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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Challenges with parenting often increase couple conflict, so I work to support parent couples in connecting and remembering who they were before becoming parents. We will create a space where your differing approaches to parenting are heard and understood, while also learning about effective parenting methods from research which will both strengthen your relationship and improve your child's behavior.

— Maggie Dungan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Collins, CO

Parenting and coparenting is a difficult journey, which requires support and encouragement while guiding children and teens through various challenges that they are presented with today. With increasingly complex social systems and pressures unique to today, parent are faced with depressed and anxious children and teens more than ever. I am honored to be able to partner with you and support you on your parenthood journey.

— Ginger Ingersoll MacDuff, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Fircrest, WA

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 have worked as both a child psychologist and adult psychologist with specialized training in both areas. I have specialized training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which is an evidence-based intervention for parents whose children are struggling with ADHD and behavioral difficulties. I believe that the connection between parent and child is essential to changing behavior and supporting children and focus on this parent-child dynamic in my work.

— Dr. Lauren Rance, Clinical Psychologist in Edina, MN

In my work with Single Mothers By Choice (SMBC) and new/expecting parents I offer a space where these individuals and couples can explore what it means to take on this new role. Together we will identify what being a parent means to you, finding ways to help you navigate the ups and downs of parenthood. I also provide grief counseling for parents who have experienced perinatal loss. Mourning the loss of a child is a tragic experience. Together we will find ways to help you heal.

— Jennie Beuhler, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA

Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

— Jennifer Rubinstein Murray, Psychologist in ,

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

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

Parenting is the hardest role that we can never adequately prepare for. I've spent the last 7 years working with parents/families to help them understand how they got to where they are so they can build the skills to venture down a better path. I teach from an attachment/peaceful parenting perspective as I feel that much of "mainstream" parenting leads to disconnect, emotional dysfunction and covert violence. We tend to repeat what we know until we know better.

— Jennifer Dolphin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Anchorage, AK

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 Portland, 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

The child who comes into my office with the "problem" is typically just a piece of the bigger picture. Let's face it, parenting in 2022 is extremely difficult. Depression and anxiety have skyrocketed in the years since the introduction of social media. If we want our kids to change, usually the parents will have to make some changes as well.

— Kellita Thompson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brentwood, TN

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 Mesa, AZ

Parenting is one of the most challenging and yet most rewarding responsibility we take on in life. Because of this, we can sometimes lose sight of the positives when our children experience different milestones and stages of development. I find it helpful to help you define your values to best guide our work together. Together, we can figure out what you may benefit from the most-whether it's learning strategies, emotion regulation tips, or building insight into yourself or co-parenting.

— Michelle Bogdan, Clinical Social Worker in Leesburg, VA

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

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

In session, I offer a compassionate interpersonal and behavioral approach for parenting skills. Through psycho-education and bibliotherapy, parenting sessions review appropriate developmental norms for the child’s age and diagnosis along with the discussion on how the parent can feel most supported. I keep up to date with the most current research and will utilize it as an area of reflection in session. Through the use of CBT strategies, activities may be assigned each week to the caregiver.

— Kayla Murphy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hoboken, NJ

As a father of two young children, I am experienced and passionate about supporting fathers in finding joy and personal growth in being a parent.

— Kendall Schauermann, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Denver, CO

As a Therapist, Certified Master Jungian Life Coach, and a Certified Trauma-Informed Breathwork Facilitator, I work with parents to release old patterns, overwhelm, guilt, anger, & fear of not parenting correctly. Grow beyond your parental identity, and step into a new vision of parenthood 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 parent!

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

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