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Parent Coaching

Help when you need it most.

Navigating the challenges of parenting a child with a behavioral or mental health issue can be a daunting and isolating process.


Our coaches assist you with:

  • Early intervention

  • Exploring the IEP process

  • Navigating residential treatment

  • Charting your own work

  • Sustaining treatment gains


How do Coaching Sessions work?

Willows offers flexible, sliding scale parent coaching.

  • Sessions are 1-hour in length

  • Easy to schedule at your convenience

  • Meet "face-to-face" using Zoom

  • Identify next steps

  • Includes text / email support

You don't have to do it alone.

Our coaches work collaboratively with you to:

  • Troubleshoot specific challenges

  • Regain confidence in your parenting

  • Set age-appropriate limits and boundaries

  • Prepare for home visits & the transition home

  • Highlight your family's strengths

We'll help you shift your family dynamics to a healthier place.

We’ve been through this journey ourselves. We are ready to support you in your unique process with your child.

Meet Our Coaches

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Meet Sarah MacKay Lynch

A certified parent coach, Sarah has experienced firsthand the heartbreak of watching her teenage daughter travel the peaks and valleys of a residential treatment program. Her passion for helping families heal stems directly from her belief in the transformational power of this journey. The work is worth it.

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Meet Jan Rao

Jan is the founder of Willows in the Wind and a regular support group leader in Los Altos. Jan has two successfully launched young adult daughters and is a certified parent coach.

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