It is because the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob sets the lonely in families (Psalm 68:6), that your child’s relational trauma is best healed within the context of family relationship. Therefore, the family is uniquely qualified to bring the most help to children from hard places.
Through individual or family coaching, I help you build on what you are already doing well as a family. Sometimes it takes an outside set of eyes and ears to see these strengths amidst the chaos of the day to day struggles that we all have. Using your own family strengths, I guide you and your family into increased competence, commitment and confidence regarding the specific goals you set. Together we can find more ways to connect with your children and diffuse situations that have caused issues in the past.
Sometimes you will need to acquire new skills to be able to meet the unique needs of your child who comes from a hard place. I can help with this too, acting more like a consultant, where you can take advantage of my specialized training, education, and parenting experience. But no matter if I am your coach or consultant, you are always in charge of your own path, and I support you. I won’t tell you what to do.
We can explore the practical applications that have been proven successful in other families, through whichever ways you are most comfortable with, everyone learns differently. We can watch video clips, do role playing, and I can give one-on-one teachings. But no matter what, you will be able to take the information and make it workable for your unique family.
Your coaching sessions are in person if you are local to Missoula or if you can travel to Missoula. I will soon be launching remote coaching sessions, so check back here to see when that starts. This opens up my services to people outside of the state, too.