Parenting Therapists in Lubbock, TX

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Emily Rose
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, RPT
Verified Verified
Lubbock, TX 79424
Emily Rose, LPC and Registered Play Therapist, is also a mother who found herself asking some of those same questions in her early years of parenting.
Are you a parent or a caregiver struggling to know where to turn to find support as you navigate the path of raising a child? Do you find yourself asking “why is this so much more difficult than I thought it would be”? Are you worried about your child’s mood, behaviors, or overall emotional well-being? Or maybe you are raising a neuro-divergent child or a child with challenging behaviors and traditional parenting just isn’t working.
Emily Rose, LPC and Registered Play Therapist, is also a mother who found herself asking some of those same questions in her early years of parenting.
Are you a parent or a caregiver struggling to know where to turn to find support as you navigate the path of raising a child? Do you find yourself asking “why is this so much more difficult than I thought it would be”? Are you worried about your child’s mood, behaviors, or overall emotional well-being? Or maybe you are raising a neuro-divergent child or a child with challenging behaviors and traditional parenting just isn’t working.
(806) 203-5083 View (806) 203-5083
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Stephen Fife
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79424
Additionally, I give group presentations and workshops on topics related to individual and relationship well-being, stress management, depression, marriage, dating, preparation for marriage, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, parenting, and solving interpersonal problems in the workplace.
I'm an experienced therapist with a masters degree in psychology and a doctorate in marriage and family therapy. I provide counseling for individuals, couples, and families struggling with relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, stress, decision-making, and life adjustments. I work with clients on relationship enhancement, personal growth, communication, conflict resolution, intimacy, and goal-setting. I also assist families with relationship struggles, behavioral/emotional issues, and blended/step families. In addition to seeing clients in Lubbock, Texas, I provide confidential online video therapy for clients in Nevada.
Additionally, I give group presentations and workshops on topics related to individual and relationship well-being, stress management, depression, marriage, dating, preparation for marriage, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, parenting, and solving interpersonal problems in the workplace.
I'm an experienced therapist with a masters degree in psychology and a doctorate in marriage and family therapy. I provide counseling for individuals, couples, and families struggling with relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, stress, decision-making, and life adjustments. I work with clients on relationship enhancement, personal growth, communication, conflict resolution, intimacy, and goal-setting. I also assist families with relationship struggles, behavioral/emotional issues, and blended/step families. In addition to seeing clients in Lubbock, Texas, I provide confidential online video therapy for clients in Nevada.
(806) 482-1293 View (806) 482-1293
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Sarah Torres
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79424  (Online Only)
OPEN spots for NEW clients! My role as your counselor will be to hear your perspective, provide support and encouragement, and empower you to promote change and growth in your own life. I believe that self-exploration and discovering new ways of thinking can most help a client progress to meet their goals. My experience includes trauma and abuse recovery, adjustment to life concerns, depression, anxiety and adult child-parent relationships. I offer individual counseling for adults.
OPEN spots for NEW clients! My role as your counselor will be to hear your perspective, provide support and encouragement, and empower you to promote change and growth in your own life. I believe that self-exploration and discovering new ways of thinking can most help a client progress to meet their goals. My experience includes trauma and abuse recovery, adjustment to life concerns, depression, anxiety and adult child-parent relationships. I offer individual counseling for adults.
(806) 698-1114 View (806) 698-1114
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Melinda Kerr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79424
As a former school counselor for 9 years I have experience working with parenting issues and navigating the different areas of the school system.
I have a passion for helping people navigate through life's hardships. Everyone struggles in one way or another. Grief, loss, anxiety, conflict, depression and life transitions are all a part of life. Guiding people through conflicts and working with relationships is one of my strengths. I have a special interest in helping college students who are trying to figure out their lives apart from their families and adults who are moving into the next phase of life and dealing with changing relationships. I find it fulfilling to support and help clients through difficult situations that lead them to a more positive and peaceful life.
As a former school counselor for 9 years I have experience working with parenting issues and navigating the different areas of the school system.
I have a passion for helping people navigate through life's hardships. Everyone struggles in one way or another. Grief, loss, anxiety, conflict, depression and life transitions are all a part of life. Guiding people through conflicts and working with relationships is one of my strengths. I have a special interest in helping college students who are trying to figure out their lives apart from their families and adults who are moving into the next phase of life and dealing with changing relationships. I find it fulfilling to support and help clients through difficult situations that lead them to a more positive and peaceful life.
(806) 452-2635 View (806) 452-2635
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Claire Arnold
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Lubbock, TX 79413
I also offer support for teenage clients' parents through parenting sessions and family sessions as needed to bolster their child's treatment.
Thank you for browsing my profile! My goal is to support my clients with warmth, humor, and compassion as they navigate life’s changes and aspire to improve their mental health and wellness. I believe healing takes place within the context of a close, trusted relationship between therapist and client. I create an environment where you can show up, be seen, and feel free to be your authentic self. I view my work through a holistic lens and consider the biological, psychological, and social factors that are contributing to your symptoms. I love to help clients identify their strengths and empower them to achieve their goals.
I also offer support for teenage clients' parents through parenting sessions and family sessions as needed to bolster their child's treatment.
Thank you for browsing my profile! My goal is to support my clients with warmth, humor, and compassion as they navigate life’s changes and aspire to improve their mental health and wellness. I believe healing takes place within the context of a close, trusted relationship between therapist and client. I create an environment where you can show up, be seen, and feel free to be your authentic self. I view my work through a holistic lens and consider the biological, psychological, and social factors that are contributing to your symptoms. I love to help clients identify their strengths and empower them to achieve their goals.
(806) 230-5486 View (806) 230-5486
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Kaymi Franco
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79414
In person only offered in Lubbock, TX - If you grew up with a lot of familial conflict, had mental health or behavioral issues, experienced poverty, abuse, or neglect, and continue to see generational patterns show up in your everyday life, we might be a good fit for each other. If you’re a parent seeking help for your out of control child or teen and you can’t seem to figure out what to do with them, I might be a good fit for them. If you or a family member has been impacted by the criminal justice system or had negative experiences in the education system, I may be able to help you process those complex experiences.
In person only offered in Lubbock, TX - If you grew up with a lot of familial conflict, had mental health or behavioral issues, experienced poverty, abuse, or neglect, and continue to see generational patterns show up in your everyday life, we might be a good fit for each other. If you’re a parent seeking help for your out of control child or teen and you can’t seem to figure out what to do with them, I might be a good fit for them. If you or a family member has been impacted by the criminal justice system or had negative experiences in the education system, I may be able to help you process those complex experiences.
(806) 591-4270 View (806) 591-4270
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George Gardner
Marriage & Family Therapist, ThM, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lubbock, TX 79424
I have worked with individuals and couples for over 35 years. Some of the problems I have helped clients to solve are: communication, infidelity, trouble with relatives, "falling out of love," selecting a mate, lack of commitment, parenting, pornography, verbal abuse, and blended families. I help individuals and couples to increase intimacy, build trust, and improve satisfaction with their relationships. I also see clients for mental health issues, such as: bipolar, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD (child & adult), and OCD. I describe myself as a Christian Counselor. PersonalIy, I seek to live a biblical lifestyle through faith in Jesus Christ.
I have worked with individuals and couples for over 35 years. Some of the problems I have helped clients to solve are: communication, infidelity, trouble with relatives, "falling out of love," selecting a mate, lack of commitment, parenting, pornography, verbal abuse, and blended families. I help individuals and couples to increase intimacy, build trust, and improve satisfaction with their relationships. I also see clients for mental health issues, such as: bipolar, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD (child & adult), and OCD. I describe myself as a Christian Counselor. PersonalIy, I seek to live a biblical lifestyle through faith in Jesus Christ.
(806) 731-1184 View (806) 731-1184
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Erin Munoz
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Lubbock, TX 79423
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients - I'm currently an LMSW working towards my clinical licensure to become an LCSW. My clinical supervisor is Kathy Le, LCSW-S. I've had the pleasure of being able to serve our Lubbock community through different areas of my career by offering supportive counseling and direct care delivery to clients dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, child-parent relational issues, substance use, burn-out, and other stress-related issues. I graduated from the University of Texas Arlington with my MSW and received my BSW from Lubbock Christian University.
Not accepting new clients - I'm currently an LMSW working towards my clinical licensure to become an LCSW. My clinical supervisor is Kathy Le, LCSW-S. I've had the pleasure of being able to serve our Lubbock community through different areas of my career by offering supportive counseling and direct care delivery to clients dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, child-parent relational issues, substance use, burn-out, and other stress-related issues. I graduated from the University of Texas Arlington with my MSW and received my BSW from Lubbock Christian University.
(806) 621-8806 View (806) 621-8806
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Maddie Hettick (Supervised By Rachael Montgomery)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79423
Accepting New Clients. Dealing with behavior problems and emotional outbursts with your kids? Do you feel stressed, anxious, depressed? It can be overwhelming and challenging having to navigate parenting with these issues and it can feel as if you're doing it alone. I believe having someone who provides empathy, support, and understanding can be helpful when walking through difficult times. My passion is working with parents, children, teens, and young adults to navigate all the stress and traumas life sometimes gives us.
Accepting New Clients. Dealing with behavior problems and emotional outbursts with your kids? Do you feel stressed, anxious, depressed? It can be overwhelming and challenging having to navigate parenting with these issues and it can feel as if you're doing it alone. I believe having someone who provides empathy, support, and understanding can be helpful when walking through difficult times. My passion is working with parents, children, teens, and young adults to navigate all the stress and traumas life sometimes gives us.
(806) 779-5093 View (806) 779-5093
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Mandy Fair
Marriage & Family Therapist, MPA, MS, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79423
If you're looking for help, my hope is that I'm able to provide healing, empowerment, and a safe place to be heard. Most of my experience is in working with military, couples, students, and adolescents who struggle with addiction, grief, trauma, parenting, and relationships. I have a sincere passion to just "be" with people and offer support, a new perspective, and possibly even some challenges. I am also EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing) trained to work with anxiety, addiction, trauma, and PTSD.
If you're looking for help, my hope is that I'm able to provide healing, empowerment, and a safe place to be heard. Most of my experience is in working with military, couples, students, and adolescents who struggle with addiction, grief, trauma, parenting, and relationships. I have a sincere passion to just "be" with people and offer support, a new perspective, and possibly even some challenges. I am also EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing) trained to work with anxiety, addiction, trauma, and PTSD.
(806) 602-2353 View (806) 602-2353
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Kathryn Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Lubbock, TX 79423
Do you feel like the challenges around you are interfering with your life? Maybe a relationship hurdle. Self-esteem, body issues, or an eating disorder. All that pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting can bring. Are you struggling to communicate with your partner or children? Challenged by a new diagnosis such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder and do not know where to turn? Maybe you are new to adulthood and feel that you do not know how to navigate your day-to-day life.
Do you feel like the challenges around you are interfering with your life? Maybe a relationship hurdle. Self-esteem, body issues, or an eating disorder. All that pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting can bring. Are you struggling to communicate with your partner or children? Challenged by a new diagnosis such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder and do not know where to turn? Maybe you are new to adulthood and feel that you do not know how to navigate your day-to-day life.
(806) 606-0366 View (806) 606-0366
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Barbie Swopes
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79424
Ever since I realized my calling, I have been passionate about helping people live their best lives and navigate through life's challenges. Whether you are experiencing a life transition, difficulties within your intimate relationships, challenges in parenting, or are struggling to cope with a traumatic event, I am here to walk with you on this path while guiding you in navigating those challenges. It is not easy to face these things alone and you shouldn't have to.
Ever since I realized my calling, I have been passionate about helping people live their best lives and navigate through life's challenges. Whether you are experiencing a life transition, difficulties within your intimate relationships, challenges in parenting, or are struggling to cope with a traumatic event, I am here to walk with you on this path while guiding you in navigating those challenges. It is not easy to face these things alone and you shouldn't have to.
(806) 542-3465 View (806) 542-3465
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Dr. Mark White
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S, CSAT-S, CMAT-S, CPTT-S, LSOTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79423
I specialize in helping individuals and relationships reconcile, recover, and prosper after infidelity, compulsive sexual behaviors, porn addiction, marital conflict, and parenting problems.
Searching for hope and healing from experiencing the trauma of betrayal, infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior, or relationship distress? Lasting, long-term recovery requires expert guidance. Individually, are you experiencing anxiety or depression? With a focus on your context, experience, and emotion, I specialize in deconstructing your presenting issues to clarify specific problems that you desire to change or respond to. I offer services by video conferencing, phone, and in-person. With similarly qualified colleagues, we offer collaborating therapists for each partner and for the relationship.
I specialize in helping individuals and relationships reconcile, recover, and prosper after infidelity, compulsive sexual behaviors, porn addiction, marital conflict, and parenting problems.
Searching for hope and healing from experiencing the trauma of betrayal, infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior, or relationship distress? Lasting, long-term recovery requires expert guidance. Individually, are you experiencing anxiety or depression? With a focus on your context, experience, and emotion, I specialize in deconstructing your presenting issues to clarify specific problems that you desire to change or respond to. I offer services by video conferencing, phone, and in-person. With similarly qualified colleagues, we offer collaborating therapists for each partner and for the relationship.
(806) 553-2618 View (806) 553-2618
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Britni Henry
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79424
Not accepting new clients
Life is not meant to be managed alone; that is why we have faith, friends, family, and professionals who can always be in our corner when we need them. I would be honored to be that professional in your corner. Though I use the term "professional," you are the expert of your life. I hope to provide a safe and comfortable environment to be an outside set of eyes and ears while you provide me with information about you and we tackle life together. I am passionate about helping future generations, which starts in the family. It may look like helping a marriage, a parent-child relationship, or a child individually.
Life is not meant to be managed alone; that is why we have faith, friends, family, and professionals who can always be in our corner when we need them. I would be honored to be that professional in your corner. Though I use the term "professional," you are the expert of your life. I hope to provide a safe and comfortable environment to be an outside set of eyes and ears while you provide me with information about you and we tackle life together. I am passionate about helping future generations, which starts in the family. It may look like helping a marriage, a parent-child relationship, or a child individually.
(806) 541-4874 View (806) 541-4874
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Paula Bibbs-Samuels
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79413
Everyone needs a listening ear & an unassuming person to talk to. Life is tricky. It’s joyful, happy, fast, hard, overwhelming, & hard to navigate. Life is manageable, & I have the knowledge & experience to help you navigate all the ups & downs of life by using several different methods tailored to you. I want to work with you, for you. Your time is valuable to me & I will respect it by being upfront & honest. I am a therapist that “keeps it real”, giving you my undivided attention when I’m with you. I am a wife, parent, sister, & friend who values all relationships. My faith & family give me life & keep me laughing out loud.
Everyone needs a listening ear & an unassuming person to talk to. Life is tricky. It’s joyful, happy, fast, hard, overwhelming, & hard to navigate. Life is manageable, & I have the knowledge & experience to help you navigate all the ups & downs of life by using several different methods tailored to you. I want to work with you, for you. Your time is valuable to me & I will respect it by being upfront & honest. I am a therapist that “keeps it real”, giving you my undivided attention when I’m with you. I am a wife, parent, sister, & friend who values all relationships. My faith & family give me life & keep me laughing out loud.
(806) 429-4570 x704 View (806) 429-4570 x704
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Sarah Kincaid
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79424
Not accepting new clients
for grief, parenting, and recovery support groups.
Are you are feeling anxious, over-whelmed, disconnected, or unmotivated? When thoughts of worry and self-doubt consume you and prevent you from being fully present with yourself and those you love, know you are not alone. We are all imperfect and worthy individuals in search of meaning and connection. Life is paved with twists and turns. I am here to help you navigate through these times with self-compassion. Balance Counseling is a safe, confidential space to unpack the issues that hinder growth. I utilize strength-
for grief, parenting, and recovery support groups.
Are you are feeling anxious, over-whelmed, disconnected, or unmotivated? When thoughts of worry and self-doubt consume you and prevent you from being fully present with yourself and those you love, know you are not alone. We are all imperfect and worthy individuals in search of meaning and connection. Life is paved with twists and turns. I am here to help you navigate through these times with self-compassion. Balance Counseling is a safe, confidential space to unpack the issues that hinder growth. I utilize strength-
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Kelly Johnson Pirtle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79423
I've worked clients to address areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, neurodivergence, parenting, reproductive choices, immigration to the US, and with college students, those coming from low socioeconomic status, and LGBTQ+ folks.
My intention as a therapist is to support you in your exploration of ways to create an enriching and worthwhile life. My clients are often adjusting to difficult circumstances, looking to revamp their coping strategies, hoping to process stressful past events, and/or to improve their relationships with themself and others. I respect all coping strategies that have helped my clients survive, and find it important to reflect on the ways challenges show up in therapy in order to learn more helpful, resourcing ways to deal with life and relate to others in real time. I'm in-person in Lubbock and meet with folks online all over Texas.
I've worked clients to address areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, neurodivergence, parenting, reproductive choices, immigration to the US, and with college students, those coming from low socioeconomic status, and LGBTQ+ folks.
My intention as a therapist is to support you in your exploration of ways to create an enriching and worthwhile life. My clients are often adjusting to difficult circumstances, looking to revamp their coping strategies, hoping to process stressful past events, and/or to improve their relationships with themself and others. I respect all coping strategies that have helped my clients survive, and find it important to reflect on the ways challenges show up in therapy in order to learn more helpful, resourcing ways to deal with life and relate to others in real time. I'm in-person in Lubbock and meet with folks online all over Texas.
(806) 583-3706 View (806) 583-3706
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Melinda Thomas Supervised By Dr. Charles Crews
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79424
Immediate availability. Are you struggling with depression, anxiety and the pain or sadness of a current life challenges? Something that you just can't get past on your own? Are you struggling in your marriage or romantic relationship, and need guidance with how to go forward? Does your teen need help navigating this important stage of life or do you need guidance parenting a teenager? These are important life challenges I specialize in. Available times: 4:00, 5:00 or 6:00 PM weekdays. (Can possibly meet on weekends.) I don't accept insurance but offer affordable therapy on a sliding scale based on your financial needs.
Immediate availability. Are you struggling with depression, anxiety and the pain or sadness of a current life challenges? Something that you just can't get past on your own? Are you struggling in your marriage or romantic relationship, and need guidance with how to go forward? Does your teen need help navigating this important stage of life or do you need guidance parenting a teenager? These are important life challenges I specialize in. Available times: 4:00, 5:00 or 6:00 PM weekdays. (Can possibly meet on weekends.) I don't accept insurance but offer affordable therapy on a sliding scale based on your financial needs.
(806) 602-9896 View (806) 602-9896
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Tommy L. Pool
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCDC, CART
Verified Verified
Lubbock, TX 79413
Do you have stress and anxiety related to a pending divorce, infidelity, pornography addiction, drugs/alcohol, or violence? Often these "adult" issues become problematic in households where children are involved. Are your children caught in the middle? Poor grades and oppositional/defiant behaviors can result from differing parenting styles or other conflicts between adults in the home. I understand the difficulty of seeking help in situations where feelings of embarrassment, guilt, anger, fear, or shame are involved, and assist my clients in resolving them.
Do you have stress and anxiety related to a pending divorce, infidelity, pornography addiction, drugs/alcohol, or violence? Often these "adult" issues become problematic in households where children are involved. Are your children caught in the middle? Poor grades and oppositional/defiant behaviors can result from differing parenting styles or other conflicts between adults in the home. I understand the difficulty of seeking help in situations where feelings of embarrassment, guilt, anger, fear, or shame are involved, and assist my clients in resolving them.
(719) 414-2400 View (719) 414-2400
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Ashley Winograd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79424  (Online Only)
I work with women navigating college, early career, married life, parenting, fertility issues, pregnancy, loss, and trauma.
Sometimes our expectations don’t meet the reality of our life circumstances. Whether you are an exhausted mom trying to find your peace amidst chaos, a young adult confused about your future, or simply struggling in the daily grind of responsibilities, you may feel like you’re alone trying to navigate it all. Life seems to be catching up with you and each day you are spending more and more time pursuing things that take you away from who you are deep inside and who you always hoped to be. I am here to support you and listen. Together, we will work to get to the root of your struggles and find new ways to cope and move forward.
I work with women navigating college, early career, married life, parenting, fertility issues, pregnancy, loss, and trauma.
Sometimes our expectations don’t meet the reality of our life circumstances. Whether you are an exhausted mom trying to find your peace amidst chaos, a young adult confused about your future, or simply struggling in the daily grind of responsibilities, you may feel like you’re alone trying to navigate it all. Life seems to be catching up with you and each day you are spending more and more time pursuing things that take you away from who you are deep inside and who you always hoped to be. I am here to support you and listen. Together, we will work to get to the root of your struggles and find new ways to cope and move forward.
(404) 334-3094 View (404) 334-3094

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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.