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What really matters?

I promote balance and hard work, big ideas and the baby steps that get us there. I truly believe that people are good and want to succeed. There is no magic for creating change and results. It happens from listening and creatively exploring options with my clients and supporting them as they learn how to move forward independently with concrete skills and real results. Parents get to quit nagging. Kids get to make themselves proud.

Success, Not B.S.

Sometimes we fool ourselves into thinking things about ourselves, our kids, our parents and our life that are just totally made up lies. These ideas can mess up our life and ruin relationships. Let’s look together at what you’ve gotten stuck in your head that doesn’t serve you. We can create something new that inspires you and gets you unstuck for good!

Humanity is hard

It’s easy to get into the mindset that you have to figure things out by yourself, as a teenager AND as a parent. And sometimes, just getting a tutor or preaching one more sermon isn’t going to make the kind of impact you really want- an impact that affects your whole life. I will teach you how to view things in a way that gives you a chance at real change.

A little HELP helps a lot

We are all human beings and being human is hard. I have respect for you because you’re trying, you’re open-minded and you’re doing the best you can. I will never judge you for ANYTHING. I want to look with you at how you can make being human an asset and how you can be a BAD ASS as soon as possible.

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One Hour Later: A New Future for a Dad and his Daughter

Powerful questions from a session that could alter your relationship with your teenager completely.
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The Myth of “That’s How It Is”

This may seem like a mellow, chill, innocuous belief, but there is something sneaky about it that subtly and effectively cements in the untrained mind: “I can’t do anything about fill-in-the-blank. Oh well.
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If you’re so great, then why doesn’t your teenager like you?

Ouch!!! Sorry about that!! ‍So, I’m not implying you’re not great, but, be honest, have you ever pondered that thought? 
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What If Someone Told You THIS When You Were 16?

Notes from a session with my 16 year old client...
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  • You and your teen have a hard time understanding each other and lack empathetic communication
  • There's a lack of respect between you and your teen when it comes to parenting and rules
  • Your teen is unmotivated to achieve their goals and doesn't have a positive outlook when it comes to their future
  • You believe the relationship between you and teen could be better, but you don't know where to start
  • You're stressed out; It's a challenge relating to your teen and their struggles

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