Parenting Therapists in Narberth, PA

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Emily Sonenshein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Narberth, PA 19072  (Online Only)
I have expertise working with a variety of presenting issues, including but not limited to anxiety, women's issues, parenting issues, body image issues/eating disorders, relationship concerns, depression, family issues, and physical health-related issues.
I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment in which people can share their thoughts, feelings, and struggles and explore barriers to achieving their goals and finding fulfillment in their lives. Psychotherapy can be a helpful resource for people to gain the insight, support, and self-compassion they need to make changes in their lives, improve their relationships, and to heal and grow. I welcome the opportunity to start this journey with you.
I have expertise working with a variety of presenting issues, including but not limited to anxiety, women's issues, parenting issues, body image issues/eating disorders, relationship concerns, depression, family issues, and physical health-related issues.
I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment in which people can share their thoughts, feelings, and struggles and explore barriers to achieving their goals and finding fulfillment in their lives. Psychotherapy can be a helpful resource for people to gain the insight, support, and self-compassion they need to make changes in their lives, improve their relationships, and to heal and grow. I welcome the opportunity to start this journey with you.
(267) 214-5941 View (267) 214-5941
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Main Line Relationship Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072
I see individuals and couples who want support with (alphabetically): affairs and infidelity, anxiety, communication, couples work, depression, divorce, parenting, personal growth, sexuality, and stress management.
You want to see the "best" therapist, but with 2200 + of us in Montgomery County alone, how do you begin? For help narrowing the field, read "How do I find the best therapist for me?" by visiting my website. As a PA-licensed psychotherapist, I've been helping clients improve their lives for more than 20 years. Through insight and skills acquisition, my goal is to get you out of therapy and back to enjoying your life. Bring your concerns, goals, strengths and humor. We'll figure out the rest together.
I see individuals and couples who want support with (alphabetically): affairs and infidelity, anxiety, communication, couples work, depression, divorce, parenting, personal growth, sexuality, and stress management.
You want to see the "best" therapist, but with 2200 + of us in Montgomery County alone, how do you begin? For help narrowing the field, read "How do I find the best therapist for me?" by visiting my website. As a PA-licensed psychotherapist, I've been helping clients improve their lives for more than 20 years. Through insight and skills acquisition, my goal is to get you out of therapy and back to enjoying your life. Bring your concerns, goals, strengths and humor. We'll figure out the rest together.
(215) 995-0227 View (215) 995-0227
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Peter Goldenthal
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072
Since completing my post doctoral fellowship training at the Judge Baker Guidance Center and Children's Hospital of Boston in 1983, I have provided therapy for children of all ages, for adults, and for families. For children, these regularly treated problems include fears of all kinds, toiling issues, compliance with parental requests and instructions, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and selective mutism. I regularly help teens and adults with anxiety, depressed mood, and relationship issues. I use couples and family visits to help with behavioral problems of preschool and elementary school age children, disagreements about parenting, and couples issues.
Since completing my post doctoral fellowship training at the Judge Baker Guidance Center and Children's Hospital of Boston in 1983, I have provided therapy for children of all ages, for adults, and for families. For children, these regularly treated problems include fears of all kinds, toiling issues, compliance with parental requests and instructions, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and selective mutism. I regularly help teens and adults with anxiety, depressed mood, and relationship issues. I use couples and family visits to help with behavioral problems of preschool and elementary school age children, disagreements about parenting, and couples issues.
(484) 494-2081 View (484) 494-2081
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Lower Merion Family Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, MLSP, LCSW
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072
Teens and Children - Are you stressed, anxious, or feeling sad? Are you feeling pressure to fit in? Are you struggling with expectations and feeling a lack of support? All of these feelings can be difficult to manage. At LMFS you will find a safe place to learn how to manage them. Parents - Are you overwhelmed? Do you feel like you are not in control? Are you struggling with how best to support your child? Are you spending more time worrying about your children than enjoying your interactions with them? At LMFS we offer Parent Coaching and Parenting Groups to help you problem solve, find solutions, get support and feel less alone.
Teens and Children - Are you stressed, anxious, or feeling sad? Are you feeling pressure to fit in? Are you struggling with expectations and feeling a lack of support? All of these feelings can be difficult to manage. At LMFS you will find a safe place to learn how to manage them. Parents - Are you overwhelmed? Do you feel like you are not in control? Are you struggling with how best to support your child? Are you spending more time worrying about your children than enjoying your interactions with them? At LMFS we offer Parent Coaching and Parenting Groups to help you problem solve, find solutions, get support and feel less alone.
(610) 850-0933 View (610) 850-0933
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Therapy for Kids
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Narberth, PA 19072
As a parent, it can be difficult to know if or why your child is struggling. For younger kids, behavioral issues such as tantrums, extreme shyness, aggression, defiance, social or school issues are actually signs of anxiety, depression, grief, or low self esteem. We work with kids ages 5 and up, using play therapy and other engaging techniques to connect with your child on their level. Similarly, for adolescents, too mental health struggles can be dismissed as "teen angst." We work with adolescents ages 10-19 struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, ADHD, eating disorders, self esteem and more.
As a parent, it can be difficult to know if or why your child is struggling. For younger kids, behavioral issues such as tantrums, extreme shyness, aggression, defiance, social or school issues are actually signs of anxiety, depression, grief, or low self esteem. We work with kids ages 5 and up, using play therapy and other engaging techniques to connect with your child on their level. Similarly, for adolescents, too mental health struggles can be dismissed as "teen angst." We work with adolescents ages 10-19 struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, ADHD, eating disorders, self esteem and more.
(484) 734-1712 View (484) 734-1712
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Debby Bierschwale
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072
In my years of practice, I enjoy helping people with relationship and family conflicts, trauma and anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, gender, sexual and racial identity, parenting, managing stress and illness, learning to advocate for oneself, overcoming self harm, making peace with one's body and more.
In this culture of rapid change and distraction, the vital experience of having someone's undivided expertise and attention is precious. I'll help you slow down. Together we’ll make sense of who you are and how your experiences have shaped your relationships and your view of the world. The relationship you have with yourself is the most important one you will ever have. Let's understand your ways of relating. I can help you feel at ease in talking about whatever is on your mind. We’ll pay attention to your mental and physical well-being and how the two connect. Being your authentic and healthiest self is possible.
In my years of practice, I enjoy helping people with relationship and family conflicts, trauma and anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, gender, sexual and racial identity, parenting, managing stress and illness, learning to advocate for oneself, overcoming self harm, making peace with one's body and more.
In this culture of rapid change and distraction, the vital experience of having someone's undivided expertise and attention is precious. I'll help you slow down. Together we’ll make sense of who you are and how your experiences have shaped your relationships and your view of the world. The relationship you have with yourself is the most important one you will ever have. Let's understand your ways of relating. I can help you feel at ease in talking about whatever is on your mind. We’ll pay attention to your mental and physical well-being and how the two connect. Being your authentic and healthiest self is possible.
(610) 898-3222 View (610) 898-3222
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Amy Alfred
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist who enjoys working with all different kinds of people. I like to work on what gets in the way of optimum mental health. Much of my practice in the past almost thirty years has focused on relationships of all kinds, depression, self-esteem, conflict resolution, better communication, adult children of alcoholics, parenting, anxiety, chronic illness, addictions, and sexual abuse. I believe our work doesn't just happen in our therapy hour, but between sessions as well. I am committed to psychotherapy and helping people to change in a supportive atmosphere.
I am a licensed psychologist who enjoys working with all different kinds of people. I like to work on what gets in the way of optimum mental health. Much of my practice in the past almost thirty years has focused on relationships of all kinds, depression, self-esteem, conflict resolution, better communication, adult children of alcoholics, parenting, anxiety, chronic illness, addictions, and sexual abuse. I believe our work doesn't just happen in our therapy hour, but between sessions as well. I am committed to psychotherapy and helping people to change in a supportive atmosphere.
(484) 482-8116 View (484) 482-8116
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Charles L Solomon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MBA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072  (Online Only)
I specialize in RELATIONSHIP ISSUES, PARENTING SKILLS ANXIETY, and SELF ESTEEM DEVELOPMENT.
Throughout a lifetime, we are reminded of our own mortality by a continuous journey fraught with hurdles and complications that cause not only physical, but emotional pain as well. Often, along with that journey, we discover the desired destination is full of stressors that inhibit our strive, accomplishments, and ultimately, our very joy and sense of fulfillment.
I specialize in RELATIONSHIP ISSUES, PARENTING SKILLS ANXIETY, and SELF ESTEEM DEVELOPMENT.
Throughout a lifetime, we are reminded of our own mortality by a continuous journey fraught with hurdles and complications that cause not only physical, but emotional pain as well. Often, along with that journey, we discover the desired destination is full of stressors that inhibit our strive, accomplishments, and ultimately, our very joy and sense of fulfillment.
(484) 260-7565 View (484) 260-7565
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Gabriella Serruya-Green
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072
I have found that my work with children and families has created a powerful foundation for work with adults: as much as I speak to parents about ways to maximally support and parent their children, I just as often speak with adults about the lifelong journey of “reparenting” ourselves and mining wisdom and growth from our wounds and suffering.
For all the conveniences and genuine marvels of the modern world, rates of stress, disease and mental illness continue to escalate, particularly in the wake of the collective trauma of Covid-19. Children, teens, and young adults have been especially hard hit. I work with individuals of all ages in diminishing feelings of alienation, fear, and hyper-reactivity and cultivating a sense of inner ease and well-being. Using play, talk and family therapy, we work together to understand the unmet needs underlying symptoms and figure out ways to address these needs via channeling the natural human instincts for growth and discovery.
I have found that my work with children and families has created a powerful foundation for work with adults: as much as I speak to parents about ways to maximally support and parent their children, I just as often speak with adults about the lifelong journey of “reparenting” ourselves and mining wisdom and growth from our wounds and suffering.
For all the conveniences and genuine marvels of the modern world, rates of stress, disease and mental illness continue to escalate, particularly in the wake of the collective trauma of Covid-19. Children, teens, and young adults have been especially hard hit. I work with individuals of all ages in diminishing feelings of alienation, fear, and hyper-reactivity and cultivating a sense of inner ease and well-being. Using play, talk and family therapy, we work together to understand the unmet needs underlying symptoms and figure out ways to address these needs via channeling the natural human instincts for growth and discovery.
(267) 613-7057 View (267) 613-7057
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Adrienne Blatcher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Narberth, PA 19072
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and New Jersey who is National Board Certified in Counseling. With over a decade of experience in private practice working with adults, families, couples, teens, and young adults. Individuals' concerns include anxiety and depression, stress and coping skills, substance abuse and dependence, issues related to identity and esteem, peer relationships, social, emotional and behavioral issues, adult ADHD, and issues in school and work settings. In addition to these services I enjoy helping people by providing relationship coaching, and parenting coaching.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and New Jersey who is National Board Certified in Counseling. With over a decade of experience in private practice working with adults, families, couples, teens, and young adults. Individuals' concerns include anxiety and depression, stress and coping skills, substance abuse and dependence, issues related to identity and esteem, peer relationships, social, emotional and behavioral issues, adult ADHD, and issues in school and work settings. In addition to these services I enjoy helping people by providing relationship coaching, and parenting coaching.
(484) 534-4778 View (484) 534-4778
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Steven B Glazier
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Narberth, PA 19072
Are you worried about your child's development? Is he/she struggling in social, emotional and/or academic areas? Is discipline a problem? I am a Psychologist with 25 years of experience in helping children and families flourish and I am confident that I can help. Parenting is probably the most challenging thing we will ever do and there is no "how to" book that could possibly cover the complexity of situations that arise. When our children struggle to meet the demands of our world, assistance may be needed.
Are you worried about your child's development? Is he/she struggling in social, emotional and/or academic areas? Is discipline a problem? I am a Psychologist with 25 years of experience in helping children and families flourish and I am confident that I can help. Parenting is probably the most challenging thing we will ever do and there is no "how to" book that could possibly cover the complexity of situations that arise. When our children struggle to meet the demands of our world, assistance may be needed.
(215) 378-9162 View (215) 378-9162
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Rochelle Polao
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072
I can help you lead a happier, more fulfilling life by resolving the issues that hold you back. Specialties include Parenting, Relationships, Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Chemical Dependency; Addictions, including Gambling & Sexual Compulsivity), Recovery Issues; Assessment for ADHD/ADD in children & adults; Bereavement; Career and life changes. Call me at 610-853-9431. .
I can help you lead a happier, more fulfilling life by resolving the issues that hold you back. Specialties include Parenting, Relationships, Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Chemical Dependency; Addictions, including Gambling & Sexual Compulsivity), Recovery Issues; Assessment for ADHD/ADD in children & adults; Bereavement; Career and life changes. Call me at 610-853-9431. .
(610) 853-9431 View (610) 853-9431
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Barbara H Kase
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072  (Online Only)
My work has focused on gay/lesbian issues, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, women's issues, relationships, loss and bereavement, anger and conflict, parenting, self-esteem.
A Chinese proverb reminds us, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." It may take courage to take that first step - to contact a therapist. I am an experienced, caring, knowledgeable Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process, in which the therapist and client work together toward the client's goals. I help clients examine and understand their past, their thinking, their feelings, their options. I can provide support and empowerment to help you address your issues and struggles, whatever they may be.
My work has focused on gay/lesbian issues, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, women's issues, relationships, loss and bereavement, anger and conflict, parenting, self-esteem.
A Chinese proverb reminds us, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." It may take courage to take that first step - to contact a therapist. I am an experienced, caring, knowledgeable Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process, in which the therapist and client work together toward the client's goals. I help clients examine and understand their past, their thinking, their feelings, their options. I can provide support and empowerment to help you address your issues and struggles, whatever they may be.
(610) 915-8240 View (610) 915-8240
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Dr. Erin Stafford
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072  (Online Only)
My areas of specialized training and interest include relationships, identity development, emerging adulthood, parenting, mindfulness and trauma with a sub-specialty in childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and neglect.
Therapy can be a beautiful journey of healing, empowerment, and growth, but starting that journey can be difficult and takes a lot of courage. Therapy can be a space to pause and navigate life’s challenges with the support of another. As a therapist, I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is a key component to creating a safe, accepting environment from which you can heal and grow. I prioritize relief from the pain that has brought you to this moment by providing strategies to better manage your symptoms. I also believe that true healing comes from deeper reflection and understanding of our experiences and culture
My areas of specialized training and interest include relationships, identity development, emerging adulthood, parenting, mindfulness and trauma with a sub-specialty in childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and neglect.
Therapy can be a beautiful journey of healing, empowerment, and growth, but starting that journey can be difficult and takes a lot of courage. Therapy can be a space to pause and navigate life’s challenges with the support of another. As a therapist, I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is a key component to creating a safe, accepting environment from which you can heal and grow. I prioritize relief from the pain that has brought you to this moment by providing strategies to better manage your symptoms. I also believe that true healing comes from deeper reflection and understanding of our experiences and culture
(484) 443-4714 View (484) 443-4714
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Sonia Voynow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072
As the parent of a child with autism, I have developed tools to help special needs parents not only survive, but thrive.
Psychotherapy helps you see yourself, and your world, in a new way. I am passionate about helping my clients to discover what make them feel truly alive, and I view my role as helping clients to identify the ideas or relationships that stifle that power. My style is compassionate and interactive, fully appreciating the courage it takes to engage in psychotherapy, while helping you make room for new possibilities to unfold. I look forward to working with you!
As the parent of a child with autism, I have developed tools to help special needs parents not only survive, but thrive.
Psychotherapy helps you see yourself, and your world, in a new way. I am passionate about helping my clients to discover what make them feel truly alive, and I view my role as helping clients to identify the ideas or relationships that stifle that power. My style is compassionate and interactive, fully appreciating the courage it takes to engage in psychotherapy, while helping you make room for new possibilities to unfold. I look forward to working with you!
(215) 839-1194 View (215) 839-1194
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Meredith Barber
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072
To live full, free, and generous lives, we need to connect deeply with ourselves and with others. I gently encourage clients to develop confidence in their inner knowledge and to have faith in the flow of the universe. When we trust our feelings, our intuition, and our creativity, we don't feel impelled to muscle through the world. Instead, we feel guided and supported. I help clients to rely on their inner knowledge and to express their vulnerabilities and strengths so that they can fulfill their potential, interact meaningfully with others, enjoy life's riches, and do the work they are meant to do.
To live full, free, and generous lives, we need to connect deeply with ourselves and with others. I gently encourage clients to develop confidence in their inner knowledge and to have faith in the flow of the universe. When we trust our feelings, our intuition, and our creativity, we don't feel impelled to muscle through the world. Instead, we feel guided and supported. I help clients to rely on their inner knowledge and to express their vulnerabilities and strengths so that they can fulfill their potential, interact meaningfully with others, enjoy life's riches, and do the work they are meant to do.
(610) 347-5541 View (610) 347-5541
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Julie Benzaquen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072
Dr. Julie Benzaquen is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise working with children, adolescents, and families. She works diligently with her clients to establish a strong therapeutic alliance with all members of the family, collaborating with them to develop new coping strategies and create positive changes in mood and behavior.
Dr. Julie Benzaquen is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise working with children, adolescents, and families. She works diligently with her clients to establish a strong therapeutic alliance with all members of the family, collaborating with them to develop new coping strategies and create positive changes in mood and behavior.
(484) 559-7224 View (484) 559-7224
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Main Line and Princeton DBT Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Narberth, PA 19072
Are you struggling with emotional challenges or symptoms of anxiety or depression? Maybe you are experiencing family conflict or perhaps you are dealing with grief or loss. I have specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - an approach that offers concrete tools you can use to cultivate greater happiness and resolve conflict in more effective ways. I work with individuals and also with families to help them create new and positive ways of relating to each other and solving problems together.
Are you struggling with emotional challenges or symptoms of anxiety or depression? Maybe you are experiencing family conflict or perhaps you are dealing with grief or loss. I have specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - an approach that offers concrete tools you can use to cultivate greater happiness and resolve conflict in more effective ways. I work with individuals and also with families to help them create new and positive ways of relating to each other and solving problems together.
(215) 274-0848 View (215) 274-0848
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Sara Volkman Shack
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072
Much of my success in working with children has come from my ability to effectively establish a strong therapeutic relationship. I give children a safe place in which they can effectively express their feelings. Boundaries are extremely important in this process. My patients know that what they say in my office stays in my office. I work collaterally with families to help address a child's needs, without violating the trust or the boundaries we have established. Much of my work has been with children who have anxiety, depression, ADHD, and learning differences. Many of my patients have a combination of these issues. I
Much of my success in working with children has come from my ability to effectively establish a strong therapeutic relationship. I give children a safe place in which they can effectively express their feelings. Boundaries are extremely important in this process. My patients know that what they say in my office stays in my office. I work collaterally with families to help address a child's needs, without violating the trust or the boundaries we have established. Much of my work has been with children who have anxiety, depression, ADHD, and learning differences. Many of my patients have a combination of these issues. I
(610) 915-8201 View (610) 915-8201
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Dovid Levy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Narberth, PA 19072
Is your child struggling? You've tried everything in your power to help your child, but nothing seems to be working. There's anger, unhappiness, or anxiety that your child struggles with, and it's hard to know how to manage it all. You've had enough of seeing these challenges get in the way of your child thriving. All you want is for them to grow into the best version of themselves; but how? That's where I can help.
Is your child struggling? You've tried everything in your power to help your child, but nothing seems to be working. There's anger, unhappiness, or anxiety that your child struggles with, and it's hard to know how to manage it all. You've had enough of seeing these challenges get in the way of your child thriving. All you want is for them to grow into the best version of themselves; but how? That's where I can help.
(845) 263-3579 View (845) 263-3579
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.