Team with me

Everyone operates better as a part of a team.

The Foster Lane helps counties support their biological parents by offering coaching focused on eliminating their barriers to reunification, even if they struggle with mental health and AODA issues. We do this by meeting parents where they are while simultaneously taking them through a (weekly) evidence based 4 month program.

That is not a mission to tackle alone.

Schedule a meeting with a member of the team today!

Meet the Parent Coaches

Hi! I'm Sarah.

I’m a  Certified Parent Coach whose passion is helping families with children who have experienced trauma or struggle with attachment.

I started The Foster Lane Parent Coaching in 2016. My goal: Use coaching to help others avoid some of the parenting challenges my own family faced.

I’ve spent over 2,000 hours researching trauma, children’s brain development, parenting strategies, and foster and adoptive parenting. I successfully completed the graduate-level Parent Coach Certification program through the Parent Coaching Institute®, have completed the initial training in Theraplay™, and continue to attend conferences on trauma-informed parenting.

Plus, I have plenty of life experience. I’ve navigated and parented through...

  •  challenging co-parent interactions
  • mental health crises
  • rages / violent outbursts
  • developmental delays
  • cognitive delays
  • manipulative behavior
  • challenges with routine and getting out of the house
  • bedtime trauma reactions
 

and I’ve lived and learned with kids who’ve had... 

  • reactive attachment disorder (RAD)
  • disinhibited social engagement disorder (DSED)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)
  • borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • bipolar disorder
  • internalization and externalization of behaviors
  • anxiety
Schedule a FREE 15 minute discovery chat with Sarah to see if we are the right team for you!

Hi! I'm Heather.

I’m a  Parent Coach whose passion is helping families break generational curses and set a new family legacy of connection and support.

I am a mother to a wonderful 10 year old child, a Certified Social Worker, and a MSW grad student.

I have a great passion for supporting families in their interactions and have experience supervising visits with non-custodial parents.

Through my 15 years of working with families ranging from childhood to hospice, I have cultivated a passion to help others learn and grow in order to overcome generational traumas and cycles.

I recognize that growing as a parent is a life long journey. Let's work together to be the parents we want our children to remember.

Schedule a FREE 15 minute discovery chat with Sarah to see if we are the right team for you!

Meet the Office Administrator

Kelly is a biological, foster, and adoptive parent who has been parenting for over 11 years. Personally, she has experienced the peaks and valleys of parenting children whom have experienced trauma and even has personal experience with Theraplay™ as well as parent child interaction therapy. She recognizes the need to continually learn so as to be the best trauma informed parent she can be for her children.

In addition to her parenting experience, she also brings a host of professional skills to the table. Her multi-tasking and research abilities were honed in her graduate program and her work with local programs.   She is excited to join the team due to having needed support for struggles in her personal journey with foster care. She understands how necessary these supports are for parents and is happy to be a part of a team that is offering that up to the families that need it most.  We are lucky to have her on the team and are confident you will enjoy working with her as well!

What is Parent Coaching with The Foster Lane?

A parent coach’s job is to motivate and guide you toward being the parent you want your children to remember. Parent coaching is customized support to help you identify what matters most to you as a parent, and then succeed in making adjustments to improve your parenting. As a Certified Parent Coach, Sarah has the expertise to make this happen for you!

How does it work at The Foster Lane?

Sarah will meet with you virtually via Zoom once a week, where she will partner with you on addressing your family’s unique parenting needs. 

The Foster Lane Parent Coaching approach is…

 

Collaborative

Your expertise as a parent is an essential building block of the coaching partnership. No one knows your kids the way you know your kids! That knowledge is key to effectively addressing the challenges you face.

 

Future-focused and action-oriented

You need to know where you’re going if you want to make sure you actually get there. Do you want to stop yelling at your kids? Help your child become more confident? Feel less overwhelmed by the demands of a hectic schedule? We’ll set goals to solve problems like these.

 

Strength-based

Coaching helps you identify your unique strengths, skills and resources. What we focus on is what we get more of. Approaching challenges from a foundation of strength allows you to use your skills effectively while maintaining a positive outlook that allows for growth.

 

Customized

There is no “one size fits all” in parenting. You are unique, your family is unique, and each situation will be assessed independently. Your coaching will be customized to your particular situation and preferences. Let’s chat!