Parenting Therapists in Austin, TX

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Mary McKay Duncan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78703
new life challenges, parenting, and times of dealing with anxiety, depression, and developmental issues.
My goal is to help others build fulfilling and happy lives, even through unanticipated challenges and concerns, over a lifetime of development. Listening with curiosity and a thoughtful lens, I hope to team with each person as we creatively approach and work through the issues at hand, inviting and amplifying native strengths and potentials. At times dynamic, at times simply being together with certain truths, incorporating when appropriate the healing potential of working outdoors ... walking, talking, navigating terrain and thoughts.
new life challenges, parenting, and times of dealing with anxiety, depression, and developmental issues.
My goal is to help others build fulfilling and happy lives, even through unanticipated challenges and concerns, over a lifetime of development. Listening with curiosity and a thoughtful lens, I hope to team with each person as we creatively approach and work through the issues at hand, inviting and amplifying native strengths and potentials. At times dynamic, at times simply being together with certain truths, incorporating when appropriate the healing potential of working outdoors ... walking, talking, navigating terrain and thoughts.
(512) 920-6195 View (512) 920-6195
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Claudia Legarreta
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Her specialities include individual therapy, Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Group Counseling, Parent Coaching and Neurofeddback Therapy.
At Relational Pathways we strive to offer a safe and non-judgmental environment where families are able to strengthen their connections and achieve their therapeutic goals. Whether you are looking for parental mentoring, child therapy or neurofeedback therapy , we offer an array of services that can assist you and your family reach your gaols.
Her specialities include individual therapy, Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Group Counseling, Parent Coaching and Neurofeddback Therapy.
At Relational Pathways we strive to offer a safe and non-judgmental environment where families are able to strengthen their connections and achieve their therapeutic goals. Whether you are looking for parental mentoring, child therapy or neurofeedback therapy , we offer an array of services that can assist you and your family reach your gaols.
(512) 368-7020 View (512) 368-7020
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Antonia Calabrese
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78722
My specialty areas with younger children include: parent coaching and psycho education, behavioral issues, bullying/self-esteem, peer conflict, social skills and ADHD and separation anxiety.
It It is my mission to team up with children, teens and adults to improve confidence, positivity and emotional regulation. As children, we are taught math, science and reading, but not how to feel or to express our feelings. This can come out as aggression or anxiety or with-drawl. It is my goal to help my clients target problem behaviors, process past events, and learn new skills while providing guidance and support each step of the way.
My specialty areas with younger children include: parent coaching and psycho education, behavioral issues, bullying/self-esteem, peer conflict, social skills and ADHD and separation anxiety.
It It is my mission to team up with children, teens and adults to improve confidence, positivity and emotional regulation. As children, we are taught math, science and reading, but not how to feel or to express our feelings. This can come out as aggression or anxiety or with-drawl. It is my goal to help my clients target problem behaviors, process past events, and learn new skills while providing guidance and support each step of the way.
(713) 804-9287 View (713) 804-9287
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Annie Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
Together we can work through depression, anxiety, women's issues, and life transitions. I have specialized training in family and couples issues, parenting/behavior modification, as well as in treating those with acquired brain injuries. I also hold certifications as a Level 1 Gottman Certified Therapist, a Prepare/Enrich Therapist, and a trained EMDR therapist. Premarital coursework available!
Together we can work through depression, anxiety, women's issues, and life transitions. I have specialized training in family and couples issues, parenting/behavior modification, as well as in treating those with acquired brain injuries. I also hold certifications as a Level 1 Gottman Certified Therapist, a Prepare/Enrich Therapist, and a trained EMDR therapist. Premarital coursework available!
(512) 649-0313 View (512) 649-0313
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Camilla Bolch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
With an accepting, creative approach I strive to view the child's (or parent's) world as they see it.
I am passionate about helping children and their parents experience "less stress and more success" in their daily lives. My client-centered approach includes play-based activities, CBT, stress-management and mindfulness training. I offer therapeutic parenting support to help families reach their goals. With over 25 years of experience, I still delight in helping my clients recognize and affirm their unique strengths and find positive, creative solutions to overcome the challenges they face.
With an accepting, creative approach I strive to view the child's (or parent's) world as they see it.
I am passionate about helping children and their parents experience "less stress and more success" in their daily lives. My client-centered approach includes play-based activities, CBT, stress-management and mindfulness training. I offer therapeutic parenting support to help families reach their goals. With over 25 years of experience, I still delight in helping my clients recognize and affirm their unique strengths and find positive, creative solutions to overcome the challenges they face.
(512) 861-8711 View (512) 861-8711
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Eileen Kinney Lindgren
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
Do you yearn for closer, more connected relationships? Are you a parent managing overwhelm? Does your partner’s reactivity bring out the worst in you? An accepting, compassionate, and calm presence is one of the biggest gifts we can give ourselves and our loved ones. Yet, today’s stressors make that increasingly hard to do! Imagine what it would feel like to be living your best life. To move through hardships instead of away from them. To grow rather than shrink. Imagine feeling a deep love and connection for yourself and for others. How might your life unfold differently?
Do you yearn for closer, more connected relationships? Are you a parent managing overwhelm? Does your partner’s reactivity bring out the worst in you? An accepting, compassionate, and calm presence is one of the biggest gifts we can give ourselves and our loved ones. Yet, today’s stressors make that increasingly hard to do! Imagine what it would feel like to be living your best life. To move through hardships instead of away from them. To grow rather than shrink. Imagine feeling a deep love and connection for yourself and for others. How might your life unfold differently?
(512) 883-7872 View (512) 883-7872
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Stephanie R Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78703
​I have experience working with individuals who have challenges related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, ADHD, parenting, life transitions, grief, and trauma.
Welcome! In my work I hope to share my passion for our connections to the natural world, our bodies, and our community in the healing process. This knowledge that has been shared with me has illuminated my path and expanded my perspective of my training in traditional western psychology. I believe that some of the most fruitful healing happens in relationship & in community and that when given a safe environment, we naturally move towards healing and growth.
​I have experience working with individuals who have challenges related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, ADHD, parenting, life transitions, grief, and trauma.
Welcome! In my work I hope to share my passion for our connections to the natural world, our bodies, and our community in the healing process. This knowledge that has been shared with me has illuminated my path and expanded my perspective of my training in traditional western psychology. I believe that some of the most fruitful healing happens in relationship & in community and that when given a safe environment, we naturally move towards healing and growth.
(512) 862-1738 View (512) 862-1738
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Eloise Terry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Processing) and am a Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator.
I am a therapist providing individual and group therapy to adults. Many of my clients struggle with depression, anxiety, unstable relationships, blended families and life transitions. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is built upon trust, compassion, and honesty. This is critical in helping clients begin to find light at the end of the tunnel, and the best version of themselves.
I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Processing) and am a Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator.
I am a therapist providing individual and group therapy to adults. Many of my clients struggle with depression, anxiety, unstable relationships, blended families and life transitions. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is built upon trust, compassion, and honesty. This is critical in helping clients begin to find light at the end of the tunnel, and the best version of themselves.
(512) 686-2663 View (512) 686-2663
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Rachel Springfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78756  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with a variety of issues, from depression and anxiety to gentle parenting to giftedness.
Sometimes it can be hard to know where you want to go in life. You feel stuck in old patterns that hold you back from living the life you want. My passion is creating a space where you can feel safe and understood while you explore those areas of your life that aren't working.
I work with a variety of issues, from depression and anxiety to gentle parenting to giftedness.
Sometimes it can be hard to know where you want to go in life. You feel stuck in old patterns that hold you back from living the life you want. My passion is creating a space where you can feel safe and understood while you explore those areas of your life that aren't working.
(512) 865-4838 View (512) 865-4838
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Julia Small
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
I'm here to support the first-time parent with unexpected emotions, as they re-form their identity; for the child that suddenly has two families instead of one; for the parents taking their baby home from the NICU, facing fear and grieving what might have been; for the person who has decided they're ready to heal old wounds, and embrace all that life has for them. You can learn to navigate depression and anxiety, and become more present for your family. You can strengthen your relationships with your children and partner, even when life throws you a curveball. No matter your past or current struggles, you deserve an abundant life.
I'm here to support the first-time parent with unexpected emotions, as they re-form their identity; for the child that suddenly has two families instead of one; for the parents taking their baby home from the NICU, facing fear and grieving what might have been; for the person who has decided they're ready to heal old wounds, and embrace all that life has for them. You can learn to navigate depression and anxiety, and become more present for your family. You can strengthen your relationships with your children and partner, even when life throws you a curveball. No matter your past or current struggles, you deserve an abundant life.
(512) 540-3178 View (512) 540-3178
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Texas Trails Therapeutic Services, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT™
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78754  (Online Only)
I offer individual, group, and family sessions as well as parent coaching.
Hello! I'm Sarah Smith and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist(TM). If your family is looking for relief from with emotional outbursts, healing from traumatic experiences, or growth in the areas of connection and communication, Texas Trails could be a great fit for you! I believe in using a dual approach: psychotherapeutic growth and healing for the client AND easy to implement, practical tools for the whole family. I am excited to learn about your problem points and create a plan to help you reach your goals.
I offer individual, group, and family sessions as well as parent coaching.
Hello! I'm Sarah Smith and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist(TM). If your family is looking for relief from with emotional outbursts, healing from traumatic experiences, or growth in the areas of connection and communication, Texas Trails could be a great fit for you! I believe in using a dual approach: psychotherapeutic growth and healing for the client AND easy to implement, practical tools for the whole family. I am excited to learn about your problem points and create a plan to help you reach your goals.
(512) 337-4383 View (512) 337-4383
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Brittney Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78727  (Online Only)
Being a parent is hard and you don’t have to do it alone! The journey of pregnancy through motherhood can be joyous, overwhelming, fun and draining; it is emotionally and physically exhausting and everyone needs help or support at times. Are you experiencing infertility, pregnancy loss or complications, a NICU stay, or postpartum mood and anxiety disorders? Focusing on your own needs and healing for a short time each week can help improve your ability to care for yourself, your children and family.
Being a parent is hard and you don’t have to do it alone! The journey of pregnancy through motherhood can be joyous, overwhelming, fun and draining; it is emotionally and physically exhausting and everyone needs help or support at times. Are you experiencing infertility, pregnancy loss or complications, a NICU stay, or postpartum mood and anxiety disorders? Focusing on your own needs and healing for a short time each week can help improve your ability to care for yourself, your children and family.
(737) 204-5943 View (737) 204-5943
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Tanya Ault-Hayslip
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, MA
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705
My specialties include trauma, grief and loss, history of abuse (physical and emotional), Parent Coaching/Support, Attachment/Relationship issues, Depression, Anger Management, Anxiety, Life Transition.
Hey, I’m Tanya (she/her/hers). I graduated from Texas A&M in 2004 with a BS in Psychology. After graduation, I moved to Fort Worth where I attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received a MA in Family and Marriage Counseling and a MA in Christian Education. Following graduation in 2007 I have been doing therapy and case management. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor (LPC-S) and a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)-practitioner. I have a passion for helping individuals and walking alongside them so they can become the person they have always wanted to be.
My specialties include trauma, grief and loss, history of abuse (physical and emotional), Parent Coaching/Support, Attachment/Relationship issues, Depression, Anger Management, Anxiety, Life Transition.
Hey, I’m Tanya (she/her/hers). I graduated from Texas A&M in 2004 with a BS in Psychology. After graduation, I moved to Fort Worth where I attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received a MA in Family and Marriage Counseling and a MA in Christian Education. Following graduation in 2007 I have been doing therapy and case management. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor (LPC-S) and a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)-practitioner. I have a passion for helping individuals and walking alongside them so they can become the person they have always wanted to be.
(512) 388-4660 View (512) 388-4660
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Whitney Humphrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78751
My focus of treatment is with couples who are either working towards strengthening their relationship and/or families who are struggling with parenting issues.
I have the privilege to work beside children, adolescents, and adults in difficult and often confusing times in their lives. My mission is to provide care and clarity for my clients while honoring their values in a way that can strengthen and improve their relationship not only with themselves but with their family and friends as well.
My focus of treatment is with couples who are either working towards strengthening their relationship and/or families who are struggling with parenting issues.
I have the privilege to work beside children, adolescents, and adults in difficult and often confusing times in their lives. My mission is to provide care and clarity for my clients while honoring their values in a way that can strengthen and improve their relationship not only with themselves but with their family and friends as well.
(512) 686-5532 View (512) 686-5532
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Anne Delisle Dorman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Over the years I have come to enjoy working with a variety of clients. I work with children ages 2 through adolescence utilizing play therapy as one of my modalities. I also see adults for individual issues including anxiety, depression, parenting, and relationship issues. My practice includes working with couples assisting them in recognizing the problem cycles that get created and hopefully learning to build intimacy and connection. Since I work with children, families are a part of my practice as well-I see each individual as an integral part of the whole.
Over the years I have come to enjoy working with a variety of clients. I work with children ages 2 through adolescence utilizing play therapy as one of my modalities. I also see adults for individual issues including anxiety, depression, parenting, and relationship issues. My practice includes working with couples assisting them in recognizing the problem cycles that get created and hopefully learning to build intimacy and connection. Since I work with children, families are a part of my practice as well-I see each individual as an integral part of the whole.
(512) 309-0915 View (512) 309-0915
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Natalie Boone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78756
My hopes are to help school aged children and youth as well as their families overcome past or current traumas, work on attachment issues, and offer general support to all the curveballs life throws at us. I work well with children who have need help with emotional and behavioral regulation. I utilize interpersonal neurobiology, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy principles to help guide your child to a more regulated self! I offer parent coaching so you feel in the loop and support throughout your child's therapy process.
My hopes are to help school aged children and youth as well as their families overcome past or current traumas, work on attachment issues, and offer general support to all the curveballs life throws at us. I work well with children who have need help with emotional and behavioral regulation. I utilize interpersonal neurobiology, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy principles to help guide your child to a more regulated self! I offer parent coaching so you feel in the loop and support throughout your child's therapy process.
(512) 877-6182 View (512) 877-6182
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Jennifer Cheatham Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78733
Some areas of expertise: children, adolescents, life transitions, parenting, school issues, caregiving, divorce, grief and self-compassion.
Therapy is not one size fits all. You must feel supported, safe and heard in order for us to have a healthy place to begin work. I will honor your process, knowing that therapy is personal and often painful and insightful. We will work at a pace that feels comfortable for you. Sometimes we step forward, sometimes back, but we will continue striving towards greater understanding of ourselves and others.
Some areas of expertise: children, adolescents, life transitions, parenting, school issues, caregiving, divorce, grief and self-compassion.
Therapy is not one size fits all. You must feel supported, safe and heard in order for us to have a healthy place to begin work. I will honor your process, knowing that therapy is personal and often painful and insightful. We will work at a pace that feels comfortable for you. Sometimes we step forward, sometimes back, but we will continue striving towards greater understanding of ourselves and others.
(512) 782-8977 View (512) 782-8977
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Sidrah Khan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78725  (Online Only)
Whether you were diagnosed as a child, as an adult, or self-diagnosed based on Tiktok, neurodivergence comes with challenges. Together, we will prioritize your needs (rest, eating, and more) and identify tools that work for you. Turn your executive functioning challenges into healthy boundaries and balanced relationships (with yourself and others!), and allow yourself to live with confidence and joy. If you’re a parent on top of that, you have even more need to reflect on your childhood and practice the care you want to teach your kids! In our work together, we will sift through old patterns and discover the parent you want to be.
Whether you were diagnosed as a child, as an adult, or self-diagnosed based on Tiktok, neurodivergence comes with challenges. Together, we will prioritize your needs (rest, eating, and more) and identify tools that work for you. Turn your executive functioning challenges into healthy boundaries and balanced relationships (with yourself and others!), and allow yourself to live with confidence and joy. If you’re a parent on top of that, you have even more need to reflect on your childhood and practice the care you want to teach your kids! In our work together, we will sift through old patterns and discover the parent you want to be.
(512) 400-2184 View (512) 400-2184
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Austin Family Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT , LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Counseling For Children & Teens, Couples Counseling, Individual Adult Counseling, Family Counseling, Parent Coaching, Stress Management, Virtual Therapy, Career Counseling, Christian Counseling, Self-Esteem, EMDR & Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Tech Addiction, Pre-Marital Counseling.
Austin Family Counseling (AFC) is a counseling practice providing expert-level guidance and support for families, children, couples, and individuals. We are a unique group of therapists who will not only help you feel connected and cared for, but also provide you with guidance and expertise that will give you what you need to restore hope and connection in your life and relationships.
Counseling For Children & Teens, Couples Counseling, Individual Adult Counseling, Family Counseling, Parent Coaching, Stress Management, Virtual Therapy, Career Counseling, Christian Counseling, Self-Esteem, EMDR & Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Tech Addiction, Pre-Marital Counseling.
Austin Family Counseling (AFC) is a counseling practice providing expert-level guidance and support for families, children, couples, and individuals. We are a unique group of therapists who will not only help you feel connected and cared for, but also provide you with guidance and expertise that will give you what you need to restore hope and connection in your life and relationships.
(737) 252-6391 View (737) 252-6391
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May Matson Taylor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731
I also offer parent consultation and brief assessment.
Do you know that something needs to change for your child or family, but you aren’t sure where to start or what kind of services to seek? As a psychologist, I have expertise in children and teenagers, mental health care, psychological testing, and diagnosis. As a parent/caregiver, you have expertise in your child, family, and your child’s life story. You know what you’ve already tried, and what has or hasn’t helped. I know what other options are out there, and how to figure out which options will be a good fit. Let’s work together to determine the best path forward to support your child.
I also offer parent consultation and brief assessment.
Do you know that something needs to change for your child or family, but you aren’t sure where to start or what kind of services to seek? As a psychologist, I have expertise in children and teenagers, mental health care, psychological testing, and diagnosis. As a parent/caregiver, you have expertise in your child, family, and your child’s life story. You know what you’ve already tried, and what has or hasn’t helped. I know what other options are out there, and how to figure out which options will be a good fit. Let’s work together to determine the best path forward to support your child.
(833) 482-0660 View (833) 482-0660

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.