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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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

More Empowered Parenting: Each age and stage brings unique challenges for parents. I help parents understand why some issues are so difficult and provide tools to be the kind of effective and loving parent they want to be. From lived experience, I support parents of children with special needs and/or mental health challenges. These situations create greater stress on all family relationships. I get it and I can help.

— Robin K. Schnitzler, Marriage & Family Therapist in Middleton, WI
 

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

I have been helping parents for many years manage their kids' behaviors and emotions, including anxiety, depression, and behavior outbursts. Additionally, I focus on helping parents improve the relationship with their child.

— Ailyn Payan, Psychologist in Miami, FL
 

Parenting in a global pandemic is an epic challenge no one could have prepared for. There are so many pressures as a parent to provide emotionally, financially, and logistically for your children. Coming from an Interpersonal Neurobiology lens, I utilize an attachment approach to help you understand, gain insight, and move forward from your particular parenting challenges. I also specialize in supporting parents who have children with mental health and chronic physical health conditions.

— Tera Lensegrav-Benson, Psychologist in , UT

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
 

Parenting is extremely hard and it can be very isolating. Many of us rely on the wisdom of other parents to help us. But if you've been through intergenerational trauma or abuse, it may not be so easy to know who to call. You may know you want to parent very differently than your parents, but not really be sure what that means. I have over a decade of experience working with kids in a number of settings, which I use to help work with parents as they develop their parenting style.

— Ashley Holcomb, Clinical Psychologist in Glendale, CA

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
 

After graduate school, I was thrown into the world of parent education and family counseling. As a parent myself of two strong-willed boys, I realize that there is no one size fits all solution. I enjoy helping families be their own experts; working together to find what works best for them.

— Megan Wurzel, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in La Crescent, MN

Parenting is one of the most difficult endeavors of life but can also be one of the most rewarding. If we knew what it entailed we probably would not sign up for it (; Parenting highlights our weaknesses and insecurities in so many ways. Although this is uncomfortable, it is a chance to change and grow in ways that we didn't know we could.

— Caryn Warren, Addictions Counselor in Mesa, AZ
 

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

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
 

I offer a supportive environment with a plethora of tools, guiding you through the growing pains and dynamic changes in the family. The tools and modifications address healthy boundaries, positive reinforcements, balance, self care, healthy communication and engagement, and avoiding crisis. The parenting skills that you will learn with help with all ages. This approach is geared towards the individual parents and incorporates existing parenting skills and styles.

— Galit Ribakoff, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Dallas, TX

More Empowered Parenting Each age and stage brings unique challenges for parents . I can help you understand why these challenges are so difficult, and give you tools that will empower you to be the parent you want to be. As someone with an inside perspective, I help parents of children with special needs and/or mental health concerns who have greater demands stress than other parents. I get it and I can help.

— Robin K. Schnitzler, Marriage & Family Therapist in Middleton, WI
 

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

Are you wondering where to begin to help your chid? I provide a 1:1 parent/caregiver focused virtual sessions. I help Autism parents and caregivers to be the best parents possible and create emotionally balanced homes. Your child’s diagnosis affects you, your marriage, and the whole family. Self-care and relationship care will be essential to integrate into your journey. I will help you process and create steps for the future.

— Debra Grindstaff, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Altamonte Springs, FL
 

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 repeatedly hear my clients who are parents (especially those who are parents of young children), that they often feel unsupported and left behind, both by those who surround them, and by society as a whole. I often help parents find their way through parental burnout, balance parenting obligations with demanding work schedules, and find a sense of peace amongst the anxiety and uncertainty that can accompany raising children in this world.

— Amanda Shrekenhamer, Licensed Professional Counselor in CHEVY CHASE, MD
 

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