Parenting, while wonderfully rewarding, can also be stressful and challenging, especially without sufficient support. My practice in working with parents, children, and families is to provide empathic support, compassionate guidance, and skillful coaching. My style is interactive. I teach strategies for effective communication and provide tools to promote cooperative relationships within families. My attachment-focused work is informed by the latest findings in psychology, child development, and neuroscience.
With over 20 years of mindfulness practice, I have found that when we bring the spirit of mindfulness into parenting, we have an opportunity to engage with compassion, empathy, and curiosity. I teach mindfulness skills that help with regulation, so that parents and children can move out of reactivity into a more responsive and flexible style of interacting with one another.
Child and Family Therapy
Using play and art therapy, I also help children to understand their thoughts and feelings, receive emotional support, work through difficult or traumatic experiences, overcome self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, manage stress and conflicts in healthier ways, increase coping skills and self-esteem, and improve relationships with family and friends.
Areas of Expertise
- Separation and Divorce
- Grief and Loss
- Sibling Rivalry
- Family Dynamics
- Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
- Mood Disorders (Sadness or Worry)
Mindful Parenting Courses
As a certified parenting educator, I offer a six-week Mindful Parenting series that covers child and brain development, building emotional literacy, self-regulation, communication, anger, setting effective limits, and building and sustaining connected relationships. Handouts are provided for each topic. I look forward to connecting with you along this path of parenting!