Parenting Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Dr. Carly Bobal
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, HSP-P, NCSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
Does your child have trouble focusing or performing in school? Are you looking for parent strategies to better support your child’s needs? Are you concerned with your child's mental health or development? As a parent/caregiver, your natural instinct is to provide support for your child, although knowing the "what" or "how" is not always clear. All behavior communicates something. Whether it is a skill deficit, learned pattern, or underlying symptom, determining what lies behind the behavior is the first step to supporting it. You bring the experience as the parent and together we will determine the "what," "why," and "how."
Does your child have trouble focusing or performing in school? Are you looking for parent strategies to better support your child’s needs? Are you concerned with your child's mental health or development? As a parent/caregiver, your natural instinct is to provide support for your child, although knowing the "what" or "how" is not always clear. All behavior communicates something. Whether it is a skill deficit, learned pattern, or underlying symptom, determining what lies behind the behavior is the first step to supporting it. You bring the experience as the parent and together we will determine the "what," "why," and "how."
(704) 966-9003 View (704) 966-9003
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Julie Powell Sanniota
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209  (Online Only)
I work with children, teens, parent & adults to teach them new skills so they can have a different relationship with anxiety.
We assume that childhood is a carefree happy time but for some children and teens, anxiety robs them of this joy. If your child can't sleep alone, is afraid to try new things or can't tolerate mistakes, they may be struggling with anxiety. If your teen avoids social events, struggles to go to school or worries incessantly about other's opinions, their worries may be overwhelming them. Even overachievers who look like they have everything under control may be stressed by their perfectionism or need to please others. Some kids develop rituals in response to obsessions or compulsions. If this sounds like your child, I can help!
I work with children, teens, parent & adults to teach them new skills so they can have a different relationship with anxiety.
We assume that childhood is a carefree happy time but for some children and teens, anxiety robs them of this joy. If your child can't sleep alone, is afraid to try new things or can't tolerate mistakes, they may be struggling with anxiety. If your teen avoids social events, struggles to go to school or worries incessantly about other's opinions, their worries may be overwhelming them. Even overachievers who look like they have everything under control may be stressed by their perfectionism or need to please others. Some kids develop rituals in response to obsessions or compulsions. If this sounds like your child, I can help!
(980) 404-2235 View (980) 404-2235
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Barrie Morganstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
I work with clients of all ages by providing individual therapy, family therapy, and psychological assessments. In my therapeutic work, I specialize in behavioral & emotional issues in children & teens, parenting, self-esteem & identity, anxiety, depression, ADHD coaching, and personal growth.
I work with clients of all ages by providing individual therapy, family therapy, and psychological assessments. In my therapeutic work, I specialize in behavioral & emotional issues in children & teens, parenting, self-esteem & identity, anxiety, depression, ADHD coaching, and personal growth.
(704) 666-4912 View (704) 666-4912
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Counseling Services at Steele Creek, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28273
, new couples wanting to make a solid start of their lives, and co-parenting for those who chose to separate but need parent.
I have had many years of experience working with adolescents, children, adults, and their families in both facilities as well as in homes. Through this experience, I have built my practice of clinicians who really are able to connect and listen to our clients. My work with relationships, couples and families has led me to my current practice. Meeting people where they are is so important. Helping them find their strengths and supports within their life, working on goals that are hopeful and achieveable, and finally helping them find their purpose in life, their relationships, and within themselves is the ultimate goal of therapy
, new couples wanting to make a solid start of their lives, and co-parenting for those who chose to separate but need parent.
I have had many years of experience working with adolescents, children, adults, and their families in both facilities as well as in homes. Through this experience, I have built my practice of clinicians who really are able to connect and listen to our clients. My work with relationships, couples and families has led me to my current practice. Meeting people where they are is so important. Helping them find their strengths and supports within their life, working on goals that are hopeful and achieveable, and finally helping them find their purpose in life, their relationships, and within themselves is the ultimate goal of therapy
(704) 228-2981 View (704) 228-2981
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Tracy Dobbins Barcott
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
I also specialize in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which is most appropriate for children 8 years old and younger.
I am passionate about improving the lives of children and their families by collaborating with parents and children to help them meet their goals. I work with children of all ages to address difficulties including anxiety, ADHD, OCD, depression, anger management, school difficulties, social skills, and behavioral problems. In order to help clients achieve clarity about their strengths and challenges, I specialize in comprehensive evaluations for children from birth through adolescence. Assessments can provide information about learning/academic achievement, developmental delays, kindergarten readiness, giftedness, attention/ADHD, behavior, or social/emotional vulnerabilities.
I also specialize in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which is most appropriate for children 8 years old and younger.
I am passionate about improving the lives of children and their families by collaborating with parents and children to help them meet their goals. I work with children of all ages to address difficulties including anxiety, ADHD, OCD, depression, anger management, school difficulties, social skills, and behavioral problems. In order to help clients achieve clarity about their strengths and challenges, I specialize in comprehensive evaluations for children from birth through adolescence. Assessments can provide information about learning/academic achievement, developmental delays, kindergarten readiness, giftedness, attention/ADHD, behavior, or social/emotional vulnerabilities.
(704) 512-0109 View (704) 512-0109
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Mikki Warszawski
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
Asking for help can be hard and you’re brave to be here, taking the first step. I believe that you are the expert of your life and I want to honor that. My goal is to create a welcoming space that allows you to safely process your feelings and learn more about who you are. Some issues we may focus on include the death of a loved one, trauma, anxiety, and/or parenting support. I have served people across the lifespan; meeting children, adolescents, and adults where they are in their journey. As an EMDR Certified Therapist together we can process feelings, memories, and trauma that may be too difficult to manage alone.
Asking for help can be hard and you’re brave to be here, taking the first step. I believe that you are the expert of your life and I want to honor that. My goal is to create a welcoming space that allows you to safely process your feelings and learn more about who you are. Some issues we may focus on include the death of a loved one, trauma, anxiety, and/or parenting support. I have served people across the lifespan; meeting children, adolescents, and adults where they are in their journey. As an EMDR Certified Therapist together we can process feelings, memories, and trauma that may be too difficult to manage alone.
(704) 286-0887 View (704) 286-0887
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Brittany Webber
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, LSC , NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
If you are a parent or caregiver ready to share your story and gain a deeper understanding of your family dynamics and to honor your child’s language of play, please reach out to schedule a free consultation.
Do you feel that you and your child or teen sometimes are speaking different languages? Have you tried everything you can think of and are still feeling stuck? If you are unsure where to turn, I can help. Parenting is difficult, to say the least, and I am here to support you and or your child as you navigate through these trying times. I will provide a safe space for you and or your child to express their feelings through the language of play and talk therapy. You will have the opportunity to work through emotions and process difficult life occurrences to create positive change.
If you are a parent or caregiver ready to share your story and gain a deeper understanding of your family dynamics and to honor your child’s language of play, please reach out to schedule a free consultation.
Do you feel that you and your child or teen sometimes are speaking different languages? Have you tried everything you can think of and are still feeling stuck? If you are unsure where to turn, I can help. Parenting is difficult, to say the least, and I am here to support you and or your child as you navigate through these trying times. I will provide a safe space for you and or your child to express their feelings through the language of play and talk therapy. You will have the opportunity to work through emotions and process difficult life occurrences to create positive change.
(980) 575-1816 View (980) 575-1816
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Lynne Wilkerson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
About: It is hard to remain mentally steady when hit with uncertainty, loss, disappointment, or emotional pain. Some of us need to release the heavy weight of past trauma, doubt, guilt, or shame, threatening to sink us. For others, inner stability requires the input of new skills, helpful ways of thinking, or healthy boundaries. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a special interest in women, teens, and parents. My areas of focus are anxiety, stress, self-esteem, relationship issues, and parenting.
About: It is hard to remain mentally steady when hit with uncertainty, loss, disappointment, or emotional pain. Some of us need to release the heavy weight of past trauma, doubt, guilt, or shame, threatening to sink us. For others, inner stability requires the input of new skills, helpful ways of thinking, or healthy boundaries. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a special interest in women, teens, and parents. My areas of focus are anxiety, stress, self-esteem, relationship issues, and parenting.
(704) 935-2327 View (704) 935-2327
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Amy Kunz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
Common reasons people call for services include adjustment problems, anxiety and worrying, behavioral problems, depression or sadness, divorce, impulse/attention problems, loss issues, parenting difficulties, and relationship or school problems.
Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If you are looking for things to change and are willing to work with me, things can get better. So many clients enter therapy with apprehension and a lack of hope for things to improve. I focus my practice on creating trust and getting my clients back on track as quickly and as comfortably as possible. Therapy begins with an end in mind and you and I would work together to make sure we are always making progress towards goals.
Common reasons people call for services include adjustment problems, anxiety and worrying, behavioral problems, depression or sadness, divorce, impulse/attention problems, loss issues, parenting difficulties, and relationship or school problems.
Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If you are looking for things to change and are willing to work with me, things can get better. So many clients enter therapy with apprehension and a lack of hope for things to improve. I focus my practice on creating trust and getting my clients back on track as quickly and as comfortably as possible. Therapy begins with an end in mind and you and I would work together to make sure we are always making progress towards goals.
(704) 368-4597 View (704) 368-4597
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Leslie Petruk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC, BCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you frustrated in your current life situation? Going through a life transition? Struggling as a parent? Having Relationship or Marital difficulties? Grieving a loss? Feeling Depressed or anxious? Seeking direction and feeling overwhelmed? Looking for a change but unsure where to begin? Counseling can help with these issues and help you get back on track while also gaining new self-awareness and healing. I work in a collaborative manner to assist you in achieving the goals and healing you are seeking. I am also a Board Certified Coach and provide Success Coaching services, and seminars on parenting, marriage & relationships and related topics.
Are you frustrated in your current life situation? Going through a life transition? Struggling as a parent? Having Relationship or Marital difficulties? Grieving a loss? Feeling Depressed or anxious? Seeking direction and feeling overwhelmed? Looking for a change but unsure where to begin? Counseling can help with these issues and help you get back on track while also gaining new self-awareness and healing. I work in a collaborative manner to assist you in achieving the goals and healing you are seeking. I am also a Board Certified Coach and provide Success Coaching services, and seminars on parenting, marriage & relationships and related topics.
(704) 635-6179 x21 View (704) 635-6179 x21
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Debbie A Breen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Th, M, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
Has something occurred recently that pushed you over into unfamiliar territory and is causing anger, anxiety, depression? I have helped hundreds of people, adults, adolescents and children reconcile these issues, identify wants and needs, and achieve resolve for a more satisfying life today, and promising tomorrow, for this generation and the next. I am a parent & child advocate, family & individual therapist, and pastoral confidant. My work with families & individuals, young and old, help them achieve understanding, meaning and direction for the current issue of today, and those that will occur in the future.
Has something occurred recently that pushed you over into unfamiliar territory and is causing anger, anxiety, depression? I have helped hundreds of people, adults, adolescents and children reconcile these issues, identify wants and needs, and achieve resolve for a more satisfying life today, and promising tomorrow, for this generation and the next. I am a parent & child advocate, family & individual therapist, and pastoral confidant. My work with families & individuals, young and old, help them achieve understanding, meaning and direction for the current issue of today, and those that will occur in the future.
(704) 504-7282 View (704) 504-7282
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Taylor Mayfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Over the last 5 years, I have experience working with individuals, couples and families struggling with relationships, parenting, and life transitions. I understand the importance of relationships throughout life and utilize my skills to assist parents, couples, and families in building healthy, long-lasting relationships. It is a natural occurrence in all relationships to have periods of highs and lows. Oftentimes the stressors of life make it difficult to heal from the lows and transform your marriage with life’s changing stages.
Over the last 5 years, I have experience working with individuals, couples and families struggling with relationships, parenting, and life transitions. I understand the importance of relationships throughout life and utilize my skills to assist parents, couples, and families in building healthy, long-lasting relationships. It is a natural occurrence in all relationships to have periods of highs and lows. Oftentimes the stressors of life make it difficult to heal from the lows and transform your marriage with life’s changing stages.
(704) 459-8864 View (704) 459-8864
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Maria Curran
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28209
Clients motivated to make change or enhance their interpersonal skills and relationships are my forte. I like working with clients of all ages on family relationships, interpersonal skills, parenting and co-parenting, anxiety/depression management, creativity and personal growth. I also have extensive experience working with domestic violence and trauma victims and adoptive families. I employ experiential techniques to enhance communication and understanding throughout the healing and growth process. I also provide Child Specialist services for collaborative/cooperative divorce candidates and parent coaching/consultation.
Clients motivated to make change or enhance their interpersonal skills and relationships are my forte. I like working with clients of all ages on family relationships, interpersonal skills, parenting and co-parenting, anxiety/depression management, creativity and personal growth. I also have extensive experience working with domestic violence and trauma victims and adoptive families. I employ experiential techniques to enhance communication and understanding throughout the healing and growth process. I also provide Child Specialist services for collaborative/cooperative divorce candidates and parent coaching/consultation.
(704) 312-0880 View (704) 312-0880
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Blooming Fields Christian Counseling
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28273
No matter what life brings, YOU are worthy, YOU matter, and YOU can find healing as I commit to offer support, unconditional compassion, and a relentless desire to meet you where you are in life. I consider it an honor to work with children, tweens/teens, families, and adults seeking help and comfort during challenging situations. I aim to equip and encourage parents who are seeking tools and resources to regain confidence in parenting, healthy communication, and secure attachment with their children. Divorce, adoption, anxiety, depression, trauma, life adjustments and emotion regulation are a few of the issues that I typically see.
No matter what life brings, YOU are worthy, YOU matter, and YOU can find healing as I commit to offer support, unconditional compassion, and a relentless desire to meet you where you are in life. I consider it an honor to work with children, tweens/teens, families, and adults seeking help and comfort during challenging situations. I aim to equip and encourage parents who are seeking tools and resources to regain confidence in parenting, healthy communication, and secure attachment with their children. Divorce, adoption, anxiety, depression, trauma, life adjustments and emotion regulation are a few of the issues that I typically see.
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Kristina Murphy Peck
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP-P
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
I specialize in working with individuals with a wide variety of concerns, including: ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem problems, interpersonal problems, adjustment/coping issues, relationship issues, life-work balance, body image disturbance, weight loss, major life transitions, stress and parenting.
I believe clients have the right to be heard and listened to in a non-judgmental, warm, and open environment. I would value the opportunity to explore the life issues that have brought you to this site. Making the first call is extremely difficult; yet the most important step towards finding a meaningful partnership with a therapist that can help guide you. I specialize in mindful and value based approaches to help move towards a life filled with vitality. Completed the certificate program for Mindfulness & Psychotherapy from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.
I specialize in working with individuals with a wide variety of concerns, including: ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem problems, interpersonal problems, adjustment/coping issues, relationship issues, life-work balance, body image disturbance, weight loss, major life transitions, stress and parenting.
I believe clients have the right to be heard and listened to in a non-judgmental, warm, and open environment. I would value the opportunity to explore the life issues that have brought you to this site. Making the first call is extremely difficult; yet the most important step towards finding a meaningful partnership with a therapist that can help guide you. I specialize in mindful and value based approaches to help move towards a life filled with vitality. Completed the certificate program for Mindfulness & Psychotherapy from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.
(704) 751-5051 View (704) 751-5051
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Larry Clark
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCASA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
My qualifications include LCMHC, LCASA, Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Teen provider, & a certified Erotic Blueprints Coach (think the 5 Love Languages meets intimacy).
Choosing a therapist is like embarking on a journey to a faraway destination. There are many routes you can take; some may be fast, others may be slow, other routes can show you things you never dreamed possible and some routes are routine. Taking the wrong route can be disappointing whereas the correct route can be life changing. I encourage you to find a therapist who fits your style, someone who will ride along and explore with you, and someone who you enjoy being with through the trials and tribulations, as well as the happiness and joy, of your unique journey. I hope I fit the role of your navigator in this journey we call life
My qualifications include LCMHC, LCASA, Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Teen provider, & a certified Erotic Blueprints Coach (think the 5 Love Languages meets intimacy).
Choosing a therapist is like embarking on a journey to a faraway destination. There are many routes you can take; some may be fast, others may be slow, other routes can show you things you never dreamed possible and some routes are routine. Taking the wrong route can be disappointing whereas the correct route can be life changing. I encourage you to find a therapist who fits your style, someone who will ride along and explore with you, and someone who you enjoy being with through the trials and tribulations, as well as the happiness and joy, of your unique journey. I hope I fit the role of your navigator in this journey we call life
(980) 236-1792 View (980) 236-1792
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Jessie Nealen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28227
I am trained in Child- Centered Play Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Training.
I strongly believe in the inner strength, inherent dignity, and capability of each client that I work with. My goal is to provide a safe environment where clients feel understood, accepted, and are able to grow. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I help children, teens, adults, and families work through a wide array of issues.
I am trained in Child- Centered Play Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Training.
I strongly believe in the inner strength, inherent dignity, and capability of each client that I work with. My goal is to provide a safe environment where clients feel understood, accepted, and are able to grow. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I help children, teens, adults, and families work through a wide array of issues.
(980) 326-4725 View (980) 326-4725
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Dr. Sharika McFadden
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCS, CSOTS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28212  (Online Only)
If you are coping with school behaviors, need support or advocacy for a individualized education plan(IEP), or you are working on completing a DSS open case related to parenting, abuse, anger management, parenting or sexually inappropriate behavior contact me for support to enhance your skills to manage these issues.
Licensed professional counselor supervisor offering individual and group supervision. People question how to find harmony in their life of obstacles and constant change. I am here to provide support in enhancing skills that brings balance to many areas of living. Gaining insight of what matters most to you, building skills, and connecting patterns that create better understanding of yourself and others can increase success. Skill enhancement to include communication, bonding, relationship, anger, and stress management is provided. With all of my clients, I strive to identify interventions and methods that match their needs while empowering them to make change.
If you are coping with school behaviors, need support or advocacy for a individualized education plan(IEP), or you are working on completing a DSS open case related to parenting, abuse, anger management, parenting or sexually inappropriate behavior contact me for support to enhance your skills to manage these issues.
Licensed professional counselor supervisor offering individual and group supervision. People question how to find harmony in their life of obstacles and constant change. I am here to provide support in enhancing skills that brings balance to many areas of living. Gaining insight of what matters most to you, building skills, and connecting patterns that create better understanding of yourself and others can increase success. Skill enhancement to include communication, bonding, relationship, anger, and stress management is provided. With all of my clients, I strive to identify interventions and methods that match their needs while empowering them to make change.
(704) 323-6055 View (704) 323-6055
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Katie Burnett
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Waitlist for new clients
+ + + + + My waitlist is currently full + + + + + Seeking support takes courage, and I'm glad you are here. Are you struggling with relationship issues or various life transitions? Are you an overwhelmed parent? I can help you utilize effective strategies that work for your family. Whether you are feeling anxious and burnt out or simply needing some support in navigating a deeper level of self-exploration and growth, I can help. I utilize a holistic, relationally based approach to facilitate healing and self-connection. My role is supportive in helping you discover the unique set of strengths and resources within yourself.
+ + + + + My waitlist is currently full + + + + + Seeking support takes courage, and I'm glad you are here. Are you struggling with relationship issues or various life transitions? Are you an overwhelmed parent? I can help you utilize effective strategies that work for your family. Whether you are feeling anxious and burnt out or simply needing some support in navigating a deeper level of self-exploration and growth, I can help. I utilize a holistic, relationally based approach to facilitate healing and self-connection. My role is supportive in helping you discover the unique set of strengths and resources within yourself.
(704) 707-3513 View (704) 707-3513
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Emily Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Waitlist for new clients
Becoming a parent often changes your identity, but it should never feel like you've lost yourself.
Motherhood (and fatherhood!) looks different on everyone. My passion for maternal mental health sparked after having my daughter and I was able to fully appreciate the challenges and range of emotions that surface within parenthood from a lived experience. I then sought to specialize in Perinatal Mental Health to shift my focus from counseling children to counseling parents. When most people hear about Perinatal Mental Health, they often think of postpartum depression- but Perinatal Mental Health encompasses so much more than that! I work with women in all stages of parenthood including infertility, grief, and loss.
Becoming a parent often changes your identity, but it should never feel like you've lost yourself.
Motherhood (and fatherhood!) looks different on everyone. My passion for maternal mental health sparked after having my daughter and I was able to fully appreciate the challenges and range of emotions that surface within parenthood from a lived experience. I then sought to specialize in Perinatal Mental Health to shift my focus from counseling children to counseling parents. When most people hear about Perinatal Mental Health, they often think of postpartum depression- but Perinatal Mental Health encompasses so much more than that! I work with women in all stages of parenthood including infertility, grief, and loss.
(704) 270-2010 View (704) 270-2010
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.