Parent Coaching

Child Parent Relationship Therapy

The Child-Parent relationship is the most significant one in a child’s life. Filial therapy is a unique approach used by professionals trained in play therapy to train parents to be therapeutic helpers with their own child(ren) at home. Parents are taught basic child-centered play therapy principles and skills: reflective listening, recognizing and responding to children’s feelings, therapeutic limit setting, and building self-esteem through structured weekly play sessions. Parents learn how to create a non-judgmental, understanding and accepting environment that enhances the parent-child relationship.


Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.

In treatment, the Theraplay therapist guides the parent and child through playful, fun games, developmentally challenging activities, and tender, nurturing activities. The very act of engaging each other in this way helps the parent regulate the child’s behavior and communicate love, joy, and safety to the child. It helps the child feel secure, cared for, connected and worthy.

Is there life after the Chaos of an ADHD child?

This is a support group for parents of children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and need a safe place to share struggles, feelings, and learn more effective ways to cope with such Challenging children while discovering you are not alone.  There are other parents out there who experience the same daily challenges.   Learning you are not alone is oftentimes a huge relief to parents of children with ADHD.    Call the office to register.

Parent Coaching / Consultation

Sometimes as parents we need to bounce ideas of other people to find the magic key for your situation.  Long distance or face to face, this services is quickly becoming one of the most helpful services offered.  

What is Parent Coaching?

  • A new method of coaching focusing on increasing a positive parent-child relationship.
  • A solution-focused approach to develop cooperative and healthy relationships with caregiver and children.
  • A strengths-based approach to reduce family stress; increase effective parenting strategies; and achieve positive change.
  • An approach that uses powerful & effective coaching tools for improving relationships not only with children, but also other family relationships.

Call 208-576-6464 to schedule yours consultation time with Molly today.