Are you a parent who wants a better relationship with your child now and in the future? If so, you’ve come to the right place. As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Family Counselor with 30+ years of experience, I understand children and I understand families.

Do any of these situations apply to you?

  • You have a child who seems more difficult or complicated than other children you know.
  • Your child is having sleep problems
  • You feel uncertain about the best way to discipline
  • Your child has challenging behavior at home or at school
  • Your children don't get along with one another
  • Your child is dealing with anxiety or other difficult feelings
  • Your child has difficulty using the toilet or has enuresis or encopresis (accidental wetting or soiling)
  • You need guidance for how to talk to your child about difficult subjects, such as parents' divorce or separation, family illness, or death
  • You feel pressed for time and don't know how best to manage the family/work balancing act

Perhaps you have a few parenting questions, or perhaps you have a long list.  You aren’t looking for a diagnosis. You want expertise, guidance and support from someone who sees every child as a unique person.

I meet with families in person in the San Francisco Bay Area and by Skype, Facetime, email and telephone all over the world. The initial consultation is in depth and is designed to give you ideas you can use right away.  Follow up appointments are as needed to help you get the results you want. My approach is flexible to meet your needs. Parents tell me that they see changes after our very first meeting.

Please check the QandA menu and the sidebar tags for ideas you can use right now!  You are welcome to reprint materials from this website. You do not need extra permission from me, although I appreciate your including my name and website as the source.