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.

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I am a seasoned parent coach, supporting diverse families through the challenges of raising children who sometimes struggle at home, school, or both.

— Rachael Alba, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in , WA

Becoming a parent is one of the strangest and hardest transitions there is in life, and we rarely talk about the challenges and fears that it can involve. I am here to validate ALL the feelings about stepping into parenthood!

— Jenny Shully, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Napa, CA
 

The only you are taught to parent is the way you have been parented. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like you’re doing a good enough job. I worked for over two years doing Intensive In-Home Therapy, partnering with parents and families to cope with behaviors from trauma, depression, and anxiety and helped improve the overall climate in houses. I know you can parent intentionally, compassionately, and courageously breaking the cycle that has been passed down.

— Timothy Kelly, Clinical Social Worker in Aurora, CO

I've worked with parents/caregivers of kids ages 0-18. Parenting sessions can be just the two of us or family sessions. Parenting work can focus on behavior prevention/management, creating routines, improving communication/connection, or even stress reduction for you as the caregiver.

— Lianna Purjes, Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO
 

Parenting can be overwhelming! Are you tired of yelling? Are you tired of a complete lack of self care and feeling burned out? I can help you to obtain better balance and skills to be the type of parent you want to be.

— Miranda Millican, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

Conflict Decision Making Divorce Grief Marriage Enrichment Parenting/Discipline Pre-marital Counseling (Twogether In Texas) Relationship Concerns Stress Teen Issues

— Jason Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in North Richland Hills, TX
 

I am Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Certified across the country and I have completed a year long ARC Grow training, which focuses on what we as care givers bring to every interaction with a child. If you struggle with interactions with your child or your child is having behavioral outbursts in the home or in school I can use these certifications and trainings to provide you concrete and proven techniques.

— Colin Bergeson, Clinical Social Worker in Franklin Park, NJ

I have been teaching parenting classes for over 20 years. I regularly speak to school PTAs/PTOs, church MOPs and mothers groups on a wide variety of parenting topics. I hosted a parenting podcast for 2 years (Passport to Parenting). I help parents and divorced co-parents support their children to live exceptional lives.

— Ann DeWitt, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Lake Oswego, OR
 

Parenting infants and young children can stretch your brain and body to new limits. Even though there are many books about parenting, it still seems like your child came without an instruction manual. During this time, you may feel like you're not a good parent. In reality, you are exactly what your child needs. Together, you and I can help you get the tools you need to parent your child in a way that feel culurally authentic to you, while still being healthy, and just what the doctor ordered.

— Dr. Dowtin, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

After becoming a parent, and then adding a second boy to the mix 17 months later, I quickly learned firsthand how lacking support for new parents is. There's an overwhelming amount of support within the first month of the baby being born, but in my experience (although exhausting!!) it's really as time goes on and the child becomes more mobile that things get particularly stressful!

— Danielle Eaton, Counselor
 

If your kid is keeping you up at night, I can equip you to be the parent you know yourself to be. Maybe you’re wavering between angry dictator and an exhausted observer. You’ve tried your parent’s advice, the teacher’s advice, and yet here you are. Every meltdown leaves you feeling wrung out and guilty. I’ll work with you and your child’s education team to create a plan that helps your kiddo feel successful and thrive.

— Emilea Richardson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Charleston, SC

As a parent, I can relate. In my graduate work, I focused on treating anxiety in parents and caregivers, and recognized that I have a keen ability at empathizing with the difficulties of modern childcare. In my practice, I use my experience as a former stay-at-home parent of a special-needs child to help parents in all manner of situation.

— Ellen Ross Hodge, Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

I work with parents to implement positive parenting techniques. Decrease contentious arguments and power struggles and learn to create healthy flexible boundaries for their children.

— Leonna Chodos, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Jose, CA

In addition to my experience as a parent, I provide parents with consultation & behavior management training. Behavior management training is more than developing a chore chart or time out chair. It is helping a child do more of the positive things they already do & less unsafe, disrespectful and irresponsible behaviors. Most parents have heard of time out but what about time in! In addition to helping parents I also have more than 10 years experience helping school with behavior management .

— Gina/GinaMarie Dattilo, Psychologist in Exton, PA
 

They come pre-packaged with personality, but our nurturing will echo throughout their lives. Raising small children is joyful & harrowing, perplexing & sometimes mind-numbing. Ultimately our offspring are the reason for everything humans have ever done, from the first moment we came out of the trees to get that particular stick that they needed but chucked, no not that one, THAT ONE. You want to be your best for them, but it is so complicated. Meanwhile you're still trying to be a person too.

— Polly Harrison, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Portland, OR

As a parent myself, there were times where I didn't know where to go, what to do and what was my role. Parenting is hard! It's one of our most important jobs and yet we were never trained to do it. It's just not fair. Through therapy you can discover how to parent according to your values, you can understand your own triggers to situations, and how to foster a healthy relationship with your child that communicates your love and also respects your own boundaries.

— Bruna M. Lupo, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Orlando, FL
 

I have over a decade of clinically-relevant experience in working with children and their parents. Graduate-level coursework on clinical work with families, clinical training, supervision, and over a year of family therapy and parent support work for parents/caregivers of children with special needs and severe emotional disturbance.

— Sophia DeVito, Social Worker in ALBANY, NY

Parenting can be the hardest, yet most rewarding role we experience in life. And while it's a shared experience by many, it doesn't mean it gets any easier or we get always the support we desperately need. I opened Cultivating Heart Counseling to create a safe space to explore all those insecurities, doubts, and worries related to parenting without the judgement.

— Jessica Reynoso, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Gilbert, AZ