Parenting Therapists in Mechanicsburg, PA

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Jason Boes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, or you're just looking to refine your parenting skills, I look forward to working with you and your family.
(717) 639-2499
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Kalyani G Broderick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I actively involve caregivers in bonding activities and positive discipline approaches, based on my training as a parenting educator.
NEW! DBT Program in GBURG - NOW enrolling 14-24 year olds. Being a teenager has never been easy, but today’s youth are struggling more than ever. Almost every day, I hear from parents, teachers, and colleagues about the effects of the last 2+ years on adolescent mental health. If this is you or someone you love, DBT can help. Susan Abele, LCSW, and I are offering an intensive program of weekly group and individual sessions, plus monthly groups for loved ones. We will be teaching the skills to improve emotional regulation, foster better relationships, and create a more fulfilling life.
(717) 660-0761
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Valley Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Life can be difficult. As a parent , you want your children to be happy and healthy so seeing them struggle can be difficult. Teenagers and young adults are faced with new challenges every day. Families can struggle to communicate and can feel disconnected. We strive to reduce the stress and stigma associated with mental health issues by creating a positive and up-beat learning environment where we can focus on one’s strengths to develop strategies to deal with challenges that you face. Through therapy, you’ll be able to find happiness in yourself, in relationships, and in your family to be empowered towards a bright future.
(717) 546-9541
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Winding Creek Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
We are a group of highly skilled professionals who work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues that span from depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief counseling, parenting support, couples counseling and many more.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. Whether you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you are just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we are here to help and look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(717) 759-4357
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Emerge Counseling Ministries PA
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, MDiv
Verified
Verified
Other specialties include adolescent issues, parenting issues, and various mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, addiction, foster care and adoption, pastoral care.
Emerge Counseling Ministries PA accepts clients 8 yrs and older. We help those in need of marriage, couples, families or individual counseling. We help clients deal with many different mental health conditions from relationship and school-related issues to more specialized mental health issues. Our group is trained and skilled in the treatment of depression and anxiety-related disorders and multiple other mental health or life issues. We take most insurances. Please call us at (330)-867-5603 with any questions or send us an email.
(717) 219-5181
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David R Miller
Psychologist, PhD, MSPHARM
Verified
Verified
Hello. I have over 19 yrs of clinical experience with children, teens, and adults. I grew up in central Pennsylvania and attended Penn State for undergraduate schooling. I then earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University and later a masters degree in Psychopharmacology from Argosy University. I also completed a two year fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology to work with children, teens, and families. I enjoy working with all age groups. Whether you are a parent wanting support for your child or teenager or an adult I would be happy to help you.
(717) 954-0293
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Cachara and Associates LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We also offer parenting support as well as perinatal services.
We are a small, private psychological practice providing services in both the Carlisle and Shippensburg areas. We are passionate about our work. We view our therapeutic relationship as the medium in which change happens, allowing your time spent in therapy to be beneficial and worthwhile for you and/or your child. We work with a variety of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, situational stress, childhood trauma, grief/loss, behavioral disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders as well as perinatal health.
(717) 978-0129
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Janelle Lynn Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Including helping couples come back from infidelity, parent together and understand their young adult children, as well as rekindle and strengthen their relationship.
Couple and family relationships can provide a great deal of love and support as we confront life's difficulties. However, trouble communicating, resolving conflict and connecting can leave one feeling discouraged and alone. Having someone outside the relationship can help you reconnect and learn how to be "family" in a better way.
(717) 964-4289
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Pamela Moran Treatment and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
My current focus is in working with those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD - Bravery, Perseverance, Determination) or have the symptoms of BPD (fear of abandonment, fear of being alone, low self esteem, lack of sense of self, mood swings, splitting, anger, emptiness, impulsivity, and lack of organization and structure), parents of those diagnosed with BPD, and all issues of high conflict divorce including Co- parenting , Reunification, and Custody Evaluation. I also enjoy couples work & use a Polarity framework. Treatments are Relationally-Focused, Trauma-Informed, and Evidence-Based.
(717) 417-4293
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Kerry Banta
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Whether you are seeking counseling to manage stress, find support for relationship or parenting challenges, or overcome depression/anxiety, I am here to partner with you as you go from where you are to where you want to be.
These are difficult times! If you or a loved one is struggling, therapy can help. My area of focus is adolescent and adult (ages 16-50) mental health, with specialization in the treatment for anxiety, depression, anorexia, and bulimia. I can be a resource for building skills for coping with difficult emotions, effective communication, and personal growth in a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space. You'll find my style to be quite grounded, warm, and respectful.
(717) 494-4522
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Becky Thebes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, women's issues, addiction, parent wounds, mood disorders, coping skills, and couples counseling.
Thank you for visiting my page. I know it can be difficult to reach out for professional support when life is feeling out of control or one is feeling stuck. Feeling sad or anxious can be part of life that sometimes one does not have the tools to overcome. I want to offer you a safe harbor to be able to explore your negative thoughts and feelings you are experiencing. Through a collaborative effort we will work to relieve feelings of being stuck and improve your over all wellbeing.
(717) 229-0042
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Mark E Bigger
Psychologist, Ph D
Verified
Verified
Life presents all of us with situations in which we’d benefit from a little support or a new perspective. Sometimes, these take the form of serious events – such as bereavement or a traumatic incident. More often, they are “everyday” challenges like relationship struggles, child or parenting issues, or work frustrations; or maybe it’s difficult even to determine the reasons behind long-standing feelings of anxiety, anger, depression, or poor self-esteem. Whatever the circumstance, seeking an objective, professional, and confidential sounding board can help clarify thoughts or patterns and make goal achievement far more likely.
(717) 716-6760
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Paula Renee Hoffman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified
Verified
Whether an individual is facing anxiety, depression, OCD, self-harm, career exploration, family difficulties, parenting challenges, or addiction, I desire to help people find wellness.
Every journey is unique. At different points we all can use a helping hand to bring or restore hope. For over the last ten years, I have been working with children, adolescents, and young adults in the transitions of life in various roles. I am passionate about journeying with people as they find health and wellness.
(717) 619-8828
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Debra Belack
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
In addition, I have experience working with young adults, parent /child relationships, addictions, life stressors/transitions, an array of diagnoses, and history of trauma.
I believe that maintaining and focusing on our mental health should be as normal as attending to our physical health, and just as important. Therapy is a way to work through the challenges of life, understand ourselves more fully, and work towards a place of wellness unique to each person. Therefore, I use multiple evidence-based modalities, coupled with a therapeutic style that is impartial, non-judgmental, and encouraging, specific to each person’s needs. I enjoy working with children, teens and adults of all stages of life. I am passionate about working with women's issues & also enjoy working through spiritual/faith issues.
(717) 883-1136
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Ingrid Krecko
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome to my page! Whether you're totally new to therapy and starting this process for the first time, or a self-exploration veteran who has decided to try something new, beginning with a new therapist can be both exciting and intimidating. I am here for you! My primary focuses of treatment include anxiety and depressive disorders; relationship distress, parent training, and exploration of gender, sexuality, culture, and other aspects of identity. I work with each client to help them gain the rich, fulfilling, and meaningful life that we all want.
(717) 537-0953
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Heloise (Lois) Ridley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Lois supports adults struggling to connect with others, establish healthy boundaries, or communicate within their current relationships due to early childhood trauma. She utilizes a trauma-informed, culturally responsive lens to support clients with unconditional regard and occasional humor. Based upon a client’s needs and preferences, her clinical orientation can include a blend of AEDP, family systems, trauma-healing, strengths-based, and narrative therapy. Lois strives to provide a "no judgement zone" for clients to pursue their healing. She serves as a cheerleader in her clients' journey towards new hope and resilience.
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Nicki Decker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our lives are filled with challenges that impact us and those around us. It could be issues with work, school or family relationships that strain our mental health and have you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or anxious. No matter your issues, I believe that every client has the ability to make positive changes in their life. Together we can find a way to overcome them and live the life you desire.
(717) 899-9573
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Alcove Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
Thanks for considering Alcove Counseling Services. We are three caring and competent professionals. Our desire is to use our knowledge base and skills to help you get through the various transitions involved in life. Most of our backgrounds are in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. But we all have an eclectic approach based on your needs and interests. We hope to provide a safe nurturing environment where you will feel comfortable. Your health and well being are of primary concern to all of us, and we are eager to help you in your journey.
(717) 691-1090
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Joshua Bowman
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with clients of all ages on the issues that separate them from meaningful connection with themselves and others. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and groups, and I take an existential approach to dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma-related disorders. As a counselor, I believe in the intrinsic worth of each human being and I would like to offer my assistance and support in helping to empower you to achieve your highest self. (As of today, 02/02/23. I have openings in my schedule and can get clients in as soon as Monday, 02/06/23).
(717) 470-7458
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Shaunaca James
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, BSC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! My name is Shaunaca. (Pronounced like Hanukkah but with the "sh" sound) I graduated with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University. I am nationally certified by the NBCC, as well as, licensed as a Behavior Specialist by the State Board of Medicine. I have worked in many different environments such as, schools, residential facilities, and outpatient clinics with all sorts of people and personalities. I enjoy working with teens and adults.
(717) 316-0918
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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.