Parenting Therapists in Houston, TX

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Rel Sharp
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Some of my biggest areas of expertise have come when dealing with parenting issues, relationship issues, as well as grief and loss.
Hi there! I'm Vince! Are you struggling to navigate everything life is throwing at you in the increasingly hectic world? I love exploring deep down the funnel of emotions with my clients using Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral strategies. Together we can tackle your anxiety, depression and the relational issues that come into play that keep you from being your ideal self, whether that be in your relationships, your family, your career, or another important area of your life.
Some of my biggest areas of expertise have come when dealing with parenting issues, relationship issues, as well as grief and loss.
Hi there! I'm Vince! Are you struggling to navigate everything life is throwing at you in the increasingly hectic world? I love exploring deep down the funnel of emotions with my clients using Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral strategies. Together we can tackle your anxiety, depression and the relational issues that come into play that keep you from being your ideal self, whether that be in your relationships, your family, your career, or another important area of your life.
(832) 990-1366 View (832) 990-1366
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Single Parent Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77070  (Online Only)
Single-parent counseling is effective in helping resolve many parenting issues related to single parenting, including co-parenting, communication, relationships, work-life balance, and personal finance.
Life as a single parent can be overwhelming. Our single-parent counseling provides practical solutions for the unique challenges of single mothers and single fathers.
Single-parent counseling is effective in helping resolve many parenting issues related to single parenting, including co-parenting, communication, relationships, work-life balance, and personal finance.
Life as a single parent can be overwhelming. Our single-parent counseling provides practical solutions for the unique challenges of single mothers and single fathers.
(346) 707-1925 View (346) 707-1925
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Nicole Savage
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
I am certified in multiple evidence-based parenting programs, and I have additional experience and training in military culture, trauma, foster care/adoption, and religious perspectives.
Hi! I'm Nicole and I am an LPC in Texas and an LMHC in Washington State. I aim to provide an environment in which you feel accepted and encouraged as you work toward growth and contentment.
I am certified in multiple evidence-based parenting programs, and I have additional experience and training in military culture, trauma, foster care/adoption, and religious perspectives.
Hi! I'm Nicole and I am an LPC in Texas and an LMHC in Washington State. I aim to provide an environment in which you feel accepted and encouraged as you work toward growth and contentment.
(832) 769-4049 View (832) 769-4049
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Valorie George
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
I also provide parenting/family work.
Life is complicated! Simply viewing my profile indicates you are seeking to grow in important areas of your life. Whether you are curious about improving relationships, expanding your work-life, or you are experiencing some uncomfortable, even painful emotions and anxiety, together we can explore new possibilities. I invite you to come in first and simply meet with me to see if it feels like a good "fit," a necessary and important aspect of a beneficial working relationship. Let's roll-up our sleeves and work together!
I also provide parenting/family work.
Life is complicated! Simply viewing my profile indicates you are seeking to grow in important areas of your life. Whether you are curious about improving relationships, expanding your work-life, or you are experiencing some uncomfortable, even painful emotions and anxiety, together we can explore new possibilities. I invite you to come in first and simply meet with me to see if it feels like a good "fit," a necessary and important aspect of a beneficial working relationship. Let's roll-up our sleeves and work together!
(346) 209-1090 View (346) 209-1090
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Margaret Magness
LPC-Associate
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
Having two children myself, I can relate to the challenging ever-changing aspects of parenting.
I am a Play Therapist passionate about working with children experiencing behavioral issues, oppositional tendencies, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I use a variety of therapies including Adlerian Play Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. In addition, I am currently pursuing my Registered Play Therapy License to further enhance my skills as a therapist.
Having two children myself, I can relate to the challenging ever-changing aspects of parenting.
I am a Play Therapist passionate about working with children experiencing behavioral issues, oppositional tendencies, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I use a variety of therapies including Adlerian Play Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. In addition, I am currently pursuing my Registered Play Therapy License to further enhance my skills as a therapist.
(346) 472-5967 View (346) 472-5967
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Jennifer Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77008
Waitlist for new clients
Navigating the world around us, and in our current times, is tricky for a lot of us! I specialize in working with children and adolescents, as well as assisting the adults who love them in their parenting role. Every family system has strengths and struggles, and parents bring their own experiences (having once been children themselves!) which inform their parenting skills and feelings about parenting, now. Additionally, I also see adults for individual work, outside of the parenting role, and have assisted many adults in thinking through decisions on how to live their best lives.
Navigating the world around us, and in our current times, is tricky for a lot of us! I specialize in working with children and adolescents, as well as assisting the adults who love them in their parenting role. Every family system has strengths and struggles, and parents bring their own experiences (having once been children themselves!) which inform their parenting skills and feelings about parenting, now. Additionally, I also see adults for individual work, outside of the parenting role, and have assisted many adults in thinking through decisions on how to live their best lives.
(832) 981-7184 View (832) 981-7184
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Rebekah Jones
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
I have experience working with trauma, eating disorders, addiction, process addictions, families, parenting concerns, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.
I operate from the stance that people were not intended to suffer alone. Often, burdens that appear too heavy or too great to move beneath feel that way because the individual does not have adequate resources and skills to process the situations or experiences. As a therapist, I have been blessed to stand alongside many individuals as they planted their feet back on the ground and learned to skills necessary to alter their view of self or to shift so that they became bigger than their pain.
I have experience working with trauma, eating disorders, addiction, process addictions, families, parenting concerns, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.
I operate from the stance that people were not intended to suffer alone. Often, burdens that appear too heavy or too great to move beneath feel that way because the individual does not have adequate resources and skills to process the situations or experiences. As a therapist, I have been blessed to stand alongside many individuals as they planted their feet back on the ground and learned to skills necessary to alter their view of self or to shift so that they became bigger than their pain.
(832) 770-7693 View (832) 770-7693
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Leonice Ferreira
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77006  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt like you were not living up to your own expectations as a parent? Are you struggling with the challenges of raising a child with special needs? Is your child having mental health or behavioral issues, and while you are doing your best to support your child, do you feel alone in this challenging journey? Do you feel misunderstood, judged, overwhelmed, or stressed in your role as a parent? Maybe you are struggling to establish mutual understanding with your grown child on issues you disagree with.
Have you ever felt like you were not living up to your own expectations as a parent? Are you struggling with the challenges of raising a child with special needs? Is your child having mental health or behavioral issues, and while you are doing your best to support your child, do you feel alone in this challenging journey? Do you feel misunderstood, judged, overwhelmed, or stressed in your role as a parent? Maybe you are struggling to establish mutual understanding with your grown child on issues you disagree with.
(346) 810-6540 View (346) 810-6540
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Caitlin Hancock
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Caitlin. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, as well as supporting individuals and families healing from trauma/abuse situations. My therapy style is conversational, supportive and inviting. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
Hi there! I'm Caitlin. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, as well as supporting individuals and families healing from trauma/abuse situations. My therapy style is conversational, supportive and inviting. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
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Marcie Dinkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77006
Do you need help dealing with traumatic experiences, a challenging upbringing, or complex family dynamics? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, or feeling stuck in life? As a parent, are you seeking advice on communicating better with your young adult or teen child? Do you need guidance on setting boundaries or navigating co-parenting? Perhaps your teenager is dealing with strong emotions, OCD thoughts, social anxiety, depression, school pressure, suicidal thoughts, self-esteem issues, or self-harm. Or maybe your family needs help building stronger connections and improving communication.
Do you need help dealing with traumatic experiences, a challenging upbringing, or complex family dynamics? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, or feeling stuck in life? As a parent, are you seeking advice on communicating better with your young adult or teen child? Do you need guidance on setting boundaries or navigating co-parenting? Perhaps your teenager is dealing with strong emotions, OCD thoughts, social anxiety, depression, school pressure, suicidal thoughts, self-esteem issues, or self-harm. Or maybe your family needs help building stronger connections and improving communication.
(832) 905-1627 View (832) 905-1627
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Stefanie C Barthmare
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77005
I have had over 19 years experience and have advanced training in the following areas: virtual/telehealth, attachment issues, relationships/couples counseling, infidelity, stress, grief and trauma, anxiety, parenting (including blended families and pregnancy) as well as mindfulness based body work.
Are you ready for therapy? If you're frustrated, feeling alone in the struggle and interested in understanding more about the patterns that have kept you (and your relationship) stuck, it’s time. Therapy with me will help you get started on the path to making real, lasting changes. While taking the first step to meet a psychotherapist can be difficult, your relationships and mental health are worth it. I can offer you the kind of support, guidance and gentle feedback that may be useful, no matter the challenge. Let's take the next step together. I'm looking forward to meeting you. Virtual teletherapy is done using Zoom.
I have had over 19 years experience and have advanced training in the following areas: virtual/telehealth, attachment issues, relationships/couples counseling, infidelity, stress, grief and trauma, anxiety, parenting (including blended families and pregnancy) as well as mindfulness based body work.
Are you ready for therapy? If you're frustrated, feeling alone in the struggle and interested in understanding more about the patterns that have kept you (and your relationship) stuck, it’s time. Therapy with me will help you get started on the path to making real, lasting changes. While taking the first step to meet a psychotherapist can be difficult, your relationships and mental health are worth it. I can offer you the kind of support, guidance and gentle feedback that may be useful, no matter the challenge. Let's take the next step together. I'm looking forward to meeting you. Virtual teletherapy is done using Zoom.
(281) 823-8215 View (281) 823-8215
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Nancy Simpson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77057
I specialize in parenting concerns, couples and premarital counseling , adjustment concerns in life, grief and anxiety.
I am a licensed Professional Counselor by the State of Texas. My undergraduate work is in Family Studies and Child Development. My graduate work is in the areas of counseling psychology and Educational Psychology. I have been working in a school setting for the past 20 years and I have been in a private practice setting since 2006.
I specialize in parenting concerns, couples and premarital counseling , adjustment concerns in life, grief and anxiety.
I am a licensed Professional Counselor by the State of Texas. My undergraduate work is in Family Studies and Child Development. My graduate work is in the areas of counseling psychology and Educational Psychology. I have been working in a school setting for the past 20 years and I have been in a private practice setting since 2006.
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Jayna Haney-Single Parents/Stepfamilies/Co-Parents
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77054
I provide family therapy and parent/child coaching which supports you while I teach your children/teens how to manage transitions between two homes, stay out of the middle between co-parents, navigate their relationships with parents at different ages, and understand emotions.
I help stepfamily couples and single parents find the quickest path possible to confidence, support, and a workable plan that moves you in the direction of your goals from our first session- even in the most challenging situations. I partner with single parents to create a better life for you and your children; reduce the overwhelm, heal from your breakup; and move forward successfully. With blended family couples, we work together to manage stepparenting/stepchild issues, coparent concerns, and/or work through issues, so you can get back to the love and passion that brought you together. Video conference/phone appts available.
I provide family therapy and parent/child coaching which supports you while I teach your children/teens how to manage transitions between two homes, stay out of the middle between co-parents, navigate their relationships with parents at different ages, and understand emotions.
I help stepfamily couples and single parents find the quickest path possible to confidence, support, and a workable plan that moves you in the direction of your goals from our first session- even in the most challenging situations. I partner with single parents to create a better life for you and your children; reduce the overwhelm, heal from your breakup; and move forward successfully. With blended family couples, we work together to manage stepparenting/stepchild issues, coparent concerns, and/or work through issues, so you can get back to the love and passion that brought you together. Video conference/phone appts available.
(713) 999-3470 View (713) 999-3470
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Elyssa Fink Gottheim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
My specialties include young adults, parenting work, adolescence, children, families, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, self esteem, boundary setting, and life transitions.
Entering into therapy can be a difficult and daunting decision. I am here to guide and support you through that process. In therapy, you will explore aspects of yourself and identify areas of growth and change. My goal is to help you achieve your goals and develop a better understanding of self. I emphasize the importance of individualizing treatment in order to meet your specific needs.
My specialties include young adults, parenting work, adolescence, children, families, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, self esteem, boundary setting, and life transitions.
Entering into therapy can be a difficult and daunting decision. I am here to guide and support you through that process. In therapy, you will explore aspects of yourself and identify areas of growth and change. My goal is to help you achieve your goals and develop a better understanding of self. I emphasize the importance of individualizing treatment in order to meet your specific needs.
(832) 981-2443 View (832) 981-2443
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Jill Ahrens Tucker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77008
You wear a lot of hats in your life and carry the burden of responsibility for your family, for your partner, for your kids, for your colleagues. Over time, all of your hats have somehow softened your voice and have you feeling like you've lost who you are. You do a lot in your life out of duty, but you don't know how to balance that duty with who you want to be and the things you want to do for fun. You often don't know when you can speak up and voice how you are feeling about life. You often feel guilty speaking your truth because you feel like you are committed to being a good parent and partner.
You wear a lot of hats in your life and carry the burden of responsibility for your family, for your partner, for your kids, for your colleagues. Over time, all of your hats have somehow softened your voice and have you feeling like you've lost who you are. You do a lot in your life out of duty, but you don't know how to balance that duty with who you want to be and the things you want to do for fun. You often don't know when you can speak up and voice how you are feeling about life. You often feel guilty speaking your truth because you feel like you are committed to being a good parent and partner.
(832) 850-2374 View (832) 850-2374
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Kiana Mayse
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77054  (Online Only)
I believe that seeking therapy is an act of self-love, it allows you to be vulnerable and show up as your true self without the fear of judgement. I pride myself on creating a space where clients are able to become more self-aware which is vital to cultivating a life of wellness. I work with clients who are experiencing difficulty on the job, at home, or at school due to anxiety, difficulties with adjustment, career-college transitions, depression, parenting issues, family dynamics, relationship woes, self-esteem, and life stressors. I encourage clients to show up as they are, with an open mind and goals they would like to achieve.
I believe that seeking therapy is an act of self-love, it allows you to be vulnerable and show up as your true self without the fear of judgement. I pride myself on creating a space where clients are able to become more self-aware which is vital to cultivating a life of wellness. I work with clients who are experiencing difficulty on the job, at home, or at school due to anxiety, difficulties with adjustment, career-college transitions, depression, parenting issues, family dynamics, relationship woes, self-esteem, and life stressors. I encourage clients to show up as they are, with an open mind and goals they would like to achieve.
(281) 643-7021 View (281) 643-7021
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Kristen Helms
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77084
Since becoming a parent myself, I have also had the pleasure to help many women balance career and family.
Have you been spending time wondering if life can be different? Have you found yourself feeling angry, anxious, sad or otherwise just not yourself? Have people around you shared concerns regarding your moods, anger, stress, drinking or substance use? If any of these things have brought you to the place of considering therapy, then I am happy to tell you that YES life can be different! Making changes can feel difficult and scary but choosing the right therapist can give you the support system, expertise and confidence to make the changes needed for you to be proud of who you are and to be able to share that person with others.
Since becoming a parent myself, I have also had the pleasure to help many women balance career and family.
Have you been spending time wondering if life can be different? Have you found yourself feeling angry, anxious, sad or otherwise just not yourself? Have people around you shared concerns regarding your moods, anger, stress, drinking or substance use? If any of these things have brought you to the place of considering therapy, then I am happy to tell you that YES life can be different! Making changes can feel difficult and scary but choosing the right therapist can give you the support system, expertise and confidence to make the changes needed for you to be proud of who you are and to be able to share that person with others.
(713) 597-7481 View (713) 597-7481
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EverWell Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77079
At EverWell Counseling, we offer individual therapy, family/couples therapy, and parent coaching.
Do you ever notice that you can be a little mean to yourself, or catch yourself questioning your life or family decisions? Are you struggling with feeling misunderstood, overwhelmed or anxious? Our clinicians can provide you with the tools to restore your balance and peace and heal the most important relationship you have, the relationship with yourself.
At EverWell Counseling, we offer individual therapy, family/couples therapy, and parent coaching.
Do you ever notice that you can be a little mean to yourself, or catch yourself questioning your life or family decisions? Are you struggling with feeling misunderstood, overwhelmed or anxious? Our clinicians can provide you with the tools to restore your balance and peace and heal the most important relationship you have, the relationship with yourself.
(346) 206-1055 View (346) 206-1055
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Nirmeen Valiani
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77008
Hi! I am Nirmeen Valiani, Houston's "Mindful Therapist." My practice motto is, "No issue is too small to be heard." I work with highly driven individuals that value growth and are struggling to keep a work-life balance in today's fast paced world. I specialize in high functioning anxiety (perfectionism, social skills, performance anxiety, guilt/shame, parenting challenges, self criticism, loneliness) and tailor each therapy session to fit your needs and values. Many of my clients appreciate my openness about my own therapy process and find my willingness to share my personal struggles refreshing.
Hi! I am Nirmeen Valiani, Houston's "Mindful Therapist." My practice motto is, "No issue is too small to be heard." I work with highly driven individuals that value growth and are struggling to keep a work-life balance in today's fast paced world. I specialize in high functioning anxiety (perfectionism, social skills, performance anxiety, guilt/shame, parenting challenges, self criticism, loneliness) and tailor each therapy session to fit your needs and values. Many of my clients appreciate my openness about my own therapy process and find my willingness to share my personal struggles refreshing.
(713) 597-4846 View (713) 597-4846
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Elizabeth White
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77079
I also offer family therapy, parent coaching and couples counseling.
Are you struggling with feeling misunderstood, overwhelmed or anxious? Do you notice that you can be mean to yourself, or catch yourself questioning decisions? I can provide you with the tools to restore peace and heal the relationship with yourself.
I also offer family therapy, parent coaching and couples counseling.
Are you struggling with feeling misunderstood, overwhelmed or anxious? Do you notice that you can be mean to yourself, or catch yourself questioning decisions? I can provide you with the tools to restore peace and heal the relationship with yourself.
(281) 944-4532 View (281) 944-4532
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.