Parenting Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Anna Whalen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, MS, EdS
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
I work with clients that are coming to counseling for parenting, family of origin issues, perinatal mental health, and perfectionism. My clients are often parents or young adults that are struggling to feel like they are doing a good job. They feel overwhelmed and a little depressed. They are struggling with issues that stem from their own childhood and upbringing. I work with them on showing themselves grace and compassion. We reframe and examine negative thoughts they are having, and I work with them to heal from their childhood wounds. We work together to define and appreciate all of their many roles and identities.
I work with clients that are coming to counseling for parenting, family of origin issues, perinatal mental health, and perfectionism. My clients are often parents or young adults that are struggling to feel like they are doing a good job. They feel overwhelmed and a little depressed. They are struggling with issues that stem from their own childhood and upbringing. I work with them on showing themselves grace and compassion. We reframe and examine negative thoughts they are having, and I work with them to heal from their childhood wounds. We work together to define and appreciate all of their many roles and identities.
(919) 429-8589 View (919) 429-8589
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Tonya J Delborne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603
Waitlist for new clients
Perhaps you are experiencing a difficult relationship, a new transition, a parenting challenge, work/life balance concerns, low self-esteem or maybe you are in pain, feeling stuck, anxious or simply want to move in a new direction with your life.
My approach to therapy is client-centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals.
Perhaps you are experiencing a difficult relationship, a new transition, a parenting challenge, work/life balance concerns, low self-esteem or maybe you are in pain, feeling stuck, anxious or simply want to move in a new direction with your life.
My approach to therapy is client-centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals.
(919) 351-6938 View (919) 351-6938
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Alina Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
If you’re here, you may be looking for someone who can support you and your family with warmth, authenticity, and unconditional acceptance. I value hearing people’s life stories and understanding the full context of their lives as part of the healing process. I have experience working with individuals across the lifespan, including community college students, and I particularly enjoy working with pregnancy/postpartum issues and parenting stress. I aim to provide compassionate and evidence-based care for life transitions, grief and pregnancy loss, pregnancy complications/NICU, infertility, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
If you’re here, you may be looking for someone who can support you and your family with warmth, authenticity, and unconditional acceptance. I value hearing people’s life stories and understanding the full context of their lives as part of the healing process. I have experience working with individuals across the lifespan, including community college students, and I particularly enjoy working with pregnancy/postpartum issues and parenting stress. I aim to provide compassionate and evidence-based care for life transitions, grief and pregnancy loss, pregnancy complications/NICU, infertility, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
(919) 443-5651 View (919) 443-5651
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Nadia Vasu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612
Not accepting new clients
I regularly offer parenting groups to assist parents in connecting with other parents as well as improving the parent-child relationship.
Hello, my name is Nadia and I specialize in working with children (ages 3-12), adolescents, and their families, while also providing individual therapy to adults. I also provide a variety of therapy groups for children, adolescents, and adults. I am also a Registered Play Therapist which means I have extensive training in working with young children. You can find more information at www.a4pt.org. I am experienced in working with new parents, adoption/foster care, developmental trauma, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
I regularly offer parenting groups to assist parents in connecting with other parents as well as improving the parent-child relationship.
Hello, my name is Nadia and I specialize in working with children (ages 3-12), adolescents, and their families, while also providing individual therapy to adults. I also provide a variety of therapy groups for children, adolescents, and adults. I am also a Registered Play Therapist which means I have extensive training in working with young children. You can find more information at www.a4pt.org. I am experienced in working with new parents, adoption/foster care, developmental trauma, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
(919) 529-5130 View (919) 529-5130
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Betty A Brandon
MA, MACert, CCMA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27614
Services include: Academic, Behavioral, Parent Training & services for those on the Autism Spectrum, Study Skills, Test Taking & Organizational Skills, Developmental Delays, Intellectual Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Autism, ADHD & Emotional Concerns, IEP meetings, Life Coaching, Navigating Transitions.
If your ready to be empowered, I offer comprehensive psychoeducational services that provide help to children, adolescents, parents & families on their journeys.I enjoy working with children & families who desire growth in any area, including academics, behavioral &/or those on the autism spectrum. I am an enthusiastic, compassionate clinician who believes that individuals can excel & reach their goals. Using proven methods as well as innovative & creative techniques, together we can progress & learn to overcome obstacles. Everyone is a unique individual & I take a tailor made approach with each client. Using strengths to overcome weaknesses...
Services include: Academic, Behavioral, Parent Training & services for those on the Autism Spectrum, Study Skills, Test Taking & Organizational Skills, Developmental Delays, Intellectual Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Autism, ADHD & Emotional Concerns, IEP meetings, Life Coaching, Navigating Transitions.
If your ready to be empowered, I offer comprehensive psychoeducational services that provide help to children, adolescents, parents & families on their journeys.I enjoy working with children & families who desire growth in any area, including academics, behavioral &/or those on the autism spectrum. I am an enthusiastic, compassionate clinician who believes that individuals can excel & reach their goals. Using proven methods as well as innovative & creative techniques, together we can progress & learn to overcome obstacles. Everyone is a unique individual & I take a tailor made approach with each client. Using strengths to overcome weaknesses...
(919) 728-5767 View (919) 728-5767
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Georgia T Sgouros
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612
Not accepting new clients
In addition to my work with adults, adolescents, and college students, I also offer parent guidance sessions, where parents and I work together to understand their child's emotional and behavioral struggles, and strategize on what can be done at home to support healthy social and emotional development.
The decision to seek psychotherapy can be one of the most courageous and life-changing things you can do. If you are in emotional pain, struggle with troubling relationship patterns, or are experiencing a difficult life transition, I would like to help. I strive to provide a nurturing, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment where we work together to understand the underlying roots of painful patterns and problematic behaviors that may be keeping you feeling stuck and frustrated. It is through this process of self-examination and increased understanding that growth, healing, and change can occur, which can lead to a more fulfilling and balanced life.
In addition to my work with adults, adolescents, and college students, I also offer parent guidance sessions, where parents and I work together to understand their child's emotional and behavioral struggles, and strategize on what can be done at home to support healthy social and emotional development.
The decision to seek psychotherapy can be one of the most courageous and life-changing things you can do. If you are in emotional pain, struggle with troubling relationship patterns, or are experiencing a difficult life transition, I would like to help. I strive to provide a nurturing, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment where we work together to understand the underlying roots of painful patterns and problematic behaviors that may be keeping you feeling stuck and frustrated. It is through this process of self-examination and increased understanding that growth, healing, and change can occur, which can lead to a more fulfilling and balanced life.
(919) 261-3503 View (919) 261-3503
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Sue Cole
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
My areas of interest include trauma, grief and loss, ADHD, Academic Struggles, Depression, Anxiety, Women’s Issues, LGBTQIA+, Parenting and Family Issues.
Welcome! I’m glad you’re here and found my page. If you’re here, my guess is that you are seeking help with healing, growth, or wanting to wade through something that has been on your mind for yourself, your child or family. I provide an open, non-judgemental, relaxed, collaborative environment and believe that a strong relationship with your therapist helps with growth, healing and reflection. I specialize in working with children ages 7-18, young adults, adults and families facing a variety of challenges.
My areas of interest include trauma, grief and loss, ADHD, Academic Struggles, Depression, Anxiety, Women’s Issues, LGBTQIA+, Parenting and Family Issues.
Welcome! I’m glad you’re here and found my page. If you’re here, my guess is that you are seeking help with healing, growth, or wanting to wade through something that has been on your mind for yourself, your child or family. I provide an open, non-judgemental, relaxed, collaborative environment and believe that a strong relationship with your therapist helps with growth, healing and reflection. I specialize in working with children ages 7-18, young adults, adults and families facing a variety of challenges.
(984) 279-7625 View (984) 279-7625
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Ellyn Brown
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
I am currently accepting new clients! I strongly believe in a collaborative therapeutic relationship to first identify my clients natural strengths and then apply additional tools in order to meet each individualized goal. My areas of work include, but are not limited to, those experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, relationship issues, career transitions, self-care, domestic violence, communication issues, parenting support, low self-esteem, and trauma work. The primary theory I will utilize is based on the needs of the person, couple, or family while also taking into consideration the type of issue and goal.
I am currently accepting new clients! I strongly believe in a collaborative therapeutic relationship to first identify my clients natural strengths and then apply additional tools in order to meet each individualized goal. My areas of work include, but are not limited to, those experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, relationship issues, career transitions, self-care, domestic violence, communication issues, parenting support, low self-esteem, and trauma work. The primary theory I will utilize is based on the needs of the person, couple, or family while also taking into consideration the type of issue and goal.
(984) 409-9861 x120177 View (984) 409-9861 x120177
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Jane M. Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
I believe when given the proper tools, insight and support, most of us can heal ourselves and thrive in our lives. Whether it’s navigating the teen years, college, parenting or marriage, I can help guide you through challenging times. I am committed to creating a positive, warm therapeutic experience while teaching you skills that empower you to feel more in control, balanced and successful in your life. I promote knowledge and awareness of feelings and behaviors, while increasing positive coping skills and self-esteem.
I believe when given the proper tools, insight and support, most of us can heal ourselves and thrive in our lives. Whether it’s navigating the teen years, college, parenting or marriage, I can help guide you through challenging times. I am committed to creating a positive, warm therapeutic experience while teaching you skills that empower you to feel more in control, balanced and successful in your life. I promote knowledge and awareness of feelings and behaviors, while increasing positive coping skills and self-esteem.
(919) 551-3886 View (919) 551-3886
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Lida Lisowe
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27613
Not accepting new clients
I also specialize in helping people improve their relationships, navigate parenting challenges and manage stress as a result of major life transitions.
Sometimes, life can be challenging. You might be overwhelmed with constant stress, plagued by continuous worry, struggling in your relationships or just feeling trapped in repetitive, unhelpful patterns. Relief is possible. I know firsthand how scary it is to take the first step toward change. I help facilitate growth and awareness, instill hope and empower people to overcome personal obstacles that keep them stuck. I offer a warm, supportive space to explore your best options, develop practical and creative solutions that are uniquely tailored to you, and help you implement new strategies that will lead you to achieve your goals.
I also specialize in helping people improve their relationships, navigate parenting challenges and manage stress as a result of major life transitions.
Sometimes, life can be challenging. You might be overwhelmed with constant stress, plagued by continuous worry, struggling in your relationships or just feeling trapped in repetitive, unhelpful patterns. Relief is possible. I know firsthand how scary it is to take the first step toward change. I help facilitate growth and awareness, instill hope and empower people to overcome personal obstacles that keep them stuck. I offer a warm, supportive space to explore your best options, develop practical and creative solutions that are uniquely tailored to you, and help you implement new strategies that will lead you to achieve your goals.
(919) 335-7537 View (919) 335-7537
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Laura Dempsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Not accepting new clients
Being a kid, teen, or young adult these days is pretty complicated, and parenting can certainly feel overwhelming at times. Sometimes, challenges seem to appear out of nowhere, and other times, things have felt hard for a long time. Either way, counseling can help by providing a safe, trusted space to seek solutions, growth, and healing.
Being a kid, teen, or young adult these days is pretty complicated, and parenting can certainly feel overwhelming at times. Sometimes, challenges seem to appear out of nowhere, and other times, things have felt hard for a long time. Either way, counseling can help by providing a safe, trusted space to seek solutions, growth, and healing.
(919) 635-9708 View (919) 635-9708
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Ancora Counseling Center
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, PhD, LCMHCS, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you worry that your child's behaviors may be getting out of control? Are you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed or exhausted? Would you like for your child to listen to you? We'd like to help! Being a parent is one of life's most complicated and challenging jobs, but it can also be one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences. We'd like to help you and your child work through the challenges and build a strong foundation for a healthy and fulfilling relationship.
Do you worry that your child's behaviors may be getting out of control? Are you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed or exhausted? Would you like for your child to listen to you? We'd like to help! Being a parent is one of life's most complicated and challenging jobs, but it can also be one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences. We'd like to help you and your child work through the challenges and build a strong foundation for a healthy and fulfilling relationship.
(919) 825-3323 View (919) 825-3323
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Danielle Maurer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612
Not accepting new clients
I offer clinical assessment and mental health treatment for children (3-18), adults, family therapy, and parent coaching/co-parenting support.
I work with children and their caregivers around issues related to anxiety, depression, life adjustments/transitions, relational problems, behavioral concerns, school difficulties, grief/loss, self esteem, parenting challenges, and family conflict. I enjoy helping children gain insight into their experiences through psychodynamic play therapy and supporting parents' understanding of their child's emotional needs and behaviors. We all internalize our early experiences, and it has an impact on how we parent and relate to our children. When we are triggered from our own past, it can disrupt our ability to connect with our children.
I offer clinical assessment and mental health treatment for children (3-18), adults, family therapy, and parent coaching/co-parenting support.
I work with children and their caregivers around issues related to anxiety, depression, life adjustments/transitions, relational problems, behavioral concerns, school difficulties, grief/loss, self esteem, parenting challenges, and family conflict. I enjoy helping children gain insight into their experiences through psychodynamic play therapy and supporting parents' understanding of their child's emotional needs and behaviors. We all internalize our early experiences, and it has an impact on how we parent and relate to our children. When we are triggered from our own past, it can disrupt our ability to connect with our children.
(984) 231-9672 x3 View (984) 231-9672 x3
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Anne J. Siegel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
Waitlist for new clients
This includes launching from school, parenting at various stages, and marital separation.
Relationships require work. You may be working hard, but if that work is destructive -- such as excessive conflict, worry, negativity, blaming or guilt, these actions and thoughts are breaking down, not building, healthy relationships. I concentrate on developing and sustaining positive motivation and behavior. In therapy with me, couples and individuals can expect thoughtful, knowledgeable support and direct guidance to make your work constructive. I will lend strength when needed, and, will just as quickly 'call you' on counterproductive behavior. This is a dynamic process.
This includes launching from school, parenting at various stages, and marital separation.
Relationships require work. You may be working hard, but if that work is destructive -- such as excessive conflict, worry, negativity, blaming or guilt, these actions and thoughts are breaking down, not building, healthy relationships. I concentrate on developing and sustaining positive motivation and behavior. In therapy with me, couples and individuals can expect thoughtful, knowledgeable support and direct guidance to make your work constructive. I will lend strength when needed, and, will just as quickly 'call you' on counterproductive behavior. This is a dynamic process.
(919) 289-0418 View (919) 289-0418
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Christine Rafter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
I have completed extensive training in several Evidence Based Treatments including Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch Up (ABC), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problematic Sexual Behavior CBT, and The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P).
I enjoy working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, life and family transitions, parenting stress, attachment issues, and struggles with self-esteem, self-confidence and emotional regulation. I am especially passionate about working with individuals who have experienced trauma, particularly children birth to age 5 and young adults. My goal is to help people to gain a better understanding of the connections between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to build a more balanced and meaningful life.
I have completed extensive training in several Evidence Based Treatments including Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch Up (ABC), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problematic Sexual Behavior CBT, and The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P).
I enjoy working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, life and family transitions, parenting stress, attachment issues, and struggles with self-esteem, self-confidence and emotional regulation. I am especially passionate about working with individuals who have experienced trauma, particularly children birth to age 5 and young adults. My goal is to help people to gain a better understanding of the connections between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to build a more balanced and meaningful life.
(919) 336-0377 View (919) 336-0377
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Cathy C Hedgepeth
Psychological Associate, MA, HSP, LPA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
Waitlist for new clients
I have 35+ years of experience and have been employed in a variety of mental health and educational settings (early intervention, parent education, therapy with school aged children, counseling with adults, and employment as a licesnsed school psychologist).
In my part time private practice I offer counseling/therapy to adults, children, adolescents, and parents. My areas of special interest include anxiety, depression, and parent education. I enjoy working with adults who are dealing with life challenges, loss, and seeking personal growth. When seeing children or adolescents, I typically use a child centered approach with the opportunity for play therapy. I also have experience with CBT, EFT, and mindfulness. These techniques are helpful in treating individuals who are experiencing anxiety, regulation of attention and impulse control, and trauma.
I have 35+ years of experience and have been employed in a variety of mental health and educational settings (early intervention, parent education, therapy with school aged children, counseling with adults, and employment as a licesnsed school psychologist).
In my part time private practice I offer counseling/therapy to adults, children, adolescents, and parents. My areas of special interest include anxiety, depression, and parent education. I enjoy working with adults who are dealing with life challenges, loss, and seeking personal growth. When seeing children or adolescents, I typically use a child centered approach with the opportunity for play therapy. I also have experience with CBT, EFT, and mindfulness. These techniques are helpful in treating individuals who are experiencing anxiety, regulation of attention and impulse control, and trauma.
(919) 289-0392 View (919) 289-0392
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Karen Lynn Rabins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Karen Rabins is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over thirty years of experience who specializes in working with adults. She treats people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, parenting, relationship challenges, work/life balance, burnout and compassion fatigue, and low self-esteem. She has expertise in helping people navigate life transitions, such as the birth of a child, the empty nest syndrome, career changes, and life disruptions due to death, illness, caregiving, and divorce.
Karen Rabins is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over thirty years of experience who specializes in working with adults. She treats people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, parenting, relationship challenges, work/life balance, burnout and compassion fatigue, and low self-esteem. She has expertise in helping people navigate life transitions, such as the birth of a child, the empty nest syndrome, career changes, and life disruptions due to death, illness, caregiving, and divorce.
(984) 223-9324 View (984) 223-9324
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DeShala Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
I'm searching for clients that desire to grow in Christianity but struggle with mental health related issues like depression, anxiety, ADHD, childhood trauma, parenting, and relationship issues. If you are seeking godly counseling and a spiritual transformation that manifests change in your mental health, you are in the right place. The Kairos Experience, PLLC offers divine spiritual interventions that will change your life forever. I also specialize in treating children and adolescents struggling with depression, ADHD, anxiety, and other behavioral problems. I see children as young as three years old with parental participation.
I'm searching for clients that desire to grow in Christianity but struggle with mental health related issues like depression, anxiety, ADHD, childhood trauma, parenting, and relationship issues. If you are seeking godly counseling and a spiritual transformation that manifests change in your mental health, you are in the right place. The Kairos Experience, PLLC offers divine spiritual interventions that will change your life forever. I also specialize in treating children and adolescents struggling with depression, ADHD, anxiety, and other behavioral problems. I see children as young as three years old with parental participation.
(919) 646-2733 View (919) 646-2733
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Lauren Elizabeth Reaves
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
I am a certified FirstPlay practitioner, which is an attachment-based therapy aimed at strengthening the bond between a baby and a parent.
I enjoy working with adults, parents, infants, toddlers, children, and families. As a counselor, I aim to help my clients be their best selves. I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where I can collaborate and work with my clients to reach their goals. I work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds on issues including becoming new parents, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship challenges, grief and loss, transitions, and other mental health and life concerns.
I am a certified FirstPlay practitioner, which is an attachment-based therapy aimed at strengthening the bond between a baby and a parent.
I enjoy working with adults, parents, infants, toddlers, children, and families. As a counselor, I aim to help my clients be their best selves. I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where I can collaborate and work with my clients to reach their goals. I work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds on issues including becoming new parents, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship challenges, grief and loss, transitions, and other mental health and life concerns.
(984) 646-0430 View (984) 646-0430
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Katherine Conlon Hutchinson
Psychologist, PhD, CDWF-C
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
Not accepting new clients
I am licensed psychologist with an interest and expertise in anxiety, depression and family/parenting stress. I also treat perinatal anxiety and mood disorders, including postpartum depression. I am particularly passionate about women's mental health across the lifespan, from teen to older adult.
I am licensed psychologist with an interest and expertise in anxiety, depression and family/parenting stress. I also treat perinatal anxiety and mood disorders, including postpartum depression. I am particularly passionate about women's mental health across the lifespan, from teen to older adult.
(919) 303-0377 View (919) 303-0377
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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.