Parenting

Parenting children can be a rewarding part of life. As most parents know, it can also be extremely challenging. And, with so much (often contradictory) information out there about how to parent “right”, it can be difficult to feel confident in your choices.  This can be compounded when you and your partner disagree on parenting decisions or when you are facing additional hurdles like financial difficulties, divorce, mental illness, death or a child with special medical or developmental needs. If you are experiencing excessive feelings of guilt or stress as it relates to parenting, a qualified mental health professional can help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today.

Meet the specialists

 

I have worked in a childhood and family outpatient clinic since 2014. At this point, I have worked with hundreds of families and feel confident in my ability to guide you, your child, and your family through challenging times towards the goals and outcomes that you wish for your loved ones.

— Frankie Grixti, Counselor in Hartsdale, NY

Being a parent is hard! Parent consultation can help you identify areas of strengths in your child and family as well as ways to manage difficulties. Goals may include decreasing tantrums, understanding temperament, and finding solutions to developmental challenges such as sleep, toileting, and tantrums. I support you in developing a plan that supports you, your child, and your family.

— Heather Chamberlain, Clinical Psychologist in San Rafael, CA

I provide consultation to parents who are worried about their child but need help figuring out the right "next step." I charge a flat fee of $300 for this consultation, which usually lasts 90 minutes. We discuss your child's history, your questions and concerns, and I will give you as many suggestions as I can based on what you've told me. We can also discuss psychoeducational evaluations, if that route seems appropriate.

— Rebecca MurrayMetzger, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
 

Do you feel at a loss with your family? If you knew what to do, you aren't sure you would have the time or energy to do it. I can help you confidently create a caring and resilient family. Your family can be happier and healthier, including you! I have knowledge in a variety of different parenting theories and strategies and am a parent myself. You are the expert on your family while I have expertise in parenting. I'll work with you to identify what works for you and your family.

— Megan Carney, Psychologist in Meridian, ID

Parent Coaching is helpful for parents who need some non-judgmental support to feel more confident as a parent. You might want help navigating a specific parenting challenge or a tricky conversation. Or you might be so overwhelmed that you need weekly support. We will focus on your values and goals to solve any parenting problem you encounter. Even one session can reduce stress and help you make some changes to ease the job of parenting.

— Jeanine Rousso, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Santa Rosa Beach, FL
 

As a Clinical Psychologist immersed in appreciating the developmental challenges of growing up, I view parents as critical influencers, but also taking the brunt of life-stress. Helping parents do their teamwork more efficiently, helping parents with structure and consistency, and helping parents work collaboratively with their children to problem-solve and make the family “work” better together are the goals here.

— Cathleen Rea, Clinical Psychologist in Charlottesville, VA

I am a certified educator for Dr. Thomas Gordon's Parent Effectiveness Training program. I provide parents with support and education who are experiencing parenting challenges. I teach parents effective communication skills, conflict resolution skills, increased self awareness and confidence to effectively address their parenting concerns.

— Susan Resnik, Mental Health Counselor in Miami Beach, FL
 

Do you feel yourself getting riled up when your child misbehaves or doesn't listen? Do you and your spouse disagree on how to raise your child? Are you worried about repeating the mistakes of your own parents? Maybe you feel disconnected from your spouse or child and are tired of having the same arguments every week. There's no manual that tells you how to be a parent, yet so many parents feel shamed or like they're doing something wrong. I hold a non-judgmental space for both teens and parents to explore concerns and build skills to reconnect. Together we'll find ways to bring more positive energy and playfulness into your relationships so your family can connect, heal, and grow.

— Ashleigh Edelstein, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

It is not easy to take care of yourself when you've got kids. As moms, we have a tendency to put their needs (and wants) above our own. We forget to take time out and reaffirm our identities as individuals. Instead, we become solely know as, "Aria's Mom." Going to therapy gives you 55 minutes of uninterrupted YOU time - to remember your name and figure out who you are. We can also process this whole "parenting" thing and figure out how you can be the best mom you can be!

— Tina Gutman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in West Bloomfield, MI
 

Do you feel at a loss with your family? If you knew what to do, you aren't sure you would have the time or energy to do it. I can help you confidently create a caring and resilient family. Your family can be happier and healthier, including you! I have knowledge in a variety of different parenting theories and strategies and am a parent myself. You are the expert on your family while I have expertise in parenting. I'll work with you to identify what works for you and your family.

— Megan Carney, Psychologist in Meridian, ID

Breast feed or bottle feed, co-sleep or use a crib, how to talk to your teen? SO many choices to consider when your little one is, well, little, and beyond those years. And it’s not exactly like you can figure it all out on your own. But EVERYONE seems to have an opinion they are sure you NEED to hear. And how does everyone get to those opinions? And why do they think they know more about what’s best for your baby than you? Being a mom is one of the best and the hardest things you will ever do.

— Jeanene Wolfe, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,
 

Would you like to experience more CALM, EASE, and FLOW in your family? Would you like to WORK AS A TEAM with your partner and children? I am here to support you during the many transitions that occur in your life as a parent whether you are expecting a child, have a toddler, or teens. I can help give you MORE TOOLS FOR YOUR PARENTING TOOLBOX which will help you FEEL MORE CALM, CONNECTED, AND CONFIDENT as a parent. We all want to FEEL SUCCESSFUL in the most important job we have!

— Carlene Lehmann, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

I work with many parents on building attachment, creating positive routines at home, and identifying patterns that they may have picked up from the way they were parented. I help parents identify triggers or areas where they are stuck or highly emotionally reactive, and we practice ways to take care of yourself as a parent as well as implement positive behavior strategies to address children's behavior at home.

— Kaleigh Boysen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

Being a parent is hard! Parent consultation can help you identify areas of strengths in your child and family as well as ways to manage difficulties. Goals may include decreasing tantrums, understanding temperament, and finding solutions to developmental challenges such as sleep, toileting, and tantrums. I support you in developing a plan that supports you, your child, and your family.

— Heather Chamberlain, Clinical Psychologist in San Rafael, CA
 

I am a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapist with proven success in teaching parents skills to manage children’s behaviors related to anxiety, anger, depression, trauma, attachment issues, and autism.

— Rena McGrath, Licensed Professional Counselor in Salem, OR

I have extensive experience working to enhanced Parenting skills for parents, or to diagnose and address parent-child conflicts, truancy. I'm also bilingual (in Mandarin), and have extensive experience in bridging the cultural gap between immigrant parents and their children.

— Ching Ching Ruan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bellevue, WA
 

I have extensive experience with child, families, and parenting. I enjoy working with parents to both her that triumphs and difficulties as a parent while also giving tools to improve children's behavior.

— Aimie French, Counselor in ,

The stresses of parenting can be isolating, can trigger our own insecurities and tender places, and can feel overwhelming to navigate. I offer support based in attachment theory but responsive to your needs and background.

— Eleanor Wohlfeiler, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

Parents sometimes need to have a short-term space to think through specific parenting challenges, whether it be behavioral or emotional difficulties, with a knowledgeable and non-judgmental professional. We work together to develop specific and concrete strategies to use and develop a deeper understanding of the difficulty at hand in order to address your child and family's needs.

— Danielle Powell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kingston, NY
 

I have been teaching parenting skills since 1997 to the families I worked with and on 2009 I become a trainer/consultant for the Nurturing Parenting Curriculum. I currently provide the training for facilitators of this curriculum and use this knowledge when working with my clients.

— Ana Romero, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in MIRAMAR, FL, FL

Many of my workshops & groups are related to parenting & attachment. I've trained for several years with Hand in Hand Parenting, an attachment-focused and trauma-savvy approach to gentle parenting. Modern brain science has a lot to share about the power of emotions. I've studied with several leaders in the field of attachment + interpersonal neurobiology, especially related to gaps in early development as a result of chronic stress, adoption, grief & loss, or childhood trauma.

— MereAnn Reid, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR

I specialize in Child Parent Relationship Training to help parents learn to connect with their children, build self-esteem, learn to understand and respond to misbehavior (instead of simply reacting), and increase both emotional intelligence and self-control. CPRT is a highly researched parenting training program and can be provided in either a group or one-on-one setting.

— Emily Long, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Dallas, TX
 

As a Clinical Psychologist immersed in training in the issues impacting the development of children, the centrality of parents as a source of safety and security and the many stresses impacting that dynamic are front and center in her approach to the work with children and families. Getting “on track” when life-stress has derailed that system is a worthy effort.

— Cathleen Rea, Clinical Psychologist in Charlottesville, VA

Would you like to experience more calm, ease, and flow in your family? Would you like to work as a team with your partner and children? I am here to support you during the many transitions that occur in your life as a parent whether you are expecting a child, have a toddler, or teens. I can help give you more tools for your parenting toolbox which will help you feel more calm, connected, and confident as a parent. We all want to feel successful in the most important job we have!

— Carlene Lehmann, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX