Parenting Therapists in Kirkwood, MO

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Kim Callaway
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Do you long to have more connection and security in your relationships? Are you struggling to work through feelings of worthlessness or shame? Do you find yourself not enjoying parenting as much as you'd imagined? I believe we all need help navigating life and getting to the root of our suffering.
(314) 696-6080
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Vera Gabliani
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Are you going through a life transition? Are you worried about your stress levels, your health, your family, your relationships, or your parenting ? I have more than 30 years experience to expertly facilitate and support you to get you back on track as you navigate your life challenges. My approach is both supportive and directive. I teach the skills to understand and work with difficult emotions, thoughts and interactions. I empower all of my clients to develop healthier boundaries, to feel more secure in themselves and in their communication patterns, and to make the beneficial long term changes they desire.
(314) 222-2399
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Katie Heiden-Rootes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Marital & Family Therapist (MFT) and an approved supervisor through the State of Missouri Board of MFT and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. My clinical experience is with individuals, couples, and families related to sexuality, communication, conflict, and parent -child relationships with queer & trans youth. I utilize emotionally-focused, attachment-based, and playful interventions for unsticking the stuck parts of life. I have extensive couple & sexuality training and experience as a certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.
(314) 375-4136
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Bruce Toulmin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Parenting these children requires a change in mindset and approach.
I work with children and adolescents who have difficulties that have been resistant to change. Often these difficulties can be brain based as well as related to their experiences with others. I regularly work with adolescents who are struggling with the following: Inflexible-Explosive Behavior, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Anxiety and those on the Autism Spectrum/Asperger's Syndrome. Most often I will work with parents who are frustrated due to the fact that 'normal' parenting skills do not seem to work with these issues. We look for, and work on, alternative strategies.
(314) 403-7609
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Judy Bauer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Having raised my own children and experienced the challenges of parenting in this culture, I particularly enjoy helping other parents and families navigate the rocky times that can occur.
I work with adults and families who are challenged by symptoms of anxiety, depression, behavioral issues or other barriers to emotional well-being. My specialty is helping to gain an understanding of what has led to your current situation, and then moving toward solutions. I have a working understanding of family systems, attachment science, personality disorders and trauma-informed practices. I especially enjoy working with parents who are struggling with their children's behaviors or compliance, and I am also passionate about helping adult clients become "cycle breakers" and gain relief from generational dysfunction.
(314) 626-0688
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Katie Francis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked extensively with children, teens, adults, and families dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, self-harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, parenting issues, relationship problems, and more.
I often say, counseling can be a bit like cleaning out a closet. You have to take things out, go through and organize them, and then put them back where they need to go. In a similar fashion, counseling can be messy, but with time and hard work, can lead to healthier, more enjoyable living. Throughout this life, we all have our individual struggles and hardships, but we weren't meant to carry them alone. No matter who you are or what you've been through, there is hope. In our sessions together, I strive to come alongside you in the pursuit of that hope and restorative healing.
(470) 768-9427
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Rachael Arnold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
I work within the perinatal population; particularly with clients who wish to process becoming a parent , are struggling with infertility, are looking to adopt and/or have a baby through surrogate, have suffered perinatal loss and/or grief, want to work through a traumatic experience before giving birth (including previous traumatic births and sexual assault,) are struggling with postpartum depression and/or anxiety, who need guidance and support as they transition back to work after parental leave, and/or who have children under the age of 3 are are looking to process the struggles of parenting .
(314) 461-1996
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Stacy Mansker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
In addition, I also provide parent coaching to help address social, emotional, and behavioral concerns.
Now Enrolling for Middle School Girls Group & Spring Social Skills Groups 2023! The choice to seek counseling is the first step to a more fulfilling future for you and/or your child. I use a personalized, strength-based approach focusing on clients' positive virtues. I encourage the development of skills of each client to reach their full potential. I understand the importance of addressing the academic and social-emotional needs of adolescents and young adults in a safe environment. I assist clients in identifying potential roadblocks in daily function and happiness, including professional/ academic stress, anxiety, & depression.
(314) 310-1230
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Natalie Lanning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you feel you need help because of life changes in work, relationships, pregnancy, birth, grief, parenting , or other ongoing stressors, please call.
Many women experience life changes, whether expected or unexpected, that result in feelings of restlessness, confusion and anxiety. Perhaps you feel stuck, consumed by negative thoughts or concerns, unable to complete goals and/or are looking for a change within yourself. Often we find ourselves at crossroads struggling for clarity or ways to find joy. Let me help you find a path of hope and confidence again.
(314) 310-7166
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Jennifer Kathleen Gauvain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With compassionate guidance, I believe in a therapeutic partnership with my clients to draw on your personal strengths, build new skills, increase awareness, and assist you in creating positive change. For more than 20 years I have worked with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. My focus includes relationship issues, pre-marital counseling, family stressors, trauma related experiences, anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviors, parenting issues, & grief and loss. By starting where you are, I can help you identify your needs, and together we will begin the journey towards a deeper level of change and satisfaction.
(314) 270-1553
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Renew With Wren Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My name is Deb Wren, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. Admitting that you are struggling may be one of the hardest things to do. There is so much stigma on mental health that individuals shy away from seeking help. Do not allow those thought processes to hinder you from getting the help that you need. I work with clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship woes, parenting struggles, low self-esteem, and many other disorders. I am not here to provide advice but to help you to find solutions to your own issues so that you can live a fulfilling life. Your Mental Health is Priceless!
(314) 648-8922
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Therese J Booth
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Verified
I often work with people to manage issues in their lives that have become difficult and distressing, such as separation/divorce, career/job changes, grief/loss, relocation, becoming a parent , and retirement. Some clients experience symptoms of anxiety or depression and we focus on realistic, practical strategies to reduce their intensity and impact. My approach involves closely assessing how these issues impact daily life, how relationships are affected, what support has or hasn't been available and then develop a plan for working toward changes and greater satisfaction in life.
(314) 610-3232
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Linda Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Specializing in family therapy and adolescent behavior, I continued my career in private practice in 1993 focusing on family relatonships, including marital and parent -child counseling.
I enjoy working with a diverse population to resolve the many challenges and difficulties that inevitably disrupt our lives. I am trained academically and professionally in family systems and cognitive behavioral therapy and have advanced professional training in marital and grief counseling, substance abuse and addictions, ADHD and Sexual abuse.
(314) 877-8312
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Max Zubatsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My areas of work in couples and family therapy include infidelity, finances in couples, sex disorders, domestic violence, parenting strategies for adolescents and teens, family communication, adjustments to divorce, and caregiving for chronic illness and disease.
Our lives can be filled with so many obstacles and challenges on a daily basis. Whether these challenges are personal, family, work or peers, we sometimes need to get additional perspectives and clarity on some of life's most pressing issues. I view therapy as a way for clients to seek personal growth and find helpful solutions moving forward. I use humor, compassion and unconditional support to help individuals, couples and families work through a variety of presenting issues. My goal is to help clients resolve the main problem in therapy and help them gain additional strengths and insights in their lives.
(314) 310-3460
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Patricia M Bitter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have worked with many individuals, and couples over the past 34 years to help navigate the "ups and downs" of life and relationships. I work with couples who want to improve communication skills, conflict resolution, parenting , recovery from addiction or infidelity, and more. I work with individuals who want to improve self esteem, reduce negative self talk, improve work/career and love and life choices. I began my career in the substance abuse field. I find it an honor to journey with someone as they seek personal growth, healing in relationships and peace with their life choices.
(636) 362-6965
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Erin Hotz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life is not always easy. Transitions, such as becoming a teen or adult, moving, getting married, becoming a parent , or changing careers can be welcome changes but can also be hard to get through. We also come across challenges in our day to day life that we may have a hard time coping with. Sometimes these things lead to issues like anxiety, depression, grief, questions about one's identity, or issues with school or work. My background in both Social Work and Child Development gives me a unique, holistic perspective that informs my practice with both children and adults as they move through the changes that come with their lives.
(314) 470-9816
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Mind Over Matters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Working with new clients- Do you feel stuck? I help clients who struggle with people-pleasing, perfectionism, high-achievement and everyone who feels anxious, overwhelmed, exhausted and feel like they aren't measuring up. Do you engage in critical self-talk, compare and despair, impossible expectations? I teach clients strategies that positively impact relationships, mood, stress, work, parenting , lifestyle, etc. Thoughts play an important role in how we perceive ourselves, others, and our environment. I aim to identify negative, inaccurate, self-limiting thoughts and evolve them into limitless thinking patterns.
(314) 912-0841
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Landre Kingdon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I approach our time together in therapy through utilizing my knowledge & expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, and parent coaching.
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience ready to offer therapeutic space to address the current challenges you may be experiencing in your life right now. I help clients who struggle with ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Career Confusion or Grief/Loss. I utilize techniques from CBT to help clients gain self-awareness, self-acceptance and develop coping skills. I have specific training in Behavioral Modification and Parent Coaching.
(314) 270-1871
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Karen Ryan Faerber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
My focus includes anxiety, depression, parenting issues, relationship issues, family stressors, trauma, & grief and loss.
Compassion. Insight. Empowerment. I strive to make counseling an approachable experience through genuine support, compassionate guidance, warmth, and humor. I believe psychotherapy is a therapeutic partnership between client and therapist; that listening, understanding and respecting each patient's unique story is necessary for bringing about positive change. I have experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. My goal is to help clients recognize and change counterproductive patterns in their lives and learn skills that can lead to a more fulfilling, peaceful, and rewarding life.
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True Wellness Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for a child therapist specializing in anxiety and big behaviors, based in Webster Groves? Sarah Sanburn, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT) has experience and a passion for working with children and the caregivers parenting them. Sarah uses play therapy to help children (2+) to build strength, resiliance and a sense of calm. She specializes in children with anxiety, big behaviors and trauma.
(314) 876-8812
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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.