Parent Counseling

Parent Counseling located in Westport, CT

Being a parent isn’t always easy. Are you looking for support in developing or maintaining a healthy relationship with your child (or children)? I have the experience and expertise to help. Call the office today to book a consultation, or use the online scheduling tool now. I also offer convenient telehealth appointments.

Parent Counseling Q&A

What is parent education?

Parent education is a therapeutic process that I offer to help you as a parent navigate various challenges you may face while raising children.

I have the expertise to provide guidance, advice, and support, giving you the tools to develop effective strategies, improve communication, and better understand your child's behavior and needs.

What issues can parent education address?

Parent education can help you address various issues that might happen during your journey of raising children. They include:

Behavioral challenges

I assist in helping you manage and address behavioral issues, such as aggression, defiance, tantrums, or difficulties with discipline.

Parent-child communication

I can help you enhance the communication skills between you and your children to foster healthy and effective interactions.

Parenting skills 

Counseling can provide guidance on positive parenting techniques, setting boundaries, implementing consistent discipline, and managing parenting stress.

Support for special needs

If you’re a parent of children with special needs, learning disabilities, or developmental challenges, I provide guidance and support to help you understand your child's unique requirements.

Navigating transitions

I offer parent education to help you navigate challenging life transitions, such as divorce, blended families, relocation, or the arrival of a new sibling.

What is involved with parent education?

To enhance your parenting skills, parent education may involve:

  • Assessment and goal-setting
  • Education and guidance
  • Therapeutic techniques
  • Skill-building

Parent education and guidance can equip you in all areas to help you be the best parent to your child while building and maintaining a healthy relationship with them.

What are the benefits of parent education?

Parent education offers numerous benefits. It can help you foster a stronger parent-child bond through improved communication, nurture effective parenting skills to handle challenges confidently and help you manage parental stress for a healthier family dynamic.

It can also boost parental confidence, empowering you to make informed decisions that enhance your child's well-being. Overall, it can help you create a more supportive and harmonious family environment.

To schedule a parent education appointment with me, call the office today or use the online booking tool. Telehealth is available, too.

Joan Oppenheim, Psy.D, LLC
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Joan Oppenheim, Psy.D, LLC

Psychologist located in Westport, CT, serving Greenwich, New Canaan, Darien, Fairfield, Weston, Easton CT, and Westchester County, NY


My  practice is based in Westport, Connecticut but serves all of Fairfied County and I conduct telehealth therapy for those in New York and Westchester County. I built my practice with an emphasis on high quality patient care and experience with  a particular emphasis on communication and responsiveness. I feel privileged to be entrusted with a patient's care and to bear witness during their vunerable times while they seek help.

I earned a BA from Yale College-Yale University, an MA from Teachers College-Columbia University and earned my doctoral degree at  the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. 

I underwent further training through a predoctoral internship at Clifford-Beers Child Guidance Clinic and Post Traumatic Stress Consortium, a postdoctoral residency at the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut. I am a member of an organization called Give an Hour which  provides theraputic services to service members, vets and their families and I have served as a Special Master for the Conneticut Judicidary as well as consulted with local schools.

My practice is dedicated to working with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families, helping them make essential changes to improve their functioning and enhance their quality of life. I seek to empower patients with solution-focused approaches guiding them through challenging situations and relationships within a warm, constructive, and confidential environment that restores balance in their lives.

I help patients achieve hope, problem-solving skills to use in the future and personal empowerment for those facing anxiety, depression and adjustment issues. I also provide  therapy for individuals, couples who are experiencing the challenges of infidelity, marital discord, divorce and the accompanying changes for themselves and their families.  I specialize in parental education to address issues concerning children as well as providing psychological and psychoeducational assessments.

To book an appointment, use the online booking tool or call today. Telehealth is available and I offer a complimentary fifteen-minute telephone consultation.