Toni Mazzaglia, MC
Parent Coach & Transition Specialist
Over the past twenty years I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including wilderness, residential and transitional living. I have also supported many parents through their process as their child/adolescent/young adult navigates life. Seeing people learn and grow, watching difficult situations become easier has been an honor over the years. I believe I've learned as much through this journey as the families I've been able to support.
I received my Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Education from the University of New Hampshire and I earned my Masters degree in Mental Health from the University of Phoenix. I am also trained in DBT and EMDR. I use these modalities in parent coaching to help parents understand the brain function behind behaviors and responses, both in themselves and their kids. I also have training in complex trauma, attachment issues, depression, anxiety and healthy life-skill development.
WHEN I AM IN MY PARENT COACHING ROLE, I SUPPORT PARENTS IN FINDING SELF-COMPASSION AND BUILDING ON THEIR STRENGTHS. I WORK TOWARDS A BALANCE OF OFFERING SUPPORT THROUGH THE DIFFICULT EMOTIONS OF THE PROCESS THEY ARE IN WITH CREATING CONCRETE STRATEGIES TO HELP FACILITATE CHANGE.
I am originally from New England and have lived in Utah since 2000. I am an avid skier and that is what originally brought me out west. I also enjoy all things outdoors, any type of water sports especially rafting, kayaking and paddle boarding. Additionally, cooking and eating good food, spending time with my husband and friends and getting back east to see my family are ways I like to recharge and spend my free time.
More and more parents seem to be struggling with how to maneuver today’s world of parenting. Toni Mazzaglia is a parent coach that I have and I am confident in recommending to a family. Her calm, grounded and relational approach allows a family to feel comfortable, as she learns dynamics of their individual needs, offering straightforward and realistic strategies. Toni’s background and experience support parents in gaining insight into their communication and behavioral patterns, while implementing, troubleshooting, executing, and holding accountability to their plan… also celebrating the wins!
— Educational Consultant