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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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

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

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

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

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

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, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Middleton, WI

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

— Jennifer Rubinstein Murray, Psychologist in ,

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 am certified in Breakthrough Parenting, a parenting approach focused on parenting out of love, discipline and accountability in a productive way rather than being critical and negative towards children.

— Jose Alfaro, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Lancaster, CA

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 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

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

Raising kids is hard, plain and simple. Let's work together to develop long term goals for your family and action steps to get there. Whether you are parenting alone or with a spouse/partner/friend/ex, it still takes a village.

— Claire Morrison, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I help couples and singles who are struggling with communication issues, feelings of disconnection, a lack of intimacy, and difficulty adjusting to their new role as parents. Using mind-body awareness tools combined with mindfulness practices, self-compassion, and the Gottman Method, I help my clients communicate their needs, navigate conflict, and overcome emotional triggers by developing a deeper connection to themselves and shared meaning with one another and their children.

— Fanshen Thompson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker