Parenting Therapists in Mequon, WI

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Dani Koehler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
Most of the individuals I see are working through life transitions, such as young adult life changes, career changes, and parenting challenges.
My approach to therapy is collaborative: you are the expert in your life, I am the expert in mental wellness, and together we can forge a path forward into a life that is peaceful and meaningful for you. I am passionate about breaking intergenerational trauma and helping people build peaceful families. Families can look like everything from one adult and their beloved yet temperamental Iguana, Harold, to a couple with ten children and six in-laws living in one home. Don't worry if right now your family feels like a total mess. Remember: even a dumpster fire can provide a cleansing flame.
Most of the individuals I see are working through life transitions, such as young adult life changes, career changes, and parenting challenges.
My approach to therapy is collaborative: you are the expert in your life, I am the expert in mental wellness, and together we can forge a path forward into a life that is peaceful and meaningful for you. I am passionate about breaking intergenerational trauma and helping people build peaceful families. Families can look like everything from one adult and their beloved yet temperamental Iguana, Harold, to a couple with ten children and six in-laws living in one home. Don't worry if right now your family feels like a total mess. Remember: even a dumpster fire can provide a cleansing flame.
(414) 626-2834 View (414) 626-2834
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Milwaukee Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mequon, WI 53092
Milwaukee Counselor specializes in parenting support, special needs children and parenting, child/adolescent counseling, depression, anxiety, trauma, first responders/military/veterans, substance abuse, family therapy, EMDR, and women's issues. We take a detailed look at what brings you or your family to counseling and help design a customized treatment plan aimed at getting you started with the perfect therapist from the very beginning.
Milwaukee Counselor specializes in parenting support, special needs children and parenting, child/adolescent counseling, depression, anxiety, trauma, first responders/military/veterans, substance abuse, family therapy, EMDR, and women's issues. We take a detailed look at what brings you or your family to counseling and help design a customized treatment plan aimed at getting you started with the perfect therapist from the very beginning.
(262) 732-5480 View (262) 732-5480
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Brigid Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MFT-IT
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
Your time in therapy is valuable, and I’m here to help you grow in the ways you deem most important. My work with individuals, couples, and families includes difficulties with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity development, trauma, ADHD, autism, and relationship issues. I also help couples and families with communication, disconnection, infidelity, parenting, and more. Together we will explore the significant relationships in your life, and using your inherent strengths, we will develop insight and strategies to bring the change you seek.
Your time in therapy is valuable, and I’m here to help you grow in the ways you deem most important. My work with individuals, couples, and families includes difficulties with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity development, trauma, ADHD, autism, and relationship issues. I also help couples and families with communication, disconnection, infidelity, parenting, and more. Together we will explore the significant relationships in your life, and using your inherent strengths, we will develop insight and strategies to bring the change you seek.
(262) 235-5878 x1032 View (262) 235-5878 x1032
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Nanci Schiman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53097
Not accepting new clients
substance abuse, internet, gambling); anxiety, depression; life transitions; self-esteem; stress management; eating disorders; parenting challenges particularly involving chronic physical or mental illness.
Clients come to therapy with individual needs, goals and expectations. Difficult, uncomfortable emotions may have you doubting or criticizing yourself. Perhaps you're ready to explore and heal from recent or long ago painful, traumatic experiences. You may feel growing frustration and hopelessness with a marriage filled with conflict or disconnection. Anxiety or depression create a gnawing feeling of being 'stuck' or lacking direction and purpose. My clients describe my approach as collaborative, compassionate and encouraging, supporting your goals and empowering you through insight, strategies and rediscovery.
substance abuse, internet, gambling); anxiety, depression; life transitions; self-esteem; stress management; eating disorders; parenting challenges particularly involving chronic physical or mental illness.
Clients come to therapy with individual needs, goals and expectations. Difficult, uncomfortable emotions may have you doubting or criticizing yourself. Perhaps you're ready to explore and heal from recent or long ago painful, traumatic experiences. You may feel growing frustration and hopelessness with a marriage filled with conflict or disconnection. Anxiety or depression create a gnawing feeling of being 'stuck' or lacking direction and purpose. My clients describe my approach as collaborative, compassionate and encouraging, supporting your goals and empowering you through insight, strategies and rediscovery.
(262) 404-4451 View (262) 404-4451
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Jeanine M Swenson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
My areas of expertise include: stress management, helping couples in crisis or transition, intimacy, parenting issues, adoption, fertility challenges and individuals & families living with chronic illness.
Are you feeling stuck in your personal or professional life? Are you missing closeness or comfort that has wained ? I am trained and licensed in Marriage & Family Therapy (systems) and enjoy helping patients and their families work on relational issues. My work is relationship & sex positive, and my focus is strength-based and solution-focused. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your unique story.
My areas of expertise include: stress management, helping couples in crisis or transition, intimacy, parenting issues, adoption, fertility challenges and individuals & families living with chronic illness.
Are you feeling stuck in your personal or professional life? Are you missing closeness or comfort that has wained ? I am trained and licensed in Marriage & Family Therapy (systems) and enjoy helping patients and their families work on relational issues. My work is relationship & sex positive, and my focus is strength-based and solution-focused. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your unique story.
(844) 513-7879 View (844) 513-7879
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Dr. Melinda Somogyi
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
With adult clients, my areas of expertise include trauma-informed recovery, interpersonal relationships, personality disorders, adult pathology, grief, mood and anxiety disorders, and family / parenting concerns.
I believe in the importance of building the therapeutic relationship in order to provide you with a healthy environment that is conducive to inspiring change. I have a warm and creative approach in counseling that utilizes empathy, humor, and your own strengths and personal preferences. It is important to me that I address the mind, body, and spirit, allowing the therapeutic process of healing to begin.
With adult clients, my areas of expertise include trauma-informed recovery, interpersonal relationships, personality disorders, adult pathology, grief, mood and anxiety disorders, and family / parenting concerns.
I believe in the importance of building the therapeutic relationship in order to provide you with a healthy environment that is conducive to inspiring change. I have a warm and creative approach in counseling that utilizes empathy, humor, and your own strengths and personal preferences. It is important to me that I address the mind, body, and spirit, allowing the therapeutic process of healing to begin.
(262) 457-4485 View (262) 457-4485
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Cathy E Ryan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
Waitlist for new clients
They seek my help because of relationship distress or dissatisfaction, separation and divorce, affairs, family problems, depression, anxiety, difficulty with life transitions, problems related to addiction, trauma, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, and parenting concerns.
Relationships...with others and ourselves... are at the core of human experience. I work to empower couples, individuals, and families to live lives of meaning, connection, love, and happiness. I have dedicated training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) for relationship healing. Grounded in research and regarded as the most effective approach to couple therapy, EFT works to help partners rekindle feelings of love, connection, security, and happiness. The goal is reconnection. I also utilize Brainspotting, one of the new generation therapies, to promote a more rapid and deeper processing, integration and healing from a variety of psychological problems.
They seek my help because of relationship distress or dissatisfaction, separation and divorce, affairs, family problems, depression, anxiety, difficulty with life transitions, problems related to addiction, trauma, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, and parenting concerns.
Relationships...with others and ourselves... are at the core of human experience. I work to empower couples, individuals, and families to live lives of meaning, connection, love, and happiness. I have dedicated training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) for relationship healing. Grounded in research and regarded as the most effective approach to couple therapy, EFT works to help partners rekindle feelings of love, connection, security, and happiness. The goal is reconnection. I also utilize Brainspotting, one of the new generation therapies, to promote a more rapid and deeper processing, integration and healing from a variety of psychological problems.
(262) 229-4953 View (262) 229-4953
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Emma Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working with clients as young as 1, teens, and adults. I provide support with anxiety, depression, parenting, and navigating life's stressors.
I have experience working with clients as young as 1, teens, and adults. I provide support with anxiety, depression, parenting, and navigating life's stressors.
(262) 686-4190 View (262) 686-4190
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Mark A Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092  (Online Only)
Mark has the expertise to work with you on a broad range of concerns including adjustment to life changes, aging-related concerns, anxiety disorders, caregiver issues, depression and mood disorders, grief and bereavement, parenting strategies, marital concerns, post traumatic stress disorder, legal issues and substance use disorders.
Mark Morrison is a licensed clinical social worker and substance abuse counselor who offers personalized counseling services to adolescents, adults and couples. He has more than 37 years of professional experience as a clinician, supervisor, administrator and educator in a variety of settings across diverse private, not-for-profit and public environments.
Mark has the expertise to work with you on a broad range of concerns including adjustment to life changes, aging-related concerns, anxiety disorders, caregiver issues, depression and mood disorders, grief and bereavement, parenting strategies, marital concerns, post traumatic stress disorder, legal issues and substance use disorders.
Mark Morrison is a licensed clinical social worker and substance abuse counselor who offers personalized counseling services to adolescents, adults and couples. He has more than 37 years of professional experience as a clinician, supervisor, administrator and educator in a variety of settings across diverse private, not-for-profit and public environments.
(262) 404-3684 x202 View (262) 404-3684 x202
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Melissa Wellenstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mequon, WI 53092
I have extensive knowledge in child development, school-based issues, child & adolescent anxiety, and parenting and behavioral interventions.
I have an innate ability to connect and form relationships with people. This ability has allowed me to work individuals and families in different capacities for over 15 years. I believe that every individual is unique. My counseling approach is open, flexible, and adaptive to each person's needs depending on their expectations of treatment, the problem, and treatment goals. Through my work I strive to create a strong therapeutic connection with clients and develop a safe space where clients can grow and evolve.
I have extensive knowledge in child development, school-based issues, child & adolescent anxiety, and parenting and behavioral interventions.
I have an innate ability to connect and form relationships with people. This ability has allowed me to work individuals and families in different capacities for over 15 years. I believe that every individual is unique. My counseling approach is open, flexible, and adaptive to each person's needs depending on their expectations of treatment, the problem, and treatment goals. Through my work I strive to create a strong therapeutic connection with clients and develop a safe space where clients can grow and evolve.
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Cynthia J Carlson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFT, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mequon, WI 53092
I can provide effective treatment to teens, adults and families experiencing: - anxiety/depression - relationship and adjustment issues (work, life changes, parenting, relationship, divorce decision making and post divorce personal and family readjustment) - grief and loss (including miscarriage) - trauma - women's unique issues - effective parenting .
I have over 20 years of experience in working with children, adolescents (and their families) with behavioral challenges in the Treatment Foster System and private practice. I believe that a systemic approach to healing provides the most lasting benefits to the entire family. I also use a client centered approach to promote self-acceptance, improve self-esteem and increase confidence in relationships through positive communication skills. I believe in taking a collaborative approach with clients and using their strengths to encourage change and overcome difficulties.
I can provide effective treatment to teens, adults and families experiencing: - anxiety/depression - relationship and adjustment issues (work, life changes, parenting, relationship, divorce decision making and post divorce personal and family readjustment) - grief and loss (including miscarriage) - trauma - women's unique issues - effective parenting .
I have over 20 years of experience in working with children, adolescents (and their families) with behavioral challenges in the Treatment Foster System and private practice. I believe that a systemic approach to healing provides the most lasting benefits to the entire family. I also use a client centered approach to promote self-acceptance, improve self-esteem and increase confidence in relationships through positive communication skills. I believe in taking a collaborative approach with clients and using their strengths to encourage change and overcome difficulties.
(920) 264-0087 View (920) 264-0087
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Carin A Pittleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
Are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? Seeing a therapist can be scary and takes courage. I use a Strength Based approach to deal with issues including anxiety, depression, health related issues, grief and loss, relationships, life transitions and parenting. By listening to you, reflecting and sharing information we will explore your thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and behaviors in a gentle, safe and understanding environment. I am passionate about helping you think "outside the box" with regard to your personal development to regain confidence and hope.
Are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? Seeing a therapist can be scary and takes courage. I use a Strength Based approach to deal with issues including anxiety, depression, health related issues, grief and loss, relationships, life transitions and parenting. By listening to you, reflecting and sharing information we will explore your thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and behaviors in a gentle, safe and understanding environment. I am passionate about helping you think "outside the box" with regard to your personal development to regain confidence and hope.
(262) 429-9629 View (262) 429-9629
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Jennifer Skinner
Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
Not accepting new clients
My specialties and interests include anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem, depression, adjustment/life transitions, parenting support, and adolescent behavioral & emotional issues.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a former Licensed Professional School Counselor with experience working with a wide range of clinical needs. I create a safe, healing environment that is focused on enhancing a client's resources and strengths. From this foundation, I help clients to identify their challenges and set goals so that they can begin to make changes that positively affect their lives and sense of self. I believe that treatment techniques must be based on the particular needs of the individual, and recognize that each individual is influenced by many factors within his/her environment.
My specialties and interests include anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem, depression, adjustment/life transitions, parenting support, and adolescent behavioral & emotional issues.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a former Licensed Professional School Counselor with experience working with a wide range of clinical needs. I create a safe, healing environment that is focused on enhancing a client's resources and strengths. From this foundation, I help clients to identify their challenges and set goals so that they can begin to make changes that positively affect their lives and sense of self. I believe that treatment techniques must be based on the particular needs of the individual, and recognize that each individual is influenced by many factors within his/her environment.
(414) 939-7597 View (414) 939-7597
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Sarah Joy Krueger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
Hi, I am Dr. Sarah. Are you facing a significant life transition? Maybe it is an unexpected crisis? Or, is it an all too familiar challenge? I specialize in working with adults and families using systemic and growth-oriented approaches. My practice supports physicians, therapists, and other professionals who are coping with occupational stressors and want to increase their life satisfaction. I also provide parenting support for families with children who have significant health & behavioral challenges. Finally, I provide executive coaching and clinical training to professionals developing competency with children and families.
Hi, I am Dr. Sarah. Are you facing a significant life transition? Maybe it is an unexpected crisis? Or, is it an all too familiar challenge? I specialize in working with adults and families using systemic and growth-oriented approaches. My practice supports physicians, therapists, and other professionals who are coping with occupational stressors and want to increase their life satisfaction. I also provide parenting support for families with children who have significant health & behavioral challenges. Finally, I provide executive coaching and clinical training to professionals developing competency with children and families.
(414) 261-4312 View (414) 261-4312
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Erin Rachwal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
I focus on helping clients w/ anxiety & depression, eating/body image issues, grief/loss, challenges w/ parenting and co-parenting & aiming for positive change in relationships, families and marriages.
I am excited to now be offering immediate Tele-health services. I have over 20 years of experience working w/ teens, parents/families, couples, & individuals. I have developed a passion for today's teenager’s struggles w/social media, video games, phones, vaping, anxiety, stress..my own life challenges have inspired a desire to help other parents, kids, & families who are struggling. I incorporate ones beliefs/values & provide a casual, yet caring atmosphere. I offer convenient sessions via tele-health, I focus on building trust, setting goals, new coping skills and working together towards hope & lasting change!
I focus on helping clients w/ anxiety & depression, eating/body image issues, grief/loss, challenges w/ parenting and co-parenting & aiming for positive change in relationships, families and marriages.
I am excited to now be offering immediate Tele-health services. I have over 20 years of experience working w/ teens, parents/families, couples, & individuals. I have developed a passion for today's teenager’s struggles w/social media, video games, phones, vaping, anxiety, stress..my own life challenges have inspired a desire to help other parents, kids, & families who are struggling. I incorporate ones beliefs/values & provide a casual, yet caring atmosphere. I offer convenient sessions via tele-health, I focus on building trust, setting goals, new coping skills and working together towards hope & lasting change!
(262) 465-6118 View (262) 465-6118
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Kim Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092  (Online Only)
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, infertility, postpartum, parenting issues, stress management, family relationships and adjusting to major life changes.
Life can be challenging and I believe people are resilient. I use a holistic, strength-based approach to meet children, adolescents and adults where they are at and create a safe, non-judgmental space to work through hardships.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, infertility, postpartum, parenting issues, stress management, family relationships and adjusting to major life changes.
Life can be challenging and I believe people are resilient. I use a holistic, strength-based approach to meet children, adolescents and adults where they are at and create a safe, non-judgmental space to work through hardships.
(262) 587-6202 View (262) 587-6202
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Jennifer Hastings Meinholdt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
My speciality is helping individuals with: relationship struggles, anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, grief and loss, adoption and life transitions.
Are you struggling with anxiety? Relationship issues troubling you? Going through a large life transition? I will work with you to discover what is interfering with your having the life you want. We will work together to achieve your goals and restore your sense of joy in activities, life and relationships.
My speciality is helping individuals with: relationship struggles, anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, grief and loss, adoption and life transitions.
Are you struggling with anxiety? Relationship issues troubling you? Going through a large life transition? I will work with you to discover what is interfering with your having the life you want. We will work together to achieve your goals and restore your sense of joy in activities, life and relationships.
(414) 441-6283 View (414) 441-6283
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Jennifer Bosch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53097  (Online Only)
Are you a mother feeling burdened and exhausted from trying to manage it all and feel yourself slowly withering away? Or are you a mother finding it increasingly difficult to stay calm when other family members are not calm? I am here to help you identify what is going on and will teach you tools to work through whatever it is you are facing. You will begin to move forward in your life from a place of freedom, joy, purpose and connection. You will walk away from your work with me having achieved your goals and will find much more strength in navigating the challenges in life with ease, balance and centered in you.
Are you a mother feeling burdened and exhausted from trying to manage it all and feel yourself slowly withering away? Or are you a mother finding it increasingly difficult to stay calm when other family members are not calm? I am here to help you identify what is going on and will teach you tools to work through whatever it is you are facing. You will begin to move forward in your life from a place of freedom, joy, purpose and connection. You will walk away from your work with me having achieved your goals and will find much more strength in navigating the challenges in life with ease, balance and centered in you.
(608) 650-5454 View (608) 650-5454
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Maria Elena Perez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mequon, WI 53092
Each individual is on a unique path of growth, healing. and self-discovery. Identifying barriers to becoming whole is key to a life of fulfillment and joy. It is my life’s purpose and privilege to help my clients on their journey to better emotional health and freedom from patterns that prevent happiness, contentment, and security. All too often, we suffer in silence, and in doing so we experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, and disconnectedness. Psychological and emotional wellness are truly possible as new ways of thinking develop and shape how we show up in the world.
Each individual is on a unique path of growth, healing. and self-discovery. Identifying barriers to becoming whole is key to a life of fulfillment and joy. It is my life’s purpose and privilege to help my clients on their journey to better emotional health and freedom from patterns that prevent happiness, contentment, and security. All too often, we suffer in silence, and in doing so we experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, and disconnectedness. Psychological and emotional wellness are truly possible as new ways of thinking develop and shape how we show up in the world.
(262) 228-9894 View (262) 228-9894
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Cedar Lake Counseling
Verified Verified
Mequon, WI 53092
FREE PHONE CONSULTATIONS WITH DR. BLOEMER* will help establish your appointment with a best-fit therapist among our twelve therapists, who possess up to 30 years of experience. Specializations include Advanced Therapies (Brain-based treatment) for complex trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional pain, addictions and more. As symptom relief is achieved as quickly as possible, we assist in helping you improve your significant relationships and support your efforts toward achieving holistic awareness, life balance, and meaningful, personal growth.
FREE PHONE CONSULTATIONS WITH DR. BLOEMER* will help establish your appointment with a best-fit therapist among our twelve therapists, who possess up to 30 years of experience. Specializations include Advanced Therapies (Brain-based treatment) for complex trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional pain, addictions and more. As symptom relief is achieved as quickly as possible, we assist in helping you improve your significant relationships and support your efforts toward achieving holistic awareness, life balance, and meaningful, personal growth.
(262) 947-4378 View (262) 947-4378
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.