Chico Center for Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy and Counseling services for Children & Adults | Support for Parents


Chico therapist An Bulkens, LMFT is psychotherapist and counselor in Chico, California.  An Bulkens specializes in psychotherapy and counseling for young children  (toddlers, preschoolers, adolescents) and support for parents, with a special emphasis on  early childhood psychotherapy, and counseling  for preschoolers and Kindergarten aged child.  She also offers parenting skills support. She offers psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults.  Her approach is grounded in  Lacanian Psychoanalysis. She was also trained as a clinical psychologist in Europe, Belgium.  Her education emphasized developmental psychology and psychoanalytic therapy. 

Parenting is an art. There is no right or wrong way. But you can find a joyful way.

Stressed by parenting challenges?

Wondering how to raise a resilient and confident child?

Feeling alone as a parent?


Parent Salon will help you to:

  • Learn new ways to communicate with your child.
  • Improve your capacity to regulate your child’s emotions.
  • Feel more confident in your parenting.
  • Use effective interventions.
  • Understand the importance of your own actions and feelings.
  • Trust your instincts and begin to listen to your internal experience.

Practical information 


Friday: 10:00 to 11:30.

Parents are asked to commit to at least 4 sessions. After every 4 sessions new parents might be added, if space is available. 


344 Flume Street

Chico, CA 95928

Groups will start once group of 4 to 6 parents is formed. 


$40/session. Payable for 4 sessions ($160)  before or at the time of the first meeting. 


Parent Salon

Parent Salon is an ongoing meeting place where a small group of parents (max. 6) reflect in a warm, welcoming and supportive environment on their children and themselves  in their role as parents. The Salon offers a space where parents can start to think in a new way about the complex links between their own and their child's actions, feelings, and words.

This will help shed new light on old problems, inspiring the parent to find new, creative solutions that will work for both parent and child.

In the process parents will start to recognize how this capacity for reflection is a powerful tool towards building a strong relationship with their children. This skill helps children to feel more secure in the parent-child relationship and provides families with tools that will be critical to the child’s developing capacity to form and maintain intimate, mutual, and supportive relationships in the future.

An Bulkens, LMFT will facilitate each meeting and will take the specific parenting experiences of the participating parents as the starting point of each meeting.

For more information or to register, fill out this form or call An Bulkens at (530) 321-2970.





An Bulkens    |    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist    |   MFC 52746

Tel. (530) 321- 2970    |   186 E 12th ST,  Chico, CA 95928