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Parenting Coaching

Parenting Advice


Parenting Adolescents

I use a variety of techniques and methods to help adolescents and adult children who are experiencing difficulties with emotions, behaviors and performing poorly at the schools and/or university.  Although there are different types of services employed to assist them, I rely on emotional education as the basic tool for bringing about change in a person's outlook and behaviors. Coaching with the adolescent may involve an individual, group or family session. With adolescents, the coaches often employ playing, drawing, building, and pretending, as well as talking; these are important ways of sharing feelings and resolving problems.


Coaching and Psychotherapy are often used in combination with other treatments (medication, behavior management, or work with the school). I value the relationship that develops between myself and the client. Everyone must feel comfortable, safe and understood. This type of trusting environment makes it much easier for everyone to express their thoughts and feelings and to use the strategies they learn in a useful way.


Coaching helps parents in a variety of ways. They receive emotional support, resolve conflicts with people, understand feelings and problems, and try out new solutions to old problems. Goals for coaching may be specific (change in behavior, improved relations within the family), or more general (less anxiety, better self-esteem). The length of parenting coaching depends on the complexity and severity of problems.


Parents are welcome to ask questions:


  • What are some of the results I can expect to see?

  • How long will my adolescent be involved in coaching?

  • How frequently will Alina want to see me/us?

  • Will Alina be meeting with just my child or the entire family?

  • How will we (the parents) be informed about of our progress and how can we help?

I look forward to working with you,


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