Parenting Services

Listening Session:

I believe that within you the next-steps to your current parenting discomfort exists. It’s unknown to you because you’re upset, befuddled, scattered, overstimulated with information, or in unexplored territory. What you need is to be heard – to be listened to. That’s what happens when you schedule time with me. I listen. I ask listening questions. I reflect in a listening way. And you arrive at your next step(s). You also learn what some great listening phrases that you can use with your children and big-people loved ones! And feel the great peace of being THAT listened to.

How does it work?

After our initial email to each, we schedule an appointment to be held by phone or private zoom. I’ll send you some simple pre-questions. You can either send answers back to me or respond when we meet.

Our meetings are about you. With the goal to help you identify what is really bugging you (frequently not the initial thing to which you are responding) and to discover what is next,

At no additional cost, you will also receive my book The Dance of Parenting.

There are as many follow up appointments as you want. The goal is no more than four appointments over the span of a year. However, some people feel the need for more follow up.

I help parents with:

  • Establishing an Anticipating Postpartum plan that covers 6 areas of life. I send you the questionnaire and we discuss either together or after you have answered the questions.
  • Worry or guilt that is spoiling your day.
  • Setting up a path out of parent exhaustion. We assess for which of 4 areas of exhaustion you might be experiencing and plan out your next-steps to return to your usual self.
  • Wanting to feel more confident about what you are doing with your child.
  • Succeeding at some parenting activity that you think would be good but it keeps eluding you. “How did I just do that yet again?” you might be asking.

Start by​ sending an email to introducing yourself and letting me know what hours work best for you.

Terms: Billing is at $75.00 for the first 60 minute hour and  60.00 for each subsequent 60-minute hour. Payments can be made through PayPal. IF you truly want a listening session and are funds constrained right now, we can work out something. Email me!

I liken being heard to my imagining of what it’s like floating on white puffy clouds as they move gently through the sky.


Sometimes you are just too busy or too overwhelmed to explore a question you have about your child’s health, child development, resources or best option for resolving some family dilemma.  We’ll get you started!

The goal of this kind of researching is to explore topics and open options for next steps.

What types of research can we do for you?

Our research focus is on reviewing literature available about your need, providers who are available if any services are needed and things to consider when speaking to the provider. We do the google search and more.

We can help you with researching topics around your child’s diagnosis, your questions about specific parenting challenges like a poorly sleeping child or concerns you have about autism. Allergies, learning problems, sports injuries are other topics. You lead with your question and we find helpful information and resources.

Start by​ sending an email to Include the topics over which you are trying to gain clarity. We will schedule a phone call to clarify your needs and discuss your timeline and the estimated time required.

Terms: ​ We change $30.00 per hour with the estimated time billed. You pay half upfront and the remainder at the end,