Parenting Therapists in Charlottesville, VA

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Susan Parmar
Resident in Counseling, MEd
Verified
Verified
I also offer parent coaching and consultation for caregivers who want to strengthen the parent -child attachment bond, improve communication, mindfully address behavioral concerns, and build or re-establish positive family relationships.
Currently accepting new clients. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and parents and caregivers who are seeking support in doing the hard work of raising children. As a former elementary school counselor, I have lots of experience helping children and parents through the many developmental, behavioral, and socio-emotional issues of childhood and adolescence.
(434) 423-4572
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Amy Hereford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Additionally, I work with adoptive parents to understand how best to parent children who have had adverse early childhood experiences.
I work with people who want something more from their lives and have not yet found a pathway to that something. It is powerful to work together to understand how our past relationships affect our current view of the world, and how this view can change and brighten and expand to increase our capacity for joy and fulfillment. Sharing pain and sorrow, understanding how emotions affect our thinking and welcoming our very humanness is healing. I work with families, couples and individuals to realize a more reflective life and to build and strengthen relationships.
(434) 483-5649
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Tonya Lambert Delp
Psychologist, LCP, BCBA-D, LBA
Verified
Verified
Delp offers individual therapy, parent support/consultation, and family therapy.
Dr. Delp has 10+ years of experience supporting children and adolescents in a variety of contexts to improve behavioral and emotional regulation and support compassionate, client-directed goals toward a more fulfilled life. Dually trained as a clinical and school psychologist, she has expertise in and experience assessing & treating needs for children/adolescents ages 3 - 22. While Dr. Delp enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities, she has concentrated her training to support adolescents with ASD and comorbid mood disorders and supporting caregivers of young children newly diagnosed with ASD.
(434) 771-3820
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Kelley M Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Parenting is an amazing, stressful, and exhausting experience.
I work with people struggling to resolve feelings of anxiety or sadness, or those who find that relationship challenges seem to keep repeating themselves. Together we embark on a journey of discovery to identify and understand the patterns operating below awareness that inform expectations, and color perceptions. Whether working with adults, adolescents, couples or caregivers, I believe therapy should be an engaging and dynamic process where all thoughts and feelings are welcomed. Healing occurs when we allow ourselves the freedom to express the scope of our emotions, and my sessions are as likely to include laughter as tears.
(434) 878-3495
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Michelle Yoder
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
Verified
Yoder also provides parent consultation services for families of young children (ages 2-7).
Michelle Yoder is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has a passion for helping families understand and support their child’s social-emotional development. Using her training in child development and evidence-based practice, Dr. Yoder has experience working with children who present with a range of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns. She has particular background and training in early childhood development.
(434) 231-5106 x250
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Maryfrances Porter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Porter treats anxiety (including OCD), depression, trauma, life transitions, neurodiversity and high functioning autism, as well as relationship and parenting problems.
Dr. Maryfrances Porter is a licensed clinical psychologist. She works from an attachment orientation to treat people facing personal, relationship, and emotional struggles of all kinds. Dr. Porter is committed to allyship.
(434) 825-4841
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Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Lee Ruckman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I offer individual therapy for adults, and I specialize in working with people experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Other areas of clinical interest include trauma, transitions of all kinds, parenting , and relationship issues.
(434) 373-7800
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Skyline Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified
Verified
Skyline Family Therapy serves children, teenagers, couples, and families in-person and via tele-health at our offices conveniently located in both Charlottesville and Crozet, VA. Our team of providers use an integrative approach to meet each client where they're at in their therapeutic journey, and collaborate with each individual to create a healthy path forward. Some of the many issues we have expertise in addressing are depression, anxiety, trauma, safety, maladaptive behaviors, parenting difficulties, couple difficulties, and communication with the goal of making you and your family stable and healthy so everyone can thrive.
(434) 226-5157
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Erin Delp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSOTP-R
Verified
Verified
My primary focus is working with women who have experienced narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, parenting with a trauma history and institutional abuse.
Recovering from trauma is the most inspiring and difficult things one can do in their lifetime. I am a believer that post traumatic growth is possible in all people. I utilize an eclectic approach pulling from a base of radical feminism utilizing approaches from DBT, somatic experiencing, and mindfulness and acceptance based approaches. I firmly believe that everyone has the tools within them to heal and grow and my primary job as therapist is to provide a safe non-judgmental setting for you to discover your healed self.
(804) 979-2958
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Mark Glasgow Johnson, MFT, PC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PC
Verified
Verified
As a Contemplative Psychotherapist and Coach, I offer my clients a unique blend of professional and spiritual experience. For 32 years I have been counseling individuals, families, and couples. My work is enriched by over four decades of engagement in Buddhist philosophy and practice. This background offers expertise in helping individuals and couples find authentic love, and parents more mindful and ethical parenting . I also coach many clients in how to use their wisdom and kindness to reach more 'enlightened' functioning. I do accept insurance clients, but currently have a waiting list of several months.
(434) 208-1688
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Nate Hefner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I focus on individual Trauma, Couples, and Family. With years of family and individual work I've developed a flexible ability to meet adult and teen needs from parenting , marital, to trauma and developmental transitions of life. My work is informed from an attachment approach where I seek to create safety with you to untie negative relational patterns and move into greater awareness and courage. I assist you in rediscovering your resiliency to pull you beyond the old patterns. To assist my clients when balance is upset by an underlying issue of trauma, my training in AEDP coupled with EMDR and somatic approaches is well suited.
(434) 249-8416
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Amanda Winecoff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MBA
Verified
Verified
I offer individualized EMDR, DBT,CBT and person centered therapy for individuals and couples and structured family therapy for parenting and family issues.
I believe we all just want to do, feel and be a little better every day. I use an approach based in kindness, compassion, mindfulness and strength to help you find a way to be better everyday in your life and your relationships. I will help you explore emotional lability, past trauma, feeling stuck, and lack of hope for a better future. Grief, fear and feeling overwhelmed often stops us from being the best we can be. If you want to move towards a better you, I can offer some help
(434) 372-9654
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Beverly Faught
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
During the pandemic I decided to move to Charlottesville from Northern Virginia. My background includes private practice as well as community mental health. I have experience working with a variety of challenges individuals, families and couples face including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issue, parenting etc.
(434) 201-3372
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Charlottesville, VA 22905
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Rebecca Tedford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Now accepting clients for couple therapy: Clients tend to come into therapy with feelings like anxiety, sadness, resentment, or disappointment. Couples may have unresolved relationship conflicts, needing reconnection and healing. They may also be seeking help with infertility, birth loss or trauma, postpartum depression or anxiety, parenting issues, divorce, grief, or complicated childhood experiences that impact the current relationship. We work together to close the gaps of disconnection and bring you closer, repairing the ruptures you have with less pain and more vulnerability and safety.
(434) 262-4015
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Not accepting new clients
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Christine Ann Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I provide a warm and nurturing environment where clients feel safe to explore their deepest inner selves. Whether addressing adult or parent -child issues, I emphasize the importance of working on one's own emotional and nervous systems as a first step to creating change. My intention is to help people "heal", not just "deal". I use talk therapy and experiential techniques such as Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing, and mindfulness practices. I have found that working with deep emotions embedded in the "felt sense" of one's experience is a powerful tool leading to transformation.
(434) 207-5494
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Brenda Doremus-Daniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, I provide a safe space for you to explore your potential, heal from past wounds, better manage stressors, and develop an actionable plan to work towards the goals you wish to pursue. I work with adults and adolescents (age 16+) and specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, parenting challenges, or who are coping with relational, medical, and/or life stressors. I utilize a strengths-based approach with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused interventions.
(434) 201-7444
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Frances Ingram
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer parenting support which has a practical approach.
I have experience working with adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a range of life situations such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexual abuse/trauma and relationship issues. I am interested in you as an individual and am committed to helping you learn what causes you to be stuck and repeating dysfunctional patterns. My approach is active, direct and flexible. I do not stay stuck in the past, but I do use past trauma as a tool to help you learn how these wounds are causing present day conflict. You will use practical strategies to create a life that meets your emotional, social and spiritual nee
(434) 220-0535
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Wrenn Carlson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I provide individual therapy to adolescents and adults as well as family therapy and parent -consultation for parents with younger children.
I am a clinical psychologist with experience providing individual, couples, and family therapy in outpatient and inpatient settings. My areas of interest include working with couples, parents of adolescents, high-stress families, and women with trauma histories. I enjoy working with couples and families to help them find new ways of communicating with each other and their children. I provide comprehensive psychological assessments for children and adults using cognitive, achievement, and personality measures. I aim to make assessments a useful addendum to therapy, psychiatric care, and improved classroom and home functioning.
(434) 446-1862 x104
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Ann Tourangeau
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
For 20 years, I have worked to support folks in finding and building on their existing strengths so they can better manage the impacts of anxiety, abuse, neglect, trauma, grief and loss, parenting , relationship issues, life transitions and everyday stressors.
Our first focus will be to build a relationship in which you feel safe and connected. Then we'll find a pace of working together that allows us to pay attention to what’s working well for you and what's getting in your way. This early joining creates a solid ground from which we can work together to help you increase your awareness, accept and trust yourself, explore your needs, build and strengthen skills, and settle yourself when facing a difficult time.
(804) 251-2747
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Amber Britt at Counseling with Compassion
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
THIS IS TELEHEALTH ONLY. One of the best decisions you can make in your life is to reach out and ask for help. Therapy is about change and trying to figure out the old patterns that are not working anymore. As a parent of school-aged children and working in the mental health field, I recognize that people have been struggling. If you were struggling pre-pandemic I realize that COVID may have exasperated your feelings, your mood, and may have increased anxiety. I would like to be able to help you manage your struggles and develop a new way of life going forward.
(434) 722-3803
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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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.