If you …
- are concerned about your 3 – 12 year old
- want to change the way you respond to your child
- want to help your child develop skills to better manage challenges
Parent Coaching can help
Perhaps you have a child whose needs and demands, issues and sensitivities, impact your whole family, leaving you exhausted. Or maybe you are struggling with parenting more broadly. Or the need to balance parenting with other responsibilities.
Parent Coaching provides a judgment‑free space in which to describe what is happening and learn how to handle it differently.
Parent Coaching is not therapy. It is an educational and supportive resource for you. Your child will not be directly involved. There will be no diagnosis, and no probing of the distant past. Instead, I will help you turn your loving intentions into specific, effective action.
We’ll talk about temperament (yours and your child’s) and about development. I’ll help you understand why your child is doing what they are doing, and how to help them get their needs met in less problematic ways.
We’ll talk about how to connect with your child. How to empathize with their painful feelings without capitulating to them. We’ll figure out what to do.
Parent Coaching is accessed remotely – by phone or an online conferencing platform – and is thus available from anywhere in the world. Coaching sessions can be scheduled at your convenience, at whatever frequency works best for you.
There is no need for a long ramp-up. We’ll talk a bit about your child’s history and the current situation, and then plunge in. You’ll leave the first session – and every session – with new understandings and specific ideas about what to do.
Ready to Begin?
Please also complete the Parent Coaching Intake Form.
Once I have received electronic notification of the Service Agreement, Intake Form and payment, I will reach out to you to schedule.
What about Therapy?
If you are looking for therapy rather than Parent Coaching, please note that I no longer provide CBT (or therapy of any kind). If you were referred to me directly, please return to the person who made the referral to ask for additional names. I am not able to provide referrals to families I have never worked with so please do not contact me asking for a referral. I can, however, provide some ideas about finding a therapist.
If you think Parent Coaching might suit you but you aren’t ready to commit to a session, please email a brief description of your situation and the question that is holding you back.