Parenting Therapists in Matthews, NC

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Stephanie Kemper
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
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.
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 View (704) 769-2837
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Lee Sumrall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMHC-S, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
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.
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 View (704) 859-4289
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Eleena Hardzinski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! As a parent or guardian, your desire is for your child to flourish, be successful, and to find happiness, especially when faced with challenging emotions, major life transitions, or school strugges. If you've observed heightened emotional distress, disruptive behaviors, school challenges, social challenges, or your child feeling isolated, you don't have to face these issues by yourself. I can help you and your child. Children (6 to 10), preteen, and teens are facing so many difficult stressful situations and sometimes feel they don't feel they have a trustworthy place to turn.
Accepting New Clients! As a parent or guardian, your desire is for your child to flourish, be successful, and to find happiness, especially when faced with challenging emotions, major life transitions, or school strugges. If you've observed heightened emotional distress, disruptive behaviors, school challenges, social challenges, or your child feeling isolated, you don't have to face these issues by yourself. I can help you and your child. Children (6 to 10), preteen, and teens are facing so many difficult stressful situations and sometimes feel they don't feel they have a trustworthy place to turn.
(980) 983-5843 View (980) 983-5843
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Amy Kunz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
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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Debbie A Breen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Th, M, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28104
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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Julie Minneci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients.......Life can be overwhelming, but we seldom take the time to ask for help. Whether you’re dealing with grief at the loss of a loved one, or looking for ways to adapt to new life changes, such a becoming a new parent, seeking counseling opens new opportunities to foster resiliency. Through the safe and open space therapy can create our goal will always be to process, reflect, and grow.
Currently accepting new clients.......Life can be overwhelming, but we seldom take the time to ask for help. Whether you’re dealing with grief at the loss of a loved one, or looking for ways to adapt to new life changes, such a becoming a new parent, seeking counseling opens new opportunities to foster resiliency. Through the safe and open space therapy can create our goal will always be to process, reflect, and grow.
(704) 318-4283 View (704) 318-4283
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Allyson Yarsinske
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals of all ages and presenting concerns, however, I specialize in helping adults resolve issues related to anxiety, depression, suicidality, trauma, ADHD, parenting, life transitions, and relationship challenges.
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted constantly? Isolated and alone because you don’t want to burden your friends or family with your problems? Or maybe you don’t know quite how to name why you feel this way or how to talk about it. Here is the good news - therapy is the place to explore the challenging thoughts and feelings you're having. I’ve worked in the mental health field since 2016, helping people of all ages, backgrounds, and challenges. I approach mental health challenges with a holistic mindset to help identify what we can change, inside of our control, and to increase resilience.
I work with individuals of all ages and presenting concerns, however, I specialize in helping adults resolve issues related to anxiety, depression, suicidality, trauma, ADHD, parenting, life transitions, and relationship challenges.
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted constantly? Isolated and alone because you don’t want to burden your friends or family with your problems? Or maybe you don’t know quite how to name why you feel this way or how to talk about it. Here is the good news - therapy is the place to explore the challenging thoughts and feelings you're having. I’ve worked in the mental health field since 2016, helping people of all ages, backgrounds, and challenges. I approach mental health challenges with a holistic mindset to help identify what we can change, inside of our control, and to increase resilience.
(984) 600-7280 View (984) 600-7280
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Tabonuco Counseling and Consulting, PLLC
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, LCMHCS, RPTS, EMDR
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
We offer individual sessions to parents and parenting groups to meet your needs emotionally and financially.
Our motto at Tabonuco is "Growing Deep Roots." We understand that life can come at you and your family making life feel unmanageable. You may be facing challenges brought on from the past. You may sometimes be uncertain about your future. You may not know how to help your child manage hard things. All this can cause distress. Our therapists are all trained to assist you in your journey using a multi-modal approach that can be adapted to you depending on your developmental level.
We offer individual sessions to parents and parenting groups to meet your needs emotionally and financially.
Our motto at Tabonuco is "Growing Deep Roots." We understand that life can come at you and your family making life feel unmanageable. You may be facing challenges brought on from the past. You may sometimes be uncertain about your future. You may not know how to help your child manage hard things. All this can cause distress. Our therapists are all trained to assist you in your journey using a multi-modal approach that can be adapted to you depending on your developmental level.
(704) 769-9787 View (704) 769-9787
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Sabriya K Mutize
Counselor, NCC, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
I am experienced in working with adults, couples, adolescents, and families to manage stress, anxiety, life transition/adjustment issues, relationship problems, parenting, self esteem issues, academic difficulties, and school related behavioral/social issues.
I believe in helping people move from being "stuck" to living life beyond limiting beliefs. I have the passion to serve as a motivating catalyst to help people reach their full potential. This work takes time, effort, and grace - I am willing to help walk through this journey to becoming your best self. Here, you will gain strength, and be empowered to keep moving ahead. You will learn how to maintain strong boundaries, manage anxiety, reduce stress, practice mindfulness, and become grounded.
I am experienced in working with adults, couples, adolescents, and families to manage stress, anxiety, life transition/adjustment issues, relationship problems, parenting, self esteem issues, academic difficulties, and school related behavioral/social issues.
I believe in helping people move from being "stuck" to living life beyond limiting beliefs. I have the passion to serve as a motivating catalyst to help people reach their full potential. This work takes time, effort, and grace - I am willing to help walk through this journey to becoming your best self. Here, you will gain strength, and be empowered to keep moving ahead. You will learn how to maintain strong boundaries, manage anxiety, reduce stress, practice mindfulness, and become grounded.
(704) 850-6615 View (704) 850-6615
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Kelly R Roberson
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Let's work together to get to the root cause of your distress and decrease problematic symptoms. I counsel adolescents (10yo+) through adults. My clinical counseling experience includes adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma-and-stressor related disorders (PTSD), loss/grief, narcissistic abuse, parenting, post-divorce, and relationships: pre-marriage/re-marriage/couple's therapy using the SYMBIS assessment and Gottman Method. I also have expertise in career exploration, life purpose, goal setting, therapeutic art facilitation, and helping clients discover meaning in life.
Let's work together to get to the root cause of your distress and decrease problematic symptoms. I counsel adolescents (10yo+) through adults. My clinical counseling experience includes adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma-and-stressor related disorders (PTSD), loss/grief, narcissistic abuse, parenting, post-divorce, and relationships: pre-marriage/re-marriage/couple's therapy using the SYMBIS assessment and Gottman Method. I also have expertise in career exploration, life purpose, goal setting, therapeutic art facilitation, and helping clients discover meaning in life.
(704) 741-7503 View (704) 741-7503
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Heather Fangman
Counselor, MS Ed, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
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.
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 View (980) 321-0180
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Lily Mudry
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, MAC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
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.
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 View (704) 594-8230
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Rebecca Blanchard
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Starting therapy can be hard and you are brave to be here taking this first step. I’m passionate about helping clients and families accept themselves and each other. My goal is to create a safe space that allows you to meet yourself exactly where you are and shift the way that you or your child interacts with the world. I have experience supporting clients with anxiety, adoption/attachment needs, depression, grief/loss, mood disorders, parenting support, relationship issues, and trauma. As an EMDR trained therapist together we can process feelings, memories, and trauma that may be too difficult to manage alone.
Starting therapy can be hard and you are brave to be here taking this first step. I’m passionate about helping clients and families accept themselves and each other. My goal is to create a safe space that allows you to meet yourself exactly where you are and shift the way that you or your child interacts with the world. I have experience supporting clients with anxiety, adoption/attachment needs, depression, grief/loss, mood disorders, parenting support, relationship issues, and trauma. As an EMDR trained therapist together we can process feelings, memories, and trauma that may be too difficult to manage alone.
(704) 459-5195 View (704) 459-5195
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Jackie Quartuccio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
My counseling experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have provided counseling assistance for various issues including depression, anxiety, adoption, pregnancy, women's issues, parenting skills, pre-marital counseling, and issues related to domestic violence. I have expertise in Christian counseling and can incorporate faith to whatever degree you are comfortable.
My counseling experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have provided counseling assistance for various issues including depression, anxiety, adoption, pregnancy, women's issues, parenting skills, pre-marital counseling, and issues related to domestic violence. I have expertise in Christian counseling and can incorporate faith to whatever degree you are comfortable.
(980) 294-3779 View (980) 294-3779
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Kimberly Charlton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
I have worked in multiple settings serving families, from Social Services as a caseworker, to residential services, to individual therapy. In the individual therapy setting, I enjoy working with children and adolescents ages 4-16 incorporating play therapy and age-appropriate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My style of therapy is dynamic, hands-on, and person-centered. My goal is for children to actually look forward to coming to therapy and for parents to feel like they are an active part of their child’s growth outside of therapy. I am experienced in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma and parenting support.
I have worked in multiple settings serving families, from Social Services as a caseworker, to residential services, to individual therapy. In the individual therapy setting, I enjoy working with children and adolescents ages 4-16 incorporating play therapy and age-appropriate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My style of therapy is dynamic, hands-on, and person-centered. My goal is for children to actually look forward to coming to therapy and for parents to feel like they are an active part of their child’s growth outside of therapy. I am experienced in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma and parenting support.
(980) 351-3133 View (980) 351-3133
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Jenica Cannella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Are you navigating neurodivergence, anxiety, or life transitions as a woman? I specialize in late-diagnosed ADHD and autism. Being late diagnosed neurodivergent myself, I deeply understand the complexities of juggling parenting, family, career, and social aspects of life. I'm here to help you work through these challenges, empowering you towards growth and healing. I also work with children ages 5-12 in the areas of ADHD, emotional regulation, anxiety, and going between split households. I am an adoption competent therapist and work with adoptees and adoptive parents.
Are you navigating neurodivergence, anxiety, or life transitions as a woman? I specialize in late-diagnosed ADHD and autism. Being late diagnosed neurodivergent myself, I deeply understand the complexities of juggling parenting, family, career, and social aspects of life. I'm here to help you work through these challenges, empowering you towards growth and healing. I also work with children ages 5-12 in the areas of ADHD, emotional regulation, anxiety, and going between split households. I am an adoption competent therapist and work with adoptees and adoptive parents.
(704) 360-5405 View (704) 360-5405
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Reaching Resolution, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
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, individuals, couples, 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.
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, individuals, couples, 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 View (704) 761-4176
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Ashley Rawls
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
I work with individuals dealing with life transitions, medical related issues, mood and affective disorders, and marriage, parenting or family issues. I use a narrative and solution focused approach to collaboratively work with clients to identify successful solutions to problems and how these strengths can be implemented in future situations. I utilize empirically supported techniques 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.
I work with individuals dealing with life transitions, medical related issues, mood and affective disorders, and marriage, parenting or family issues. I use a narrative and solution focused approach to collaboratively work with clients to identify successful solutions to problems and how these strengths can be implemented in future situations. I utilize empirically supported techniques 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.
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Caroline Cotto/Progress to Peace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
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.
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 View (704) 594-8047
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Binal Ward
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (267) 317-4039
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.