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for new parents.

Parenting is hard, but you don’t have to figure it out by yourself. Therapists can help you find calm and confidence as you adjust to life with a new child.

Use our free matching tool to find licensed therapists who best meet your needs as a parent. Instantly match with therapists based on your budget, insurance, cultural needs, and more.

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How can parenting therapy help new parents?

Becoming a new parent is a time of great joy, but also of anxiety, stress, and even loneliness. New parents often feel a mix of emotions as their life changes and they take on the challenge of raising a child. This time can feel like an emotional rollercoaster full of uncertainty because many new parents believe they need to act or feel a certain way as they adjust to life with a child.

New moms and dads often find a therapist to:


Many new parents have discovered how therapy helps them feel better. Use our free therapist matching tool to find a therapist who best meets your needs.

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If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255.

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What should new parents look for in a therapist?

Before finding a therapist, decide if you will go to therapy by yourself, or if you will attend with a partner. Some therapists specialize in working with couples or families, and others specialize in working with individuals.

Many types of therapists work with new parents. Counselors, therapists, social workers, and psychologists can all provide helpful therapy, so many new parents don’t need to worry about the credentials of a therapist they find. All the mental health professionals on Mental Health Match are licensed with their state boards.

Look for a therapist who has experience working with new parents. Does the therapist talk about parenthood and children in their bio or description? Do they understand the nuances of mental health, relationships, and emotions of being a new mom or dad?

New parents will also want to look for a personality fit with their therapist. Does the therapist seem like someone you will feel safe with? Can you picture having a conversation with them? Do they seem like they can provide you with the warmth, validation, and understanding you seek?

Finally, parents should look for a therapist that they can afford. Therapy should not add a lot of extra financial stress to you and your family. You can use Mental Health Match’s free tool to find a therapist who accepts your insurance or is in your budget.

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If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255.

What should new parents look for in a therapist?

Erin Bennetts

You feel exhausted and over whelmed in your effort to be a GREAT parent! I will give you permission to embrace your inner curiosity, listen to your intuition, and unlock your true parenting superpowers!

Provides therapy in Colorado

Jacalyn Wetzel

I specialize in working with parents that are experiencing parenting struggles or co-parenting issues.  Together we will hold space for your very real feelings and get to the root of your concerns, all while working together to find strategies that work best for you to help give you immediate relief; while working towards the long term solution.

Provides therapy in California, Florida, and North Carolina

Michael Friedman

I specialize in working with people who feel super-effective during a crisis, but struggle to complete daily tasks like cooking, cleaning, and bills. I can help men and women in turbulent romantic relationships, couples dealing with bumps in the road, and overwhelmed parents. I became a therapist because I believe with effective counseling the human spirit can survive any challenge and adapt to any situation - even, or especially, our current situation
Provides therapy in Texas

Ann DeWitt

Together, we will: discuss the best ways to raise children to be intrinsically motivated and to have a strong inner compass to lead them in life. We will create marriage communication that honors the individuals’ needs and supports a successful partnership.

Provides therapy in California and Oregon

Ayowole Adeoti

Life can be difficult to navigate, especially when going through big life changes. You might be drinking more often to cope, but I can help guide your mental health journey and together we can learn how to manage the challenges life throws at you.

Provides therapy in Texas

Find the therapists best for you

If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255.