Online Parenting Therapy

Online Therapy for Parenting in Ontario from Registered Psychotherapists | Psychotherapy CollectiveThe roles and expectations of both parents and children shift across families, cultures, and generations. Yet one challenge remains clear, raising a child is hard work. Parents are required to adapt to the different developmental stages of their child in order to understand their capacities and needs. Not only do parents have to find balance between supporting and creating structure for their child, they are also expected to balance their children’s needs with the needs of other family members, as well as their own. Present day expectations of parents leave many feeling overwhelmed by the plethora of information available and guilty for not living up to set ideals.     

Common issues brought forward in therapy for parents include dealing with mental health issues of the child and/or parent, managing parenting differences, navigating family transitions and co parenting responsibilities (such as separation, divorce, remarriage, blended families), understanding developmental capacities and needs from infancy to adolescence, resolving conflict between siblings, and establishing work/family balance. These common issues are often compounded by contextual stressors, including the challenges of parenting in the digital age.

Parenting therapy can provide a supportive space to develop approaches that work for your child(ren) and family. It can be a space for parents and caregivers to explore the expectations they hold for themselves and their children, and to further question whether these ideals limit or serve them. By developing insight into your child’s needs and your own capacities, you can learn to respond to challenges with parenting approaches grounded in authenticity and connection.

 

Find a Therapist for Parenting at Psychotherapy Collective

Finding a therapist for parents can be difficult. At Psychotherapy Collective, our Registered Psychotherapists offer parenting therapy sessions in addition to family therapy sessions depending on your specific needs. View our psychotherapist profiles below and book a free consultation.

Catherine Taylor
MA, MSc, RP

Catherine Taylor
MA, MSc, RP

As a therapist, I have the privilege of witnessing transformation as I sit alongside individuals, couples and families as they work to heal old wounds while creating new patterns. Even in the darkest of moments I have watched countless people make meaning of their lives, narrate their suffering and overcome severe loss and trauma with a sense of empowerment. My approach is integrative, pulling from various therapeutic modalities in my work with clients. I work with individuals (15+), couples and families.

Magdalena Karakehayova
MSc, RP

Magdalena Karakehayova
MSc, RP

As a therapist, I operate from a systemic perspective as I believe our relationships with others, society, and ourselves shape our experiences in the world. As an immigrant, I understand the cultural tensions that can arise when acclimating to a Western world. My approach is focused on emphasizing inherent strengths and resiliency to help navigate current and future challenges. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Sierra Goldfinger
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

Sierra Goldfinger
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

My approach to therapy is rooted in compassion, understanding and a strong belief in the strength and resiliency you possess. I believe that your story is unique and that you are the expert of your life. I strive to work collaboratively with you to facilitate a richer understanding of yourself and to create hopes and goals aligned with your values. I work with individuals, couples, families and youth.

Sharron Carson
RP

Sharron Carson
RP

My approach to therapy is client centred, meaning that my client’s voice, needs and preferences always guide our sessions. It is my priority to provide a calm and safe space where clients feel comfortable to openly express their thoughts or concerns and to be their authentic selves. I have over 30 years of experience working with youth, individuals, and families. I would be honoured to connect with you for a consultation.

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is grounded in authenticity, trust, and often humour. I carry a systemic lens, exploring the way culture, community and family shape our experiences and aspirations. I believe people have the wisdom to navigate life’s challenges and as a therapist I strive to help empower clients to facilitate change. I work with individuals, couples, children and families.

Elaine Stirling
MSc, RP

Elaine Stirling
MSc, RP

As a therapist, I believe that people can be their most ideal and authentic self when they feel supported and valued. My aim is to create a space where this discovery is possible in order to facilitate the exploration of meaningful goals and sustainable change. My therapeutic approach is largely collaborative, as I am mindful that each individual is the expert of their own life. I work with individuals and couples.

Shanna Budzinsky
A.Cw.D., RP

Shanna Budzinsky
A.Cw.D., RP

Each person has a unique story, as well as the strength and resiliency to live that story. My approach to therapy reflects these truths by providing an environment that fosters safety, trust, authenticity and exploration. I work from a strengths-based and collaborative lens because I believe that people thrive with connection and encouragement. I work with individuals, couples, families and youth age 14+.

Faith Shelley
MC, RP

Faith Shelley
MC, RP

I love helping people. My approach is client-centered and strength-based. My primary goal is to foster a therapeutic relationship based on unconditional positive regard and emotional safety. I see myself as the metaphorical ‘river guide’, following your lead, while helping to navigate the shifting emotional currents and bearing witness to the journey. I work with individuals, children and youth aged 6+, couples, and families.

Ryta Marie Peschka
RP

Ryta Marie Peschka
RP

My approach to therapy is built on authenticity and transparency. As a therapist, I strive to provide a safe space for clients to recognize and develop their inherent strengths empowering them to heal and grow. I work from a strength-based perspective while motivating and exploring change through a solution focused lens. I work with individuals and youth.

Monika Georgieva
MSc, RP

Monika Georgieva
MSc, RP

Life presents us all with challenges, and one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is the opportunity to heal and grow. I believe healing and growth occur through authenticity, acknowledgement, and connection and I seek to provide a therapeutic environment to help this unfold. My approach is rooted in relational, systemic, strength-based, and anti-oppressive practices that seek to strengthen and empower those I work with. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Sarah Glinski
MA, RP (Qualifying)

Sarah Glinski
MA, RP (Qualifying)

My therapeutic approach is guided by the principles of trust, safety, choice, collaboration, and empowerment. In therapy, we will engage in reflection on how your past experiences impact your present thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. By externalizing any challenges, we can gain a different perspective, helping you to feel empowered as you take control of your own story. I work with individuals, couples and youth 12+

Caitlin Marchand
MSc, RP

Caitlin Marchand
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, authenticity, acceptance, and often humour. I believe you are the expert in your life. I work collaboratively with you to facilitate change and cultivate meaning by exploring the narratives, relationships, and systems that impact you, while also highlighting your skills and resources, and celebrating your successes. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, and youth.