Parenting is amazing + challenging! Let's create a "parenting toolkit" you can use right now to positively impact your child's behavior.
2304 E Burnside St.
10211 SW Barbur Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97219
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 1996
Faith: Atheism, Judaism
For married, separated, or divorced parents, I integrate a couples counseling approach to positively learn how to co-parent as a team. Developing positive habits around communication with each other, how we talk to our children and maintain consistency (in one home or if living in separate households), and modeling healthy ways to deal with conflict and resolution.
My focus is offering practical interventions as a strategy to reduce the likelihood of conflict. Example: If a child is prone to (what feels like) too many temper tantrums, what can we do to help both the child and parent see a pattern in the behavior, and practice self regulation techniques? Solution = stop the tantrum before it ever begins.
A Client Centered approach developed by Carl Rogers was the philosophical core of my Masters and I still bring it into my practice today. It emphasizes a nondirective, nonjudgemental, empathetic approach that empowers and motivates the client in the therapeutic process. This counseling is based on Rogers’ belief that everyone strives for and has the capacity to fulfill his or her own potential.
The experience of raising children is an opportunity self-reflect and to explore your current beliefs about parent-child relationships. The intense personal growth which we can discover though being a parent (and learning from our children) can be affirming, challenging, and incredibly exciting! Personal growth is a constant compass bearing in my practice.
Kudos to you for being open to exploring ways to be better at parenting! This is a hugely rewarding endeavor, but did not come with an instruction manual. I can help! I'm Certified as a Parent Educator in nationally recognized Positive Discipline + Nurturing Parenting Programs. 25+ years experience working with parents, Currently am a Parent Educator for Multnomah Family Court. And, a dad myself!
I've been teaching the class: 'Helping Children Cope With Family Change' for 4 years as a Parent Educator for Multnomah County Family Court Services. I have met with hundreds of parents in a discussion group format, all of whom are moving through conflict which resulted in a separation or divorce. My approach is to offer practical solutions and experiential exercises to encourage communication.
I coordinated a public school counseling program and was a K-12 School Counselor for 16 years. I met with students with personal, academic, career, and family issues (caseload 400+ students). I dealt with just about any problem you can imagine, and did so in an easy going yet structured way students related to.
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