Academic Coaching • Cognitive Behavioral Coaching • ADHD and Executive Functions Coaching • Social Skills Coaching •Trauma-Informed Coaching • LGBTQI Affirming Coaching • Resilience and Wellness Coaching • Parent Coaching • Career Coaching • Disability Coaching • Consultation, Advocacy, and Psychoeducation.
Who am I?
As an educational therapist, certified cognitive coach and academic psychologist, I seek opportunities to understand and support social and emotional growth, cognitive development and learning. I strive to help individuals enhance their self awareness and self efficacy beliefs through mindfulness and metacognitive thinking, positive psychology, education and self development.
What do I do?
I use cognitive behavioral coaching in my coaching practice as a vehicle for helping my clients understand the relationships between thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Our sessions are about setting goals for the present and moving away from undesireable behaviors, finding purpose and motivation, and for becoming self regulated. I have many years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in virtual and face to face settings.
What is Coaching Psychology?
Coaching is different from medically-based therapeutic services like psychotherapy. It begins with goal setting to achieve desired educational or psychological outcomes. Coaching in its many forms is a solution focused approach to meeting goals, changing how we respond to challenges and to achieving desired outcomes. It is appropriate for individuals who have been formally diagnosed with ADHD or other challenges related to executive functioning. Improving outcomes requires reducing or elminating barreris to success as well as developing effective skills and thinking strategies.
"Executive function impairments can give rise to a variety of functional limitations for postsecondary students, including difficulty developing realistic plans, activating and sustaining effort across time, remembering goals, and regulating intense emotional reactions to daily frustrations."
(Parker & Benedict, 2002; Quinn & McCormick, 1998).
Training, Memberships and Professional Affiliations
AET - Association of Educational Therapists, 2006 - 2013
APA – American Psychological Association, Division 15 – Educational Psychologists, 2014 - present - Affiliate
ATI - Arizona Trauma Institute - Certified Trauma Support Specialist (2022)
CCTC - California Commission on Teacher Credentialing - 1991- present. - Multiple Subjects Credential and Education Specialist - Mild/Moderate Disabilities
FSU - Florida State University - Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience - Level 1
IBCCES - International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards - 2022 - Certified Cognitive Coach - #CCC22817595
ILCT - Institute for Life Coaching Training - Cognitive Behavioral Coaching
ISCP - International Society of Coaching Psychology - Affiliate
Articles, Publications, Websites
Mindset Practices for Wellness and Wellbeing - Medium.com
Neuroplasticity - Medium.com
Mindful Breathing Institute - website
Mindful Breathing - ebook or paperback
Mindful Self Care - ebook or paperback
Mindfulness for Beginners - website
Metacognitive Thinking - website
Trauma Informed Practices: Teaching Self Regulation through Mindfulness - Medium.com
Trauma Informed Teaching Practices - American Psychological Association - Practice Brief - October 2022
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