Are you struggling to figure out how to raise your teenage son or daughter to become a capable, confident, happy, and successful young adult?

Do you wonder how to be in charge, but not so “charged up”?

Being in the trenches with your teenager is not easy. You may not recognize your children when they reach their teenage years: moods change, identities shift, and attitudes reverse. You may be struggling because the strategies that worked with your eight year old typically backfire with your thirteen year old. The one thing that is predictable in this developmental chaos is that nothing is very predictable!

I have two decades of experience working with hundreds of families. I have seen so many parents of teenagers successfully raise their sons and daughters after receiving my guidance through therapy, speaking events, radio programs, and television. I also authored the book Help Me.. I Have a Teenager!! The Nitty Gritty Guide to Parental Sanity to provide a resource to thousands of parents raising children from ages twelve to eighteen.


Success comes when parents are part of the solution. Communication is the cornerstone to creating positive change in a family. Often, a teenager’s biggest complaint is that their parents do not always listen to them. When teenagers discover ways to communicate openly and honestly with their parents, civilized communication happens and relationships can flourish.


My work entails helping parents, families and teenagers deal with a wide range of issues such as communication blocks, self-esteem issues, anxiety, attachment issues, depression, difficulty with peers, peer pressure, work ethic in school and home, mood management, media and gaming habits, self-control, emotional intelligence, cooperation and negotiation, self-compassion, and many other problems.

Parents welcome my fresh ideas, common sense solutions, and simple techniques that really work with their teenagers. I can help you find peace and security by setting reasonable rules and consequences. You’ll start developing open and genuine communication with your teenager and redevelop close and connected relationships in your family.

Do you need help you with your teenager or family? I would love to hear from you.

I help you and your Teenager with:

  • Communication Problems

  • Behavior Problems

  • Anger Management

  • Friendships and Dating

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Controlling Media and Gaming

  • Alcohol and Drug Issues

  • School Related Problems

  • Peer Pressure

  • Impulsive Decision-making

  • Anxiety

  • Bullying

  • Moodiness and Attitude

  • Self-compassion

  • Rule Breaking and Rebellion

  • Depression

  • Step-family Issues

  • Extended Family Issues

  • Tapping Your Teenager’s Talents

  • Emancipation Preparation

Free 20-minute parent coaching session with every purchase of Help Me... I Have A Teenager!! Just call (512) 947-5288


Please call or text me at 512-947-5288 or use the form below if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

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