At Parents Journey Coaching, parent coaching focuses on evaluating the current challenges between parents and their children, identifying their strengths and abilities, and exploring approaches that lead to a solution.
Unlike going to a doctor, I do not prescribe a solution; rather, we build on your past successes to determine what works best for parents and their families. As a result, we work together to generate a roadmap and action plan for familial success.
Parent coaching differs from therapy/counseling. It focuses on helping clients change and improve based on their own experiences and resources to address challenges. Therapy/counseling helps clients change and improve and focuses on causes of mental illness, including diagnosing and prescribing specific treatments.
Parent coaching is forward-thinking, whereas therapy tends to focus more on root causes from prior life experiences. Coaching does not follow a therapeutic model. It uses a strengths-based methodology for providing support.
I work with parents to help them address immediate challenges and concerns and enhance parenting skills and confidence. We focus on generating and instilling boundaries and developing more effective communication skills. Together, we work on creating a successful transition plan as needed.
Schedule an appointment today for your free, 30-minute consultation.
Once the paperwork is completed, we can schedule your first coaching session within two to three days.
Ongoing Teaching and Education for Parents and Guardians
I also provide ongoing teaching and education for parents/guardians of teens, young adults, or post-secondary adults with:
Some parents face longer-term challenges. In addition to parents/guardians with children still at home, I support parents whose teens, young adults, or post-secondary adults face special challenges. I provide coaching for parents with children enrolled in traditional or therapeutic schools or at residential treatment centers.
Some of my clients have children participating in a gap year program or living in a long-term, home-based program. I also work with parents of children enrolled in a wilderness- or adventure-based setting or at a college/university.
I coach parents with children receiving independent living skills in a young adult transition program and those transitioning from one level of care to another.
Why Work With Andy?
My job is to help you better navigate your parenting challenges.
I believe I’m a good fit for most parents because I have both experience and training relevant to the problems they encounter. Having a child who battled mental illness gives me a unique perspective on having a child with special needs. When my wife and I were struggling, we benefitted from parent coaching.
I am trained and certified as a parent coach from the JAI Institute and Parent Coach Trainers Academy.
Andy has helped my husband and I gain our confidence back in parenting our teenage sons. He challenges us and is engaging and full of great insight. He has helped us to set clearer boundaries and expectations, learn different communication strategies and feel more connected as a family. I highly recommend working with Andy!
– Jenny W
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Parents Journey Coaching
Based in Atlanta, Serving Parents Nationwide
Office Location: 5887 Glenridge Drive, Suite 230, Sandy Springs, GA 30328