Experience less stress and anxiety in your daily life.
When you became a stepparent, you may have felt like you were thrown into a strange, new world full of unexpected conflicts and hidden pitfalls. Believe me, I understand. Through years of trial-and-error, counseling, coaching, research, soul-searching, and stepfamily-specific training I can now help other stepparents successfully navigate the stepfamily world.
Stepcouples face dismal statistics. The stresses of stepfamily life lead to a divorce rate around 70%! Clearly some help and support is needed, and that's what I'm here for. I provide strategies and new ways of looking at things that can lead to healthy and happy relationships with your partner and step children.
Stepfamily coaching is not therapy. I will not provide any diagnosis, prescribe any medication, or dig into your childhood or past relationships. Our work is focused on solutions and new ways of seeing things to create a positive future. I work intuitively to understand your unique situation to give you practical solutions.
In a stepfamily there may be tension between how much step-parenting you want to do and how much one or the other bio parent wants you to do. Are you trying to do too much, too soon and seen as a threat by mom? Or are you holding back and seen by the kids as just tolerating them so you can be with their dad? Learn how to develop your own step-parenting style over time in a way that works for the family, and for you.
Finances can be a source of tension in any marriage. In a stepfamily the extra layer of complications that are beyond your control can be maddening. Learn how to work with your partner to minimize conflict and help raise responsible children.
Full-time, or even part-time parenting can put a real strain on a relationship. Learn how to strike a balance between the needs of the children and the needs of the couple. When you feel a greater sense of harmony in the family your stress is lessened and you can open to your partner in a more loving way.