We are already too busy, how will we find time for a parent coach?
Understandably, everyone is so busy these days, and time may be part of the problem! Fortunately, we can talk via phone call or meet via ZOOM (in person, but on-line) and I have a variety of early morning or evening time available!
What problems can you help me manage with my child/teen as a parent coach?
I have worked as a psychotherapist/counselor with children, teens and families dealing with many of the issues below:
- Acting out/Tantrums
- Peer or Sibling problems
- Family issues
- Parent and Child conflict
- School concerns
- Poor self-esteem
- Adjustment to changes
- Child/ Adolescent development concerns
- Parent Overwhelm and Frustration
How often will my I need to talk to a parent coach?
Well, that depends on what your concerns are and what is happening with your child/teen or in your family. Each family is unique and I usually will discuss this with you after our first session and I’ve had a chance to understand what’s going on. Typically, I like to work with clients on a weekly basis so we can really get going on understanding your situation and working on whatever issues you are concerned about. I have found that most people benefit from coming to weekly sessions rather than just coming every once in awhile. We can certainly discuss your schedule and work together to come up with the best plan for you and your family
How do I know if you will be the right parent coach for my child/teen or myself?
For starters, read through my website and specifically the About page and the Services page, this will give you an overview of who I am and the work I do with clients.Â Secondly, I offer a FREE 20 minute Parent Discovery Session (you can schedule your FREE session here). During our discovery session you can ask me any questions about how I work and I can get to know your particular situation better. Most often clients can a fairly good sense of me after our 20 minute consultation session and they can determine if we are a good fit or not. Thirdly, I recommend coming in to see me if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, if not, we can always connect via Zoom.
I really want to talk with someone about my child/teen or family situation, but my spouse/partner isn't excited about me talking with someone. What should I do?
In my work this has happened many times. I would be happy to talk with your spouse via phone in order to help alleviate any concerns about coaching. If your significant other is still uncomfortable, then we could certainly meet alone, although my preference is to meet both parents. I would encourage you to give me a call and we can discuss this further.