Parenting Therapists in Louisville, KY

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Victoria Edwards
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Ed S, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40218
Do you feel lost as a parent? Do you feel as though you didn't have the proper role model(s), or that your kids should have come with a manual? Maybe you feel like everything you do annoys your teenager or your toddler ignores everything you say. Or are you a teen who's tired of feeling misunderstood? Are you ready to develop more efficient communication and conflict resolution skills, so you can be better understood by your friends and family? Either way, you're ready and willing to make changes!
Do you feel lost as a parent? Do you feel as though you didn't have the proper role model(s), or that your kids should have come with a manual? Maybe you feel like everything you do annoys your teenager or your toddler ignores everything you say. Or are you a teen who's tired of feeling misunderstood? Are you ready to develop more efficient communication and conflict resolution skills, so you can be better understood by your friends and family? Either way, you're ready and willing to make changes!
(502) 273-5986 View (502) 273-5986
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Innovative Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSc, LMFT, GC-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40223
All of our therapists are trained in many types of therapy, and each have their own specialties such as grief counseling, anxiety, marital/couple's issues, depression, behavioral issues, parenting, trauma, play therapy, addiction and many more.
Immediate openings for daytime, evening, & weekends for in person and teletherapy sessions! We understand that life is full of ups and downs that sometimes lead us to feeling overwhelmed and unsure what steps to take. Our goal at IFT is to provide that space where you can find the support needed to navigate the challenges you are facing, and to not feel alone in your journey. We are that unbiased someone you can put your trust in to help improve your mental health and quality of life. We have an amazing team of therapists ready to provide the support and guidance you need!
All of our therapists are trained in many types of therapy, and each have their own specialties such as grief counseling, anxiety, marital/couple's issues, depression, behavioral issues, parenting, trauma, play therapy, addiction and many more.
Immediate openings for daytime, evening, & weekends for in person and teletherapy sessions! We understand that life is full of ups and downs that sometimes lead us to feeling overwhelmed and unsure what steps to take. Our goal at IFT is to provide that space where you can find the support needed to navigate the challenges you are facing, and to not feel alone in your journey. We are that unbiased someone you can put your trust in to help improve your mental health and quality of life. We have an amazing team of therapists ready to provide the support and guidance you need!
(502) 612-9129 View (502) 612-9129
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Helen Alvey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40243
I help couples and individuals have better marriages and relationships. I am a specialist in working with those who have a history of trauma. As a psychologist, I am dedicated to empowering you to live happier, healthier, and more authentic life both individually and in your romantic relationship. I am certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy which was designed to help you recover from previous trauma and Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression. I'm also trained in other evidence-based therapies that help with anxiety, depression, stress, parenting difficulties, and relationship issues.
I help couples and individuals have better marriages and relationships. I am a specialist in working with those who have a history of trauma. As a psychologist, I am dedicated to empowering you to live happier, healthier, and more authentic life both individually and in your romantic relationship. I am certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy which was designed to help you recover from previous trauma and Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression. I'm also trained in other evidence-based therapies that help with anxiety, depression, stress, parenting difficulties, and relationship issues.
(502) 383-0795 View (502) 383-0795
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Creative Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222
Some specialties include Play Therapy, Art Therapy, AutPlay for those experiencing ADHD or ASD, Positive Discipline Parenting Support, TFCBT, and EMDR.
It is our mission to make the world a happier place, one household at a time. Our expert Child and Family Counselors help families turn homes of chaos and pain into homes of happiness and healing by providing safe space to connect in the therapy room, tools to connect better with family at home, and inspiration for a deeper connection with the world around us. Our approach is creative, collaborative, and centered on the belief that every voice matters.
Some specialties include Play Therapy, Art Therapy, AutPlay for those experiencing ADHD or ASD, Positive Discipline Parenting Support, TFCBT, and EMDR.
It is our mission to make the world a happier place, one household at a time. Our expert Child and Family Counselors help families turn homes of chaos and pain into homes of happiness and healing by providing safe space to connect in the therapy room, tools to connect better with family at home, and inspiration for a deeper connection with the world around us. Our approach is creative, collaborative, and centered on the belief that every voice matters.
(502) 237-4387 View (502) 237-4387
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Jeff Twyman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40204
Treatment specialization includes: * Therapy for Depression and Anxiety * Couples Counseling * Family Counseling * Parenting Support * Grief Counseling * Work and Career issues * Stress Management * Conflict Resolution * Adults Struggling with ADD * Emotion Coaching * Divorce Prevention and Mediation * Anger Management * Aging Parent.
Hello, my name is Jeff Twyman and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience, specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. Thanks for taking the time to explore this site. I hope it will be helpful to you as you make a crucial decision about pursuing counseling. One of my goals is to help you uncover your true potential and to lead an authentic life. As such, I think of myself as a collaborator and a facilitator in working toward goals that matter to you. I look forward to hearing from you.
Treatment specialization includes: * Therapy for Depression and Anxiety * Couples Counseling * Family Counseling * Parenting Support * Grief Counseling * Work and Career issues * Stress Management * Conflict Resolution * Adults Struggling with ADD * Emotion Coaching * Divorce Prevention and Mediation * Anger Management * Aging Parent.
Hello, my name is Jeff Twyman and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience, specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. Thanks for taking the time to explore this site. I hope it will be helpful to you as you make a crucial decision about pursuing counseling. One of my goals is to help you uncover your true potential and to lead an authentic life. As such, I think of myself as a collaborator and a facilitator in working toward goals that matter to you. I look forward to hearing from you.
(502) 233-3269 View (502) 233-3269
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Sam Fox Gabinio
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MMFT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
If you are reading this to seek out support for yourself or a loved one, I am proud of you! Asking for help is a brave thing to do. I hope you give yourself credit for each piece of your journey. As a therapist, I walk alongside a person or family and give encouragement and honest reflections of what I see. I am kind and understanding. I work with transgender people for support during all phases of life. One of my specialties is supporting parents of transgender people of all ages. I am transgender and LGBTQ+ affirming. I help parents of transgender and LGBTQ+ people build their confidence in parenting.
If you are reading this to seek out support for yourself or a loved one, I am proud of you! Asking for help is a brave thing to do. I hope you give yourself credit for each piece of your journey. As a therapist, I walk alongside a person or family and give encouragement and honest reflections of what I see. I am kind and understanding. I work with transgender people for support during all phases of life. One of my specialties is supporting parents of transgender people of all ages. I am transgender and LGBTQ+ affirming. I help parents of transgender and LGBTQ+ people build their confidence in parenting.
(502) 906-6598 View (502) 906-6598
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Kimberly Maugans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
I help individuals easily learn to use effective communication, coping, and parenting skills.
I have been voted as a 3 Best marriage counselors twice and was ranked by "Kev's Best" as a top marriage counselor once in the Louisville, KY area. I was also ranked as one the top 5 life coaches in the United States by Apple News. I enjoy working with adults and couples in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment where you can share your thoughts and feelings while giving you helpful, practical skills and information on how you can gain power and happiness in your life as well as peace.
I help individuals easily learn to use effective communication, coping, and parenting skills.
I have been voted as a 3 Best marriage counselors twice and was ranked by "Kev's Best" as a top marriage counselor once in the Louisville, KY area. I was also ranked as one the top 5 life coaches in the United States by Apple News. I enjoy working with adults and couples in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment where you can share your thoughts and feelings while giving you helpful, practical skills and information on how you can gain power and happiness in your life as well as peace.
(812) 608-3851 View (812) 608-3851
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Dr. Karen McCurry
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222
Is adoption part of your family story? Do you have a child or teenager who is struggling with attachment issues or has a history of trauma? Are you a parent looking for help for your child or teen who struggles with emotional difficulties or has behavior problems? Do you and your teen have conflict related to technology. Dr. Karen can help. Dr. Karen specializes in the treatment of children, teens, women, and families. She has particular expertise in adult and child attachment, parenting, women's issues, relational trauma, pre and post adoption services, and international consultation with orphan care communities.
Is adoption part of your family story? Do you have a child or teenager who is struggling with attachment issues or has a history of trauma? Are you a parent looking for help for your child or teen who struggles with emotional difficulties or has behavior problems? Do you and your teen have conflict related to technology. Dr. Karen can help. Dr. Karen specializes in the treatment of children, teens, women, and families. She has particular expertise in adult and child attachment, parenting, women's issues, relational trauma, pre and post adoption services, and international consultation with orphan care communities.
(502) 350-9042 View (502) 350-9042
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Heather Patterson
Counselor, LPCC, RPT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40206
As a parent, I'm sure you already know that little kids can come with some big challenges. From temper tantrums to power struggles, between dealing with hitting, kicking, screaming, crying - all of these things can leave you overwhelmed and at your wit's end. Or, maybe things are fairly peaceful between you and your child, but you want to make the most of those precious, early years and strengthen the bond the two of you already share. Or, maybe all of the above! When it comes to tackling the mental health problems of the preschool years, I can help you and your child get back to what really matters: playing, growing and learning.
As a parent, I'm sure you already know that little kids can come with some big challenges. From temper tantrums to power struggles, between dealing with hitting, kicking, screaming, crying - all of these things can leave you overwhelmed and at your wit's end. Or, maybe things are fairly peaceful between you and your child, but you want to make the most of those precious, early years and strengthen the bond the two of you already share. Or, maybe all of the above! When it comes to tackling the mental health problems of the preschool years, I can help you and your child get back to what really matters: playing, growing and learning.
(502) 694-0830 View (502) 694-0830
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Becky Antle
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MSSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40243
Providing in person and telehealth options for sessions. Special rates available for new clients and those experiencing financial hardship. I work with individuals, couples, and families with relationship and mental health issues. I have 23 years of experience in areas such as depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting issues, coping with divorce, relationship conflict/decision making, interpersonal violence, and childhood disorders. I also have extensive experience with at-risk youth, psychoeducational programs across multiple topics including mental health, relationship issues, substance use, LGBTQ needs, trauma, and others.
Providing in person and telehealth options for sessions. Special rates available for new clients and those experiencing financial hardship. I work with individuals, couples, and families with relationship and mental health issues. I have 23 years of experience in areas such as depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting issues, coping with divorce, relationship conflict/decision making, interpersonal violence, and childhood disorders. I also have extensive experience with at-risk youth, psychoeducational programs across multiple topics including mental health, relationship issues, substance use, LGBTQ needs, trauma, and others.
(866) 561-4829 View (866) 561-4829
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Megan Meyerhoffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40205
I am fortunate and profoundly grateful to have found my passion (which also happens to be my career) in supporting people across the lifespan - children, teens, adults and families through struggles and challenges due to chronic medical conditions, anxiety, trauma, grief, parenting that our lives and our chaotic world present. I use an eclectic approach rooted in neuroscience and relational neurobiology to meet you where you are with what works for you.
I am fortunate and profoundly grateful to have found my passion (which also happens to be my career) in supporting people across the lifespan - children, teens, adults and families through struggles and challenges due to chronic medical conditions, anxiety, trauma, grief, parenting that our lives and our chaotic world present. I use an eclectic approach rooted in neuroscience and relational neurobiology to meet you where you are with what works for you.
(502) 237-5553 View (502) 237-5553
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Robin Jordan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40220  (Online Only)
I am trained in various evidence-based practices including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Motivational Interviewing, & Nurturing Parenting.
***ONLY ACCEPTING TELEHEALTH (FLORIDA, KENTUCKY, & INDIANA) CLIENTS AT THIS TIME*** Do you want to get to a place in your life where you are not as stressed, depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? I am here to help you process what is currently going on in your life and determine how to help improve those situations or relationships. My experience is in helping children, teens, families, couples, and adults work through issues such as anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, family dynamics, self-esteem, communication, relationship stress, problem solving, and recovering from traumatic events.
I am trained in various evidence-based practices including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Motivational Interviewing, & Nurturing Parenting.
***ONLY ACCEPTING TELEHEALTH (FLORIDA, KENTUCKY, & INDIANA) CLIENTS AT THIS TIME*** Do you want to get to a place in your life where you are not as stressed, depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? I am here to help you process what is currently going on in your life and determine how to help improve those situations or relationships. My experience is in helping children, teens, families, couples, and adults work through issues such as anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, family dynamics, self-esteem, communication, relationship stress, problem solving, and recovering from traumatic events.
(502) 890-9617 View (502) 890-9617
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Glenda Alea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40207
As a certified PCIT therapist, I provide families with behavior management skills to enhance parent-child interactions, improve compliance and reduce disruptive behaviors.
You can become the person you want to be. All your difficult decisions, life changes, fears and struggles can be explored in a safe and compassionate manner. My job is to support you in your journey using evidence based practices to promote self-awareness, positive lifestyle choices and to strengthen your relationship with your loved ones. As a Licensed Clinical social worker and certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist, I have experience working with a multicultural population. I provide therapeutic services to English and Spanish speaking clients dealing with behavioral and emotional issues.
As a certified PCIT therapist, I provide families with behavior management skills to enhance parent-child interactions, improve compliance and reduce disruptive behaviors.
You can become the person you want to be. All your difficult decisions, life changes, fears and struggles can be explored in a safe and compassionate manner. My job is to support you in your journey using evidence based practices to promote self-awareness, positive lifestyle choices and to strengthen your relationship with your loved ones. As a Licensed Clinical social worker and certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist, I have experience working with a multicultural population. I provide therapeutic services to English and Spanish speaking clients dealing with behavioral and emotional issues.
(502) 215-8970 View (502) 215-8970
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Bloom Counseling + Wellness Studio
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
Counseling for adults & children ages 4+ ● Parent coaching ● Couples counseling ● Art therapy ● Medication management for ages 6+ ● GeneSight testing.
Now offering no cost/low cost counseling services with our practicum counseling student, Emily. Wagener. Contact us for more information! Bloom Counseling + Wellness Studio provides counseling & medication management services for children, adults, couples & families with a specialty in preconception, pregnancy, postpartum and parenting support. We also help clients struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions & more. In addition, we have a contract with Oldham County Schools to provide in-school sessions.
Counseling for adults & children ages 4+ ● Parent coaching ● Couples counseling ● Art therapy ● Medication management for ages 6+ ● GeneSight testing.
Now offering no cost/low cost counseling services with our practicum counseling student, Emily. Wagener. Contact us for more information! Bloom Counseling + Wellness Studio provides counseling & medication management services for children, adults, couples & families with a specialty in preconception, pregnancy, postpartum and parenting support. We also help clients struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions & more. In addition, we have a contract with Oldham County Schools to provide in-school sessions.
(502) 661-6028 View (502) 661-6028
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Emily Fister Greco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, ATR
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40207
I utilize play therapy techniques, art therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and real time parent coaching.
Welcome! In my practice, I hope to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and parents, where I can assist them in meeting their goals and making positive change. I specialize in working with children and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and social emotional difficulties. I also work with families to address parenting concerns and the parent/child relationship. I am experienced in early childhood mental health (birth - age 5) and work with parents, early educators and other health care providers to meet the needs of young children.
I utilize play therapy techniques, art therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and real time parent coaching.
Welcome! In my practice, I hope to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and parents, where I can assist them in meeting their goals and making positive change. I specialize in working with children and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and social emotional difficulties. I also work with families to address parenting concerns and the parent/child relationship. I am experienced in early childhood mental health (birth - age 5) and work with parents, early educators and other health care providers to meet the needs of young children.
(502) 673-1427 View (502) 673-1427
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Jonathan Bauman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40241
I utilize developmentally appropriate interventions and collaborate with families to implement effective parenting strategies.
Is your child experiencing high levels of anxiety or have a phobia? Do they obsess about things and engage in compulsions in an effort to gain temporary relief? Do they obsess about actions being morally right or wrong? Are they anxious about speaking in front of others or afraid of performance situations? Do they worry more often than not? Do they have trouble separating from their parents? Have they been diagnosed with OCD, panic, separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder or generalized anxiety disorder? If so, I can assist you. Visit www.kycards.com for more information.
I utilize developmentally appropriate interventions and collaborate with families to implement effective parenting strategies.
Is your child experiencing high levels of anxiety or have a phobia? Do they obsess about things and engage in compulsions in an effort to gain temporary relief? Do they obsess about actions being morally right or wrong? Are they anxious about speaking in front of others or afraid of performance situations? Do they worry more often than not? Do they have trouble separating from their parents? Have they been diagnosed with OCD, panic, separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder or generalized anxiety disorder? If so, I can assist you. Visit www.kycards.com for more information.
(502) 236-9076 View (502) 236-9076
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Tiffany D'Alessandri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40202  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed and in need of a helping hand? Struggling with anxiety, past trauma, or parenting difficulties? Life's obstacles can be draining to navigate. I understand the difficulty and fear that comes with taking that initial step towards healing. In our sessions, I'll meet you where you are, providing compassionate support and evidence-based techniques. Together, we'll identify what's not working and chart a path towards a healthier, happier life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and in need of a helping hand? Struggling with anxiety, past trauma, or parenting difficulties? Life's obstacles can be draining to navigate. I understand the difficulty and fear that comes with taking that initial step towards healing. In our sessions, I'll meet you where you are, providing compassionate support and evidence-based techniques. Together, we'll identify what's not working and chart a path towards a healthier, happier life.
(859) 651-1227 View (859) 651-1227
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Lacey Ryan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAMFT, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222  (Online Only)
As a parent myself, I most enjoy helping families develop healthier ways of interacting with one another.
Everyone deserves a peaceful and loving home. Does chaos wreak havoc on your home’s happiness? Have you tried every parenting strategy out there? I provide a safe and collaborative space to work through these challenges together. I will share what the latest neuroscience says about behavioral challenges and how we can use this information to our benefit in helping you and your child find healthier ways of interacting. We will practice new tools to help you make the adjustments you need, allowing your home to become the happier place you all deserve.
As a parent myself, I most enjoy helping families develop healthier ways of interacting with one another.
Everyone deserves a peaceful and loving home. Does chaos wreak havoc on your home’s happiness? Have you tried every parenting strategy out there? I provide a safe and collaborative space to work through these challenges together. I will share what the latest neuroscience says about behavioral challenges and how we can use this information to our benefit in helping you and your child find healthier ways of interacting. We will practice new tools to help you make the adjustments you need, allowing your home to become the happier place you all deserve.
(502) 410-2457 View (502) 410-2457
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December Goad
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40299
Many times you think to yourself, "I'm just not happy." The stresses of daily life are overwhelming. You don't recognize the person sleeping next to you, work seems hard at every turn, parenting is difficult and you are tired of being angry. Maybe this feeling has grown over time or has just started to surface. Either way, there's a distance between the person you are and the person you want to be. There is a distance between the relationships you have and want. You just want more. To feel happy again.
Many times you think to yourself, "I'm just not happy." The stresses of daily life are overwhelming. You don't recognize the person sleeping next to you, work seems hard at every turn, parenting is difficult and you are tired of being angry. Maybe this feeling has grown over time or has just started to surface. Either way, there's a distance between the person you are and the person you want to be. There is a distance between the relationships you have and want. You just want more. To feel happy again.
(912) 387-2859 View (912) 387-2859
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Aaron Hellems
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40212
I work with adults, teens, children, and toddler/preschooler-parent pairs.
Life is complex and relationships are important. I believe the therapeutic relationship between a client and therapist is essential for helping a client reach his or her goals. This relationship based on trust, respect, and careful listening is the foundation for exploring clients' concerns, learning new skills, and gaining new perspectives. I enjoy being part of this client-centered process. I use a blend of cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented strategies to help clients reach goals they set for themselves. I use evidence-based practices when appropriate. Above all, I strive to help clients feel understood and heard.
I work with adults, teens, children, and toddler/preschooler-parent pairs.
Life is complex and relationships are important. I believe the therapeutic relationship between a client and therapist is essential for helping a client reach his or her goals. This relationship based on trust, respect, and careful listening is the foundation for exploring clients' concerns, learning new skills, and gaining new perspectives. I enjoy being part of this client-centered process. I use a blend of cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented strategies to help clients reach goals they set for themselves. I use evidence-based practices when appropriate. Above all, I strive to help clients feel understood and heard.
(812) 202-4058 View (812) 202-4058
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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.