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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Certified in Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) since 2019. I have also supervised staff in implementation of interventions with parents and children.

— Jasmine Bell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Your unique experiences and personality shape how you react and relate to your unique child. Without support, it can be difficult to transcend those experiences and be the parent and partner you want to be. With support, I have seen clients experience a tremendous amount of healing about their own painful experiences by feeling more influence over how those experiences play out in the present.

— Matia Kelly, Licensed Professional Counselor in ,
 

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 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
 

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

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

I specialize in supporting individuals, couples, and all types of relationships navigate the road to parenthood, including fertility and reproductive challenges, grief and loss, family creation concerns, birth trauma, and perinatal mood disorders. I feel passionate about supporting people through the identity and lifestyle transformations that come with parenthood.

— Kristin Tucker, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA
 

We're always modeling because "Being a Role Model is 24 / 7 / 365". Kids notice what adults, especially their parents, do and don't do. Unfortunately, children often receive the message, "Do as I say, not as I do". Haven't we yet learned that what we do is much more important than what we say? What kind of legacy do we want to leave behind? When you embrace and model the power of vulnerability, you provide the world with a model of leadership that your kids need. You've got this.

— Matthew Braman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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
 

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

As a parent of 3 children I am a forever learning to navigate the joys of parenthood. I have a passion for equipping parents using strategies and techniques such as Love and Logic. While teaching parents skills and tools to add to their parenting toolbox, I often find myself learning from their examples and experience. It takes a village to raise our children. Let's work together to help you find the confidence and support you need to raise confident, successful children.

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

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

I have expertise in supporting parents with children with behavioral issues and special needs. I have worked for years with parents of children with behavioral issues, and I have studied the affects of positive parental behavior on child development. On a personal level, I have parented an adult child with Autism, who I raised, during his formative years as a single parent.

— Jeanie Metivier, Psychotherapist
 

Parenting is not only the most challenging job on Earth, but it brings up all of our unfinished business in our family of origin and relationship past. Juggling self-care and caring for another life is an incredibly tall order- especially when they hit puberty! Parenting support and education can alleviate physical symptoms in parents, struggles with learning, and can improve kids' self image. This is a gift that lasts a lifetime.

— Jess Minckley, Art Therapist in Seattle, WA

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
 

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

There may be no greater adjustment in life than becoming a parent for the first time. Our roles, relationships, and identities can all change overnight, and it can be hard to catch our breath for long enough to make sense of it all. I work with couples and individuals who are struggling to navigate these changes, helping them connect with compassion and understanding to themselves and their partners so they can move with confidence into the challenges and joys of being parents.

— Daniel Fulton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oak Park, IL
 

As both a Therapist and as a Certified Master Jungian Life Coach, I work with Moms to release old patterns, overwhelm, mom-guilt, anger, & fear of not parenting correctly. Grow beyond your mom identity, and step into a new vision of mamahood that feels aligned with your unique energy and gifts. Move into self-love, forgiveness, and confidence, as you shine and radiate your inner light - knowing deep within that you are an amazing mama!

— Caroline McGrath, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Oswego, OR

It was my passion in learning about how children develop that led me to the field of psychology. Prior to becoming a therapist, I received my bachelor's degree in Child Development and Adolescent studies. This has helped me support children and parents alike with my foundational knowledge of understanding children and how the family influences a child’s development. I also teach and guide parents in building attachment, to help build trust between them and their child.

— Lisa Stoll, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Reno, NV