How it works
Learn more about the Strong Kids, Strong Families Program
The Strong Kids, Strong Families Course
You’ll have access to the 6-week Strong Kids, Strong Families course as well as every other course in the membership. Because the fee includes 12 weeks in the Child Anxiety Support membership you’ll have plenty of time to dig in and learn A LOT in your time with us. You’ll get access to assessments, assignments that will bring insight to your family’s functioning and clear ideas about what to do to free your family from the trap of your child’s anxiety.
Live Q&As and chats where you can ask your questions, get direction, and share concerns. Don’t worry if you have to miss them — you can submit your questions ahead of time and the calls will always be recorded.
The Child Anxiety Support membership gives you the chance to connect with other parents to get encouragement and camaraderie. At the end of the program, you will be welcome to remain a member for a monthly fee for as long as you like if you so choose.
The CBT Family Resources
The membership hosts a growing collection of interventions, activities, and games to help you bring the power of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy theories to your parenting.
Still have Questions?
I am a therapist but not your (or your child’s) therapist and this is NOT counseling. When I’m working with clients in the Child Anxiety Support program I am operating as an educator and facilitator. The program is structured and directive. We won’t be pausing to reflect or process feelings — we’ll acknowledge them for sure! — but we will be moving forward with clear goals.
Some of the parents in this program are also getting therapy and sometimes their children are getting therapy. In those cases, I encourage the parents to talk to their and/or their child’s therapist to make sure that working with me makes sense for their family at this time. Sometimes therapists want to check with me to learn more about the program and make sure it’s a good fit for their clients. I’m happy to discuss this with them as long as those parents have signed the necessary releases of information that allow me to do so.
The group program offers general information about anxiety and asks you to consider the unique needs of your child(ren) and family. Most parents find it easier to focus on the needs of one child at a time but ultimately you can use the resources in whatever way will best serve your family.
The program is effective for little kids, big kids and teens. If you have specific questions about it I encourage you to schedule a consultation with me so we can discuss the specifics of what’s happening in your family to help you make the best decision for yourself and your child.
No, your child does not need a formal diagnosis. We will do a screening at the beginning to explore the nature and shape of your child’s anxiety but that is not a diagnostic assessment. If you feel your child would be best served by getting a formal diagnosis, I encourage you to reach out to a therapist who can offer these services.
Obviously if your child DOES or has ever received an official anxiety or OCD diagnosis, that’s fine, too.
I bring three decades of experience working with, writing about, and researching parenting and families to my time with you. My work as a therapist in private practice; parent educator; preschool teacher; family case manager; and family studies college instructor have all given me the skills and knowledge to assist you in changing patterns that no longer serve yourself or your child.
My masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and my post-graduate certification in Infant-Toddler Mental Health, as well as my training in maternal mental health, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy further inspires our work together.
The program is based in large part on the evidence-based program SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) but is augmented by the many workshops, courses, and trainings I’ve taken over the years.
The cost to enroll in the 12-week Strong Kids, Strong Families program is $497.
If at the end of the program you feel you would benefit from ongoing support you will have the option to continue your membership in the Child Anxiety Support program for $55/month.
If you try out the program and decide it’s not for you, your child or your family, just let me know and I will gladly refund your money.