Parenting Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Elizabeth Hawkins
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98136  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
**Waitlist available for those seeking parent/couples/health coaching or therapy intensives. Not accepting new individual or family therapy clients.** I work collaboratively and compassionately to identify unhelpful patterns and develop new skills and strategies aimed at building a fuller and more meaningful life. I strive to create an environment that helps motivate, create, and sustain positive change with methods that are developmentally appropriate to support and expand your strengths and resources.
**Waitlist available for those seeking parent/couples/health coaching or therapy intensives. Not accepting new individual or family therapy clients.** I work collaboratively and compassionately to identify unhelpful patterns and develop new skills and strategies aimed at building a fuller and more meaningful life. I strive to create an environment that helps motivate, create, and sustain positive change with methods that are developmentally appropriate to support and expand your strengths and resources.
(206) 312-7913 View (206) 312-7913
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Tiffany Schultz
Counselor, MS, LMHC, DDMHS
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98117  (Online Only)
My clinical specialties include mindfulness & organizational support for ADHD, individual and family support in embracing neurodiversity, CBT for depression and anxiety, parent coaching/support, women's issues, family therapy, and navigating significant, challenging, and unexpected life transitions.
I believe one of the foundational components of healing is becoming empowered to develop the skills and acquire the tools necessary to manage life's stressors and reach a place of thriving. I use a solution-focused approach and evidence-based interventions to support clients in finding their power to make positive changes and improve their lives. I'm CBT+ certified and utilize cognitive-behavioral interventions to support clients struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and other significant life stressors.
My clinical specialties include mindfulness & organizational support for ADHD, individual and family support in embracing neurodiversity, CBT for depression and anxiety, parent coaching/support, women's issues, family therapy, and navigating significant, challenging, and unexpected life transitions.
I believe one of the foundational components of healing is becoming empowered to develop the skills and acquire the tools necessary to manage life's stressors and reach a place of thriving. I use a solution-focused approach and evidence-based interventions to support clients in finding their power to make positive changes and improve their lives. I'm CBT+ certified and utilize cognitive-behavioral interventions to support clients struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and other significant life stressors.
(206) 759-8350 View (206) 759-8350
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Kendra Metz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98177
Everyone’s experience is uniquely their own. I want to join you on your journey of healing, growth, and self-discovery. I am passionate about working with individuals who are struggling with relationships, parenting, boundaries, conflict resolution and communication. Using a trauma-informed, client-lead approach I work with adults who are struggling with interpersonal relationships, new parenting, life changes, depression, trauma and anxiety. I want to join you on your journey of healing, growth, re-learning and self-discovery to be the person you want to be and to have the meaningful relationships that you deserve.
Everyone’s experience is uniquely their own. I want to join you on your journey of healing, growth, and self-discovery. I am passionate about working with individuals who are struggling with relationships, parenting, boundaries, conflict resolution and communication. Using a trauma-informed, client-lead approach I work with adults who are struggling with interpersonal relationships, new parenting, life changes, depression, trauma and anxiety. I want to join you on your journey of healing, growth, re-learning and self-discovery to be the person you want to be and to have the meaningful relationships that you deserve.
(206) 424-9572 View (206) 424-9572
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Mary Hill (Kai Therapy Co.)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98166  (Online Only)
The transition to parenthood is really hard, isn’t it? Maybe the journey to becoming a parent has been long and challenging. Maybe your vision for what having a newborn would be like has been abruptly altered by the reality of it all. Maybe your dreams feel like they’re falling apart as you grieve a pregnancy loss or grieve who you used to be in the “before times”. This season of life is such a uniquely transformative period that it can throw even the most well-prepared people into a state of emotional and mental chaos they never saw coming.
The transition to parenthood is really hard, isn’t it? Maybe the journey to becoming a parent has been long and challenging. Maybe your vision for what having a newborn would be like has been abruptly altered by the reality of it all. Maybe your dreams feel like they’re falling apart as you grieve a pregnancy loss or grieve who you used to be in the “before times”. This season of life is such a uniquely transformative period that it can throw even the most well-prepared people into a state of emotional and mental chaos they never saw coming.
(206) 656-4808 View (206) 656-4808
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Elizabeth Cashion
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
Parenting is hard and so is prioritizing self-care.
Life is busy and you’re juggling a lot of responsibilities. When you’re going a mile a minute, prioritizing everyone else’s needs above your own, it’s easy to end up in a not-so-great place. How you take care of yourself matters and how you treat yourself matters. It’s okay to create some space for yourself. Actually, it’s absolutely necessary. It’s hard (read: impossible) to be a good partner, parent, employee, and friend when you’re feeling depleted, overwhelmed, anxious, or sad. You are worthy of a life well-lived and you are capable of meaningful, lasting change. If your life is not going as you had hoped, we can fix that.
Parenting is hard and so is prioritizing self-care.
Life is busy and you’re juggling a lot of responsibilities. When you’re going a mile a minute, prioritizing everyone else’s needs above your own, it’s easy to end up in a not-so-great place. How you take care of yourself matters and how you treat yourself matters. It’s okay to create some space for yourself. Actually, it’s absolutely necessary. It’s hard (read: impossible) to be a good partner, parent, employee, and friend when you’re feeling depleted, overwhelmed, anxious, or sad. You are worthy of a life well-lived and you are capable of meaningful, lasting change. If your life is not going as you had hoped, we can fix that.
(206) 466-0443 View (206) 466-0443
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Ellina Bokov
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98188
Couples therapy involves working on communication, rebuilding trust, care towards each other, belief systems that affect the relationship, infidelity, parenting, sex dissatisfaction/issues, conflict management, blended families, and emotional/physical intimacy.
Relationships are so beautifully complex. The relationship that was created has the power to be your source of joy or your most painful place in life. Unfortunately, many couples decide to stay in their discomfort as opposed to seeking out help and potentially transforming their lives together. If your relationship hit a roadblock, if you feel hopeless for the future, or if you are seeking greater fulfillment in your relationship, I would love to help you.
Couples therapy involves working on communication, rebuilding trust, care towards each other, belief systems that affect the relationship, infidelity, parenting, sex dissatisfaction/issues, conflict management, blended families, and emotional/physical intimacy.
Relationships are so beautifully complex. The relationship that was created has the power to be your source of joy or your most painful place in life. Unfortunately, many couples decide to stay in their discomfort as opposed to seeking out help and potentially transforming their lives together. If your relationship hit a roadblock, if you feel hopeless for the future, or if you are seeking greater fulfillment in your relationship, I would love to help you.
(425) 578-5806 View (425) 578-5806
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Steve Tutty
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98112
Dr. Tutty provides counseling (virtual) to youth and young adults struggling with issues relating to depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, parent-child conflicts, peer conflicts, and academic challenges. In addition, Dr. Tutty provides parent management training/coaching to parents, as well as psychological testing for autism, ADHD, complex mood conditions, gifted intelligence, and learning disabilities, which are often helpful for informing IEP and 504 plans.
Dr. Tutty provides counseling (virtual) to youth and young adults struggling with issues relating to depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, parent-child conflicts, peer conflicts, and academic challenges. In addition, Dr. Tutty provides parent management training/coaching to parents, as well as psychological testing for autism, ADHD, complex mood conditions, gifted intelligence, and learning disabilities, which are often helpful for informing IEP and 504 plans.
(206) 565-1684 View (206) 565-1684
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Casey McCarthy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98101  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to find balance and communication in your family or relationship? Are you not sure what your next phase of life looks like? Maybe you know exactly what you want but are afraid to commit to it. Has parenting become overwhelming? These are all common issues we face as emotional beings.
Are you struggling to find balance and communication in your family or relationship? Are you not sure what your next phase of life looks like? Maybe you know exactly what you want but are afraid to commit to it. Has parenting become overwhelming? These are all common issues we face as emotional beings.
(206) 589-5223 View (206) 589-5223
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Jackie Young
Counselor, MSEd, MEd, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
With more than 20 years of experience as an educator and therapist, Jackie specializes in helping parents interact compassionately and effectively with their children. Her training and experience is rooted in evidence based therapies with a focus on creating and maintaining authentic, healing relationships. Jackie has advanced and intensive training in DBT and offers individualized coaching sessions for parents with children of all ages struggling with regulating intense emotions. She also runs DBT skills groups for parents, providing them with the skills and support to effectively manage parenting and family challenges.
With more than 20 years of experience as an educator and therapist, Jackie specializes in helping parents interact compassionately and effectively with their children. Her training and experience is rooted in evidence based therapies with a focus on creating and maintaining authentic, healing relationships. Jackie has advanced and intensive training in DBT and offers individualized coaching sessions for parents with children of all ages struggling with regulating intense emotions. She also runs DBT skills groups for parents, providing them with the skills and support to effectively manage parenting and family challenges.
(206) 207-5209 View (206) 207-5209
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Minhee J Cho
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, M, Ed, MS
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98103
I am trained to help anxious kids/teens, I counsel with parents with effective tools on parenting.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and work with children/teens, individuals, couples, and families. Many are in pain or feel helpless from their struggles: A child/teen shows anxiety; an adult has difficulty in social relationships, or couples/families experience discord in conflict. My passion is to come alongside and help children/teens, couples, and their families with a systemic and holistic approach while they go through life challenges so they can thrive in their lives. 부부 및 가족관계 치료사, 아동 및 청소년 상담치료사로 이민사회에서 불안, 우울증, 관계불화로 갈등하는 분들을 돕고 있습니다. '불안한 아이 및 청소년'을 돕는 상담치료법과 '정서중심적 부부치료' 방법으로 상담치료를 합니다.
I am trained to help anxious kids/teens, I counsel with parents with effective tools on parenting.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and work with children/teens, individuals, couples, and families. Many are in pain or feel helpless from their struggles: A child/teen shows anxiety; an adult has difficulty in social relationships, or couples/families experience discord in conflict. My passion is to come alongside and help children/teens, couples, and their families with a systemic and holistic approach while they go through life challenges so they can thrive in their lives. 부부 및 가족관계 치료사, 아동 및 청소년 상담치료사로 이민사회에서 불안, 우울증, 관계불화로 갈등하는 분들을 돕고 있습니다. '불안한 아이 및 청소년'을 돕는 상담치료법과 '정서중심적 부부치료' 방법으로 상담치료를 합니다.
(206) 203-5215 View (206) 203-5215
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The Seattle Relationship Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98112
We are a group of therapists that specialize in relationship counseling and parent coaching.
When working with couples and families we work collaboratively to de-escalate negative cycles of disconnection, develop relationship stability, and construct new patterns that result in connected and satisfying relationships. We teach relationship skills and a relational philosophy for maintaining both a vibrant sense of self and a loving and connected relationship.
We are a group of therapists that specialize in relationship counseling and parent coaching.
When working with couples and families we work collaboratively to de-escalate negative cycles of disconnection, develop relationship stability, and construct new patterns that result in connected and satisfying relationships. We teach relationship skills and a relational philosophy for maintaining both a vibrant sense of self and a loving and connected relationship.
(206) 669-4336 View (206) 669-4336
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Erika Falit-Baiamonte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115
I have over 20 years of experience providing therapy and support to those who struggle with depression, anxiety, interpersonal and family conflicts, job related stress, behavioral issues in children, parenting concerns and the impact of trauma, illness and life transitions. I am particularly interested in supporting families in their relationships with one another and I believe in encouraging choices that are nurturing to all family members.
I have over 20 years of experience providing therapy and support to those who struggle with depression, anxiety, interpersonal and family conflicts, job related stress, behavioral issues in children, parenting concerns and the impact of trauma, illness and life transitions. I am particularly interested in supporting families in their relationships with one another and I believe in encouraging choices that are nurturing to all family members.
(206) 922-8274 View (206) 922-8274
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Joan Fiore
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98112
As a licensed psychologist for 36 years, I have worked with a wide variety of clients, helping them to successfully move through their challenges and achieve their goals. Examples of these goals could be symptom relief, improved marriages/relationships, working through problems with teens and parenting, personal growth, improved relationships with friends or colleagues at work, increased satisfaction with feelings about yourself or your direction. My style is highly engaged and interactive. I will provide a safe/caring environment, focusing on your strengths as well as your areas of pain and distress.
As a licensed psychologist for 36 years, I have worked with a wide variety of clients, helping them to successfully move through their challenges and achieve their goals. Examples of these goals could be symptom relief, improved marriages/relationships, working through problems with teens and parenting, personal growth, improved relationships with friends or colleagues at work, increased satisfaction with feelings about yourself or your direction. My style is highly engaged and interactive. I will provide a safe/caring environment, focusing on your strengths as well as your areas of pain and distress.
(206) 489-3806 View (206) 489-3806
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Roberta Howell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I use emotion-focused, mindfulness-based, interpersonal modalities to best serve each client’s specific needs in therapy and parent coaching.
I work with parents and caregivers of neurodiverse children to help them navigate raising their unique humans. I also work with individuals struggling with anxiety and depression brought on by chronic or sudden life stressors. This work is largely about identifying and examining old beliefs, coping mechanisms, and patterns of communication from the person's past that are no longer useful in current situations. In this way, people can learn and grow beyond their old habits.
I use emotion-focused, mindfulness-based, interpersonal modalities to best serve each client’s specific needs in therapy and parent coaching.
I work with parents and caregivers of neurodiverse children to help them navigate raising their unique humans. I also work with individuals struggling with anxiety and depression brought on by chronic or sudden life stressors. This work is largely about identifying and examining old beliefs, coping mechanisms, and patterns of communication from the person's past that are no longer useful in current situations. In this way, people can learn and grow beyond their old habits.
(206) 222-6420 View (206) 222-6420
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Molly Coffin Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98118
We can never be fully prepared for how life changes once we have children. Learning how to be a parent without losing other important relationships and parts of ourselves can be even more challenging if we’re dealing with a traumatic birth, unexpected medical diagnoses, or an increase in anxiety, overwhelm, or anger. I am a therapist who listens closely and with curiosity, who will support you in processing loss and rebuilding your sense of self and your relationships. With humor and compassion, I can guide you in strengthening your confidence and identity as a parent and a partner.
We can never be fully prepared for how life changes once we have children. Learning how to be a parent without losing other important relationships and parts of ourselves can be even more challenging if we’re dealing with a traumatic birth, unexpected medical diagnoses, or an increase in anxiety, overwhelm, or anger. I am a therapist who listens closely and with curiosity, who will support you in processing loss and rebuilding your sense of self and your relationships. With humor and compassion, I can guide you in strengthening your confidence and identity as a parent and a partner.
(206) 589-1740 View (206) 589-1740
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Michelle Schneider
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CMHS
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107
Welcome. As a family therapist, I am passionate about coming alongside families to support them through the the more difficult moments of life. I work with children of all ages and their families to improve issues of anxiety, depression, family conflict, trauma, attachment, tantrums and more. I also work with parents to help support finding their confidence in parenting and self, as often parenting can feel like your entire identity, we work to find balance to give space to all the pieces of you. I help create change through play, art, conversation, and connection with caregivers.
Welcome. As a family therapist, I am passionate about coming alongside families to support them through the the more difficult moments of life. I work with children of all ages and their families to improve issues of anxiety, depression, family conflict, trauma, attachment, tantrums and more. I also work with parents to help support finding their confidence in parenting and self, as often parenting can feel like your entire identity, we work to find balance to give space to all the pieces of you. I help create change through play, art, conversation, and connection with caregivers.
(206) 552-8307 View (206) 552-8307
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Tracy Gibbons Piette
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98112
At the edge of your comfort zone is where your journey begins. Challenges are part of life and although we navigate most with courage and confidence, there are times we feel powerless and stuck. By exploring new strategies for understanding our difficulties, we construct a different lens for viewing hardships and subsequently discover our unique capabilities and emerge stronger and wiser. Whether you are a parent struggling with the evolving dynamic of communication with your children, or a partner grappling with the ebb and flow in one's relationship, these are our most essential opportunities for a life changing transformation.
At the edge of your comfort zone is where your journey begins. Challenges are part of life and although we navigate most with courage and confidence, there are times we feel powerless and stuck. By exploring new strategies for understanding our difficulties, we construct a different lens for viewing hardships and subsequently discover our unique capabilities and emerge stronger and wiser. Whether you are a parent struggling with the evolving dynamic of communication with your children, or a partner grappling with the ebb and flow in one's relationship, these are our most essential opportunities for a life changing transformation.
(808) 518-3785 View (808) 518-3785
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Amy Chilcote MA LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98101
I provide counseling on a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, immigration/acculturation, divorce/co-parenting, relationship difficulties, parent/child issues, educational concerns, and work/life balance.
In Person Appointments Available. In times of trouble, our thoughts and emotions can become overwhelming and painful. Talking with a counselor can reduce confusion and help you feel better. I will listen carefully to your point of view, ask questions about your life - past and present - and provide input on issues you raise. Over time, this process can provide perspective, insight, and tools for meaningful change.
I provide counseling on a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, immigration/acculturation, divorce/co-parenting, relationship difficulties, parent/child issues, educational concerns, and work/life balance.
In Person Appointments Available. In times of trouble, our thoughts and emotions can become overwhelming and painful. Talking with a counselor can reduce confusion and help you feel better. I will listen carefully to your point of view, ask questions about your life - past and present - and provide input on issues you raise. Over time, this process can provide perspective, insight, and tools for meaningful change.
(206) 535-1825 x206818 View (206) 535-1825 x206818
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Jennifer Winter Bernert
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98144  (Online Only)
I offer parent coaching to help parents motivate in compassionate, consistent and disciplined ways so that their kids will follow directions; improve relationships with siblings, teachers, and parents; make smart choices; and more consistently engage in desired behaviors.
I am licensed in the state of Washington as well as California and can see clients in either state. **I'm only offering Telehealth sessions at this time** My interventions are grounded in cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness approaches. My counseling and coaching services give you compassionate navigation of your family, children...and yourself.
I offer parent coaching to help parents motivate in compassionate, consistent and disciplined ways so that their kids will follow directions; improve relationships with siblings, teachers, and parents; make smart choices; and more consistently engage in desired behaviors.
I am licensed in the state of Washington as well as California and can see clients in either state. **I'm only offering Telehealth sessions at this time** My interventions are grounded in cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness approaches. My counseling and coaching services give you compassionate navigation of your family, children...and yourself.
(206) 922-4646 View (206) 922-4646
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Annabelle Heisley
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98144
I specialize in children and adolescents, LGBTQIA+ issues, parenting, and childhood/attachment trauma.
Therapy is not an easy process, which is why building a strong therapeutic relationship is so important, no matter who the client is. It is my goal to create a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental space where clients can learn to have difficult conversations, experience rupture and repair, and find safety even in pain or discomfort. Therapy should be a place you want to come to, even when it is hard. If that is not the case, then I am not doing a good enough job.
I specialize in children and adolescents, LGBTQIA+ issues, parenting, and childhood/attachment trauma.
Therapy is not an easy process, which is why building a strong therapeutic relationship is so important, no matter who the client is. It is my goal to create a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental space where clients can learn to have difficult conversations, experience rupture and repair, and find safety even in pain or discomfort. Therapy should be a place you want to come to, even when it is hard. If that is not the case, then I am not doing a good enough job.
(206) 210-2805 View (206) 210-2805

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.