety of private and social services settings offering counseling, behavioral consultations, parent coaching, mentoring, career counseling, crisis stabilization, preschool teacher training, parenting skills workshops/classes, foster/adoption parents training, and mental health case management.
New children and families are being accepted. My passion is to provide practical help to children and families who are struggling to overcome the challenges of parenting, work/school, behavioral, and emotional issues. I specialize in working with children 3-11 and their parents to address parenting and behavioral issues as well as Childhood Disorders. My approach is to equip, coach, and empower parents and individuals to be powerful change agents within their family and lives. I am also a certified Adoption Competent Counselor.
(727) 475-7247 View (727) 475-7247
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Edge of Water Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33765
I have years of experience working with young children and parents, navigating behavioral issues and providing parenting strategies and support.
Sometimes you might wake up and feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Maybe work is stressing you out; there is friend drama in the group text; perhaps your partner is getting on your nerves, or heck your whole family is driving you nuts! Whatever it is, you are not alone. Talking it out, having someone really hear you; receiving validation that you are in fact NOT crazy...it can help. Knowing you don't have to carry that weight all by yourself can be lifesaving. Whatever it is you are struggling with, my name is Samantha Petroshius-Crocker and I am here to help and support you.
I have years of experience working with young children and parents, navigating behavioral issues and providing parenting strategies and support.
Sometimes you might wake up and feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Maybe work is stressing you out; there is friend drama in the group text; perhaps your partner is getting on your nerves, or heck your whole family is driving you nuts! Whatever it is, you are not alone. Talking it out, having someone really hear you; receiving validation that you are in fact NOT crazy...it can help. Knowing you don't have to carry that weight all by yourself can be lifesaving. Whatever it is you are struggling with, my name is Samantha Petroshius-Crocker and I am here to help and support you.
(727) 353-2720 View (727) 353-2720
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Karmivis Santiago, LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33763
I specialize in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, attachment, adoptions, grief and loss, change of life, LGBTQ+ issues, ethical non-monogamy and more.
Have you found yourself engaged in the same unhealthy patterns of behavior while reaping the same undesired emotional and relationship results? Have you struggled with understanding why you engage in those patterns of behavior? Have you decided that those unhealthy patterns need to change in order to achieve your full potential? Are you looking for an engaged clinician that is eager to meet you right where you are emotionally and will encourage you to move towards achieving your goals? If so, then I am the therapist you are looking for and would be privileged to witness your journey.
I specialize in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, attachment, adoptions, grief and loss, change of life, LGBTQ+ issues, ethical non-monogamy and more.
Have you found yourself engaged in the same unhealthy patterns of behavior while reaping the same undesired emotional and relationship results? Have you struggled with understanding why you engage in those patterns of behavior? Have you decided that those unhealthy patterns need to change in order to achieve your full potential? Are you looking for an engaged clinician that is eager to meet you right where you are emotionally and will encourage you to move towards achieving your goals? If so, then I am the therapist you are looking for and would be privileged to witness your journey.
(727) 485-9421 View (727) 485-9421
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Dr. Anne Pesacov
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, , LCSW, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33761
Throughout my over 40 year career, I have applied specialized training and certifications in Hypnosos/Hypnotherapy, Trauma Therapy, Divorce and Family Mediation, Parenting Coordination, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Psycho drama.
Creating and managing relationships in today's world is difficult! Maintaining intimacy with a spouse or significant other, handling children and teens with behavioral problems or special needs, and balancing career, home, family and your own personal needs sometimes seems impossible. For over 40 years, I have maintained a practice in Clearwater, Florida, teaching individuals, couples and families better communication skills and conflict resolution. I will work together with you to adjust to the losses, new challenges, and unexpected events which create anxiety, depression, and a lack of direction.
Throughout my over 40 year career, I have applied specialized training and certifications in Hypnosos/Hypnotherapy, Trauma Therapy, Divorce and Family Mediation, Parenting Coordination, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Psycho drama.
Creating and managing relationships in today's world is difficult! Maintaining intimacy with a spouse or significant other, handling children and teens with behavioral problems or special needs, and balancing career, home, family and your own personal needs sometimes seems impossible. For over 40 years, I have maintained a practice in Clearwater, Florida, teaching individuals, couples and families better communication skills and conflict resolution. I will work together with you to adjust to the losses, new challenges, and unexpected events which create anxiety, depression, and a lack of direction.
(727) 459-6999 View (727) 459-6999
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Robert S Klein
Psychologist, PhD, PA
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33765
Over my many years of practice, I have been appointed as a Custody Evaluator, Parenting Coordinator, actually being the area's first Parenting Coordinator,in October 2000; and, Guardian Ad Litem assisting Judges, Attorneys and parents in determining what would be in the best interests of a child or children.
I have been a Florida Licensed Psychologist since 1976, providing the highest quality of Psychological services to children, teenagers, adults, and families in the Tampa Bay area. Although I work with children as young as 2 years old and adults who are over 80 years young, I have always had a heartfelt interest in providing assistance to individuals with special needs and to their family members, as well. As a result of my strong belief that no one lives in a vacuum, whenever I provide therapeutic assistance to an individual, I frequently involve members of that individual's close family.
Over my many years of practice, I have been appointed as a Custody Evaluator, Parenting Coordinator, actually being the area's first Parenting Coordinator,in October 2000; and, Guardian Ad Litem assisting Judges, Attorneys and parents in determining what would be in the best interests of a child or children.
I have been a Florida Licensed Psychologist since 1976, providing the highest quality of Psychological services to children, teenagers, adults, and families in the Tampa Bay area. Although I work with children as young as 2 years old and adults who are over 80 years young, I have always had a heartfelt interest in providing assistance to individuals with special needs and to their family members, as well. As a result of my strong belief that no one lives in a vacuum, whenever I provide therapeutic assistance to an individual, I frequently involve members of that individual's close family.
(727) 202-5793 View (727) 202-5793
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Loreley Caplan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33767  (Online Only)
My areas of expertise encompass a wide range, including self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, life adjustment struggles, grief, parenting support and more.
Hola I'm Loreley. A bilingual therapist, licensed in Florida who specializes in working with young adults (18-30 y/o), helping them redefine their personal needs, priorities, and goals to reach a more fulfilling life. I also work with adult individuals (30-65 y/o), with diverse psychological concerns. / Hi! Soy Loreley, Psicóloga latina radicada en la Florida hace más de 20 años. Si necesitas apoyo porque sientes que tu vida no funciona como quisieras, yo te puedo ayudar a explorar opciones que te ayuden a lograr una vida más plena y feliz.
My areas of expertise encompass a wide range, including self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, life adjustment struggles, grief, parenting support and more.
Hola I'm Loreley. A bilingual therapist, licensed in Florida who specializes in working with young adults (18-30 y/o), helping them redefine their personal needs, priorities, and goals to reach a more fulfilling life. I also work with adult individuals (30-65 y/o), with diverse psychological concerns. / Hi! Soy Loreley, Psicóloga latina radicada en la Florida hace más de 20 años. Si necesitas apoyo porque sientes que tu vida no funciona como quisieras, yo te puedo ayudar a explorar opciones que te ayuden a lograr una vida más plena y feliz.
(352) 780-1465 View (352) 780-1465
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Healing Stone Therapy Services, LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33759
I have experience working with such issues as sexual abuse, domestic violence, anxiety, relationship issues, conflict resolution, parenting skills and other types of behavioral difficulties.
Are you experiencing traumatic experiences from the past or present which continue to cause you distress? Are you having relationship issues regarding communication, trust or unhealthy boundaries, behavior issues with your child or grieving from a loss? I am a Licensed Therapist and I will work with you to resolve your issues by developing healthy coping skills. I can assist you on your journey to change painful patterns and search for solutions to your issues. With hard work and motivation you can identify solutions and move forward in your life. Your past does not define you as a person.
I have experience working with such issues as sexual abuse, domestic violence, anxiety, relationship issues, conflict resolution, parenting skills and other types of behavioral difficulties.
Are you experiencing traumatic experiences from the past or present which continue to cause you distress? Are you having relationship issues regarding communication, trust or unhealthy boundaries, behavior issues with your child or grieving from a loss? I am a Licensed Therapist and I will work with you to resolve your issues by developing healthy coping skills. I can assist you on your journey to change painful patterns and search for solutions to your issues. With hard work and motivation you can identify solutions and move forward in your life. Your past does not define you as a person.
(727) 240-3961 View (727) 240-3961
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Cassidy Wright
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33756
Is your child or teen struggling to manage their emotions or having a hard time paying attention in class? I am here to help! I am a Masters in Clinical Social Work graduate from Florida State University. I have spent most of my career in the child welfare system assisting a very vulnerable population navigate an extremely challenging time. As a licensed foster parent I have gained a unique experience working with children and teens; but also parenting alongside bio parents to better understand their child’s specific needs.
Is your child or teen struggling to manage their emotions or having a hard time paying attention in class? I am here to help! I am a Masters in Clinical Social Work graduate from Florida State University. I have spent most of my career in the child welfare system assisting a very vulnerable population navigate an extremely challenging time. As a licensed foster parent I have gained a unique experience working with children and teens; but also parenting alongside bio parents to better understand their child’s specific needs.
(727) 955-3369 View (727) 955-3369
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Amy E Dickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MAEd, Supervi
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33765
I enhance parenting skills and use conflict to remedy marriage/family dysfunction, stress, and communication challenges.
I invested more than twenty years serving an educator and as a principal of therapeutic schools. These experiences provide me with the unique ability to work with parents, children/adolescents, couples, and families. I am proficient in conflict resolution techniques and in transforming their perception of self to cope with anger, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and trauma. My experience prepares me to work with children/adolescents who feel challenged in their school environment and tumultuous developmental stage. My empathetic, non-judgmental approach creates a safe and trusting therapeutic environment for transformation of personal and familial desires.
I enhance parenting skills and use conflict to remedy marriage/family dysfunction, stress, and communication challenges.
I invested more than twenty years serving an educator and as a principal of therapeutic schools. These experiences provide me with the unique ability to work with parents, children/adolescents, couples, and families. I am proficient in conflict resolution techniques and in transforming their perception of self to cope with anger, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and trauma. My experience prepares me to work with children/adolescents who feel challenged in their school environment and tumultuous developmental stage. My empathetic, non-judgmental approach creates a safe and trusting therapeutic environment for transformation of personal and familial desires.
(727) 877-1650 View (727) 877-1650
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Laura Gooding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33765
Have kids? I also specialize in working with children ages 3-12 using play therapy & other techniques; and with parents teaching parenting strategies and providing support to host a happier home.
Are you a millennial or gen z looking for a therapist who gets you? I am thoroughly experienced working with your age group and I understand the unique stressors of these generations as I am a millennial myself and have a gen z sister! Whether you are dealing with job or school stress, relationship conflicts, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, or just feeling angry and upset with the world, it's important to have support. I am here to listen and help you find your path to healing and strength. I am a trauma informed therapist, and I use a person-centered approach along with CBT and other evidenced based practices like mindfulness.
Have kids? I also specialize in working with children ages 3-12 using play therapy & other techniques; and with parents teaching parenting strategies and providing support to host a happier home.
Are you a millennial or gen z looking for a therapist who gets you? I am thoroughly experienced working with your age group and I understand the unique stressors of these generations as I am a millennial myself and have a gen z sister! Whether you are dealing with job or school stress, relationship conflicts, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, or just feeling angry and upset with the world, it's important to have support. I am here to listen and help you find your path to healing and strength. I am a trauma informed therapist, and I use a person-centered approach along with CBT and other evidenced based practices like mindfulness.
(561) 763-4931 View (561) 763-4931
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Joyce D. Hutchens
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy teaching parenting to help families develop.
"No one's Perfect but Parts of Us are Excellent!" I believe everyone needs help through situations from time to time. I love working with people of all ages and I work well helping others help themselves. I assist people in working from a state of dis-ease to a state of ease in coping with life's situations.
I enjoy teaching parenting to help families develop.
"No one's Perfect but Parts of Us are Excellent!" I believe everyone needs help through situations from time to time. I love working with people of all ages and I work well helping others help themselves. I assist people in working from a state of dis-ease to a state of ease in coping with life's situations.
(727) 270-9396 View (727) 270-9396
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Brooke Beloso
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33761
I especially enjoy working with parents struggling to interrupt the intergenerational transmission of trauma, whether they are in the pre-parenting, postpartum, early childhood, adolescent, or adult child stage.
Many present-day struggles have their origin in responses to traumatic experiences in the past. While these responses deserve great respect for having kept us alive (physically and/or emotionally), moving from surviving to thriving asks us to recognize that the past is not present. Working together, we can strengthen your ability to stay and feel with what is, rather than continue to respond to the trauma that was. We can gently lay those old trauma responses to rest and find new, healing ways of responding to the here and now.
I especially enjoy working with parents struggling to interrupt the intergenerational transmission of trauma, whether they are in the pre-parenting, postpartum, early childhood, adolescent, or adult child stage.
Many present-day struggles have their origin in responses to traumatic experiences in the past. While these responses deserve great respect for having kept us alive (physically and/or emotionally), moving from surviving to thriving asks us to recognize that the past is not present. Working together, we can strengthen your ability to stay and feel with what is, rather than continue to respond to the trauma that was. We can gently lay those old trauma responses to rest and find new, healing ways of responding to the here and now.
(727) 626-5309 View (727) 626-5309
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Kris Druhe
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33759
Maybe your family is navigating the confusing world of raising a special needs child or parenting in general and you’d like some support? Maybe you’re struggling with depression or anxiety and you’d like strategies to make positive changes for a better future? Or you’ve experienced trauma in your life and you’d like to finally break free?.
The human experience is not void of struggle. And while this is true for all of us at some point, it’s no longer necessary to move through challenging seasons alone. Reaching out for support is a great first step toward a healthier and happier future. I love working with individuals, families, couples, and especially children & teens.
Maybe your family is navigating the confusing world of raising a special needs child or parenting in general and you’d like some support? Maybe you’re struggling with depression or anxiety and you’d like strategies to make positive changes for a better future? Or you’ve experienced trauma in your life and you’d like to finally break free?.
The human experience is not void of struggle. And while this is true for all of us at some point, it’s no longer necessary to move through challenging seasons alone. Reaching out for support is a great first step toward a healthier and happier future. I love working with individuals, families, couples, and especially children & teens.
(727) 261-1317 View (727) 261-1317
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Jennifer Paolillo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33761
Are you ready to gain control of your life? As a parent, we may face situations that at times make us feel challenged. As an individual or partner in a relationship, we may struggle to find personal balance or to make sense of our own lives. I'm a professional and licensed mental health counselor with 13 years experience working with children, families, couples and individuals from infancy throughout adulthood. My goal is for us to work together to help you move forward towards achieving your personal best and creating a balance that is empowering to you.
Are you ready to gain control of your life? As a parent, we may face situations that at times make us feel challenged. As an individual or partner in a relationship, we may struggle to find personal balance or to make sense of our own lives. I'm a professional and licensed mental health counselor with 13 years experience working with children, families, couples and individuals from infancy throughout adulthood. My goal is for us to work together to help you move forward towards achieving your personal best and creating a balance that is empowering to you.
(727) 777-6405 View (727) 777-6405
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Mitchell Kroungold
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33756
I am also a Qualified Parenting Coordinator for the 6th Circuit Court.
As a psychologist in Clearwater for over 40 years, I bring experience, wisdom, and stability to the therapeutic process. I have been happily married for 48 years and personally know the importance of effective communication and compromise in relationships. I value your time. It is rare for someone to wait more than 10 minutes. With few exceptions, I will conclude the initial session with my impressions, and I will suggest a treatment plan focused on solutions. I am direct and action oriented with a focus on changing behavior and negative thoughts within a supportive relationship.
I am also a Qualified Parenting Coordinator for the 6th Circuit Court.
As a psychologist in Clearwater for over 40 years, I bring experience, wisdom, and stability to the therapeutic process. I have been happily married for 48 years and personally know the importance of effective communication and compromise in relationships. I value your time. It is rare for someone to wait more than 10 minutes. With few exceptions, I will conclude the initial session with my impressions, and I will suggest a treatment plan focused on solutions. I am direct and action oriented with a focus on changing behavior and negative thoughts within a supportive relationship.
(727) 341-9407 View (727) 341-9407
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Cynthia A Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764
My diverse background includes home-based family, grief and bereavement resolution, anger and anxiety management, personal empowerment, self-esteem issues, and parenting skills.
As my client you are valued, respected, encouraged, and honored in your journey toward emotional and mental health. I offer therapies that empower growth in the face of today’s obstacles and challenges through a holistic approach including nutrition, hydration, sleep, and exercise discussions. I utilize evidence-based practices such as CBT, SFBT, EFT, Family Systems, Guided Visualization, and Aromatherapy... These therapies and others are tailored with you for you. I offer a safe nonjudgmental place to examine your thoughts and ideas about self and others. Helping you be the best you can be.
My diverse background includes home-based family, grief and bereavement resolution, anger and anxiety management, personal empowerment, self-esteem issues, and parenting skills.
As my client you are valued, respected, encouraged, and honored in your journey toward emotional and mental health. I offer therapies that empower growth in the face of today’s obstacles and challenges through a holistic approach including nutrition, hydration, sleep, and exercise discussions. I utilize evidence-based practices such as CBT, SFBT, EFT, Family Systems, Guided Visualization, and Aromatherapy... These therapies and others are tailored with you for you. I offer a safe nonjudgmental place to examine your thoughts and ideas about self and others. Helping you be the best you can be.
(727) 472-4657 View (727) 472-4657
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Deborah Madison Muench
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33755  (Online Only)
I am trained in cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness techniques, supportive parenting for anxious childhood emotions (SPACE), social skills training, DBT, mental toughness training, and emotional regulation training.
I enjoy working with young adults and individuals with autism spectrum disorder, I also work with children and teens. My passion for helping others has spanned over 30 years and has been the cornerstone of my career. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, as well as a board certified behavior analyst. I am also authorized to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology. My training allows me to treat my clients from multiple perspectives.
I am trained in cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness techniques, supportive parenting for anxious childhood emotions (SPACE), social skills training, DBT, mental toughness training, and emotional regulation training.
I enjoy working with young adults and individuals with autism spectrum disorder, I also work with children and teens. My passion for helping others has spanned over 30 years and has been the cornerstone of my career. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, as well as a board certified behavior analyst. I am also authorized to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology. My training allows me to treat my clients from multiple perspectives.
(727) 705-2021 View (727) 705-2021
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Diona Breese
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33763
Are you struggling with feelings of emptiness, sadness or low self-worth? Do you often feel not good enough or constantly question yourself? Is there a disconnect between who you are and who you hope to be? You are not alone. As we journey through life we encounter many obstacles that life throws our way. These may even be normal transitions of life like going to college, starting a career, marriage, parenting, divorce or grief. Some of these things are out of our control while others may be the choices that we make, but we can learn to adjust and even thrive under any of these circumstances.
Are you struggling with feelings of emptiness, sadness or low self-worth? Do you often feel not good enough or constantly question yourself? Is there a disconnect between who you are and who you hope to be? You are not alone. As we journey through life we encounter many obstacles that life throws our way. These may even be normal transitions of life like going to college, starting a career, marriage, parenting, divorce or grief. Some of these things are out of our control while others may be the choices that we make, but we can learn to adjust and even thrive under any of these circumstances.
(727) 232-4870 View (727) 232-4870
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Laurie Giancola
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33760
My training includes EMDR, hypnosis, traumatic incident reduction, adoption competency, child-parent psychotherapy, and I am a level 2 certified clinical trauma specialist.
Traumatic experiences can impact every aspect of your life and leave you feeling angry, confused, and lonely. If you feel discouraged, misunderstood, and just exhausted by how much energy it takes to cope on a daily basis, we should talk. I understand that trauma symptoms are disempowering and want you to know that you don’t have to handle this on your own.
My training includes EMDR, hypnosis, traumatic incident reduction, adoption competency, child-parent psychotherapy, and I am a level 2 certified clinical trauma specialist.
Traumatic experiences can impact every aspect of your life and leave you feeling angry, confused, and lonely. If you feel discouraged, misunderstood, and just exhausted by how much energy it takes to cope on a daily basis, we should talk. I understand that trauma symptoms are disempowering and want you to know that you don’t have to handle this on your own.
(727) 205-2614 View (727) 205-2614
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Russell Porter
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33760
So if you find yourself stuck in depression or anxiety, addictions or codependency, or other destructive habits and relationships, or you need help parenting your child or teen let me help you live, love, and function more effectively.
EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS. I work to help people break out of the stuck places in their lives to experience wholeness, growth, and freedom. The freedom to create the lives they want. Freedom to heal from past wounds and failures. The power to overcome. The ability to give more to the people you love. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 30 years of experience in the Tampa Bay area I have had the privilege to work with people of all ages in the St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Largo, and Clearwater communities. With the use of videoconferencing counseling is no limited to geographic areas.
So if you find yourself stuck in depression or anxiety, addictions or codependency, or other destructive habits and relationships, or you need help parenting your child or teen let me help you live, love, and function more effectively.
EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS. I work to help people break out of the stuck places in their lives to experience wholeness, growth, and freedom. The freedom to create the lives they want. Freedom to heal from past wounds and failures. The power to overcome. The ability to give more to the people you love. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 30 years of experience in the Tampa Bay area I have had the privilege to work with people of all ages in the St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Largo, and Clearwater communities. With the use of videoconferencing counseling is no limited to geographic areas.
(727) 455-5110 View (727) 455-5110

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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.