No. I provide coaching services only. I do not provide any medical or therapeutic services. As a coach, I will provide the space and structure for the reflection that is necessary for learning and growth. I will help you to define your values and identify where your actions may be diverging. I will provide you with resources that will help support these values and goals.
As a coach, I do not work directly with children. I support children by supporting the adults in their life.
I also love to work with neurodivergent adults who are looking to learn more about their neurotype and ways to better support their own individual needs.
I reside in the Austin, Texas area and see clients virtually via Google Meetup or Zoom. At this time, clients outside the state of Texas are decided upon on a case-by-case basis.
I have listed the workshop presentations that I have available below. If you would like something custom created for your needs, that can likely be accomplished for an additional charge. Please contact me directly regarding workshop interest for cost and availability. Workshops can be hosted virtually or in person (if in the Austin area).
Workshops that I have created & presented include:
* Brain-Body Parenting
* Understanding Co-regulation
* Anxiety & Perfectionism in Children
* Your Child's Gifted Brain
* Emotional Intensity and Regulation in Children
* Social & Emotional Skills in the Neurodiverse
* Sensory Smart Classrooms
* Neurodiverse Affirming Practices for Clinicians
* Intro to the Polyvagal Theory for Nervous System Regulation
* Understanding My Neurotype (designed for older children)
I can also facilitate parent coaching support groups virtually or in person.
"A year ago I opened up about my struggle with depression and my declining ability to "keep up". Now, in my 40s, I was finding it increasingly challenging to manage work, parenting, and life in general. I expressed concern to several professionals to no avail in getting to the root of the problem. Michelle was warm and professional and with her support, I was able to come to a realization about myself and join the growing number of neurodivergent adults living in a neurotypical world. Knowledge is power and Michelle directed me towards treatment and resources that had me climbing out of my depression and back into the saddle but in a new vein. One where I treat myself, my past, my family, my children, and others with more patience and understanding. "
" Parenting has been a greater struggle than I anticipated, as most parents do. There are few outlets for parents to be authentic with their true struggles without feeling shame or judgment. Michelle offered me supportive, applicable and helpful guidance on my parenting journey. Michelle's warmth and kindness allowed me to feel safe enough to be honest about my struggles and receive the support I needed to be there for my kids. Michelle not only provided empathy and understanding but also concrete, tangible tools and exercises that allowed me to shift my parenting in a way that positively changed our whole family. I am forever grateful for the kindness, support, and wisdom Michelle has provided me and my family, and believe everyone could benefit from this style of parenting. "
"We were struggling to get our son the help he needed. We couldn't figure out what was the root of his struggle. There were difficulties in school, with his neighbor friends, and with his dad. Then, we met Michelle. Through her gentle guidance, we began researching the characteristics of an Autistic child and felt a sense of relief as we finally had answers and a direction. Our son is aware of his Autism and sees it as his superpower. He and his dad are better able to cope with his strong emotions and rigidity. We were able to get him a diagnosis and the right supports in school. I will be forever grateful for how Michelle has changed our family's life and the trajectory of my son's future."
"Around the time my daughter turned 2, I was struggling to find my parenting style. I was raised in a household with a lot of yelling. I knew that I wanted things to be different for my daughter but wasn't sure how. Michelle helped me understand how to gentle parent without being a permissive parent. She helped me build my confidence and provided me with some great resources."
"Michelle has been extremely supportive throughout the process of our son being diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. She went out of her way to give us resources and literature about the neurodivergent brain. With Michelle's help, I feel so much more comfortable with understanding what my son needs to be successful!"
"Michelle helped me understand what neurodiversity is and how it has impacted my life. My life was full of examples of problems I had because of unrecognized ADHD and difficulty reading which led to self-doubts and poor life decisions. Michelle suggested some great books that helped me understand it further and gently supported my desire to get formally tested. I cried when my self-diagnosis was finally confirmed. My struggles were real, not just in my head. It was a very affirming moment for me. I am so thankful for Michelle's guidance and friendship. She has made a huge difference in my life."
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