Parenting Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

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Shannon Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
I specialize in therapy for moms, anxiety therapy for women, and parent counseling.
Hey mama, you’re rocking it… even when you tell yourself otherwise. Still, those precious moments in the bathroom, desperately scrolling on your phone for a mental escape, are not enough to recharge... especially if you haven’t been to the bathroom alone in months. The unexpected struggles of motherhood like overstimulation, feeling touched out, carrying the mental load, and moments of loneliness catch you off guard. For the new mom, experienced mom, overwhelmed mom, overstimulated mom, and even the 'is it bedtime yet?' mom – no matter where you are in motherhood, I help you rediscover balance, find joy, and thrive.
I specialize in therapy for moms, anxiety therapy for women, and parent counseling.
Hey mama, you’re rocking it… even when you tell yourself otherwise. Still, those precious moments in the bathroom, desperately scrolling on your phone for a mental escape, are not enough to recharge... especially if you haven’t been to the bathroom alone in months. The unexpected struggles of motherhood like overstimulation, feeling touched out, carrying the mental load, and moments of loneliness catch you off guard. For the new mom, experienced mom, overwhelmed mom, overstimulated mom, and even the 'is it bedtime yet?' mom – no matter where you are in motherhood, I help you rediscover balance, find joy, and thrive.
(630) 349-5554 View (630) 349-5554
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Jeanette Joseph Baas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53217
I view therapy as a powerful tool for anyone seeking to enhance their overall well-being. My specialties span a wide spectrum of life's challenges, from improving self-esteem and managing anxiety to navigating the complexities of parenting, relationships, health issues, and coping with grief and loss. Remember, you are not alone in your journey. We will work together to explore your concerns, uncover your strengths, and develop tailored strategies for positive change.
I view therapy as a powerful tool for anyone seeking to enhance their overall well-being. My specialties span a wide spectrum of life's challenges, from improving self-esteem and managing anxiety to navigating the complexities of parenting, relationships, health issues, and coping with grief and loss. Remember, you are not alone in your journey. We will work together to explore your concerns, uncover your strengths, and develop tailored strategies for positive change.
(262) 710-1634 View (262) 710-1634
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Amanda Putnam
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53201  (Online Only)
Parenting is difficult as is, but throw in trauma, mental health, and/or chronic illness, and it can feel like we're always treading water with no end in sight. As a chronic illness mama myself, I know how hard it can be to balance caring for our health & our kids! For over 10 years, I have been working with children, teens, & adults. I love working with parents & kids to assist them in meeting whatever goals they have from reprocessing trauma, building self esteem, or managing life transitions. Life can be hard, & I love helping others to recognize all the things worth celebrating in it especially themselves!
Parenting is difficult as is, but throw in trauma, mental health, and/or chronic illness, and it can feel like we're always treading water with no end in sight. As a chronic illness mama myself, I know how hard it can be to balance caring for our health & our kids! For over 10 years, I have been working with children, teens, & adults. I love working with parents & kids to assist them in meeting whatever goals they have from reprocessing trauma, building self esteem, or managing life transitions. Life can be hard, & I love helping others to recognize all the things worth celebrating in it especially themselves!
(715) 500-4665 View (715) 500-4665
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Alisha Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, APSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Are you a parent of a young child or infant? Have you experienced a trauma. Maybe something just feels off but you’re not sure what it is or what to do about it? Parenting is hard when your baby wont stop crying or your 3 year old gets really mad at you. The guilt! You’re probably saying why can’t I do this? Everyone else seems to get it! Are you feeling sad, overwhelmed or discouraged about the future? Have you lost yourself? I specialize in working with parents and and kids to help grow healthy relationships. It’s never too soon, even babies benefit from therapy with their parents AND you can feel like yourself again!
Are you a parent of a young child or infant? Have you experienced a trauma. Maybe something just feels off but you’re not sure what it is or what to do about it? Parenting is hard when your baby wont stop crying or your 3 year old gets really mad at you. The guilt! You’re probably saying why can’t I do this? Everyone else seems to get it! Are you feeling sad, overwhelmed or discouraged about the future? Have you lost yourself? I specialize in working with parents and and kids to help grow healthy relationships. It’s never too soon, even babies benefit from therapy with their parents AND you can feel like yourself again!
(262) 846-5441 View (262) 846-5441
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Dani Koehler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
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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Aimee Rovane
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53201  (Online Only)
I primarily utilize Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which is an evidence-based approach to behavior therapy that uses a parent-coaching model.
Hello! If you are a parent of a "behaviorally challenged" kiddo, then I am glad you found me! I work with parents who have tried everything and still have trouble successfully managing their children's defiant or noncompliant behavior. My clients display aggression, tantrums, impulsivity, social skills difficulties, anxiety, and everything in between. I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, and solutions-oriented style to help parents navigate these challenges.
I primarily utilize Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which is an evidence-based approach to behavior therapy that uses a parent-coaching model.
Hello! If you are a parent of a "behaviorally challenged" kiddo, then I am glad you found me! I work with parents who have tried everything and still have trouble successfully managing their children's defiant or noncompliant behavior. My clients display aggression, tantrums, impulsivity, social skills difficulties, anxiety, and everything in between. I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, and solutions-oriented style to help parents navigate these challenges.
(224) 279-6467 View (224) 279-6467
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Michele M Mastalarz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Parent education and collaboration for ages 6-12 expected.
My professional goal is to provide a compassionate and supportive therapy environment for persons with mental health and behavioral challenges. My hope is to provide a safe, secure and comfortable space during your time of healing and exploration.
Parent education and collaboration for ages 6-12 expected.
My professional goal is to provide a compassionate and supportive therapy environment for persons with mental health and behavioral challenges. My hope is to provide a safe, secure and comfortable space during your time of healing and exploration.
(262) 584-4977 View (262) 584-4977
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Patricia A Aniakudo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC, LCSW, CSAC, ICS
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53213  (Online Only)
My name is Patricia Aniakudo. I have over 30 years of experience in the field and am happy to walk with you on your path as you develop and meet your goals. A little bit about me; I have Master’s in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work. Over the years I have trained and specialized in multiple areas such as: gender specific treatment for women and men, filial (parent/child) therapy, trauma informed/trauma specific treatments including responding to and managing chronic community violence, Criminality, Violence in Families, Gambling, Addiction, Parenting & Co-Parenting. individuals/ families involved in multiple systems.
My name is Patricia Aniakudo. I have over 30 years of experience in the field and am happy to walk with you on your path as you develop and meet your goals. A little bit about me; I have Master’s in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work. Over the years I have trained and specialized in multiple areas such as: gender specific treatment for women and men, filial (parent/child) therapy, trauma informed/trauma specific treatments including responding to and managing chronic community violence, Criminality, Violence in Families, Gambling, Addiction, Parenting & Co-Parenting. individuals/ families involved in multiple systems.
(414) 626-0624 View (414) 626-0624
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Dawn Giorno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I work with adults who are struggling with relationships, intimacy, anxiety, depression, life transitions, parenting challenges, and changes related to the perinatal (pre, during, post pregnancy) phase of a person's life.
If you are looking for clarity, increased self-awareness and ways to accept and/or change the challenging areas in your life, I'm here to help. I specialize in couples and individuals and utilize a collaborative approach to understand all the parts of yourself and/or your partner. I also work closely with those in the perinatal and parenthood period of life who are looking to increase self-care, maintain healthy boundaries and communicate effectively. Finding balance in life can be hard and therapy is a great space to explore these issues, uncover your unique strengths and learn new skills to improve your life and relationships.
I work with adults who are struggling with relationships, intimacy, anxiety, depression, life transitions, parenting challenges, and changes related to the perinatal (pre, during, post pregnancy) phase of a person's life.
If you are looking for clarity, increased self-awareness and ways to accept and/or change the challenging areas in your life, I'm here to help. I specialize in couples and individuals and utilize a collaborative approach to understand all the parts of yourself and/or your partner. I also work closely with those in the perinatal and parenthood period of life who are looking to increase self-care, maintain healthy boundaries and communicate effectively. Finding balance in life can be hard and therapy is a great space to explore these issues, uncover your unique strengths and learn new skills to improve your life and relationships.
(414) 540-8638 View (414) 540-8638
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Rachel Wagner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I aim to help process shifts that are taking place and how to find roots and grounding in next steps, whether it be a lifestyle transition, vocational change, new parent, empty nest phase, divorce, or recovering from a loss.
With over 14 years of experience, my belief is that seeking out counseling services is a brave and proactive way to improve one’s quality of life. I strive to tailor all of my clients’ therapeutic journeys to their respective individual hopes, goals and needs to leave them feeling more complete, joyful, and with a greater understanding of themselves than prior to entering therapy. I aim to create a warm, kind, inclusive and safe therapeutic space that is free of judgment and open to what the client brings to each session. I particularly enjoy working with clients through transitional periods in their life.
I aim to help process shifts that are taking place and how to find roots and grounding in next steps, whether it be a lifestyle transition, vocational change, new parent, empty nest phase, divorce, or recovering from a loss.
With over 14 years of experience, my belief is that seeking out counseling services is a brave and proactive way to improve one’s quality of life. I strive to tailor all of my clients’ therapeutic journeys to their respective individual hopes, goals and needs to leave them feeling more complete, joyful, and with a greater understanding of themselves than prior to entering therapy. I aim to create a warm, kind, inclusive and safe therapeutic space that is free of judgment and open to what the client brings to each session. I particularly enjoy working with clients through transitional periods in their life.
(414) 626-9582 View (414) 626-9582
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Olive Branch Therapy and Family Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Sometimes life can get chaotic and you don't know which direction to go or who to turn to. Whether you are dealing with family issues, parenting challenges, career transitions, or everyday anxiety, Olive Branch Therapy and Family Services LLC is here to help. An olive branch represents peace, and if you are ready to find peace in your life, we are here to help.
Sometimes life can get chaotic and you don't know which direction to go or who to turn to. Whether you are dealing with family issues, parenting challenges, career transitions, or everyday anxiety, Olive Branch Therapy and Family Services LLC is here to help. An olive branch represents peace, and if you are ready to find peace in your life, we are here to help.
(414) 626-0404 x53207 View (414) 626-0404 x53207
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Kathryn J. Pope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
My areas of expertise include/possible areas of focus: Anger, Anxiety, Coping Strategies, Life Transitions, Marriage/Relationship Difficulties/Divorce, LGBTQ+ and gender dynamics, Mood Dysregulation/Stabilization, Overall Life Fulfillment/Self-Actualization, and Parenting Issues.
I am honored for you to consider my practice to assist you in navigating this journey we call life. Are you experiencing a life changing event that you are struggling to navigate? At a crossroads, trying to decide where to go or what to do next? In a time of transition with your partner, or loved one? Struggling to get along or communicate? Do you need an objective impartial party to help guide you? There is no right or wrong answer, just what is best for your situation and those involved. I am affirming and supportive of the LGBTQ+ and Poly(ENM) communities. My hope is to guide you to a place of "transformation and new beginnings".
My areas of expertise include/possible areas of focus: Anger, Anxiety, Coping Strategies, Life Transitions, Marriage/Relationship Difficulties/Divorce, LGBTQ+ and gender dynamics, Mood Dysregulation/Stabilization, Overall Life Fulfillment/Self-Actualization, and Parenting Issues.
I am honored for you to consider my practice to assist you in navigating this journey we call life. Are you experiencing a life changing event that you are struggling to navigate? At a crossroads, trying to decide where to go or what to do next? In a time of transition with your partner, or loved one? Struggling to get along or communicate? Do you need an objective impartial party to help guide you? There is no right or wrong answer, just what is best for your situation and those involved. I am affirming and supportive of the LGBTQ+ and Poly(ENM) communities. My hope is to guide you to a place of "transformation and new beginnings".
(414) 251-1706 View (414) 251-1706
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Jennifer Hastings Meinholdt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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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Dana Stuefen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I also specialize in couple’s counseling and family issues, including parenting and pre- or post-natal concerns.
We all experience hardships in life, whether it be a stressor, trauma, transition, or loss. In these times, it can be easy to lose sight of who we are and dismiss the things and the relationships that are most important to us. As an experienced therapist, my goal is to empower you to identify barriers, rediscover your core values, and let go of any self-limiting beliefs. I strive to foster a sacred therapeutic space where you can feel comfortable bringing your true and whole selves to each session.
I also specialize in couple’s counseling and family issues, including parenting and pre- or post-natal concerns.
We all experience hardships in life, whether it be a stressor, trauma, transition, or loss. In these times, it can be easy to lose sight of who we are and dismiss the things and the relationships that are most important to us. As an experienced therapist, my goal is to empower you to identify barriers, rediscover your core values, and let go of any self-limiting beliefs. I strive to foster a sacred therapeutic space where you can feel comfortable bringing your true and whole selves to each session.
(262) 233-2746 View (262) 233-2746
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Sarah Kate Rosenblatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
In addition to seeing adults, I do theraplay, this modality builds positive, warm, relationships between parent and child.
“Hope is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words-and never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson. Hope begins the journey for each of us to become the person we want to be. With positive unconditional regard and someone who listens, we humans naturally gravitate to feel comfort in who we are. We move toward health, self discovery, and compassion for ourselves and others. I’m passionate about being part of each person’s journey, focusing on each individual’s strengths and resilience. Clients also become comfortable in their bodies as healing our bodies facilitates mental and physical health.
In addition to seeing adults, I do theraplay, this modality builds positive, warm, relationships between parent and child.
“Hope is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words-and never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson. Hope begins the journey for each of us to become the person we want to be. With positive unconditional regard and someone who listens, we humans naturally gravitate to feel comfort in who we are. We move toward health, self discovery, and compassion for ourselves and others. I’m passionate about being part of each person’s journey, focusing on each individual’s strengths and resilience. Clients also become comfortable in their bodies as healing our bodies facilitates mental and physical health.
(414) 240-8102 View (414) 240-8102
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Kim Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, 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, 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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Mehwish Aqueel
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53221
I have indepth experience and training in DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy for treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, Trauma, Grief, Self-esteem, Stress, Anger-Management, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Interpersonal Skills Development & Addiction.
“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP” (Tao Te Ching) I am a National Board Certified Counselor specialized in Evidence Based Treatment. My treatment philosophy is to help Adolescents, Adults and families manage stressful life situations, relational stressors, embrace change, acceptance and meet challenging goals.
I have indepth experience and training in DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy for treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, Trauma, Grief, Self-esteem, Stress, Anger-Management, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Interpersonal Skills Development & Addiction.
“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP” (Tao Te Ching) I am a National Board Certified Counselor specialized in Evidence Based Treatment. My treatment philosophy is to help Adolescents, Adults and families manage stressful life situations, relational stressors, embrace change, acceptance and meet challenging goals.
(414) 246-5601 View (414) 246-5601
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Sarah Wittmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53213  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin with over 17 years of experience. I currently enjoy working with adults (18-64) through individual, virtual therapy. I'm trained in behavioral therapies (CBT, DBT) but use an integrative and trauma-informed approach with clients primarily experiencing depression and anxiety. My other areas of focus include general stress management, parenting, relationship stress, adjusting to life transitions, women's mental health, family of origin issues, ADHD, and adoption. I'm down to earth, compassionate, and looking forward to getting started with you!
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin with over 17 years of experience. I currently enjoy working with adults (18-64) through individual, virtual therapy. I'm trained in behavioral therapies (CBT, DBT) but use an integrative and trauma-informed approach with clients primarily experiencing depression and anxiety. My other areas of focus include general stress management, parenting, relationship stress, adjusting to life transitions, women's mental health, family of origin issues, ADHD, and adoption. I'm down to earth, compassionate, and looking forward to getting started with you!
(262) 393-4507 View (262) 393-4507
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Young Family Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LPC, MSCP
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
I have 8+ years in individual and group work with trauma, ADHD, moderate to severe behavioral issues, spectrum disorders, anger management, parent education and couples/family counseling.
While we continue to learn and adapt from changes this past year, I want provide a safe space for you and your family to take care of mental health and overall wellbeing. COVID19 has brought us to assess and evaluate our everyday lives and the things that are difficult to handle, yet completely out of our control. Whether its for your kiddo that doesn't understand whats going on, sibling fights, learning to co-exist with your partner or need time to process and grow for yourself- I am here. My person-centered approach allows you to navigate our journey within the comfort of your own setting- pets welcome to join!
I have 8+ years in individual and group work with trauma, ADHD, moderate to severe behavioral issues, spectrum disorders, anger management, parent education and couples/family counseling.
While we continue to learn and adapt from changes this past year, I want provide a safe space for you and your family to take care of mental health and overall wellbeing. COVID19 has brought us to assess and evaluate our everyday lives and the things that are difficult to handle, yet completely out of our control. Whether its for your kiddo that doesn't understand whats going on, sibling fights, learning to co-exist with your partner or need time to process and grow for yourself- I am here. My person-centered approach allows you to navigate our journey within the comfort of your own setting- pets welcome to join!
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AMRI Counseling Services
Counselor, PhD, DSW, LPC, CSAC, CTTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53216
Providing Quality Mental Health Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, medical/medication services, pharmacy services, and family support services such as housing, daily living skills, educational/ academic services, parenting and nurturing to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. ***We accept most ALL insurances and private pay*** Call us at 414-455-3879 or email us at clinic@amricounseling.com to schedule an appointment.
Providing Quality Mental Health Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Counseling, medical/medication services, pharmacy services, and family support services such as housing, daily living skills, educational/ academic services, parenting and nurturing to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. ***We accept most ALL insurances and private pay*** Call us at 414-455-3879 or email us at clinic@amricounseling.com to schedule an appointment.
(414) 501-7312 x801 View (414) 501-7312 x801
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.