Co-Owner/Transitional Specialist/Parent Coach
I have been working with adolescents, young adults and their families since 2001. I have worked as both a therapist and clinical director for two of the country’s top wilderness therapy programs.
I graduated with an MSW from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research in 2002 and my Bachelor’s Degree is from Muhlenberg College.
I have been a step-parent since 2008, which is something from which I constantly learn. The experiences of parenting and staying in a relationship through parenting, encourage me to look deeply into my own strengths and struggles in order to show up as my best self.
My coaching style values authenticity, integrity and the importance of facing discomfort with intention and awareness.
I do not believe in guiding people toward perfection but rather toward awareness and acceptance of imperfection, so that we can each wear our “follies” with courage rather than wallowing in them like a weighted cloak.
About Solutions Parenting Support
Over the years, Jen Murphy, Jen Rapp and I gained much insight into how difficult it is for children and parents to sustain what they learned in treatment once they returned home.
In traditional treatment programs, it is the child’s responsibility for continuing their growth in the home setting, but, up until now, there has been very little focus or resources dedicated to helping the parents maintain, with confidence, their responsibility in this journey alongside their child.
We all felt called to find ways to better support parents and created Solutions Parenting Support to give parents the confidence and tools to navigate the tough terrain of raising struggling adolescents, teens and young adults.
We maintain humility and openness about our own learning processes. We are all teachers and learners with our eyes and hearts open to the idea that our clients are both our students and our teachers.
Let’s work together!
Whether you’re just starting to feel concerned about your child’s behavior or you are already on the path to healing through a treatment program, (and your child is transitioning home), Solutions Parenting Support has several options to help you, including custom group workshops, online parenting courses to individual long and short-term coaching sessions.