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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You want what's best for your kids. You can’t provide a child a life where they will never be dysregulated, so how does one respond when they’re upset and/or overwhelmed? Together we will create a framework that will help you provide the unique support that works for you and your kiddo.

— Ikenna Lughna, Mental Health Counselor

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
 

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 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
 

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

Parenting is no joke. They don’t offer a manual on how to raise children. I can offer support for parents and caregivers feeling stuck during various stages of raising children. Young children running you ragged? I can help with that. Struggling with communication due to varying neurotypes in your household? Let’s talk. Teens struggling with identity issues and you’re feeling shut out? I’ve got your covered! I also provide family therapy.

— Jessamy Whitsitt, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
 

I am certified in Circle of Security Parenting and Trust Based Relational Intervention. I can help you learn ways to connect with your child, to get your child to follow directions without power struggles and to see where your past experiences may be impacting your parenting and how to make changes so you’re present and intentional with your parenting choices.

— Kylee Nelson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO

Parents of school-aged children.

— John Purcell, Therapist in Portland, 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 Winter Park, FL

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
 

Dr. Edwards specializes in attachment and positive parent-child relationships. She is certified in parent child interaction therapy, a highly effective evidence-based treatment for families of children with challenging behavior problems. She also works with parents to help them understand their child’s temperaments and unique personality, educate on child development, and empower them to become the best parent they choose to be.

— Dr. Kristin Edwards, Psychologist in Tampa, FL

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
 

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

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
 

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 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
 

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

Parenting can be overwhelming! Sometimes no matter what you do it doesn't feel like enough. Therapy can help you feel heard and understood. Together we will come up with a plan to provide support, coaching, and strategies to increase feelings of connection and decrease conflict. I am trained in Positive Discipline and Collaborative Problem Solving.

— Susan Ponton, Clinical Social Worker in ,