Child + Teen Coaching
Coaching utilizes a holistic whole-child approach to support your child in learning skills and developing habits to live a healthy and happy life.
Coaching is a creative and strengths-based process that increases individuals' well-being by helping them to identify goals, take action and create the mindsets and habits necessary for thriving. Sarah's approach respects the mind-body connection and is grounded in positive psychology. As such, she utilizes practices including mindfulness and gratitude, as well as supports clients in making desired changes in lifestyle including sleep, exercise, and diet. Some emotional and behavioral signs that indicate coaching might be a good fit for your child include:
- Stressed, anxious or overwhelmed
- Low self-esteem
- Difficulty focusing and engaging in school
- Difficulty with peer relationships
- Sleep difficulties
Schedule a free phone or in-person consultation to determine if Coaching is right for your child.
The Coaching Approach
Sarah works with you and your child to assess how your child is doing across social, emotional and physical domains. As all domains are interconnected, we will examine each area to identify goals and develop a comprehensive action plan for increasing your child's well-being. We will look at:
- Stress and emotional health
The Coaching Process
What to Expect:
Coaching begins with a 90-minute intake session in which Sarah will spend part of the session with you and part with your child. The purpose is to establish rapport, assess your child's strengths and identify areas in which growth is desired. At the beginning of our next session, we will all meet together to review an action plan based on results of the intake. After we have collaboratively developed and agreed on goals and action steps, coaching will begin with your child. Sessions are typically 50 minutes in length and occur on a weekly basis. As your child makes progress toward desired outcomes, coaching typically fades to bi-weekly or monthly sessions as needed.
What is Your Role?
Families play a vital role in supporting their children to make progress and increase well-being. There are a variety of options for how you can be involved in the coaching process including participating at the beginning or end of each session, or having regular parent-only sessions. If your child is under the age of 16 and/or significant environmental changes are being undertaken (i.e., change in sleep or exercise routine), it will be beneficial for you to play a more significant role in the process. If your child is over the age of 16 and/or is working on more internal changes (i.e., changes in thinking habits), they may be able to engage in the coaching process more independently. Regardless of your child's age or coaching goals, Sarah is always available to answer questions and involve you in your child's process of growth.
When you are ready to begin, submit an appointment request or contact Sarah. We have availability during daytime and evening hours to fit your family's schedule. After your appointment is booked, we will send you the initial paperwork to get the coaching process started. We look forward to meeting you and your child!