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 When this becomes clear, it is easier to see the roadblocks that are taking place with your child, and the work towards building a sense of collaboration, respect, and trust can begin.

Of course we all want our children to be respectful, cooperative, confident, and kind. But what if I told you that these attributes could be fostered not by changing your children (something you might already realize can feel like an exercise in futility), but by changing your own perceptions and behaviors related to parenting? In my work with families, the focus is almost always on the mindset of the parents first — their doubts, their values, their fears, their wishes, how they were parented. When these become clear, it is easier to see the roadblocks that are taking place with your child, and the work towards building a sense of collaboration, respect, and trust can begin. 

I know underneath all of the chaos and frustration there is a longing for a deep, mutual sense of connection with your child. You want your child to listen to you, yes, but you also want your child to trust you, to come to you when they are scared, or sad, or excited, to feel supported to figure things out for themselves, to be authentic, confident, and kind. You want a relationship with them that is rooted in trust, respect, and cooperation. 

Are you finding yourself easily frustrated by your child’s behavior, yelling more than you want, doubting your parenting skills, and just generally stressed out?  

Are you struggling to feel connected to your child?

I can help you plant those seeds and nurture them to become a strong and reliable foundation for the kind of healthy childhood development that leads to lifelong emotional wellbeing and the capacity to build meaningful relationships. 

I believe this is the key to creating a strong and reliable foundation for the kind of healthy childhood development that leads to lifelong emotional wellbeing and the capacity to build meaningful relationships throughout life. No matter where you are on your parenting journey--from preparing to become parents, to the postpartum period, and all the way through teen years--I will help you to establish the foundations of trust, respect and cooperation, and to repair whatever might have been broken along the way. I help you by identifying precisely what you and your family’s unique concerns are, how those concerns came to be, and what needs to change in order for everyone to find the balance and satisfaction they are seeking.

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I am passionate about helping families to build relationships

That are rooted in trust, respect, and cooperation.

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My goal is to help families find connection and respect no matter where they are at in their journey. Here you will find the various ways in which we can work together. 

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Even when they engage in behaviors that seem to undermine that connection. Our job as parents is to look past the behavior and connect with the drive, the emotion, the part of them that wants to be seen as unconditionally lovable. In my experience as a clinical psychologist, I have collected a lot of clinical knowledge, scientific theories, and current research that I call upon in my work with parents and families. 

I genuinely believe that every child desires positive connection with their parents.

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But my greatest education has been in becoming a mother to my own two children. The warmth, patience, and creative problem solving that I have cultivated is my guiding force in my work. No matter what, I am here to help you not feel alone, to have support and guidance in working through it. To find a new way of connecting with your child and supporting them to be authentic, independent, confident, and kind. 

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