Parenting Therapists in Tigard, OR

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ADHD Child & Family Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Tigard, OR 97223
I also offer parent-based services that offer guidance, education, support, and training.
Raising healthy and happy children with ADHD can be a big job, but the good news is that you do not have to do it alone. There is a lot that can be done to help! ADHD is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that impacts each child differently. ADHD has little to do with how "smart" your child might be, but it has a lot to do with your child's ability to regulate their attention, mood, and behaviors. When symptoms of ADHD lead to lower self-esteem, mental health concerns, behavioral challenges, or academic struggles, it is a good time to seek professional help.
I also offer parent-based services that offer guidance, education, support, and training.
Raising healthy and happy children with ADHD can be a big job, but the good news is that you do not have to do it alone. There is a lot that can be done to help! ADHD is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that impacts each child differently. ADHD has little to do with how "smart" your child might be, but it has a lot to do with your child's ability to regulate their attention, mood, and behaviors. When symptoms of ADHD lead to lower self-esteem, mental health concerns, behavioral challenges, or academic struggles, it is a good time to seek professional help.
(971) 351-2310 View (971) 351-2310
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There is Hope Counseling and Consulting LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS C, MS Ed, NCC
Verified Verified
Tigard, OR 97224  (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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Allene Gould
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97223  (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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Noelle Ferguson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Tigard, OR 97223
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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Skyhook Counseling Center
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Tigard, OR 97223
Mental health services integrating movement within our unique & engaging clinic space plus ninja gym! We offer a range of services for children, adolescents, and adults, including individual therapy, family therapy, parenting support, and group therapy. Therapists on our team have various areas of expertise including supporting neurodivergent individuals, adoption/foster care populations, and other marginalized identities. Our therapists have extensive training in helping clients who are experiencing grief/loss, trauma, attachment and relational challenges, behavioral issues, and other mental health concerns.
Mental health services integrating movement within our unique & engaging clinic space plus ninja gym! We offer a range of services for children, adolescents, and adults, including individual therapy, family therapy, parenting support, and group therapy. Therapists on our team have various areas of expertise including supporting neurodivergent individuals, adoption/foster care populations, and other marginalized identities. Our therapists have extensive training in helping clients who are experiencing grief/loss, trauma, attachment and relational challenges, behavioral issues, and other mental health concerns.
(503) 461-4028 View (503) 461-4028
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Christina Geist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MAT, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97223
I strive to provide helpful support around life transitions and stresses, which may include family and relationship changes, women’s issues, parenting challenges, attachment wounds and complex trauma.
We are all wired to seek connection, love, belonging, and to be understood. Our internal (subconscious) messaging often tells us we are not good enough to receive these things. I provide customized and effective psychotherapy with warmth and authenticity. My goal is to create a safe, nurturing space and be present as we gently and collaboratively explore and untangle past emotions, beliefs, and experiences that are unique to you and your family.
I strive to provide helpful support around life transitions and stresses, which may include family and relationship changes, women’s issues, parenting challenges, attachment wounds and complex trauma.
We are all wired to seek connection, love, belonging, and to be understood. Our internal (subconscious) messaging often tells us we are not good enough to receive these things. I provide customized and effective psychotherapy with warmth and authenticity. My goal is to create a safe, nurturing space and be present as we gently and collaboratively explore and untangle past emotions, beliefs, and experiences that are unique to you and your family.
(503) 433-8106 View (503) 433-8106
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Heleen Woest
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97223
I love helping clients with relationships struggles, addiction, anxiety, depression, parenting, eating disorders, and more .
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* A strong connection with a therapist is crucial on your journey to healing, so I encourage you to look for a therapist that you like and can relate to. Please contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation to find out if you and I are a good fit and to see if I can help you with the things that are hurting you or holding you back, Below are some of the concerns that I have helped many clients with over the years.
I love helping clients with relationships struggles, addiction, anxiety, depression, parenting, eating disorders, and more .
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* A strong connection with a therapist is crucial on your journey to healing, so I encourage you to look for a therapist that you like and can relate to. Please contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation to find out if you and I are a good fit and to see if I can help you with the things that are hurting you or holding you back, Below are some of the concerns that I have helped many clients with over the years.
(503) 926-6069 View (503) 926-6069
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Samantha Rott
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, QMHP-R, MFTA, PCA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Tigard, OR 97223
Do you experience anxiety, depression, anger, parenting struggles, relationship dynamic issues or changes, or personal identity concerns? I am here to support you finding your voice within yourself and your close relationships. I believe that our past informs our present, in how we see, feel, hear, connect, and experience our lives. I find behavior to be an important opening to explore the underlying feelings an individual is experiencing in response to others. I view therapy as a collaborative process in which you are the expert of your own life and I am an empathetic and supportive guide helping create a brave, accepting space.
Do you experience anxiety, depression, anger, parenting struggles, relationship dynamic issues or changes, or personal identity concerns? I am here to support you finding your voice within yourself and your close relationships. I believe that our past informs our present, in how we see, feel, hear, connect, and experience our lives. I find behavior to be an important opening to explore the underlying feelings an individual is experiencing in response to others. I view therapy as a collaborative process in which you are the expert of your own life and I am an empathetic and supportive guide helping create a brave, accepting space.
(503) 741-2376 View (503) 741-2376
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DeLyn Griffin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97223
I welcome children, individuals, couples, and families dealing with relationship conflicts, parenting, depression, anxiety, trauma, life stress & balance, developing sexual health, or personal identity. I was a teacher for many years and welcome children ages 3 and up for play therapy to help them communicate their inner experiences as they learn new skills and practice new ways of coping.
I welcome children, individuals, couples, and families dealing with relationship conflicts, parenting, depression, anxiety, trauma, life stress & balance, developing sexual health, or personal identity. I was a teacher for many years and welcome children ages 3 and up for play therapy to help them communicate their inner experiences as they learn new skills and practice new ways of coping.
(503) 782-9423 View (503) 782-9423
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Justin Shull
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97223
I specialize in youth/adolescents and younger adults, particularly those with Anxiety, AD/HD, and/or Depression, or just life challenges. I do individual and family therapy, depending on the needs. I work with younger adults who have struggles with failure to launch, college coping struggles, or adults struggling with Anxiety, Depression, and/or AD/HD. Also, if you are having struggles with parenting or helping your child with their struggles; I have specialized in working in these areas for over 15 years. Feel free to contact to see if we are a good fit! I am doing Telehealth and In person sessions.
I specialize in youth/adolescents and younger adults, particularly those with Anxiety, AD/HD, and/or Depression, or just life challenges. I do individual and family therapy, depending on the needs. I work with younger adults who have struggles with failure to launch, college coping struggles, or adults struggling with Anxiety, Depression, and/or AD/HD. Also, if you are having struggles with parenting or helping your child with their struggles; I have specialized in working in these areas for over 15 years. Feel free to contact to see if we are a good fit! I am doing Telehealth and In person sessions.
(503) 714-7768 View (503) 714-7768
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Stacy Henne
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFTA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97223
I believe that change is always possible. While often intimidating, therapy can be the first step toward improving your life. Whether struggling with a relationship, anger management, communication skills, parenting, self-identity, depression or anxiety, I work with my clients to identify the maladaptive thought processes, roadblocks and circumstances that have led to feelings of frustration, dissatisfaction, or helplessness. I have a passion for working with individuals, couples and families to identify life goals, improve self-awareness and communication, and implement lasting change.
I believe that change is always possible. While often intimidating, therapy can be the first step toward improving your life. Whether struggling with a relationship, anger management, communication skills, parenting, self-identity, depression or anxiety, I work with my clients to identify the maladaptive thought processes, roadblocks and circumstances that have led to feelings of frustration, dissatisfaction, or helplessness. I have a passion for working with individuals, couples and families to identify life goals, improve self-awareness and communication, and implement lasting change.
(503) 828-3962 View (503) 828-3962
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Sara Correa-Hepburn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97223
Through individual and family therapy I am skilled at addressing behavioral issues, family conflict, divorce/blended families and parenting issues.
In my work as a therapist, I believe each person’s experience is unique; therefore I take a strengths based and person centered approach to effectively build rapport and trust. My focus is on being approachable, empathetic, non-judgmental, supportive and authentic. Collaboration is imperative and through our work together, I help guide clients and their families to learn techniques and strategies in order to live better quality lives.
Through individual and family therapy I am skilled at addressing behavioral issues, family conflict, divorce/blended families and parenting issues.
In my work as a therapist, I believe each person’s experience is unique; therefore I take a strengths based and person centered approach to effectively build rapport and trust. My focus is on being approachable, empathetic, non-judgmental, supportive and authentic. Collaboration is imperative and through our work together, I help guide clients and their families to learn techniques and strategies in order to live better quality lives.
(971) 703-5510 View (971) 703-5510
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Susan Robens
Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97224
Summer is here! Life is full of transitions and can tug at our strings in search for identity and times of uncertainty that can increase anxiety, depression, and trigger previous trauma. Children can feel changes and try to adapt without the words to express how they feel that can create additional tension. Put this together, it can become a cesspool of emotions for both the parent(s) and child. My personal experience of living abroad for 20 years and raising 5 children, helped me to understand transitions and their complexities.I work with both children and adults, parenting for relief.
Summer is here! Life is full of transitions and can tug at our strings in search for identity and times of uncertainty that can increase anxiety, depression, and trigger previous trauma. Children can feel changes and try to adapt without the words to express how they feel that can create additional tension. Put this together, it can become a cesspool of emotions for both the parent(s) and child. My personal experience of living abroad for 20 years and raising 5 children, helped me to understand transitions and their complexities.I work with both children and adults, parenting for relief.
(971) 290-1540 View (971) 290-1540
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Melisa Ho
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, BSN, RN, CDCES
Verified Verified
Tigard, OR 97223
Are you feeling discouraged? Are you at a point which you feel your hope may be GONE! For example, are you a young adult who has lost hope in finding a soulmate? Are you a couple who is on the edge of getting a divorce? Are you a parent who can’t see hope in your child with health issues? There are many different circumstances that cause us to feel hopeless. Unfortunately, depression, anxiety and even anger often come alongside with a sense of hopelessness. My passion is to help you find hope through compassionate counseling.
Are you feeling discouraged? Are you at a point which you feel your hope may be GONE! For example, are you a young adult who has lost hope in finding a soulmate? Are you a couple who is on the edge of getting a divorce? Are you a parent who can’t see hope in your child with health issues? There are many different circumstances that cause us to feel hopeless. Unfortunately, depression, anxiety and even anger often come alongside with a sense of hopelessness. My passion is to help you find hope through compassionate counseling.
(503) 782-9374 View (503) 782-9374
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Nicole Wiegand
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97223  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am certified in PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy) and Nature Based Therapy.
Hi! Thanks for stopping by. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families work toward their personal goals. Whether your goal is to build a healthier relationship with yourself and/or others; move through “stuckness”; find healing from past traumas; adjust to life changes; manage anxiety, stress, or depression; decrease behavioral concerns for your little(s); or even just to feel seen and heard through your unique life experiences; I aim to create a warm and judgement free space.
I am certified in PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy) and Nature Based Therapy.
Hi! Thanks for stopping by. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families work toward their personal goals. Whether your goal is to build a healthier relationship with yourself and/or others; move through “stuckness”; find healing from past traumas; adjust to life changes; manage anxiety, stress, or depression; decrease behavioral concerns for your little(s); or even just to feel seen and heard through your unique life experiences; I aim to create a warm and judgement free space.
(971) 606-5254 View (971) 606-5254
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Kokua Counseling PDX, LLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, MEd
Verified Verified
Tigard, OR 97223
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
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Caroline Sabi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97223
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in depression and anxiety, chronic pain, multicultural assimilation, crisis of meaning, grief, and loss, relationship difficulties, parenting issues.
I have had the privilege of witnessing people undergo the slow, extremely subtle and remarkable journey of healing and self-transformation. This process of psychological growth is astoundingly complex, multilayered, circular and even mysteriously numinous in its unfolding. My philosophy as a therapist is primarily on core transformation rather than merely symptom management and needless to say, I strongly believe in the centrality of the therapeutic relationship as a significant healing agent. Moving towards our wholeness necessitates the courage to first move into the wounded parts that we all have as members of the human species.
I specialize in depression and anxiety, chronic pain, multicultural assimilation, crisis of meaning, grief, and loss, relationship difficulties, parenting issues.
I have had the privilege of witnessing people undergo the slow, extremely subtle and remarkable journey of healing and self-transformation. This process of psychological growth is astoundingly complex, multilayered, circular and even mysteriously numinous in its unfolding. My philosophy as a therapist is primarily on core transformation rather than merely symptom management and needless to say, I strongly believe in the centrality of the therapeutic relationship as a significant healing agent. Moving towards our wholeness necessitates the courage to first move into the wounded parts that we all have as members of the human species.
(503) 994-9514 View (503) 994-9514
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Michelle Emery, LLC
MA, NCC, CPC
Verified Verified
Tigard, OR 97223
I specialize in the areas of past history of trauma, life transitions, anxiety, partnership, parenting, spirituality, health and wellness.
Hello! My name is Michelle Emery I am a psychotherapist, life coach, mama, yogini and someone who loves to learn and grow. I have many tools to help individuals gain greater insight and awareness into the way they organize and approach their lives. As a woman who has done a lot of my own deep inner work and who continues to explore new tools and new modalities, I would say that one of the greatest things I can offer my clients is a safe space to explore their inner world, thereby creating more harmony in their outer world.
I specialize in the areas of past history of trauma, life transitions, anxiety, partnership, parenting, spirituality, health and wellness.
Hello! My name is Michelle Emery I am a psychotherapist, life coach, mama, yogini and someone who loves to learn and grow. I have many tools to help individuals gain greater insight and awareness into the way they organize and approach their lives. As a woman who has done a lot of my own deep inner work and who continues to explore new tools and new modalities, I would say that one of the greatest things I can offer my clients is a safe space to explore their inner world, thereby creating more harmony in their outer world.
(503) 300-5621 View (503) 300-5621
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Rebecca Roxanne Coren
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Tigard, OR 97223
I specialize in Anxiety, Communication Skills, Parenting skills, Intimacy and Sexuality, Sexual Minorities, New Mothers, Teens struggling with school and home life, Health Problems, Recovery from Addictions, Separation and Divorce, Grief and Loss, and Spiritual Awakening.
I am a Humanistic, Existential and Systemic Psychotherapist. I respect each person's inner wisdom and believe that each of us naturally tends toward growth and resilience. Past and current relationships, be they family of origin, community, cultural ties, or family of choice, shape who we are, how we grow, and hold both the wound and the salve for our healing. I work with individuals, couples, teens, and families. Much of my work is with people who are in some sort of transition or crossroads in their relationships or personal growth.
I specialize in Anxiety, Communication Skills, Parenting skills, Intimacy and Sexuality, Sexual Minorities, New Mothers, Teens struggling with school and home life, Health Problems, Recovery from Addictions, Separation and Divorce, Grief and Loss, and Spiritual Awakening.
I am a Humanistic, Existential and Systemic Psychotherapist. I respect each person's inner wisdom and believe that each of us naturally tends toward growth and resilience. Past and current relationships, be they family of origin, community, cultural ties, or family of choice, shape who we are, how we grow, and hold both the wound and the salve for our healing. I work with individuals, couples, teens, and families. Much of my work is with people who are in some sort of transition or crossroads in their relationships or personal growth.
(503) 966-9862 View (503) 966-9862
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Robin L Magdahlen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MFT, RDT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97223
Positive Aging, Senior Life Transitions, Caregivers/Adult Children, Families - Adoption/Divorce/Blended Families, Divorce Coaching, Adult Adoptee/Birth Parent Reunification, Pre-Marital Counseling, EMDR, Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Crisis Intervention and Stabilization, Substance Abuse, Self Esteem/Personal Growth, Individual and Group Drama Therapy.
My intention for you is to gently but dynamically create opportunities for growth and healing through flexible and creative alternatives to break through old patterns. I like to collaborate with motivated clients who are willing to work to change their lives. My goal is to help you discover your own solutions to your problems and concerns in an environment that is welcoming, empathetic and non-judgmental. I do that by carefully attending to your thoughts and feelings. Although I will offer specific "interventions" I believe that change occurs during therapy when there is strong motivation combined with the quality of our connection.
Positive Aging, Senior Life Transitions, Caregivers/Adult Children, Families - Adoption/Divorce/Blended Families, Divorce Coaching, Adult Adoptee/Birth Parent Reunification, Pre-Marital Counseling, EMDR, Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Crisis Intervention and Stabilization, Substance Abuse, Self Esteem/Personal Growth, Individual and Group Drama Therapy.
My intention for you is to gently but dynamically create opportunities for growth and healing through flexible and creative alternatives to break through old patterns. I like to collaborate with motivated clients who are willing to work to change their lives. My goal is to help you discover your own solutions to your problems and concerns in an environment that is welcoming, empathetic and non-judgmental. I do that by carefully attending to your thoughts and feelings. Although I will offer specific "interventions" I believe that change occurs during therapy when there is strong motivation combined with the quality of our connection.
(503) 766-5714 View (503) 766-5714
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.