Parenting Therapists in Matthews, NC

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Lee Sumrall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMHC-S, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
The name of my business reflects my desire to help you find "Common Ground" within your relationships. Whether it is a marital issue you are struggling with or a parent /child/teen relational issue, I am here to help you through it. This is a goal of my counseling practice and finding common ground is one way I have helped couples and families for the last decade.
(704) 859-4289
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Mary Ann McGannon
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
Over the last 15 years, I have helped many families, children with anxiety, parenting issues with teenagers and working couples.
Over the past 30 years I have enjoyed working with clients of all ages, from children to adults. As an art therapist, I use the tools of the creative arts and traditional counseling methods to help people identify their obstacles and find more peace and resolution in their lives. I work with individuals, couples and families. My focus over the past 15 years has been with children, gay and lesbian issues, couples, stress management for working parents, and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
(803) 402-4575
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Stephanie Kemper
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Parent support is an important part of treatment as we work collaboratively to support your child's cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral development.
My work is a calling and a purpose that focuses on helping individuals of all ages know that they are worthy of being loved and valued, live fulfilling lives, and heal from pain and hurt. Therapy is a place where your family can find support and encouragement to help your child or family develop optimally. Treatment is chosen based on your child's unique set of needs and is based on effective research based interventions.
(704) 769-2837
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Brittany Webber
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, LSC , NCC
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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 your child as you navigate through these trying times. I will provide a safe space for your child to express their feelings through the language of play and talk therapy. Your child will have the opportunity to work through their emotions and process difficult life occurrences to create positive change.
(980) 575-1816
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Reaching Resolution, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We specialize in repairing marriages; resolving couple and family conflict, coping with separation and divorce, co- parenting , and blending stepfamilies.
Reaching Resolution is a group practice with over 25 years of experience working with children, couples, individuals, and families to help find solutions to the problems that you or your loved ones face. We use a positive, strengths-based approach, drawing from evidence-based strategies to fit your own unique situation and needs. We use a solution-focused approach to help you find positive ways to handle situations and reach the resolution that's right for you.
(704) 761-4176
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Debbie A Breen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Th, M, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
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
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Amy Kunz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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
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Adoption Support Alliance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and families touched by adoption. I have been in the field of foster care, adoption and child mental health since 2006. I am committed to supporting long-term family success- not just surviving your daily routine but thriving each day. I will meet you where you are and assist you in addressing attachment and relationship issues between family members, processing grief and loss, developing parenting interventions to address behavioral concern and directly with you and/or your child in order to help them understand and process his or her own unique story.
(980) 238-2639
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Caroline Cotto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified
Verified
I specialize in substance use disorder, depression and anxiety, trauma, occupational stress and conflict, aging, couples/partner counseling, adolescents, parenting and family therapy.
Seeking a counselor can be hard, even scary. I provide a welcoming place that is quiet, safe and relaxing. This is your time to decide what you most want, what changes you can make, and how to do it. At your initial visit you get to tell your story and discuss your goals. Within our first meeting we create a plan for how to make the changes you want. There's no rush and no pressure. I believe everyone has the power to get the life they want. It will take some work, and you now have a partner to guide you there.
(704) 594-8047
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Chelsea Lee
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a couples and adults’ specialist. My focus is on those struggling with concerns related to relationships, intimacy issues, pre marital concerns, anxiety, poor communication skills, depression, low self-esteem, co- parenting , and life transitions. I thrive in couples work but also enjoy working with young adults (18+). In this stage of life there is a need for balancing newfound independence, friendships, romantic relationships, identity, work, job/school stress. Together we can work towards exploring interests, and working through past trauma, to promote a healthier future.
(980) 332-2188
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Heather Fangman
Counselor, MS Ed, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
Heather Fangman, MS Ed., LCMHC, is a licensed clinical mental health counselor. She graduated from Miami University with a BA in psychology and completed her masters degree in community counseling at Youngstown State University. Heather has experience providing individual, family and group counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults around issues including abuse and neglect, depression and anxiety, postpartum depression, high conflict divorce and reunification therapy, difficult relationships and parenting concerns.
(980) 321-0180
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Lily Mudry
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, MAC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I provide counseling to address relational trauma, parenting , adoption, complicated grief, performance-related stress and codependency.
I am a highly skilled and compassionate Trauma Therapist dedicated to providing exceptional care within a holistic framework. I have 30 years of professional counseling experience and have implemented effective treatment for adolescents and adults enduring a variety of mental health and/or substance use disorders. As a Counselor in the healing profession, my emphasis is on furthering your Wellness and Growth. At Eagle Eye Counseling the focus is on a Keeness for Excellence through Healing, Stability and Empowerment. I am also certified as a Master Addictions Counselor and provide Clinical Supervision for both Mental Health Counselors and Addiction Counselors who are seeking licensure.
(704) 594-8230
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Ashley Rawls
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals dealing with life transitions, medical related issues, mood and affective disorders, and marriage, parenting or family issues.
My approach to counseling places an emphasis on the relationship between the client and counselor and the promotion of growth. When needed, I use a variety of structured and non-structured interventions to best meet the needs of the client. I utilize empirically supported techniques, including cognitive and behavioral interventions, that focus on the ways in which individuals think about and respond to events. These interventions allow clients to restructure their thinking, process events and modify behaviors in more adaptive ways.
(704) 237-6661
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Binal Ward
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer psychotherapy online (to PA residents) for children and adults struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression and trauma as well as parenting and behavior issues.
Are you someone who is conscientious, careful, sensitive and want to succeed, but sometimes feel like getting through the day is too hard? Do fear, worry or sadness hold you back from the life you could live? We all encounter rough patches in life when we find ourselves stuck or feeling held back by an obstacle placed in our path. Therapy can empower us with the tools to overcome those obstacles so that we can move forward strengthened and better prepared for the future.
(267) 317-4039
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Barbara Grant-Kelly
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Areas of Speciality - Borderline PD, DBT, CBT, Solution Focused, Stress/Anxiety, Depression, Foster Care and Adoption, Parenting , Relationships, Domestic Violence and Lives in Transition.
As a therapist, my experience is quite diverse and comprehensive. I have worked with individuals within many environments such as Treatment Centers, Schools (K-12), and on Military bases. I have functioned in the capacity of Mentor, Educator, Foster/Adoptive Parent and Counselor. Most recent position was a Military Family Life Counselor at Camp Lejeune in NC.
(704) 246-3317
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DeShawn C Spears
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling with a particular issue or just can't shake the feeling that there should be more to life? Has your child experience trauma or having difficulties balancing adolescent challenges? I can HELP! Trained as a generalist, I have worked with both children and adults to decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), abuse (sexual and physical) attention deficit disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, grief and loss, self-esteem, psycho-education (safety and social skills, assertiveness, communication, and parenting ), and anger management. Additionally, I have developed an special interest in working with trauma and adoption related issues.
(704) 457-2008
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Sarah (Sally) M Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an outpatient therapist in Charlotte, NC specializing in adoption and the treatment of developmental trauma. I am keenly versed in the psychological issues and unique social/emotional challenges these children present. Adoptive families are often frustrated and sometimes frightened by their children's behaviors. Most of the children I treat spent time in an orphanage or in the foster care system. A few were adopted at birth.They learned early in life not to rely on adults as a result of early deprivation. Parenting is a challenge! Psychoeducation and support are the essential tools to create healthy families.
(704) 215-4598
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Michelle McDevitt-Askew
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My year marriage and parenting experiences provides perspective and informs relationship work.
There are seasons in life when the opportunity to grow can come from both joyful and challenging circumstances or complicated issues and relationships. It is my hope that in the safe,non-judgmental space of therapy we can begin to discover your core resiliency, strengths and create awareness for integrating healthy coping and communication skills for healing. I enjoy helping couples discover relational dynamics and patterns that keep them from enjoying a safe, close and vibrant relationship. I am well suited to work with families and individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, grief and life stage transitioning.
(980) 263-9313
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GPS Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Through the person centered approach I provide Individual Therapy, LGBTQ Counseling, Couples Counseling, Play Therapy, Child Parent Relationship Training and Family Therapy.
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Greg St. Martin. I provide counseling to children, adolescents, adults and families. My theoretical approach is Person Centered. Person-Centered Therapy utilizes the approach that each person is unique, valued, and worthy of unconditional acceptance. I received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Play Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2017. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina (LCMHC, 13814) and a National Certified Counselor.
(704) 837-1638
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Michelle Einson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Raising a child with developmental, medical, or psychological difficulties can be a struggle for even the best of families. Couples, as well, often need help with navigating the myriad of "man/woman communication styles and parenting difficulties..
(980) 389-2892
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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.