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Parent Coaching

Parent coaching is about more than just talking about children's behaviors. Parent coaching is about building relationship with your children, recognizing the needs behind the behaviors, learning emotion regulation strategies for adults and children, as well as learning about how we ever got to this point in the first place.

Schedule a meeting with a member of the team today!

Meet the Team

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 Unelma (Uni).

I’m a therapy dog (in training) and I live to be able to snuggle you on The Foster Lane's couch when you learn things from Sarah.

I started with The Foster Lane in 2020 as a rescue pup who thrived in my dog training classes. I would excel at therapy dog certification if I would lie down on command. Being a bulldog, I'm stubborn and refuse to do that. So, I stay in- in training- status while I work on that skill.

I can't wait to meet you at The Foster Lane's office soon!

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 coach’s job is to motivate and guide you toward being the person you want to be. Coaching is customized support to help you identify what matters most to you as a person and a parent, and then succeed in making adjustments to improve your family life. 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 needs. 

The Foster Lane's Coaching approach is…



Your expertise is an essential building block of the coaching partnership. No one knows your family the way you know your family! 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? Connect or reconnect with your parenting partner? We’ll set goals to solve problems like these.



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.



There is no “one size fits all” in families. 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!