Frequently Asked Questions

A parent coach is a highly trained individual who, through a supportive relationship and intentional coaching process, helps parents navigate challenges with their children and gain clarity to strengthen their family lives.

A parent coach listens intently, asks key questions, provides information, and offers specific suggestions to help you implement new attitudes and strategies in your life for you and your children.

Parent Coaching is a supportive companion relationship who champions your highest aspirations for yourself, your children, and your family. Parent coaching services are for parents, couples or families who would like to engage in a harmonious, joyful, purposeful family life. Parent Coaching is a co-creative, gentle, non-judgmental and empowering platform for parents. With my guidance, you will find what is working in your family dynamic so that you can experience more of it.

Parent coaching has many benefits. I will help provide:

  • A safe place for you to gain support and understanding
  • Expert, individualized attention to help solve your parenting challenges
  • Opportunities to practice new evidence-based skills
  • Renewed hope and improved confidence
  • Help to create a solid bond with your child so that you can experience more joy together

It is flexible based on your needs. I can work with you either in person, over the phone, and/or by web conference. Remote coaching has many advantages: You don’t have to hire a sitter or make special plans to leave your house or desk. We can discuss how to best accommodate your schedule.

Interested in a more in-depth education about a particular topic? Have a group of friends that would love to get together for a simple “Q&A” with a parent coach? Whether it be a short class or an informal question and answer setting, small group lectures are a great way to learn new information at an affordable price. Venues are variable and include, but are not limited to: mommy/daddy&me classes, private homes, local establishments.

  • Parenting without bribes or rewards
  • Getting kids to cooperate with being ready for school, meals, or bedtime
  • Having kids do their homework or household chores without struggles
  • How to handle school issues/ behaviors
  • Getting kids to turn off the tv/computer games
  • How to approach and implement discipline
  • Sibling issues: fairness/fighting/ jealousy
  • Managing mealtime behaviors
  • Resolving parenting differences and creating a united parental unit
  • How to create a satisfying balance between family, marriage, work, and social life
  • …and pretty much anything toddler to teen and in between.
  • As a licensed clinician I bring a therapeutic lens that supports the coaching process. However,  coaching itself is a collaborative process by which you, the client, choose the goals you want to work on or the situations you want to improve. I will then help to keep you on target and provide support, consultation, and suggestions to help you achieve your goals. The intention for coaching is for improvement, achievement, and greater fulfillment. Therapy’s goal is for greater improvement in functioning but it presumes that there is a lack of functioning or impairment as the starting point. If at any point the issues transcend our task under my coaching umbrella, we will discuss the need for a mental health focus.

When Should I Seek a Parent Coach?

Parent coaching is for everyone. You can seek parent coaching at any time, but especially when you feel any of these things.

  • You want to better understand your child’s behavior
  • You want to understand how to discipline in a more effective way
  • You are too often frustrated, irritated, or simply unsure of the best way to respond
  • You feel disconnected from your child
  • Your child doesn’t listen, doesn’t cooperate, and/or has frequent meltdowns
  • Your child is clingy and/or doesn’t separate from you (past the expected age)
  • You want to parent differently than how you were raised
  • You and your partner want to get on the same page about parenting style or methods