Parenting Therapists in Memphis, TN

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Paige Marcantel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MBA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38120
I am a a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience as a therapist and leader. I have extensive experience in helping clients with historical trauma, parenting and the postpartum period, stress, depression, anxiety, relationships, grief, and loss. My counseling approach emphasizes non-judgment and building rapport as critical to success in working with my clients. I absolutely believe that you are the expert on your own story and I can walk with you to assist you in making the changes you want to make.
I am a a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience as a therapist and leader. I have extensive experience in helping clients with historical trauma, parenting and the postpartum period, stress, depression, anxiety, relationships, grief, and loss. My counseling approach emphasizes non-judgment and building rapport as critical to success in working with my clients. I absolutely believe that you are the expert on your own story and I can walk with you to assist you in making the changes you want to make.
(901) 668-5253 View (901) 668-5253
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Shara Danziger
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC (T), PLPC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38120
I work with couples and families. What they all have in common is a feeling of why is this happening to me? What do I do now? Is everyone doing better than I am? Is everyone managing so much easier than we are? Why is my marriage so difficult? Is parenting this hard for everyone? I know that life can be complicated, and it does not come with a manual. My goal is to work with clients to face and navigate their life so that they can gain perspective and grow. My love is working with clients so they can move through this world in such a way that they can be strong mentally and in healthy families and relationships.
I work with couples and families. What they all have in common is a feeling of why is this happening to me? What do I do now? Is everyone doing better than I am? Is everyone managing so much easier than we are? Why is my marriage so difficult? Is parenting this hard for everyone? I know that life can be complicated, and it does not come with a manual. My goal is to work with clients to face and navigate their life so that they can gain perspective and grow. My love is working with clients so they can move through this world in such a way that they can be strong mentally and in healthy families and relationships.
(901) 582-6324 View (901) 582-6324
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Angela Rusk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117  (Online Only)
Areas of particular focus include trauma, anxiety, and parent-child relationships.
Life gets messy sometimes. Whether it be due to trauma, a conflictual relationship, or even our own feelings that seem to come out of nowhere, there are times when we find ourselves "stuck" and wondering why we can't seem to manage at our full potential. The good news is that real and lasting change is possible. In my over fifteen years of experience, I have seen individuals and families heal, grow, and thrive at a level that surprised even themselves. If the hard stuff in life is seeming heavy, I would love to come alongside you to help you create a path to reaching your goals.
Areas of particular focus include trauma, anxiety, and parent-child relationships.
Life gets messy sometimes. Whether it be due to trauma, a conflictual relationship, or even our own feelings that seem to come out of nowhere, there are times when we find ourselves "stuck" and wondering why we can't seem to manage at our full potential. The good news is that real and lasting change is possible. In my over fifteen years of experience, I have seen individuals and families heal, grow, and thrive at a level that surprised even themselves. If the hard stuff in life is seeming heavy, I would love to come alongside you to help you create a path to reaching your goals.
(901) 673-3816 View (901) 673-3816
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Tammy Camper
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 37501  (Online Only)
I work with men and women of all ages who want to be the best they can be in every role they inhabit–parent, spouse, sibling, employee, leader, friend, etc. I especially enjoy helping you learn and practice effective communication strategies, cope and work through anxious and intrusive thoughts, and engage your interpersonal relationships with confidence and ease.
I work with men and women of all ages who want to be the best they can be in every role they inhabit–parent, spouse, sibling, employee, leader, friend, etc. I especially enjoy helping you learn and practice effective communication strategies, cope and work through anxious and intrusive thoughts, and engage your interpersonal relationships with confidence and ease.
(615) 819-4371 View (615) 819-4371
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Aimee Rovane
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38101  (Online Only)
I primarily utilize Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which is an evidence-based approach to behavior therapy that uses a parent-coaching model.
Hello! If you are a parent of a "behaviorally challenged" kiddo, then I am glad you found me! I work with parents who have tried everything and still have trouble successfully managing their children's defiant or noncompliant behavior. My clients display aggression, tantrums, impulsivity, social skills difficulties, anxiety, and everything in between. I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, and solutions-oriented style to help parents navigate these challenges.
I primarily utilize Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which is an evidence-based approach to behavior therapy that uses a parent-coaching model.
Hello! If you are a parent of a "behaviorally challenged" kiddo, then I am glad you found me! I work with parents who have tried everything and still have trouble successfully managing their children's defiant or noncompliant behavior. My clients display aggression, tantrums, impulsivity, social skills difficulties, anxiety, and everything in between. I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, and solutions-oriented style to help parents navigate these challenges.
(224) 279-6467 View (224) 279-6467
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Aron Wyatt Sr.
Counselor, MEd, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38115
Not only have I worked extensively with behavior and parenting issues, I have also helped clients with depression and self-esteem issues as well.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with the mental health service provider specialty. I am fully qualified to work with both children and adults. I have over fifteen years of experience as a former school counselor working with children of all ages. I also worked as a community counselor/therapist for over twenty years helping families build better lives. I helped with parenting issues as well as behavior modification for children.
Not only have I worked extensively with behavior and parenting issues, I have also helped clients with depression and self-esteem issues as well.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with the mental health service provider specialty. I am fully qualified to work with both children and adults. I have over fifteen years of experience as a former school counselor working with children of all ages. I also worked as a community counselor/therapist for over twenty years helping families build better lives. I helped with parenting issues as well as behavior modification for children.
(901) 244-5676 View (901) 244-5676
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Elissa Brooks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and person-centered approaches.
Welcome, I'm Elissa! Whether you're looking for individual, family, or couples work, I'd be honored to be a supportive and empathetic person along your process to navigate the experiences and challenges you may face. I believe a collaborative and compassionate space is the center of healing for individuals. I consider curiosity and connection with oneself and in relationship with others as a channel for growth in our lives. I hope to support you or your family in achieving goals for healthy living and healthy relationships with tools, resources, and a space to share your story.
I utilize Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and person-centered approaches.
Welcome, I'm Elissa! Whether you're looking for individual, family, or couples work, I'd be honored to be a supportive and empathetic person along your process to navigate the experiences and challenges you may face. I believe a collaborative and compassionate space is the center of healing for individuals. I consider curiosity and connection with oneself and in relationship with others as a channel for growth in our lives. I hope to support you or your family in achieving goals for healthy living and healthy relationships with tools, resources, and a space to share your story.
(901) 250-8173 x401 View (901) 250-8173 x401
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Lindsey Foxx
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38104
Lindsey is a counselor with a specialization in expressive art communication. She has experience working as an outpatient counselor, group facilitator, school therapist and case manager. Lindsey has worked with clients across the life span and with a wide range of concerns including: frustration tolerance, depression, stress, anxiety, parenting problems, motivation and self-confidence issues. She also has experience working with individuals who have experienced mental or physical trauma. Lindsey’s counseling style is person centered which means the client’s preferences guide the course of sessions.
Lindsey is a counselor with a specialization in expressive art communication. She has experience working as an outpatient counselor, group facilitator, school therapist and case manager. Lindsey has worked with clients across the life span and with a wide range of concerns including: frustration tolerance, depression, stress, anxiety, parenting problems, motivation and self-confidence issues. She also has experience working with individuals who have experienced mental or physical trauma. Lindsey’s counseling style is person centered which means the client’s preferences guide the course of sessions.
(901) 902-3432 View (901) 902-3432
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Michelle Goldwin Kaufman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38120  (Online Only)
You may be wondering if you would benefit from outside help navigating life’s challenges. Maybe you struggle to get through the day without getting stuck in a cycle of worry, snapping at your loved ones, or feeling weighed down by a sense of sadness. There may be a clear transition or challenge that you’re facing, like trouble growing your family or a new medical diagnosis. Or, perhaps you’re struggling with something more chronic like navigating the demands of being a working parent. Whatever the source of your stress, your experience is valid, and you deserve and have the capacity to feel better.
You may be wondering if you would benefit from outside help navigating life’s challenges. Maybe you struggle to get through the day without getting stuck in a cycle of worry, snapping at your loved ones, or feeling weighed down by a sense of sadness. There may be a clear transition or challenge that you’re facing, like trouble growing your family or a new medical diagnosis. Or, perhaps you’re struggling with something more chronic like navigating the demands of being a working parent. Whatever the source of your stress, your experience is valid, and you deserve and have the capacity to feel better.
(901) 589-5842 View (901) 589-5842
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Elizabeth A Harris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a clinical psychologist who's been in practice over 30 years. I currently work with children 3 years old to 11 years old, skip adolescence, and work with individual adults challenged by issues such as anxiety, depression, divorce adjustment and grief and loss. My original area of specialty was with pre-schoolers and young children up to 11 years old. I utilize techniques of play therapy, including sandbox therapy and mutual storytelling. My work with children, of course, includes parent guidance. Techniques with adults include: psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness.
I'm a clinical psychologist who's been in practice over 30 years. I currently work with children 3 years old to 11 years old, skip adolescence, and work with individual adults challenged by issues such as anxiety, depression, divorce adjustment and grief and loss. My original area of specialty was with pre-schoolers and young children up to 11 years old. I utilize techniques of play therapy, including sandbox therapy and mutual storytelling. My work with children, of course, includes parent guidance. Techniques with adults include: psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness.
(901) 617-7147 View (901) 617-7147
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Dr. Naricia Futrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, TCYM-C
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
We specialize in treating a variety of concerns including, but not limited to; depression, anxiety, relationship/marital concerns, personality disorders, trauma/abuse, substance use issues, anger and stress management, parenting concerns and those who desire personal growth.
Hi! My name is Dr. NaRicia Futrell I am a psychotherapist/licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing as a therapist for greater than 15 yrs. I currently hold a doctorate in social work and hold an LCSW in TN, MS AR, and TX and am certified in the trauma conscious yoga method. In assisting individuals we at Gihon, utilize wholistic approaches while working to empower individuals to find and utilize their own strengths in working through problems, managing their emotions, and utilize coping strategies/tools that will help to improve overall functioning.
We specialize in treating a variety of concerns including, but not limited to; depression, anxiety, relationship/marital concerns, personality disorders, trauma/abuse, substance use issues, anger and stress management, parenting concerns and those who desire personal growth.
Hi! My name is Dr. NaRicia Futrell I am a psychotherapist/licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing as a therapist for greater than 15 yrs. I currently hold a doctorate in social work and hold an LCSW in TN, MS AR, and TX and am certified in the trauma conscious yoga method. In assisting individuals we at Gihon, utilize wholistic approaches while working to empower individuals to find and utilize their own strengths in working through problems, managing their emotions, and utilize coping strategies/tools that will help to improve overall functioning.
(901) 209-5381 View (901) 209-5381
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Elizabeth Berg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, IMH-E
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117  (Online Only)
I specialize in Parent-Child Relationship utilizing Child Parent Psychotherapy to support social emotional development of children ages 0-5.
Are you anxious and stressed out? Are you feeling guilty as a parent or disconnected and frustrated with your partner? Let me help you take charge of your life. I have over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My approach is relational, thoughtful, and honest so that you can get the help you need in a way that makes the most sense to you.
I specialize in Parent-Child Relationship utilizing Child Parent Psychotherapy to support social emotional development of children ages 0-5.
Are you anxious and stressed out? Are you feeling guilty as a parent or disconnected and frustrated with your partner? Let me help you take charge of your life. I have over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My approach is relational, thoughtful, and honest so that you can get the help you need in a way that makes the most sense to you.
(901) 329-3740 View (901) 329-3740
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Cynthia Isaac Wells
MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38135  (Online Only)
Do you feel the need to share your thoughts but hesitate to confide in friends or family? Are relationship issues, the loss of a loved one, parenting challenges, the transition to an "empty nester" phase, or the aftermath of divorce causing you distress? If you've responded affirmatively to any of these life stressors, consider letting me guide you towards the path of mental fitness.
Do you feel the need to share your thoughts but hesitate to confide in friends or family? Are relationship issues, the loss of a loved one, parenting challenges, the transition to an "empty nester" phase, or the aftermath of divorce causing you distress? If you've responded affirmatively to any of these life stressors, consider letting me guide you towards the path of mental fitness.
(901) 295-4485 View (901) 295-4485
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Dr. Cassandra Denise Clariett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DMin, LCSW
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38109  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping clients learn how to navigate through the areas of Problem Sexual Behavior (PSB), Trauma, Anxiety, Uncontrolled Anger, Grief & Loss, Parenting Skills, Co-Occurring Diagnosis, Conduct Disorders, and End of Life Planning.
Mental Health is Our Passion and Helping People Heal is Our Purpose! Fresh or Frozen, Trauma Can Impact You In More Ways Than You Know! As Your Therapist, I am Here to Empower and Assist You In Living a Wholesome Life. You can expect to start your path to healing with Dr. Cassandra Clariett, LCSW-TN, AZ, right away.
I specialize in helping clients learn how to navigate through the areas of Problem Sexual Behavior (PSB), Trauma, Anxiety, Uncontrolled Anger, Grief & Loss, Parenting Skills, Co-Occurring Diagnosis, Conduct Disorders, and End of Life Planning.
Mental Health is Our Passion and Helping People Heal is Our Purpose! Fresh or Frozen, Trauma Can Impact You In More Ways Than You Know! As Your Therapist, I am Here to Empower and Assist You In Living a Wholesome Life. You can expect to start your path to healing with Dr. Cassandra Clariett, LCSW-TN, AZ, right away.
(901) 350-6858 View (901) 350-6858
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Britt Palmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
I specialize with certifications and extensive training in EMDR, equine assisted psychotherapy, child-parent psychotherapy, trauma conscious yoga, and eating disorders.
The treatment of complex histories of trauma, eating disorders, and attachment disruptions must include interventions that rewire the brain from the bottom up, somatic movement to reintegrate the body with the brain, and a felt sense of safety, in the context of relationship. This provides lasting change for improved regulation, mood, energy, the ability to be present and attune to others. Too many therapies focus on decision making, problem solving, or changing your thoughts. This is not how we are wired to work. It leads to disappointment. My evidenced based interventions promise to be different.
I specialize with certifications and extensive training in EMDR, equine assisted psychotherapy, child-parent psychotherapy, trauma conscious yoga, and eating disorders.
The treatment of complex histories of trauma, eating disorders, and attachment disruptions must include interventions that rewire the brain from the bottom up, somatic movement to reintegrate the body with the brain, and a felt sense of safety, in the context of relationship. This provides lasting change for improved regulation, mood, energy, the ability to be present and attune to others. Too many therapies focus on decision making, problem solving, or changing your thoughts. This is not how we are wired to work. It leads to disappointment. My evidenced based interventions promise to be different.
(901) 519-2163 View (901) 519-2163
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Heather Thomasson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
Heather often works with first time moms, postpartum depression/anxiety moms, pregnancy loss, and parents who desire to 'Gentle Parent'.
Heather offers support from a client-centered perspective that includes positive affirmations, heavy emphasis on self-compassion, challenging of unhealthy thoughts, and building upon skills to allow you to live your best life. Heather has extensive training to promote trauma resolution through EMDR and TF-CBT trainings. Heather has a strong passion for working with people as they navigate both pregnancy and postpartum adjustments. She works with fertility struggles, pregnancy loss and infant loss, in addition to perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
Heather often works with first time moms, postpartum depression/anxiety moms, pregnancy loss, and parents who desire to 'Gentle Parent'.
Heather offers support from a client-centered perspective that includes positive affirmations, heavy emphasis on self-compassion, challenging of unhealthy thoughts, and building upon skills to allow you to live your best life. Heather has extensive training to promote trauma resolution through EMDR and TF-CBT trainings. Heather has a strong passion for working with people as they navigate both pregnancy and postpartum adjustments. She works with fertility struggles, pregnancy loss and infant loss, in addition to perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
(901) 350-2515 View (901) 350-2515
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Jill Budynas DePriest
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38119
Today you took the first step in seeking help and that is a brave thing. I am honored to be one of the people you are thinking about. I believe greatly in the whole body and mind approach as well as the whole system approach. Healing is found in many arenas and therapy is a dress rehearsal for life. There a million reasons we need to get support through therapy! Relationship conflict or the end of a relationship, stress from work, anxieties of parenting, adjusting to big life changes like changing jobs or graduating college. Having a place that its all about you can be invaluable.
Today you took the first step in seeking help and that is a brave thing. I am honored to be one of the people you are thinking about. I believe greatly in the whole body and mind approach as well as the whole system approach. Healing is found in many arenas and therapy is a dress rehearsal for life. There a million reasons we need to get support through therapy! Relationship conflict or the end of a relationship, stress from work, anxieties of parenting, adjusting to big life changes like changing jobs or graduating college. Having a place that its all about you can be invaluable.
(901) 621-3590 View (901) 621-3590
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Ashley Neal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38120
Waitlist for new clients
Some of Ashley’s counseling specialties include depression, anxiety, behavioral struggles, parenting skills, parent and child relationships, self-image, life changes, mood disorders and trauma.
Ashley is a published licensed professional counselor skilled in counseling children, adolescents, and adults. She provides empathetic and non-judgmental care using person-centered, behavioral, and trauma focused techniques. She has worked in numerous settings: hospital, outpatient, residential, in-home, virtual, and school. Ashley is passionate about meeting her clients where they are and encouraging authentic engagement in the therapeutic process to help meet their goals.
Some of Ashley’s counseling specialties include depression, anxiety, behavioral struggles, parenting skills, parent and child relationships, self-image, life changes, mood disorders and trauma.
Ashley is a published licensed professional counselor skilled in counseling children, adolescents, and adults. She provides empathetic and non-judgmental care using person-centered, behavioral, and trauma focused techniques. She has worked in numerous settings: hospital, outpatient, residential, in-home, virtual, and school. Ashley is passionate about meeting her clients where they are and encouraging authentic engagement in the therapeutic process to help meet their goals.
(901) 519-2994 View (901) 519-2994
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Virginia Erholtz
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38117
I have experience working with eating disorders, stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, PTSD, relationship challenges, parenting, LGBTQ+, and alternative relationship styles (ENM, Polyamory, Swinging/Lifestyle, and I am kink informed).
Do you find yourself struggling with life’s current and past stressors- relationships, life transitions, work, family? Therapy is a place to engage in growth and change by stripping away the layers to reveal your authentic self.
I have experience working with eating disorders, stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, PTSD, relationship challenges, parenting, LGBTQ+, and alternative relationship styles (ENM, Polyamory, Swinging/Lifestyle, and I am kink informed).
Do you find yourself struggling with life’s current and past stressors- relationships, life transitions, work, family? Therapy is a place to engage in growth and change by stripping away the layers to reveal your authentic self.
(901) 716-9352 View (901) 716-9352
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Dr. Chanda Dunn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
If you are feeling stuck, stressed, anxious, sad, avoidant, unmotivated, distracted, or generally discontent with yourself, relationship, or the circles around you, then you may be experiencing difficulty navigating this stage of life. My passion is helping individuals with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I have multiple years of professional and private practice experience helping teens, adults, and older adults navigate emotional difficulties and traumatic periods. I have extensive experience supporting anxiety & depression, parenting, self-worth, stress management/self-care, life transitions, and trauma/PTSD.
If you are feeling stuck, stressed, anxious, sad, avoidant, unmotivated, distracted, or generally discontent with yourself, relationship, or the circles around you, then you may be experiencing difficulty navigating this stage of life. My passion is helping individuals with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I have multiple years of professional and private practice experience helping teens, adults, and older adults navigate emotional difficulties and traumatic periods. I have extensive experience supporting anxiety & depression, parenting, self-worth, stress management/self-care, life transitions, and trauma/PTSD.
(901) 699-4954 View (901) 699-4954
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.