Parenting Therapists in Lake Oswego, OR

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Ann DeWitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Parenting.
Experience passion in your marriage and fun in your family. You've spent years building an exceptional family, career, and life but recently have hit a snag. It might be a lack of intimacy in your marriage, a child who isn't thriving in school, sports, or emotional health, or a feeling that you're stuck--simultaneously overwhelmed and uninspired.
Parenting.
Experience passion in your marriage and fun in your family. You've spent years building an exceptional family, career, and life but recently have hit a snag. It might be a lack of intimacy in your marriage, a child who isn't thriving in school, sports, or emotional health, or a feeling that you're stuck--simultaneously overwhelmed and uninspired.
(503) 379-9533 View (503) 379-9533
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Joseph C Schutte
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Our lives are filled with relationships: friendship, significant other, parent, child, intimate partner, etc. When our relationships are struggle, so do other areas of life. Frequently, feelings of depression, anger, or stress coincide with disconnection of a significant, meaningful relationship. This feeling of disconnection is threatening and scary; allowing for thoughts of abandonment, and feeling alone. Unfortunately, this results in an increased feeling of disconnection in our most important relationships.
Our lives are filled with relationships: friendship, significant other, parent, child, intimate partner, etc. When our relationships are struggle, so do other areas of life. Frequently, feelings of depression, anger, or stress coincide with disconnection of a significant, meaningful relationship. This feeling of disconnection is threatening and scary; allowing for thoughts of abandonment, and feeling alone. Unfortunately, this results in an increased feeling of disconnection in our most important relationships.
(503) 451-6702 View (503) 451-6702
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Allene Gould
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97034  (Online Only)
Having been a teacher for 24 years gives me a strong foundation for working with individual women and men, especially with parents. Would you like a more peaceful life, a better relationship with your spouse or children? Learn the 2 most important parenting strategies? Someone who really listens and "gets you"? I believe that everyone who walks through my door has the capability to lead a more positive life, regardless of what has negatively affected you. My own personal experience, coupled with my specific training, helps me assist individuals dealing with depression and anxiety, and clients facing conflict and parenting issues.
Having been a teacher for 24 years gives me a strong foundation for working with individual women and men, especially with parents. Would you like a more peaceful life, a better relationship with your spouse or children? Learn the 2 most important parenting strategies? Someone who really listens and "gets you"? I believe that everyone who walks through my door has the capability to lead a more positive life, regardless of what has negatively affected you. My own personal experience, coupled with my specific training, helps me assist individuals dealing with depression and anxiety, and clients facing conflict and parenting issues.
(503) 967-0230 View (503) 967-0230
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Elizabeth Hawkins
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have a small private therapy and coaching practice. Some of my clinical areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, child/adolescent development, parenting, relationships, and food allergies. I often work with individuals who are highly sensitive, gifted, and/or high-performing. I will work collaboratively and compassionately with you to identify unhelpful patterns and develop new skills aimed at building a fuller and more meaningful life.
I have a small private therapy and coaching practice. Some of my clinical areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, child/adolescent development, parenting, relationships, and food allergies. I often work with individuals who are highly sensitive, gifted, and/or high-performing. I will work collaboratively and compassionately with you to identify unhelpful patterns and develop new skills aimed at building a fuller and more meaningful life.
(503) 683-3760 View (503) 683-3760
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Nancy F Nasser-Marsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Being an adoptee, a mom, and a step parent myself, I feel passionate about the connections I make to help families have stronger relationships.
I have two specialties, working with children and parents through adoption issues and working with children whose parents are experiencing separation and divorce. As a certified adoption specialist, I help adoptive parents and adopted children navigate through the developmental stages adoption brings. I also assist birth parents and adult adoptees through the complexities of search and reunion issues so they can complete their stories and find healing.
Being an adoptee, a mom, and a step parent myself, I feel passionate about the connections I make to help families have stronger relationships.
I have two specialties, working with children and parents through adoption issues and working with children whose parents are experiencing separation and divorce. As a certified adoption specialist, I help adoptive parents and adopted children navigate through the developmental stages adoption brings. I also assist birth parents and adult adoptees through the complexities of search and reunion issues so they can complete their stories and find healing.
(971) 270-0961 View (971) 270-0961
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Sasha Rosenfels
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97034  (Online Only)
Parenting Sessions: Want answers to your specific parenting struggles? We will work together to develop effective tools to address you family's unique needs.
Individual Sessions: Respect, compassion and empathy are the cornerstones of my counseling practice. In sessions, I will create a safe environment where you can explore your experiences and how they have shaped you, learn to understand yourself, your thoughts, feelings and your needs and examine your relationships with others so that you can, if you wish, nurture and deepen those relationships. Most importantly, you'll learn to view yourself through a more compassionate lens, building a calmer and more joyful inner experience and a more confident and caring self-view.
Parenting Sessions: Want answers to your specific parenting struggles? We will work together to develop effective tools to address you family's unique needs.
Individual Sessions: Respect, compassion and empathy are the cornerstones of my counseling practice. In sessions, I will create a safe environment where you can explore your experiences and how they have shaped you, learn to understand yourself, your thoughts, feelings and your needs and examine your relationships with others so that you can, if you wish, nurture and deepen those relationships. Most importantly, you'll learn to view yourself through a more compassionate lens, building a calmer and more joyful inner experience and a more confident and caring self-view.
(503) 486-4641 View (503) 486-4641
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Noelle Ferguson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Despite what Instagram, TikTok, or an opinionated in-law may have us believe, none of us are born knowing how to parent, and many of us are actively working on changing intergenerational patterns in our own families in order to better support the growth and development of our children, in essence, reparenting ourselves. This process is a difficult one, and not meant to be done in isolation. Together we can look at how you were parented, how you want to parent, and how to bridge any gaps in between.
Despite what Instagram, TikTok, or an opinionated in-law may have us believe, none of us are born knowing how to parent, and many of us are actively working on changing intergenerational patterns in our own families in order to better support the growth and development of our children, in essence, reparenting ourselves. This process is a difficult one, and not meant to be done in isolation. Together we can look at how you were parented, how you want to parent, and how to bridge any gaps in between.
(503) 461-1025 View (503) 461-1025
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Resilient Minds Family Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97034  (Online Only)
I am also a child-parent interaction therapy (CPIT) counselor and provide individualized parental training.
My therapeutic work focuses on understanding your inner world to build a trusting relationship. Creating a safe and nonjudgemental environment for you is my goal. During the therapy process I aim to define problem areas to help you, your marriage, or your child overcome obstacles pertaining to emotional issues or behavioral issues. I work with kids who experience issues with divorce, school, peers, learning, discipline, and trauma. When working with couples, I use a specific scientific method aimed at addressing particular troubled areas in the relationship from communication issues and conflict to affairs.
I am also a child-parent interaction therapy (CPIT) counselor and provide individualized parental training.
My therapeutic work focuses on understanding your inner world to build a trusting relationship. Creating a safe and nonjudgemental environment for you is my goal. During the therapy process I aim to define problem areas to help you, your marriage, or your child overcome obstacles pertaining to emotional issues or behavioral issues. I work with kids who experience issues with divorce, school, peers, learning, discipline, and trauma. When working with couples, I use a specific scientific method aimed at addressing particular troubled areas in the relationship from communication issues and conflict to affairs.
(541) 329-3280 View (541) 329-3280
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Laurel Johnson
MSW
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
I currently offer 1:1 support sessions (virtual/in-person) for parents of children 0-12 and in-person parent-child classes in Portland, OR.
When it is a hard time to be a human, it is exponentially more difficult to be a caregiver. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. Reaching out for support can bring more ease and joy to your relationship with your child (or children). You might be interested in making sense of challenging or confusing behaviors; discipline & confident limit setting; understanding & responding to your child’s crying or tantrums; supporting play, independence & learning; clarifying your values & developing a caregiving approach; setting up a supportive environment; working with your own triggers, and/or carving out time for self care.
I currently offer 1:1 support sessions (virtual/in-person) for parents of children 0-12 and in-person parent-child classes in Portland, OR.
When it is a hard time to be a human, it is exponentially more difficult to be a caregiver. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. Reaching out for support can bring more ease and joy to your relationship with your child (or children). You might be interested in making sense of challenging or confusing behaviors; discipline & confident limit setting; understanding & responding to your child’s crying or tantrums; supporting play, independence & learning; clarifying your values & developing a caregiving approach; setting up a supportive environment; working with your own triggers, and/or carving out time for self care.
(971) 571-5657 View (971) 571-5657
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Accepting New Patients-Schedule Now Leslie Dove Hering
Pre-Licensed Professional, QMHA-R
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97034  (Online Only)
I help clients with creating healthy relationships, resolving parenting issues, conflict resolution, life transitions, and creating a work/life balance.
I am Accepting New Clients Immediately! I have professional and personal experience in mental and emotional well-being. I have experience helping families with adjustment issues and how to manage life changes. I work with adults and teens (ages 15-17). My Clinical Practice Also Offers Medication Management with a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner! My Practice Offers Telehealth Sessions All Across The State Of Oregon!
I help clients with creating healthy relationships, resolving parenting issues, conflict resolution, life transitions, and creating a work/life balance.
I am Accepting New Clients Immediately! I have professional and personal experience in mental and emotional well-being. I have experience helping families with adjustment issues and how to manage life changes. I work with adults and teens (ages 15-17). My Clinical Practice Also Offers Medication Management with a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner! My Practice Offers Telehealth Sessions All Across The State Of Oregon!
(971) 251-2410 View (971) 251-2410
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There is Hope Counseling and Consulting LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS C, MS Ed, NCC
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97034  (Online Only)
I provide both counseling and consulting telehealth services for children, teens, parents, and families to promote overall well-being, improving relationships, gain coping strategies, parenting skills and nuture healthy development in children and teens.
I provide both counseling and consulting telehealth services for children, teens, parents, and families to promote overall well-being, improving relationships, gain coping strategies, parenting skills and nuture healthy development in children and teens.
(971) 396-1483 View (971) 396-1483
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Still Waters Counseling Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
I have extensive experience in navigating relationship issues (including but not limited to infidelity, communication, parenting, blended families, attachment), PTSD, spiritual trauma, attachment trauma, career changes, depression, anxiety, loneliness, stress, and emotional regulation.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Oregon providing mental health services in Oregon since 2010. I provide in-person and virtual trauma-informed therapy, respecting diversity and multiculturalism. My philosophy and approach towards treatment is person-centered, with the belief that each person has all the answers, and the ability to solve their problems within themselves. I see my role as an assistant in reaching the best solution for each person’s unique situation. I specialize in working with couples, families, individuals, digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and those who work from home.
I have extensive experience in navigating relationship issues (including but not limited to infidelity, communication, parenting, blended families, attachment), PTSD, spiritual trauma, attachment trauma, career changes, depression, anxiety, loneliness, stress, and emotional regulation.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Oregon providing mental health services in Oregon since 2010. I provide in-person and virtual trauma-informed therapy, respecting diversity and multiculturalism. My philosophy and approach towards treatment is person-centered, with the belief that each person has all the answers, and the ability to solve their problems within themselves. I see my role as an assistant in reaching the best solution for each person’s unique situation. I specialize in working with couples, families, individuals, digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and those who work from home.
(458) 218-8694 View (458) 218-8694
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Genevieve Payne
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
I'm a therapist with a real passion for working with women during difficult transitions such as going to college, experiencing heartbreak, becoming pregnant, learning how to be a parent, and separation and divorce. During these times, we discover reserves of inner strength that we never knew we had. If we can open ourselves up to new ways of interacting with painful experiences, it can unlock the door to honest and vulnerable communication and a greater capacity for love. I treat a variety of traumas including acute trauma, childhood or attachment trauma, sexual trauma, and medical trauma.
I'm a therapist with a real passion for working with women during difficult transitions such as going to college, experiencing heartbreak, becoming pregnant, learning how to be a parent, and separation and divorce. During these times, we discover reserves of inner strength that we never knew we had. If we can open ourselves up to new ways of interacting with painful experiences, it can unlock the door to honest and vulnerable communication and a greater capacity for love. I treat a variety of traumas including acute trauma, childhood or attachment trauma, sexual trauma, and medical trauma.
(503) 678-9275 View (503) 678-9275
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Dane Nielsen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, CADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
2 Time Spots Currently Available - June 2024. Being a guy isn't always easy. Whether you're an adult struggling with work, parenting, relationships, and life or a teen trying to make it through the school day. I work with teens to help them communicate their needs, make sense of their world, and build the skills for managing their mental health and overall happiness. For adults, I help them to calm their thoughts and find passion in their life, relationships, and work. I also offer services for help with addiction.
2 Time Spots Currently Available - June 2024. Being a guy isn't always easy. Whether you're an adult struggling with work, parenting, relationships, and life or a teen trying to make it through the school day. I work with teens to help them communicate their needs, make sense of their world, and build the skills for managing their mental health and overall happiness. For adults, I help them to calm their thoughts and find passion in their life, relationships, and work. I also offer services for help with addiction.
(503) 765-6209 View (503) 765-6209
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Dr. Jennifer Twyford
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035  (Online Only)
Expertise in child and teen school, developmental, behavioral, and emotional concerns. If you’re a worried parent losing sleep about your child, and things are not getting better and you fear that it might not just be a phase. You want to go through the day without worrying about your child constantly. You’re tired of getting calls from school. You don’t want to think about that awful thing that happened, their behavior, or their emotional outbursts. After taking to other parents, your friends, their teachers, or maybe even your pediatrician, you feel like it’s time to see someone.
Expertise in child and teen school, developmental, behavioral, and emotional concerns. If you’re a worried parent losing sleep about your child, and things are not getting better and you fear that it might not just be a phase. You want to go through the day without worrying about your child constantly. You’re tired of getting calls from school. You don’t want to think about that awful thing that happened, their behavior, or their emotional outbursts. After taking to other parents, your friends, their teachers, or maybe even your pediatrician, you feel like it’s time to see someone.
(805) 754-2405 View (805) 754-2405
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Lisa Gabardi, PhD, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LLC
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
I have specialized training as a mediator and assist divorcing parents with parenting plans and provide divorce related and co-parenting consultation.
I provide a supportive, compassionate environment combined with practical guidance to promote your strengths, clarify your values and goals, and develop flexible thinking and new habits. Because I believe that when life challenges are met with compassion and practical guidance, the challenges become a catalyst for healing, resilience, and developing your best self. I consider psychotherapy to be a collaborative process, utilizing my expertise and your strengths to meet your goals. I actively participate in the therapy process, supporting your efforts toward sustainable change in your life.
I have specialized training as a mediator and assist divorcing parents with parenting plans and provide divorce related and co-parenting consultation.
I provide a supportive, compassionate environment combined with practical guidance to promote your strengths, clarify your values and goals, and develop flexible thinking and new habits. Because I believe that when life challenges are met with compassion and practical guidance, the challenges become a catalyst for healing, resilience, and developing your best self. I consider psychotherapy to be a collaborative process, utilizing my expertise and your strengths to meet your goals. I actively participate in the therapy process, supporting your efforts toward sustainable change in your life.
(503) 831-9614 View (503) 831-9614
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Heartwise Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Are you longing to find an easier way of managing the demands of work, couplehood, and family? Are you looking for more peace in your core relationships? I would love to help. I help Women & Couples find a better balance, communicate in a healthier, stronger way, and find the peace you hoped for at this stage of your life. I am a compassionate partner to help you sort through the tangles of life. I get it---I'm a parent too and understand how challenging it can be. [Set up a free consultation at https://calendly.com/heartwisesusan/free-consultation]
Are you longing to find an easier way of managing the demands of work, couplehood, and family? Are you looking for more peace in your core relationships? I would love to help. I help Women & Couples find a better balance, communicate in a healthier, stronger way, and find the peace you hoped for at this stage of your life. I am a compassionate partner to help you sort through the tangles of life. I get it---I'm a parent too and understand how challenging it can be. [Set up a free consultation at https://calendly.com/heartwisesusan/free-consultation]
(503) 980-4514 View (503) 980-4514
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Robert B Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADCIII, MA
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Adoptive parent of Russian child for sixteen years Twelve years of study at Soto Zen seminary, Tassajara Mountain Center and San Francisco Zen Center.
I enjoy working with people who seek both short term solution-focused therapy and those who choose to pursue longer term goals of personality change in the context of depth psychology. There are truly many paths to achieving significant relief from symptoms of loss, depression, and anxiety or a change in one's personal situation. I view the therapeutic journey as Herodotus understood the original meaning of the word history (historous): not as a noun (i.e. a fixed thing) but a verb: literally to go and find out for one's self.
Adoptive parent of Russian child for sixteen years Twelve years of study at Soto Zen seminary, Tassajara Mountain Center and San Francisco Zen Center.
I enjoy working with people who seek both short term solution-focused therapy and those who choose to pursue longer term goals of personality change in the context of depth psychology. There are truly many paths to achieving significant relief from symptoms of loss, depression, and anxiety or a change in one's personal situation. I view the therapeutic journey as Herodotus understood the original meaning of the word history (historous): not as a noun (i.e. a fixed thing) but a verb: literally to go and find out for one's self.
(503) 622-8178 View (503) 622-8178
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Robert Field
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
As a psychologist specializing in children and adolescents I am best suited to provide a clear idea of problems, developing an effective treatment plan, working with families, schools and other support services to create effective positive change. Only by focusing on parents' concerns, supporting their parenting style can satisfactory treatment occur.
As a psychologist specializing in children and adolescents I am best suited to provide a clear idea of problems, developing an effective treatment plan, working with families, schools and other support services to create effective positive change. Only by focusing on parents' concerns, supporting their parenting style can satisfactory treatment occur.
(925) 326-4845 View (925) 326-4845
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Kokua Counseling PDX, LLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, MEd
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
I have worked successfully with children, adolescents and families with Autism since 2001 and I am a parent of a child with special needs.
My current appointment schedule is Monday through Friday, 9am to 1pm. I current do NOT offer afternoon (after 2pm), evening or weekend appointments. I welcome all unique challenges. I enjoy seeking a collaborative partnership with each client to discover a path to navigate everyday life events and challenges.
I have worked successfully with children, adolescents and families with Autism since 2001 and I am a parent of a child with special needs.
My current appointment schedule is Monday through Friday, 9am to 1pm. I current do NOT offer afternoon (after 2pm), evening or weekend appointments. I welcome all unique challenges. I enjoy seeking a collaborative partnership with each client to discover a path to navigate everyday life events and challenges.
(971) 252-7465 View (971) 252-7465

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.