Welcome…So glad you are here!

 

 

As a Marriage & Parent Coach, I help couples set realistic expectations around parenting, parenting styles, parenting stressors, communication skills, and family goals.

As a Brain Trainer,  I am able to help retrain the brain to function more efficiently through the use of a variety of modalities, allowing an individual to learn voluntary control over his/her brain’s electrical activity or “brainwaves”.

My work with Step/Foster/Adoptive/Special Needs families is multi-faceted, in working with families it is my intention to help you navigate the rocky road as a Foster/Adoptive/Step Family and learn how to heal from the effects of trauma and diagnosis’s – ultimately restoring hope, harmony, peace and laughter to the family unit.

Raising biological children can be challenging…raising children from Foster Care or children that have been Adopted creates a whole different level of challenges.  The journey can be difficult, overwhelming, frustrating, maddening, and rewarding!  Children who come into your home, who have never learned love…true love, will do anything they can to stop you from loving them – it is my belief that they can heal.  These kids are resilient and amazing in their own right.  You don’t have to do this journey alone…

Caring for and raising children with trauma, diagnosis’s and special needs is both emotionally and physically draining. When first meeting clients, they are worn out, tired, apprehensive, and desperate for change. I love being able to instill hope in families and seeing joy and laughter return and healing restored on so many levels.

I get the whole Step-Parent dynamics!  I have walked in your footsteps…being a step parent is one of the hardest and most under appreciated roles. I spent many early years bitter, angry, resentful and hurt! That doesn’t have to be you…

I am a Foster/Adoptive/Step Mom to 4 kids who all have varying degrees of diagnosis’s and needs.  I started a second family at 40, at the time was working full time outside of the home, managing a household, caring for kiddos with special needs, packing lunches, running kids from school to sports to therapy appts, planning and prepping meals, ect.

 

I felt like I was somewhere caught between the life of a Circus Ringman and Bill Murray in Groundhogs Day and I had no idea how to make it stop!

 

When my career of 18 years ended, while I was nervous about my future, it was also a huge relief as I was exhausted and not feeling like I could give my all to my family.  Let’s face it, when you are raising kiddos with specials needs, whether it be from divorce, trauma, neglect, abuse or a medical diagnosis, it wears on you as a parent.  You feel exhausted, isolated, hopeless and you might even feel like a failure.

I knew that I did not want to go back to the corporate world so I began working towards a new goal and new career.  That career change fills me up like nothing else does and has allowed me the opportunity give back to a community that gave me so during our journey of healing our now Adopted Son. As a Marriage and Parent Coach & Brain Trainer, I work with Foster, Adoptive, Step Families and recently Families with Special Needs kiddos.

I wake up every morning excited and full of gratitude for this work that I get to do each and every day!

 

I consider it a privilege and an honor to be a part of my clients journeys. Sharing in my clients successes and lifting my clients up when they are struggling is fulfilling and rewarding and motivates me to become better!

Coaching  Is Not Therapy.

Coaching helps an individual or couple with the skills they need to have a loving and healthy relationship with themselves and significant others.

  • Therapy is intended to help people recover from emotional healing, dealing with the past, and works on an unconscious  level.
  • Coaching is intended to help healthy individuals achieve personal goals, is results based, focuses on the present and future, and works on a higher conscious level.

 

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we will ever do.     – Brene Brown

 

 


 

INTERESTED IN WORKING TOGETHER?  CHECK OUT SOME OF MY OFFERINGS…

 

 

Marriage & Parent Coaching

Every couples journey is different, I will guide you through the emotions of marriage and parenting (Foster, Adoptive and Step Families) by empowering you with insight into your relationship, parenting style, and family dynamics.

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Brain Training

Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently.  Just like you would need a Personal Trainer for your body, Neurofeedback is your Personal Trainer for your brain.

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Life By Design 1:1 Coaching

I work with you to create your own personal blueprint that you can use over and over…Life By Design is a 8 week 1:1 Coaching Program designed to help you move past analysis paralysis and consciously create the life you dream of and desire. 

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