Practical Parenting FAQs Portland Oregon

You’ve got questions. I’ve got answers.

I've mostly got the hang of this parenting thing, but there are a few areas I'd love to tweak. Which service is for me?

A one-on-one Parent Coaching session during which I work with you to identify the main challenges you face everyday. Together, we’ll develop a plan to move toward change in your home beginning THAT DAY.

YOU decide what you want to change; I help you change it.

After a one-hour initial consultation, you’ll have proven strategies and techniques to put into use right away.  Together we’ll decide when and how often we’ll meet to continue work on your plan.

My child needs some help at school, can you help?

I gladly offer School Visits. Together with you and your child’s teacher, we’ll help your child be more successful in his/her school or day care environment. This may include assistance with Special Education Services/IEP development/school advocacy.

Do you provide trainings to other professionals?

Absolutely! I can provide training to your pre-school or childcare center and offer state required continuing education credits for your staff. Topics can be tailored to fit the needs of your center or staff. Contact me today to get started!

We've been advised to seek Parent Coordination Services - do you provide this service?

Yes! These services are often recommended by a family law professional or the court system for families struggling with custody or co-parenting.

For more information on Parent Coordination Services please click here.

I'm swamped. I don't live in the Portland area. But, I'd love to work with you - any chance we can meet by phone?

No problem!  Practical Parenting offers phone consults!! yes… its true… you can schedule a call with me and make life changes in your PJ’s! 503.929.1765… come on, let’s get started!

Ok, so how much are we talkin' about here?

Initial 10-15  minute phone consultation is FREE.  Let’s make sure I’m the right fit for you!

1.0 hour individual or family appointments – $150.00

1.0 hour phone consultations – $150.00

School visits are billed hourly at $150/hr (travel time exceeding 15 minutes each way will be billed at the hourly rate).

Classes/Trainings start at $250.00 for 1.5 hours.

Each additional hour is billed at $100/hr.

Parent Coordination Services (including emails & documentation) are billed at $175/hr

I will happily provide a receipt for you to submit to your flexible spending account or insurance company for reimbursement. Please contact me to discuss details of your specific insurance benefits and coverage for my services.

I'm ready! What else do I need to know?

Privacy and Confidentiality:

I will not share any information about you or your family without your written consent.  I follow all HIPPA requirements.

Cancellations and Rescheduling:

Life happens and cancellations/rescheduling are necessary at times.  I ask that you please give 48 hours notice for cancellations/rescheduling.  This allows some time for me to try and fill your appointment time with another client.  

If you are unable to give 48 hours notice, you will be charged for the full appointment  ($150).  

More than 2 cancellations with less than 48 hours notice may result in termination of services.  

Payment and Insurance coverage:

Payment is collected at the time of the appointment.  Cash or check are preferred.  If you would like to use a card, there is an additional $10 fee.

Upon request, I am happy to provide a receipt for you to submit to your insurance or flexible spending account for reimbursement. 

Email, phone, text contact in between appointments:

Please feel free to contact me in between appointments with questions and/or concerns.  If your question/need takes more than 10 minutes for me to address, you will be charged for the service in 15 minute increments at a rate of $150/hour ( $37.50 per 15 minutes).  

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Still thinking it over? Check out what others have to say:

“I wish we had met you 5 years ago when our first child was born!  I understand so much more now about how to be the kind of parent that creates an enjoyable family.  I just get it in a different way.”  –Father of 3, ages 5, 2, and under 1

“It worked like magic.  I’m not kidding.  EVERYTHING you said worked!”  –Mother of 5 and 8 year olds

“Figuring out how to get the sleep we all needed made such a HUGE difference.  Our house is so much more peaceful and my son is SO much calmer and enjoyable!”  –Mother of 2 and 5 year old boys.

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