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What is Parent Coaching?
"Parent Coaching is an invitation to consider new information regarding present, everyday challenges; not requiring healing, but fresh approaches. Coaches use techniques such as questioning, stories, metaphors and affirmations to help clients participate deeply in their own change process." ~ Gloria DeGaetano
What is not Parent Coaching?
Coaching is often mistaken for therapy or other types of mental health treatments. During the coaching process it is almost a certainty that I am going to touch upon areas related to emotional and mental well-being, but I am not providing therapy.
I am not a licensed psychologist or specialist healthcare professional. My services do not replace the care of psychologists or other healthcare professionals.
Are you licensed and insured?
Coaches do not yet require licensure to practice their profession however, I have completed Parent Coaching Certification Training at Parent Coaching Institute. I also carry a policy for private practice professional liability through Forrest T. Jones & Company.
I'm a human services professional collaborating w families since 2000. I carry Lead Teacher certification across multiple age groups through the MA DEPT of Early Education & Care. I also
hold certificates in Human Services and Parent Coaching. I have successfully served a range of families & I'm currently working in my community as a family centered support specialist.
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