Due to the Coronavirus and current safety risks,
all sessions are being held online via Zoom.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist I offer counseling for all ages, but specialize in working with children and teens, and have been a therapeutic counselor in k-12 schools since 2014.
My work with youth varies depending on what is needed and can involve any of the following:
Relationship building through conversation, games, and stories
Art and play exploration to help children understand and express their thoughts and feelings
Tools for stress reduction and emotional regulation
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) where we shift thoughts and associated beliefs and behaviors
Mindfulness teachings on meditation, movement, mindset, practice, and values
Communication skills development and ongoing practice
Confidence development as clients experience ongoing success in overcoming challenges as we face their fears together
Assisted practice to solidify the transfer of tools and skills from therapy, into clients' everyday lives
Perspective taking which can include learning to build empathy and appreciation around other's perspectives, and/or a deeper understanding that clients' own experiences are not necessarily individual incidents, but are shared by others
Length & Fees
Sessions are $120 for 50 minutes
Given that sessions are currently online, I also offer 40 minute sessions at $100 for younger children under 8 years, when appropriate.
I do not take insurance at this time
24 hour cancellation is required for all appointments
Please feel free to contact me for a free 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good match for what you are looking for.
Parent coaching focuses on identifying current parenting challenges and learning practical tools and solutions. Sessions can include up to 4 people involved in the parenting process, or the whole family.
Free 15 minute phone consultation - Free
Call 831-920-4589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a free phone consultation. This appointment is free of charge and has no strings attached.
Zoom Coaching Session - $75/hr
These sessions are on an as-scheduled basis and are tailored to fit your needs.
4 Series Coaching Sessions - $275 total ($25 savings)
Offered at a discounted rate, these sessions are 1 hour each and are based on a mutually agreeable plan for continued support and deeper engagement.
This option can be chosen at any time but must be used within 6 months.
30 minute phone check-ins - $40
Scheduled phone check-ins are available for parents who have already had at least 1 in-person coaching session.
*24 hour cancellation is required for all appointments
For families I offer workshops, reflection circles, and one on one coaching.
For schools, I consult on assessment of school practices and ways to engage parents in diversity, equity, and inclusion work. I also provide staff trainings to further self awareness around privilege and power dynamics, build honest relationships, teach tools for social justice, and engage in more equitable education practices on a daily basis.
I currently offer webinars on different subjects like Breaking White Silence, and How to Talk to Children About Race and Racism.
Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in working together.
I welcome your questions and inquiries!
If you are interested in working together, please contact me to set up a free 15 minute phone consultation.
Counseling vs Coaching?
Having trouble deciding whether you should do
therapeutic counseling versus parent coaching? Below are some distinctions that might help.
focuses on techniques and solutions
teaches Positive Discipline concepts and tools
helps parents address challenges through brainstorming and problem solving
can be longer term
focuses on addressing past experiences which can include the way you were parented
addresses deep-rooted patterns and potential changes needed in the family system
Still unsure? Call for a free 15 min. consultation and we can figure it out together! 831-920-4589
Positive Discipline is more than just a parenting method, it's a whole Psychological orientation to human development. Based on the core belief that children need to feel
belonging and significance, Positive Discipline teaches parents to work with their children respectfully by being kind and firm at the same time. It focuses on parenting with the long-term in mind and utilizes practical techniques that teach responsibility, problem solving, and intrinsic motivation.