Services for parents

Parent consultation & coaching

Sometimes a problem isn’t serious enough to need therapy, or maybe you’re not sure whether or not professional help is warranted. I offer pay-as-you-go consultation sessions during which you can discuss your concerns and I can give some input and make recommendations. Examples of recommendations include specific advice about managing the problem, suggestions for a different approach to the problem, the use of other resources such as books or community workshops, bringing the child or teen in, and/or doing a family session.

  • Individual, private sessions scheduled for 45, 60, or 90 minutes.
  • Brief follow-up sessions by phone or Skype available in 15 or 30 minute blocks.
  • Joint parent / child sessions, or parent / teen sessions scheduled for 45 or 60 minutes.

 

Examples of problems or issues suitable for parent consultation:

  • managing aggressive behavior in young children
  • establishing limits/follow through
  • dealing with a child or teen’s disrespectful attitude
  • unpleasant family climate (yelling, sarcasm, excessive sibling rivalry)
  • distinguishing between “typical teenage behavior” and “real” problems
  • Is it ADD or is my kid just being irresponsible?”
  • poor or very little communication between parent and teenager
  • difficulty getting child or teen to take responsibility for choices made
  • child or teenager’s insensitivity to the impact of his/her choices on others
  • single parent feeling bullied or intimidated by an older teen