I love working with parents in a coaching relationship to help them identify and reconnect with the many joys associated with the most important, yet sometimes most challenging job we have in our lifetime…parenting. As developmental changes occur, so do the challenges that parents face. Through parent coaching, you do not have to face these challenges alone. As a parent coach I help parents meet the needs of their children with intentionality and positivity from a culturally relevant perspective. Parent coaching allows you the practice of focusing in and amplifying the possibilities in yourself and in your children’s cognitive, behavioral, and socio-emotional development.
I have a Ph.D. in Human Development. As a developmental psychologist, specializing in parenting, I have spent many years studying children, parents, and their family systems. My mission is to provide support to parents to reach their full potential of living their best lives, being more joyful and peaceful. My role as parent coach is to work in partnership to highlight the strengths you and your family possesses. The process of change is inevitable, and it is my job to guide you in this change process. Together we will identify the tools and strategies that will help you on your journey of transformation leading to a life well deserved. You have everything within you to be the parent you want to be, I simply help you tap into all your inherent strengths that can help you realize your endless possibilities to grow as a human being and as a parent. In this coaching relationship, you are the true expert. You will get to experience moments that help you reconnect and appreciate with confidence, your children’s gifts, and your amazing strengths as a parent.
I approach parenting issues through resiliency based strategies to address parenting stress, anxiety, and self regulatory challenges, through a non-judgmental, supportive coaching relationship. I utilize meditation, mindfulness, breath work, nutrition, and sleep as techniques and strategies to help you feel your best to bring your best to your family. No matter what your circumstance, the fear associated with feeling frustrated often leaves parents feeling isolated. As a parent coach, I help navigate through the minor and major challenges of parenting that are unique to your family. I provide my clients with the necessary support to make changes that bring about a greater sense of connection to yourself and your family, leading to a greater sense of calm amidst the chaos. Through our conversations, I provide a safe, understanding, non-judgmental space for parents to define and clarify their positive parenting goals in ways that integrate their mind, heart, and body, leading to long lasting changes and fulfillment as a parent.
My desire to help children and families began many years ago as an undergraduate double major in Psychology and Human Development, where I focused on the effects of television on children’s development. After working in the inner cities of New York City and Atlanta, I completed a Master’s degree in Public Health, and began working directly with parents and their young children. I then completed my doctorate in Human Development within the department of Educational Psychology. Specializing in children and parenting, I worked at researching parenting practices that led to positive psycho-social and cognitive developmental outcomes for children.
My desire to further help parents led me to the PCI and my certification as a parent coach. I also have additional training in the area of resiliency and mindfulness based stress reduction. My greatest lessons have been learned from my two amazing children, who challenge me every day to be my best self, and being parented by two amazing human beings. My resiliency based training, my parent coach training with PCI, along with my life experiences, allows me to help my clients through parenting and life challenges to achieve their desired dreams.
If you would like assistance in the areas of ADD/ADHD, behavior/discipline (difficult behavior), child stress, media/digital issues, motivation, parent-child communication, parent stress/self-care, sleep/nutrition, time management, or any other parenting challenge you are facing, I would be honored to work with you to identify your dreams amidst these challenges, by bringing awareness and understanding of your existing strengths. Building upon your existing strengths will allow you to internalize and commit to the journey towards creating the positive changes you desire for yourself, as a parent, for your child, and for your parent-child relationship. Together, you and I will both embark on a journey of self-reflection and transformation.
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