"The parent-child connection is the most powerful mental health intervention known to mankind"
~Bessel van der Kolk
Our lives are complicated, whether it's the pressure of parenting, home, family, work, or ourselves, we can all benefit from support that helps us to navigate through these complexities.
Are you the parent you want to be? Is parenting what you expected? Does the manual make sense, wait, you didn't get a manual? Have the terrible twos turned into the dramatic teens? Maybe you have complex children with behavioral or social needs, identity changes, or addictions. I'm a Certified Parent Coach and Parent Educator, an experienced Drug Counselor, and a mom of two teens that still talk to me (now that's what I call success). I'm here to help you build a relationship through fostering a connection, increasing awareness, building trust, and finding acceptance with your children and yourself. I have tips, tools, and experiences to share with you as you work through the complexities of parenthood.
Are you struggling to make connections, feeling like a shadow of yourself, always hiding your feelings? I have felt the disconnection, frustration, and confusion that life can throw at us. I've sat with my "friends" Ben and Jerry (Phish Food) binge-watching Downton Abbey with tears in my eyes. When you feel like you are lost in the dark, I can walk beside and light your path. Together we can find you again, embrace what you have to offer, and acknowledge all that you bring to the world.
Is the time right to start a new career, build a new life, or change your community? How will your choices affect your family? Together we can partner to build your foundation, ensure you are working with your values, and give you a sense of your worth. I've reinvented myself, changed jobs and careers, moved homes, and even countries. I know the rewards of rebuilding my life and embracing the unknown to build new memories.
Maybe you don't NEED a coach, but maybe you WANT one. You are fine. Life is good, the job is good, home is good, kids are good, everything seems in check, and you are happy. Coaching isn't about something being wrong, it's about building a bridge from where you are to where you want to be. It's growing the seed, going from good to great, making a house a home, and being the best you that you can be.
While a therapist may focus on your past, a mentor may focus on a skill, a counselor may focus on healing, a coach plays a different role altogether. A coach focuses on supporting your growth.
I'm your coach. I will support you as you think outside the box, envision your goals, and empower your growth, in a judge-free space. My passion is to coach you as you find the confidence to be your most courageous self.
Let's connect so we can grow together.