As fulfilling as parenting maybe, there are still many challenges to face as a parent. Families may take on different forms and variations: blended families, nontraditional, or in certain situations grandparents taking on a role of a primary caregiver. Parenting Consultation may be the first step to address difficulties experienced in your family or with your child. It may involve only one meeting with one or both parents, or can be an ongoing collaboration.
Different parenting styles can become a source of conflict between partners.
My role is to assist parents in managing these challenges in a way that minimizes stress and helps the parents work together effectively despite disagreements, separation, or divorce.
Parenting Consultation is not an assessment, and I do not provide any reports or recommendations for court purposes.
Parent Life Coaching
The goal of Parent Life Coaching is to improve the quality of interactions with your child. Our work together would consist of developing tools and interventions that can aid your effectiveness as a parent. Life Coaching consists of problem-solving sessions and observations in which we work together to incorporate cultural and family values, traditions and the goals you have set for yourself and your child.
Children with challenging behaviors may put additional strain on a parent or family as a whole. Parent Life Coaching focuses on understanding your relationship with your child and how to positively influence behavior through modified interactions.
Parent is coached on how to provide safe and effective discipline, how to approach behavioral responses to daily or unexpected life transitions, and how to continue developing a meaningful and supportive relationship.
Life itself is essentially a spiritual experience. And becoming a parent is a life-changing one. Pastoral Counseling is concerned with the existential, identity, and spiritual experiences most people encounter in the course of their lives.
Those who seek this type of counseling do not consider themselves as having a disorder or an illness, and would not be so regarded by their counselor.
In this type of work, I do not view myself as an "expert", rather a partner with considerable experience joining you and sharing in the responsibility for understanding, exploring, and clarifying your developmental life pursuits. These oftentimes include social, professional, and personal questions.
This work is a joint undertaking towards a better integration of your whole life experience.
My professional services are not to be presented as a treatment for any specific psychological disorder. These services are not a form of health care or professional psychological services. Please note that I do not currently hold a license to practice psychotherapy and my professional services are not what is commonly referred to as "therapy". I do not claim to be a psychologist and I do not treat people with mental health disorders. I do not provide services under the law regulating licensed Marriage and Family Counselors, Clinical Social Workers, and Psychologists in the State of California. I am in the training towards licensing as psychologist; thus, we may discuss psychological topics or techniques. However, I am required by law to defer any psychotherapy services for a diagnosable psychiatric condition to an appropriate licensed therapist. If such services are recommended or necessary, a referral to a licensed clinical psychologist or mental health professional will be provided.
About Mindful Family Life of AIWP
The Association for the Integration of the Whole Person (AIWP) is a non-denominational religious nonprofit chartered in the State of California since 1975. It is currently the umbrella organization for the University of Integrative Learning, established in 1964 as an alternative and innovative program of Harvard's School of Education. For more information please visit www.aiwp.org and
In 2016, I became a minister of the AIWP, ordained to perform all the duties of a religiously ordained person, including providing guidance to members of this congregation. Mindful Family Life was founded as a non-dogmatic non-profit organization with a mission to support individuals and families in exploring and following their unique spiritual paths. Serving San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.