Hi! I'm Meghan
I was a family and play therapist before I had kids.
Now I am a therapist turned Certified Clini-Coach®!I loved doing play therapy, but I soon realized... playing with my own kids isn't actually my favorite thing to do. Over the years, I have learned how to make play pretty fun (for me!).
As a result, I have been able to navigate those pesky childhood challenges with ease.
Now I have the energy to help parents like you do the same!
What is playful parenting?
Playful parenting is an approach to raising children that emphasizes the importance of play in building strong connections, fostering confidence, and solving behavior problems.
It is about incorporating play into all aspects of parenting, from everyday interactions to discipline.
Stronger parent-child relationships:
Playful parenting can help parents and children connect on a deeper level, build trust, and create lasting memories.
Playful parenting can help children develop self-control, learn to cooperate, and express their emotions in healthy ways.
Playful parenting can help children feel good about themselves, develop their strengths ,and believe in their abilities.
Playful parenting can help children learn to cope with challenges, setbacks, and disappointments.
More joy in parenting:
Playful parenting can make parenting more enjoyable for both parents and children.
If you're looking for a way to connect with your child, foster their development, and make parenting more fun, playful parenting is a great approach to try.
6 one-hour weekly 1:1 coaching sessions via video chat
Personalized Parenting Plan
Library of pre-corded materials and helpul homework assignments
Email and messaging support
Potty Training Coaching and Support
Would you rather have 1:1 support?
No problem! Whether you are starting this journey for the first time or re-starting with your kiddo, I have got your back!
90 minute educational virtual meeting
6 live virtual coaching sessions
6 weeks of support
Go at your own pace
Comes with mini-plan and 30 minute 1:1 call with Meghan
Weekly Video Drop in group to chat about parenting during the challenging preschool years (2-5 years old)
Opportunities for Q&A playful plan creation with Meghan
A Certified Clini-Coach® is a person who has a license to practice therapy who goes on to become certified to provide ethical coaching. In other words, a clinically-trained coach.
This means that as a Clini-Coach®, I bring specific expertise that other coaches may not. I have 15+ years experience as a therapist working with kids, families, parents, and teens.
I decided to get my Clini-Coach® Certification so that I can help more families with what I have learned.
As such, I am trained to...
Recognize when a coaching client will gain more through therapy and where to refer
Recognize when a client needs a higher level of service outside of my scope of expertise and where to refer
Provide ethical coaching that avoids doing harm. In other words, not accidentally providing therapy.
Therapists manage mental health diagnosis and coaches do not.
A Clini-Coach® can recognize when a client needs a higher level of care or therapy referral.
Therapists focus a lot on the past and why that dictates our present and future. Coaches work towards a specific goal and how to impact our present and future. As a family and child therapist, I used to work through family and individual trauma. I would help them see why those experiences motivated thier behaviors, and to how to heal.
As a coach, I help families learn ways to work through typical childhood experiences. All while bonding and raising resilient children. As a therapist, I worked directly with families and children. As a parenting coach, I only work with the parents so they can use the skills at home.
I do not work directly with your kids- just you! The Parents!
The reason for this is that most kids will not show their behaviors for me- especially not through a screen.
Also- I believe you. I believe that your child is struggling with x,y,z right now- even if I don't see it.
My goal is to get YOU confident with the skills so that you bond more and battle less at home.