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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Working with parents, specifically moms, is a passion of mine. Moms are often taught that once they step into the role of parent, their identity of pre-child days is gone. Parenting has been a presenting issue I've worked with for years. I especially enjoy using EMDR with moms to address some of the messages they received from their own parents and how those messages are impacting them in their present role/s.

— Allie Kidd, Therapist in Cleveland, OH

Parenting is not for the faint of heart. As a parent of 3 daughters, I often feel like I am herding alligators! I often wonder how can I provide all of the love and support they need, keep them on track educationally & keep them safe? I enjoy working with parents who are navigating through these turbulent waters. I truly enjoy helping parents problem-solve, set boundaries, and reap the benefits of a healthy relationship with their kids.

— Kellie Rice, Psychologist in Chicago, IL

I have been trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy and a background in early childhood mental health consultation. I am passionate about early childhood development and educating parents on typical behavior and effective, appropriate discipline.

— Hannah Bullar, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Cincinnati, OH

Parenthood reveals the most expansive, confusing, and shadowy parts of ourselves, to ourselves. You were always just you. And then one day, you were someone entirely new: caregiver, protector, full of love and terror and joy. And it’s just a bit overwhelming sometimes to know what to do with this extraordinarily ordinary transformation of your life. It feels like nothing will ever be the same. Sometimes, this life-changing experience appears in ways that don’t reflect who and who you are.

— Mija Serrano, Licensed Professional Counselor in York, PA

Parenting is as stressful as it is amazing, let's be honest. Not only am I a parent of ND children, I am a Parent Coach. I love working with parents of Neurodivergent children, and have done so for over 25 years. I also offer SpeciALTy Parent Coaching and education about topics such as, but not limited to, learning about your child's Neurodivergence and how to help them be their best self, accessing specialized services, and advocating for your child's needs.

— Dena Alt, Counselor

Feeling disconnected from your growing teen? Do you feel lost in how to communicate with them? You may have felt the more that you try to hold on and protect them the harder you hit that brick wall. Let's work together to establish a safe space for ALL voices to be heard while working towards bringing laughter and smiles back into your home!

— Kristen Skowronski, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in The Woodlands, TX

I believe we live in a society that is unsupportive- and sometimes openly hostile- to parents and the seismic identity shifts that come with entering parenthood. Internally, we have so much pressure to do it perfectly. I am here to help you find and ethos to parenting that is authentic and rewarding, and balance your parenthood and the rest of your life in a way you can be proud of.

— Abigail Thompson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in New York, NY

I know for a fact that you are not the only one. I have listened to all types of caregivers (adoptive, foster, biological, guardians, grandparents, step-parents, life partners…), who are parts of all types of families, describe situations so similar to yours it’s almost uncanny. When I tell you "Nope, I don’t think your kid is crazy. And I don’t think you’re a bad parent either." it’s because I believe you when you tell me what it’s been like at home and I know - it isn’t just you.

— Laura Morlok, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Frederick, MD

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, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Orlando, FL

Coaching and therapy for parents of young adults who are struggling to "launch". Extensive experience in supporting parents to change their role and support their young adult to take ownership, find direction, and source internal drive.

— Jessi Frothingham, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

Supporting parents at various stages of their journey is something I genuinely enjoy. While I'm not a family/child counselor, I do apply my knowledge of developmental psychology to parenting challenges both in the service of supporting kids and to support my clients' own psychological wellbeing so they can realize their personal values around parenthood. Parenting is fraught with judgment in our culture, and I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to talk about the very unglamorous side of this phase of life.

— Katie Playfair, Licensed Professional Counselor in Vancouver, WA

This is the hardest job EVER! It's hard to see clear when we are exhausted, stressed, and emotionally attached. It is helpful to have someone who is experienced and objective provide guidance and suggestions. I'm your teammate and want to see you and your child thrive and be successful. I know there are dark days when you may feel like a failure, have no idea what to do, and feel hopeless. You are not alone! There is always a way to turn things around but sometimes we need a little help!

— Yara Goldstein, Clinical Social Worker in , NY

I was drawn to become a therapist after working with parents of children with special needs and developmental delays and sensing that I wanted to continue to deepen my work. I am trained as a Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator®, a parenting program that helps caregivers understand and support their children and enhance their relationships. I have experience with infancy, early childhood, and maternal mental health and am passionate about working with parents.

— Margarita Prensa, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in New York, NY

Support from after birth planning through every stage of family development.

— Divergence Mental Health Group LLC, Therapist in Denver, CO

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 brings a roller coaster of emotions and challenges daily! It is hard work to be your best in order to do your best for your children. Yet, we have the amazing opportunity and responsibility to help our children discover, grow and thrive! Sometimes, you also just need someone that "gets it". As a parent to three children with special needs, I definitely get it!

— Diana Gelfand, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Parenting is challenging to the extreme! It can lead people to feeling depleted, lonely, and even depressed. It was never meant to be a job that we do in isolation. As a clinical psychologist and mother of two, I draw on my experience to help parents heal from past childhood wounds, understand what is hindering their effectiveness as parents, receive the emotional support they need, and then learn easy tools to employ immediately to improve their relationship with their children.

— Anat Ben-Zvi, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist in New York, NY

I intentionally studied to be a parent for decades before finally giving it a try -- and I learned that there's nothing like the real thing to truly prepare you. In addition to my own parenting experience, my undergraduate degree in Human Development & Family Studies enabled me to help other parents find ways to meet both their own needs and those of their children. My work has ranged from teaching Parent Education classes to helping children and parents in the realm of foster care and adoption, providing guidance and support for parents struggling on a financial edge or in the shadows of poverty, illness, and addiction. I've served the emotional wellness needs of people who struggled to become parents, parents grieving lost children, and parents letting go of young adult children. It is a crazy loving business, parenting -- and my respect for those engaged in it is profound.

— Tracy Morris, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Lacey, WA

Parenting, coparenting, stepparenting, and any other way you show up as a parent figure in children's lives is not always the easiest and it sure does not come with a how-to. Even if it did it wouldn't account for what makes you, your situation, and your parenting completely unique. Let's process your situation and make sense of how to best support you.

— Roxcy Brown, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

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