Parent Coaching & Support

Parent Coaching & Support

We believe that children do well when parents do well. Parents don’t want to yell, nag, threaten, or spank. They don’t want to feel out of control. When parents have the knowledge and confidence to feel calm and in control at home, their relationships with their children can completely transform.

We also believe that there is no one right way to parent. After their first parent coaching session, many parents have said that they were hesitant to try parent coaching because they were worried they would be judged or told how to parent – but that just isn’t how we work at all. We believe in finding and building on the strengths that you already have as a parent and helping you find tools that work for your family.

Parents come to us because they are struggling with tantrums, power struggles, bedtime meltdowns, sibling rivalry, getting out the door in the morning, and all kinds of other struggles.

Parent coaching is a great option for parents who want support and ideas to improve their relationship with their child. For many parents with young children who don’t need to be seen individually or older children who won’t come to counseling, parent coaching can help.


Kaleigh Boysen draws heavily from the Positive Discipline approach to parenting and is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. The core of Positive Discipline is being kind and firm at the same time – setting boundaries with children while also building a strong relationship with them and treating them with respect. She teaches parents how to set boundaries, how to stay calm and enforce limits kindly, how to set up effective age-appropriate routines in their household, and how to connect and empathize with their child so they are more willing to listen and be cooperative.

We begin the parent coaching process by gathering information and history about your child and your family. We work with you to get a clear idea of what you want life with your child to look like, and the kind of parent you want to be. Then, we create goals together and talk about what’s getting in the way of you reaching those goals. We tailor interventions to fit your family, so depending on your needs, we may help you create visuals and routines, help you adjust your language, talk through what’s keeping you stuck, coach you in how to help support your child through meltdowns and tantrums, and whatever else comes up!

Parenting is incredibly challenging – but it’s easier with the support and tools to help you succeed. Reach out today.

Parent coaching sessions are $125 for a 50 minute session.


Here are a few books and resources we recommend to all parents I work with:

  • Positive Discipline by Dr. Jane Nelson
  • The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  • No Drama Discipline by Dan Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  • The Explosive Child by Ross Greene
  • Parenting From the Inside Out by Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell
  • Our therapists are highly trained in counseling for young children, new mothers, and couples.
  • Our treatment rooms are designed for children to feel comfortable and have fun, with plenty of toys and art supplies.
  • New parents are welcome to bring babies to sessions.
  • We believe that there is no one right way to parent or to be a family, and we respect and honor your family’s values and beliefs.

7346 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213

1235 SE Morrison St Suite 200
Portland, OR 97213

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