Who is parent coaching for?
Parent coaching is for everyone. From frustrated parents who just want a more peaceful home to parents of anxious children who need specialized support to overcome their fears, parent coaching can help provide strategies to improve your family life. If your parents used harsh discipline strategies with you and you want to break the cycle and have better relationships with your own children, parent coaching can help you learn more effective and respectful ways to parent intentionally.
Parent coaching helps you parent with confidence.
As your coach, I will help you clarify what you want to accomplish, set specific goals, and make an effective action plan. I integrate a variety of approaches in the work I do with clients. Although a new method may seem different to you at first, I encourage you to keep an open mind and “stretch” outside your comfort zone. I will provide you with support, structure, perspective, and techniques in the coaching process. As a parent myself, I am able to mentor you through the unique challenges and rewards of raising children.
The structure of parent coaching is flexible.
Together we will design a coaching arrangement that meets your individual needs and schedule. We may meet in-person or by “video office” depending on what’s most convenient for you. The basic steps are:
- A 15-minute phone intake interview
- An Initial Coaching Session to develop goals and create an effective action plan
- Regular on-going Coaching Follow-Up Sessions
- Voluntary participation in a private Facebook group with other coaching clients
$240 for one-time 90-minute Initial Coaching Session appointment
$160 for individual 45-minute follow-up sessions
$860 six-session package (when paid in advance)
$1600 twelve-session package (when paid in advance)
Coaching vs. Psychotherapy
While there are some similarities between coaching and psychotherapy, they are very different services. Psychotherapy is a health service provided by mental health practitioners with training and experience in diagnosing and treating psychiatric/psychological problems. Parent coaching does not include psychotherapy (diagnosis or treatment) or any other health care service. Because coaching is not a health care service, it is not reimbursable by health insurance policies. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I can also provide psychotherapy services for children/adolescents and families if needed (booked separately).
Parent coaching sessions focus on decreasing your stress by learning new ways to manage challenging situations with your children. The goal is to help you gain confidence in your parenting decisions. Parent coaching also works to improve the relationship between you and your children using respectful strategies and positive discipline, and by enhancing family communication. While parent coaching is not therapy, clients often find the process and/or results to be therapeutic.