Our services are to designed to help foster and adoptive families and teens navigate the unique challenges that arise because of the way their family was formed.
Raising Traumatized Children and Teens
Parenting children who have experienced trauma and neglect is challenging. Many parents feel alone and without hope. They need the guidance and knowledge of a professional and the support and encouragement of someone who has personal experience in parenting a child from a hard place.
If your family is stuck or struggling, we will work together to identify the issues and make a plan to bring clarity and hope to your situation.
We provide personalized training and skill development to help you become a trauma-informed therapeutic parent. I excel at taking clinical information and translating it into practical parenting tools and strategies. You will learn to apply these unique parenting strategies to your family, not only through our discussions but through actual practice. We will watch your frustration level decrease and a deeper connection develop with your child.
Navigating Birth Parent Relationships
Just like any family relationship, managing one that is shared with your child's birth parents can sometimes be delicate and complicated. The adopted child is the link between the adoptive and the birth family. Issues often arise as these two unrelated families come together to support the growth and development of a child they both care deeply about.
There is not a guidebook to direct families in this type of relationship. Feelings can be triggered by anniversaries or difficult life situations. Behaviors may be offensive or confusing and communication between the two parties can become challenging. The objective guidance of a coach, along with encouragement, goals setting and specialized tools, can help families move forward, offer love with limits and achieve the type of relationship that will support their child.
The teen years can be challening for foster and adoptive children as they form their identity and move into adulthood. Teens need the encouragement, understanding and vision casting of a life coach.
We offer small groups where teens can learn skills, connect with other adoptees and find that they are not alone with many of the issues they face in life.
We also provide individual coaching for children who are struggling with organization or those who desire to improve areas of their life such as communication, social media usuage, or friendship. We work to help them gain insight into their behaviors, and teach them skills to improve their life.
By meeting together on a regular basis, providing encouragement and goal setting, teens move forward to live a positive life.
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