One of the most common questions I am asked is, "How is Therapy different from Parent Coaching?" Parent Coaching is directed at helping parents cope with problematic behaviors their child/children are exhibiting, while therapy is directed larger behavioral health issues, such as depression or trauma. For instance, Parent Coaching would be directed at family communication issues, emotional outbursts, defiant behaviors, or issues in school. I work with parents to assist them in learning ways of connecting with their children in a deeper way, and attempting to look through their child's eyes, understanding the underlying purpose in their behavior. My experience as a school counselor and family case manager for over 10 years, combined with my training as a Positive Discipline Parent Educator gives me the tools to work with you on setting realistic goals for your family and working towards them. I use an interactive, skill-building approach to helping parents maintain a more fulfilling connection with their children. When I hear from my clients that coaching has helped them to have a better understanding of their child and has improved their interactions on a daily basis, I'm excited: this is the goal of Parent Coaching! Parent coaching is offered for parents of children of all ages.
Because Parent Coaching is not directed at treating a mental health diagnosis, it is not covered by insurance. My fee for parent coaching sessions is $110/session. Parent Coaching is typically shorter-term, solution-focused, and meetings occur once/week, sometimes moving to less frequently once we feel you are moving closer towards your goals.