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COACHING

You're in the right place if...

  • You're feeling SHOCK, DENIAL, GUILT, etc. (it's okay, this is NORMAL!)

  • You're feeling a mix of LOVE and ACCEPTANCE AND OVERWHELM and BEWILDERMENT (it's okay, this is also NORMAL!)

  • You have questions and want a safe space to ask them

  • You have experiences you'd like to process

  • You want support and guidance

  • You prefer a personalized approach

  • You want to talk to someone who has been where you are

The Fear and Overwhelm are Real...

and they're Impermanent

Loving and raising an LGBTQ+ child is a very special journey that comes with very specific joys and challenges. It is vital - not to mention time, money, and potentially life saving - to work with someone who has traveled a similar path.

Here is why - in additional to the benefits of that person's life experience and the knowledge that comes along with it, you also get empathy, validation, and someone who can hold space for you.

How is Coaching Different than Therapy?

This is a very common question and point of distinction.

Therapists treat mental health issues.

Coaches build mental fitness, meaning a focus on well-being and growth.

Therapy helps one heal from the past.

Coaching helps one with the present and where one wishes to be in the future.

Therapy focuses on the "why" of behaviors, such as limiting beliefs, negative self-talk, etc.

Coaching focuses on the "how," such as getting unstuck (good-bye overwhelm!) or working toward a goal like banishing fear.

Each provide valuable support and can help you in a multitude of ways, which is why many people utilize both (myself included!)

Our Story

...at least a few lessons learned...

You may know at least a portion of our story. Well, now my kids range in age from 16-24. When people ask how we are all so close, my answer is - we survived TOGETHER.

This wasn't six separate journeys (albeit each of those VERY important) this was our collective journey as a family.

We learned to communicate when it was painful and scary and at least one of us was filled with anger.

We learned to ask questions and respect boundaries - and to know when to do each.

We learned that peeling back the layers to find our authentic self is always worth the discomfort.

We learned the true meaning of unconditional love.

And, we learned that laughter and embracing the messiness would bring us together and get us through!

You Have Options

You Just Found Out...What's Next?

This 90 minute session is perfect for you if your child just came out to you as LGBTQ+ and you're feeling a million conflicting emotions. In addition to being a safe space for you to talk about what's on your mind without judgement, we will also cover:

  • The coming out process for your child AND the coming out process for you (yep, you get a process, too!)

  • 3 practical tools you can begin using right away

  • Empathetic and practical guidance from someone who has been where you are.

All You Need 1:1

Do you want private sessions where you can ask all of your questions and process all of your stuff - the good, the bad, the ugly - with zero judgement while also learning exactly how to support your LGBTQ+ loved one? If so, this is for you and this is what you will get:

  • (5) 1:1 one-hour sessions

  • Complimentary access to my course, Learning to Just Breathe ($ 397 value)

  • Complimentary copy of my book, Parenting with Pride: Unlearn Bias and Embrace, Empower, and Love Your LGBTQ+ Teen

  • Peace of mind knowing that I have done all of the research and filtering of information so you don't have to, saving you precious time.

  • Get answers to "is this normal?" "will my child be okay?" and "will I be okay?"

  • A blueprint to move forward

Private Sessions

If you're looking for a space to process and learn; a space where you can show up alone, with your partner, or with your whole family; a space to move through the plethora of emotions and grow as a parent, partner, friend...human being, then private sessions are for you.

These highly personalized sessions will help you overcome current challenges as well as prepare for future conversations and possible situations. Practice and integration of new tools and strategies empower you to move forward on this beautifully messy journey. Love and acceptance can help any family thrive and be happy. Choose from two packages. Sessions are one hour each.

Email Coaching

Who is this for?

Anyone who feels uncomfortable being on zoom or in a group setting. Anyone who is more comfortable expressing what they are going through in writing.

Anyone who is at the very beginning of their journey and just needs to get grounded.

Why does this work?

By removing the barriers of video, feeling pressured to speak in group settings or workshops, and allowing for the freedom of written expression, research shows that people are more willing and able to process through the particular challenge they have.

How does this work?

Utilize the convenience of email or Voxer to communicate with me. One email/day or seven per week allowing 24 hours for a response. If you can
express yourself better in writing or if you often need to communicate in the middle of the night, this is for you!

Whether you work with me 1:1 through coaching, hire me to speak or present for your organization, or choose to partner with me through sponsorship, you are making a time-saving, stress-reducing, empowering investment in yourself, in your relationship with your child, and in the world!

Let's banish overwhelm, misinformation and fear for good!

CONTACT

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