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Parenting is a rewarding experience with ups and downs, but there are times when the downs are too much to handle on your own. A parenting therapist can devise strategies to help you get through difficult situations that arise as you’re parenting.

Many therapists specialize in working with parents, new mothers, and fathers trying to figure out how to be a better parent and partner. Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Signs You Could Benefit from Parenting Counseling

Parent therapy may be helpful to you if you’re dealing with any of the following issues:

  • You’re a new parent and feeling stressed out.
  • You’re the parent of an older child and not sure how to best relate to them.
  • You are having problems in your marriage related to parenting or parenting styles.
  • You’ve relocated and things in your family feel unsettled.
  • You need to vent about your parenting frustrations.
  • You want to improve your parenting skills.
  • You want to figure out the type of parent you want to be.

Licensed therapist Mara Fisher has some thoughts to help parents. If you are feeling the stress and pressure of parenting, read this article: Is There a Right Way to Parent?

Help is Available: Get Parenting Therapy Today

Parenting is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do, and it can take a toll on you, mentally and physically. With a parenting therapist, you’ll be able to examine and remedy those problems that make parenting harder. To make finding a therapist easy, use Mental Health Match. Start by browsing below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Elizabeth Cline
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My experience has taught me that each individual knows what is the best for their life. We will work together through the stuck places and discover how to get you past where you are to living a life that brings you freedom.


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Together, we will:

My experience has taught me that each individual knows what is the best for their life. We will work together through the stuck places and discover how to get you past where you are to living a life that brings you freedom.

Something to know about my approach is:

My style of therapy is collaborative and trauma informed. My goal is to provide you a safe place, so that you can reach your goals. When you are ready, I want you to know I'm ready to help guide you to the freedom you so desire.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Fears and Phobias
  • grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Problems
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Military Service
  • Parenting Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma
  • Veterans / Military Families
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Elizabeth  Cline  remote and phone therapy in Alaska, California, Texas
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Holly Spotts, Psy.D.
Together, we will:

create something new. Together, we will sift through the mess and give voice to your goals and dreams. Together, we will create a life you love!


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Picture of Holly Spotts, Psy.D., therapist in California, Florida, Mississippi
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Together, we will:

create something new. Together, we will sift through the mess and give voice to your goals and dreams. Together, we will create a life you love!

Something to know about my approach is:

You are complex, with deep layers, not a mere list of symptoms or a diagnosis to treat. My approach to therapy is integrative, meaning that I blend elements from different theoretical approaches to customize treatment according to your needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Burn Out
  • Family of Origin
  • Helping Professionals
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Relationship Distress
  • Women's Issues
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Holly Spotts, Psy.D. remote and phone therapy in California, Florida, Mississippi
Picture of Araceli  Hirtle , therapist in California, Pennsylvania
Araceli Hirtle
Together, we will:

increase self-care and improve communication and connection with your spouse. I will help decrease your mom’s guilt, reduce sadness and improve anger management skills


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Together, we will:

increase self-care and improve communication and connection with your spouse. I will help decrease your mom’s guilt, reduce sadness and improve anger management skills

Something to know about my approach is:

Everyone is different, with a different trauma history and different stages in their progress, that is why I utilize an eclectic therapy approach. Based on your needs that day, we can utilize the following, or a combination of various strategies.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Complex Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Families of Trauma and Critical Incidents
  • Family Conflict
  • First Responders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Married to law enforcement officers
  • Parenting
  • Parenting Issues
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Women's Issues
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Araceli  Hirtle  remote and phone therapy in California, Pennsylvania
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Eve Peters
Together, we will:

Together, we will work through life transitions, relationship issues, behavioral patterns, dating, being single, heartbreak, self-esteem, anxiety, illness, grief, and growing pains. Psychotherapy is part of the path of self-actualization.


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Together, we will:

Together, we will work through life transitions, relationship issues, behavioral patterns, dating, being single, heartbreak, self-esteem, anxiety, illness, grief, and growing pains. Psychotherapy is part of the path of self-actualization.

Something to know about my approach is:

I combine formal training in DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), psychodynamic therapy, and somatic therapy to provide an approach to healing that is holistic and effective. Sometimes I weave in ancient wisdom, spiritual practices, and meditation.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Ambivalence
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Breakups
  • Dating and Romance
  • Divorce and Separation
  • grief
  • Health
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Mindfulness
  • Professional Women
  • Psychedelic Integration
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Relationships
  • Spiritual Renewal
  • Stress
  • Teen Girls
  • Wellness
  • Women's Identity/Image
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Eve Peters remote and phone therapy in California
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Dr. Kalana Greer
Together, we will:

Focus on what’s important to you and help you see blind spots to meet your life and internal goals more effectively.


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Picture of Dr. Kalana Greer, therapist in California
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Focus on what’s important to you and help you see blind spots to meet your life and internal goals more effectively.

Something to know about my approach is:

Direct, solution-focused, and emotionally available.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Academic Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Issues
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Codependency
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional regulation
  • Family of Origin
  • Helping Professionals
  • Identity Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Racism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
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Dr. Kalana Greer remote and phone therapy in California