Parenting Therapists in Columbus, OH

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Gestalt Columbus
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43230
The Gestalt Columbus team provides the highest quality counseling and psychotherapy services, whether individual, marital, child, couple, family, case management, parenting or group.
We are a group private practice with multiple therapists including EMDR and trauma informed clinicians. We also have a psychiatric nurse practitioner for medication management. We serve individuals, families, parents, couples, and groups. At Gestalt Columbus, we work alongside our clients to treat the whole person - mind and body. We understand the complexity of interpersonal relationships and the difficulty of changing established patterns with partners, family, friends and work associates. Solutions to deep, personal suffering must be rooted in real-life understanding and not just a quick fix or a one-size-fits-all approach.
The Gestalt Columbus team provides the highest quality counseling and psychotherapy services, whether individual, marital, child, couple, family, case management, parenting or group.
We are a group private practice with multiple therapists including EMDR and trauma informed clinicians. We also have a psychiatric nurse practitioner for medication management. We serve individuals, families, parents, couples, and groups. At Gestalt Columbus, we work alongside our clients to treat the whole person - mind and body. We understand the complexity of interpersonal relationships and the difficulty of changing established patterns with partners, family, friends and work associates. Solutions to deep, personal suffering must be rooted in real-life understanding and not just a quick fix or a one-size-fits-all approach.
(614) 860-5564 View (614) 860-5564
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Chahdael Foreman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43221  (Online Only)
Taking care of yourself is the best way to care for others. Thank you for taking the first step in caring for yourself by seeking therapy. I believe in approaching your needs and goals through collaboration, non-judgement and insight. This means being honest and being motivated to change. I strive to help those who find themselves struggling with issues related to anxiety, parenting, depression, relationships and boundaries.
Taking care of yourself is the best way to care for others. Thank you for taking the first step in caring for yourself by seeking therapy. I believe in approaching your needs and goals through collaboration, non-judgement and insight. This means being honest and being motivated to change. I strive to help those who find themselves struggling with issues related to anxiety, parenting, depression, relationships and boundaries.
(614) 665-8028 View (614) 665-8028
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Alex Beekman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43212
I offer in-person counseling for teens, young adults, and parents as well as online parent-coaching for parents of children 12 and under who are struggling to manage behaviors in the home.
I'm both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Special Education Intervention Specialist. I've been teaching in the K-12 public system for 23 years, which gives me a unique perspective when addressing concerns around behaviors and mental health for families as well as teachers/administrators. By aligning with you and/or your family - not as a director, but as a partner, collaborator and coach - we can work as a team to develop an effective strategy to address issues with behavior, academics, relationships, identity, work stress, professional issues, and family conflicts.
I offer in-person counseling for teens, young adults, and parents as well as online parent-coaching for parents of children 12 and under who are struggling to manage behaviors in the home.
I'm both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Special Education Intervention Specialist. I've been teaching in the K-12 public system for 23 years, which gives me a unique perspective when addressing concerns around behaviors and mental health for families as well as teachers/administrators. By aligning with you and/or your family - not as a director, but as a partner, collaborator and coach - we can work as a team to develop an effective strategy to address issues with behavior, academics, relationships, identity, work stress, professional issues, and family conflicts.
(614) 532-4776 View (614) 532-4776
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Rae Bradley Holliday
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43228
I work with individual clients ages 12-25 on building resilience and improving self-esteem. These individuals may be struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, or identity exploration (including LGBTQ+). I work with families of all identities on improving communication and reducing conflict, including parent-child conflict, sibling conflict, transitional stages, or issues related to military life.
I work with individual clients ages 12-25 on building resilience and improving self-esteem. These individuals may be struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, or identity exploration (including LGBTQ+). I work with families of all identities on improving communication and reducing conflict, including parent-child conflict, sibling conflict, transitional stages, or issues related to military life.
(859) 429-1362 View (859) 429-1362
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Seasons Life Coaching and Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43202
Women and adolescents work through anxiety, panic disorders, depression, postpartum, overwhelm, relationship concerns, and parenting difficulties, in a comfortable environment with an experienced licensed professional clinical counselor! Calisa Nickelson has been assisting women on "women's issues" for over eighteen years! Stress reduction, feelings of overwhelm, confusion, anxiety, panic disorders, depression, and life transitions are specialties in this practice! I provide the clarification and direction women, mothers, and adolescents need for personal acceptance, growth, goal clarification, and family health. I am a certified cognitive behavioral therapist and also embrace holistic techniques of meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation training.
Women and adolescents work through anxiety, panic disorders, depression, postpartum, overwhelm, relationship concerns, and parenting difficulties, in a comfortable environment with an experienced licensed professional clinical counselor! Calisa Nickelson has been assisting women on "women's issues" for over eighteen years! Stress reduction, feelings of overwhelm, confusion, anxiety, panic disorders, depression, and life transitions are specialties in this practice! I provide the clarification and direction women, mothers, and adolescents need for personal acceptance, growth, goal clarification, and family health. I am a certified cognitive behavioral therapist and also embrace holistic techniques of meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation training.
(614) 210-3282 View (614) 210-3282
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Katherine Moss, LISW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215
I provide empirically-supported psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. My work is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness and self-compassion. My areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, with particular emphasis on OCD, and parenting management, particularly for children with anxiety and behavioral dysregulation.
I provide empirically-supported psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. My work is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness and self-compassion. My areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, with particular emphasis on OCD, and parenting management, particularly for children with anxiety and behavioral dysregulation.
(614) 954-7077 View (614) 954-7077
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Bailey Curnutte
LSW , CLC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43201  (Online Only)
Bailey Curnutte is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio and a certified Life Coach. Beginning the journey to self-healing and self-discovery through counseling can be scary, and Bailey believes in creating a supportive, empathetic environment that allows clients to begin this journey. She believes in taking a holistic approach and working with each client on an individual level, focusing on their specific needs, wants, and goals. Bailey specializes in treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem, anger management, parenting, and relationship issues.
Bailey Curnutte is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio and a certified Life Coach. Beginning the journey to self-healing and self-discovery through counseling can be scary, and Bailey believes in creating a supportive, empathetic environment that allows clients to begin this journey. She believes in taking a holistic approach and working with each client on an individual level, focusing on their specific needs, wants, and goals. Bailey specializes in treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem, anger management, parenting, and relationship issues.
(614) 470-2608 View (614) 470-2608
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Heidi A. Bunker
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43201
I also specialize in parent support and coaching.
I am currently accepting clients. I believe it is important to find a good fit when seeking a therapist. My approach is best described as open, whole-person, strength-based, barrier solving, collaborative and growth-oriented. My goal for everyone is simple: for them to get help, grow, and move on. If you are feeling anxious, stressed out, sad, stuck, frustrated, tired of conflict, uncertain about transitions into adulthood or midlife, I believe we would be a good match.
I also specialize in parent support and coaching.
I am currently accepting clients. I believe it is important to find a good fit when seeking a therapist. My approach is best described as open, whole-person, strength-based, barrier solving, collaborative and growth-oriented. My goal for everyone is simple: for them to get help, grow, and move on. If you are feeling anxious, stressed out, sad, stuck, frustrated, tired of conflict, uncertain about transitions into adulthood or midlife, I believe we would be a good match.
(513) 689-4267 View (513) 689-4267
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Dr. Bridget Jones
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
I'm happy you are here. I work with women and new parents who are struggling with the transition to pregnancy or parenting and want to feel more enjoyment and confidence in their new identity and relationships. I know it can be intimidating to consider therapy. You may be pregnant or newly postpartum, grappling with the physical, emotional, and environmental changes that come with such a transition. You may be a tired or stressed out parent, trying to “have it all” but always falling behind the endless to-dos. I understand the difficulties that come with expanding your family. We can work together to improve your wellbeing.
I'm happy you are here. I work with women and new parents who are struggling with the transition to pregnancy or parenting and want to feel more enjoyment and confidence in their new identity and relationships. I know it can be intimidating to consider therapy. You may be pregnant or newly postpartum, grappling with the physical, emotional, and environmental changes that come with such a transition. You may be a tired or stressed out parent, trying to “have it all” but always falling behind the endless to-dos. I understand the difficulties that come with expanding your family. We can work together to improve your wellbeing.
(937) 930-4329 View (937) 930-4329
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Kelli L. Riedl
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
In my work with adults, we explore challenges related to depression, anxiety, marriage, family relationships, women's issues, parenting, grief and loss, career stressors, and life transitions.
Each day it seems that life presents a new challenge, often causing us to question certain decisions that we have made or to consider new paths that we would like to explore. My goal is to gain a clear picture of each individual's needs, explore new and more effective ways of problem solving, and help each individual develop greater insight and growth. I believe the relational component of therapy is essential and serves at the foundation for establishing trust, compassion, empathy, and respect. I have expertise in working with individuals of all ages: children, adolescents, adults and families.
In my work with adults, we explore challenges related to depression, anxiety, marriage, family relationships, women's issues, parenting, grief and loss, career stressors, and life transitions.
Each day it seems that life presents a new challenge, often causing us to question certain decisions that we have made or to consider new paths that we would like to explore. My goal is to gain a clear picture of each individual's needs, explore new and more effective ways of problem solving, and help each individual develop greater insight and growth. I believe the relational component of therapy is essential and serves at the foundation for establishing trust, compassion, empathy, and respect. I have expertise in working with individuals of all ages: children, adolescents, adults and families.
(614) 389-9424 View (614) 389-9424
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Allyson Cordle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
If you’re a parent: Being a parent is hard and I appreciate you taking the time to ensure that your child’s health is a priority.
I have experience with adolescents and young adults in different levels of care (PHP/IOP/individual). I enjoy working with clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, & ADHD. For adolescents: Life is hard & I want to be able to make sure you have all the tools & resources you need to succeed in life. I want you to have time to work through problems in therapy while empowering you to talk with your parents about problems as needed. Your voice is so important! For young adults: In therapy. I work to empower you to make your own choices, identify/feel your emotions, and process your needs. Your feelings & struggles are valid!
If you’re a parent: Being a parent is hard and I appreciate you taking the time to ensure that your child’s health is a priority.
I have experience with adolescents and young adults in different levels of care (PHP/IOP/individual). I enjoy working with clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, & ADHD. For adolescents: Life is hard & I want to be able to make sure you have all the tools & resources you need to succeed in life. I want you to have time to work through problems in therapy while empowering you to talk with your parents about problems as needed. Your voice is so important! For young adults: In therapy. I work to empower you to make your own choices, identify/feel your emotions, and process your needs. Your feelings & struggles are valid!
(380) 210-5296 View (380) 210-5296
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Rebecca Flowers Schamess
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
You can learn to resolve conflicts, set boundaries, parent with love, and change and grow individually, as a couple, and as a family -- all with love, kindness, awareness and acceptance.
My therapist taught me how to love myself—and by extension, my life partner, my kids, and everyone else! It is possible, no matter where you're starting from, to have less inner conflict, less outer conflict, and more love, peace, calm, and creativity in your life. And if you’re a woman with ADHD, I can help with that too. Your life doesn’t have to feel chaotic, and you don’t have to call yourself names (lazy, careless, stupid) to get things done. Whether I see you one-on-one or with an important other, I will meet you with compassion, hope, and acceptance. Because we all deserve not just to survive, but to thrive.
You can learn to resolve conflicts, set boundaries, parent with love, and change and grow individually, as a couple, and as a family -- all with love, kindness, awareness and acceptance.
My therapist taught me how to love myself—and by extension, my life partner, my kids, and everyone else! It is possible, no matter where you're starting from, to have less inner conflict, less outer conflict, and more love, peace, calm, and creativity in your life. And if you’re a woman with ADHD, I can help with that too. Your life doesn’t have to feel chaotic, and you don’t have to call yourself names (lazy, careless, stupid) to get things done. Whether I see you one-on-one or with an important other, I will meet you with compassion, hope, and acceptance. Because we all deserve not just to survive, but to thrive.
(614) 407-4564 View (614) 407-4564
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Starks Counseling & Consultation Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43215
grief/loss, community violence, domestic violence, divorce, caregiver of a disabled parent or child, etc.
Stephanie K. Starks, LISW-S, is a therapist and owner of Starks Counseling & Consultation Services, LLC . She 20 years of experience providing trauma-focused therapy. The goal at Starks Counseling is to provide “hope and healing” in a calm, supportive, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. She and her staff do this by empowering their clients with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be active participants in their own healing, as they believe that they are all simply vessels in which to help facilitate the healing process.
grief/loss, community violence, domestic violence, divorce, caregiver of a disabled parent or child, etc.
Stephanie K. Starks, LISW-S, is a therapist and owner of Starks Counseling & Consultation Services, LLC . She 20 years of experience providing trauma-focused therapy. The goal at Starks Counseling is to provide “hope and healing” in a calm, supportive, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. She and her staff do this by empowering their clients with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be active participants in their own healing, as they believe that they are all simply vessels in which to help facilitate the healing process.
(614) 831-1396 View (614) 831-1396
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Wendolyn Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, IMFT-S, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43206
Hello and welcome! I understand you are tired and overwhelmed with life's demands. Your relationship is not what you expected and no longer feels satisfying or “meant to be.” You're struggling to be the “ideal” parent, or you’re just plain exhausted by all the pressures on you. If you let it, life will put you on an emotional roller coaster! Even if you’re not experiencing turmoil, how do you stay afloat? How do you protect your mind, your heart, or your child, or relationship? You need help to transform those painful emotions into ones that are healing and fulfilling. I accept clients in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan.
Hello and welcome! I understand you are tired and overwhelmed with life's demands. Your relationship is not what you expected and no longer feels satisfying or “meant to be.” You're struggling to be the “ideal” parent, or you’re just plain exhausted by all the pressures on you. If you let it, life will put you on an emotional roller coaster! Even if you’re not experiencing turmoil, how do you stay afloat? How do you protect your mind, your heart, or your child, or relationship? You need help to transform those painful emotions into ones that are healing and fulfilling. I accept clients in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan.
(614) 968-8553 View (614) 968-8553
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Shealynne Baus
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
Are you stressed? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Not performing well? Therapy is an opportunity for change. Whether you are a high school student, college student, parent, young adult facing a new career or an executive, the demands of everyday life can be challenging. We often lose our perspective and suffer emotionally, psychologically, and even physically. Whether you are struggling with your everyday demands or you are confronting unique life challenges, I am here to help you reestablish your strengths and empower you with the confidence you need to achieve your personal goals.
Are you stressed? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Not performing well? Therapy is an opportunity for change. Whether you are a high school student, college student, parent, young adult facing a new career or an executive, the demands of everyday life can be challenging. We often lose our perspective and suffer emotionally, psychologically, and even physically. Whether you are struggling with your everyday demands or you are confronting unique life challenges, I am here to help you reestablish your strengths and empower you with the confidence you need to achieve your personal goals.
(614) 808-2085 View (614) 808-2085
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Shannon H Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
I work with children (ages 3-18) who are experiencing anxiety, depression, academic stress/pressure, friendship concerns, low confidence, anger and strong emotional reactions, concerns related to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), grief, loss, divorce, and life adjustments. I am particularly skilled at building and maintaining a trusting relationship with adolescents in order to help them feel understood, heard and valued. In addition, I work with emerging adults as they adjust to college, careers, and living independently. Adults that I may see often struggle with anxiety, overwhelm, depression, work/life balance, relationship difficulties, and parenting concerns.
I work with children (ages 3-18) who are experiencing anxiety, depression, academic stress/pressure, friendship concerns, low confidence, anger and strong emotional reactions, concerns related to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), grief, loss, divorce, and life adjustments. I am particularly skilled at building and maintaining a trusting relationship with adolescents in order to help them feel understood, heard and valued. In addition, I work with emerging adults as they adjust to college, careers, and living independently. Adults that I may see often struggle with anxiety, overwhelm, depression, work/life balance, relationship difficulties, and parenting concerns.
(614) 467-4086 View (614) 467-4086
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Dr. Marsheena Murray
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
Parenting, especially during these times, can be exhausting, frustrating, and extremely difficult. Sometimes it feels like a thankless job that you cannot quit. In our work together, you will see the changes you desire. Your child will begin listening. You will stop receiving calls from the school about your child’s behavior. Your teen will begin to make better decisions and have meaningful conversations with you. Through my work with your family, you will find yourself yelling less and enjoying parenting more.
Parenting, especially during these times, can be exhausting, frustrating, and extremely difficult. Sometimes it feels like a thankless job that you cannot quit. In our work together, you will see the changes you desire. Your child will begin listening. You will stop receiving calls from the school about your child’s behavior. Your teen will begin to make better decisions and have meaningful conversations with you. Through my work with your family, you will find yourself yelling less and enjoying parenting more.
(614) 665-1982 View (614) 665-1982
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Jade Flowers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43220  (Online Only)
Everyone feels stuck at times and unsure what to do. I believe that with the right help you can make the changes you need so that a new path can be discovered. My passion is to work along side individuals, families, adolescents, children, and parents to help create this new path. I specialize in Marriage & Family Therapy and Art Therapy. I work with those dealing with past or current trauma, family issues, youth, emotional hardships, life transitions, divorce, parenting challenges, depression, anxiety, addiction, adoption, and behavior issues just to name a few.
Everyone feels stuck at times and unsure what to do. I believe that with the right help you can make the changes you need so that a new path can be discovered. My passion is to work along side individuals, families, adolescents, children, and parents to help create this new path. I specialize in Marriage & Family Therapy and Art Therapy. I work with those dealing with past or current trauma, family issues, youth, emotional hardships, life transitions, divorce, parenting challenges, depression, anxiety, addiction, adoption, and behavior issues just to name a few.
(380) 204-9049 View (380) 204-9049
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Kelsie A Salmen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
She has special expertise in depression, anxiety, child and adolescent issues, the LGBTQ+ community, adoption and foster care, and behavior management or other parenting concerns.
Dr. Salmen's approach to therapy is one that places great value on the therapeutic relationship. When a strong and trusting working relationship is built, clients are able to feel safe to express themselves, share their fears, celebrate their successes, and set important and attainable goals. Dr. Salmen's therapeutic style is a blend of techniques, which can be tailored to fit each client's unique needs. These techniques include psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and interpersonal and relational approaches.
She has special expertise in depression, anxiety, child and adolescent issues, the LGBTQ+ community, adoption and foster care, and behavior management or other parenting concerns.
Dr. Salmen's approach to therapy is one that places great value on the therapeutic relationship. When a strong and trusting working relationship is built, clients are able to feel safe to express themselves, share their fears, celebrate their successes, and set important and attainable goals. Dr. Salmen's therapeutic style is a blend of techniques, which can be tailored to fit each client's unique needs. These techniques include psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and interpersonal and relational approaches.
(614) 930-6249 View (614) 930-6249
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Encomopass Adoptees
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43204
Waitlist for new clients
At Encompass Adoptees we have a passion for serving families with unique needs and specialize in working with those navigating trauma, grief, adverse childhood experiences, attachment injury, adoption/foster/kinship/donor conceived related hardships, and loss/separation from a parent due to death, divorce, or deportation. We take a person-centered approach with a focus on trauma and attachment. We work along side the client/family to start where you are, and create a plan unique to your specific needs. Regardless of where you find yourself today, we are ready to partner with anyone ready to grow and work toward change.
At Encompass Adoptees we have a passion for serving families with unique needs and specialize in working with those navigating trauma, grief, adverse childhood experiences, attachment injury, adoption/foster/kinship/donor conceived related hardships, and loss/separation from a parent due to death, divorce, or deportation. We take a person-centered approach with a focus on trauma and attachment. We work along side the client/family to start where you are, and create a plan unique to your specific needs. Regardless of where you find yourself today, we are ready to partner with anyone ready to grow and work toward change.
(614) 820-5384 View (614) 820-5384
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.