Offering Collaborative Parent Coaching for Neurodivergent Families
At Neurodiverging, we believe in positive, gentle, collaborative parenting techniques, and have seen them work wonders for families with all kinds of children, teens, and young adults. Collaborative parenting is a style of parenting where parents do not compel children to behave by means of punishment or control, but rather use connection, communication, and other democratic methods to make decisions together as a family.
We use a combination of brain-based parenting techniques, including trauma-informed care practices and work from Howard Glasser, Ross Greene, Mona Delahooke, and more to support your unique family needs.
We enjoy working with any parent who would like:
- support in developing a parenting style and a toolbox that align with their values.
- resources to better understand their parenting goals and their child’s specific needs.
- support in understanding their child’s communication, cognitive, sensory, and relationship profiles.
- creating better communication patterns to improve your family dynamic.
- understanding and addressing any behavioral concerns you’re struggling with at home.
- ways to support your own calm and clarity so you can be the confident parent you want to be.
About Owner Danielle Sullivan
Danielle (she/they) is the owner of Neurodiverging Coaching, the host of our podcast, and your certified parent coach.
Danielle is also a Certified Life Coach, Certified Solution-Focused Coach, Certified Positive Psychology Coach, Certified Transformational Coach and Certified Trauma-Informed Specialist. She’s a graduate and certificate-holder of the Neuroscience Academy, a 34 hour program in applied neuroscience and brain health (2021), and also holds a B.A. degree from Temple University in Philadelphia (2007) and a M.A. degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder (2013).
Danielle has also completed significant continuing education in positive psychology, coaching through resistance, emotional intelligence, and child psychology, and trauma-informed coaching and training.
Danielle is a member of the International Coaching Federation, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. You may also be interested in her continuing self-education reading list here.
We offer email, video, and phone consultations to individuals worldwide.
Neurodiversity Parent Coaching Packages
- Collaborative Families is a 6 week collaborative parenting training and group coaching program that runs several times a year. Learn more and sign up for the next cohort today!
- Do you have a group who would like to be coached together? We’re happy to offer discounted options depending on the goals and size of your group – send Danielle an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One-on-One Sessions :
8 Weeks of Support – $1200 USD
- One initial 80 minute planning session + three 50 minute follow-up support sessions
- Sessions are every other week over phone or video call
- Unlimited email or Voxer support for 8 weeks
16 Weeks of Support – $2200 USD
- One initial 80 minute planning session + seven 50 minute follow-up support sessions
- Sessions are every other week over phone or video call
- Unlimited email or Voxer support for 16 weeks
Because of the extensive training needed in order for a coach to offer high-quality, neurodiversity-affirming parent coaching, we are not currently able to offer a sliding scale for this service. If you need support at a lower cost, please check out our 6 week parent coaching program, Collaborative Families, or our monthly, virtual neurodivergent parent peer support meetings.
How Coaching Works
You may choose to schedule a free discovery call with Neurodiverging owner Danielle Sullivan, during which we can get to know you a bit and discuss whether coaching is right for you and your situation. Afterward, you can fill out this form so that schedule your first session.
Coaching sessions are held by phone or virtually via Google Meet or Zoom, depending on your preference. Our first meeting together is our introductory session, usually 50-80 minutes. By the end of this session, we’ll have identified 1-3 goals that you’d like to work on together, and have agreed upon some next steps for you to take in the upcoming weeks.
Coaching is goal-oriented and specific, and the amount of interaction and support you need is unique to your personality and situation. In most cases, parent coaching is a long-term commitment of 8 weeks to 1 year or more. When we meet, we can talk together about how we can help you best, and agree on an estimated time-to-goal.
Session recordings are available upon request. You must let your coach know at the beginning of the session you would like recorded.
If you have an HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Account) you may be able to use that for coaching sessions. Please check with your account provider. Coaching is not covered by health insurance in the United States.
If you need to cancel or reschedule a session, we request at least 24 hours notice. Please only cancel when truly necessary. Not having done the homework, or not having made progress on your goals is NOT a good reason to cancel! We’re here to help you with your goals, not judge you. If you haven’t made progress, you need to let your coach know so we can work together to develop a new strategy!
Rarely, despite best efforts and goodwill on both sides, we may not be the right fit for one another. If for any reason you are unhappy with our services, and you have discussed the issue with us first, we will offer a full prorated refund on any unused time you’ve purchased, minus a $30 USD administrative fee. Refunds must be requested within 30 days of your most recent purchase, and may take up to 72 hours to be processed.
All packages expire in full one year after date of purchase. Extensions may be available in some situations, at the owner’s discretion.
Not Sure Yet?
That’s okay! Starting work with a parent coach is a big decision and it’s not for everybody. The best way to figure out if we’re a good fit, or if you’re ready for coaching, is to email us to schedule a discovery call. It’s a zero-pressure way for us to meet, for us to hear more about your concerns, and to tell you more about our services, so we can determine if we’re a good fit for each other.
If you’d like to learn more about Neurodiverging’s approaches and values, may we recommend the Neurodiverging Podcast? The following episodes are especially helpful for parents:
- Ep. 49 / Raising a PDA Child with Low Demand Parenting with Amanda Diekman
- Ep. 35 / Autism, Literacy, and Educational Trauma with Lois Letchford
We are always happy to hear from you! Email us at email@example.com.
Page last updated January 11, 2023.