Parent Coaching and Therapeutic Placements
Being A Parent Has Changed - Being A Kid Has Changed
If you are visiting this website, chances are you had a bad day. Has parenting become more conflict than joy? Are you exhausted from power struggles especially surrounding screen technology? Have your "go-to" parenting tools become ineffective? Would you like to cultivate a stronger connection with your child? Does your child need to be placed in a therapeutic program? I specialize in offering support and resources for parents of adolescents and young adults.
You Are Not Alone
The parenting landscape has changed dramatically. It is also harder than ever to be a teenager. In our fast-paced, hyper-connected life, we are disconnecting from each other. Parenting in the age of screen technology and social media is uncharted territory. All of this is leading to tougher questions and making the parenting journey more and more difficult.
Through my services I help you rediscover joy and fulfillment on your parenting journey. I help you reconnect to your intuition and creativity. You will deepen your connection to yourself and your children and create a home environment that is a retreat from some of the cultural pressures being placed on our children. You will discover better ways to care for yourself and create new ways of being that will not only change your quality of life, but will shape the way your children will one day parent.
Outcomes Of Coaching
The Parent Coaching Institute has identified the outcomes of the Coaching Process for Parents as:
- Increased self-awareness, both as a person and as a parent.
- Increased self-care, to renew themselves for the demands of parenting, since the emphasis of the PCI model is on growth, development and what gives life.
- Increased competence and confidence, based on developing strengths, skills, and strategies in parenting.
- Increased capacity for decisions, for responsibility, and for participation in making positive changes within the parenting arena.
- Productive results and practical solutions to the parenting challenge/concerns.
- Increased satisfaction and fulfillment as a parent.
When Your Child Needs Therapeutic Out-of-Home Placement
When your family has hit a crisis point and your child needs out-of-home placement, I can help. I regularly tour and evaluate therapeutic programs for adolescents and young adults. I meet with admissions directors, therapists and academic staff to gain a deeper understanding of the profile of child they best serve as well as learn about the methods and principles utilized by each program. Finding the right services for your child can be overwhelming, especially in times of crisis. I can assist you in narrowing your focus and finding the right fit for your child. I can also coach you while your child is in treatment so that when you are reunited, old patterns and power struggles will begin to disappear and healthier ways of interacting will be learned.