Parent Coaching

Every Parent Needs Support

At Sage House we know raising kids while balancing your own adult life can be challenging. Being a parent may even feel overwhelming, impossible or just plain joyless at times, especially when you lack a supportive community. We are here to be your village, support your family, and bring enjoyment and peace back to the wild ride that is parenthood.
We are here to support you and your family. We believe parenthood doesn’t have to be hard work all the time and we partner with you to bring enjoyment and peace back into your daily life. Our experienced and knowledgeable clinicians, many of whom are parents, seek to provide you with support, recommendations and resources tailored to your family’s needs.

“Parenthood is easy!”- said no parent ever

We want to empower you to connect back with the times you did feel like parenting was enjoyable. We view you as the expert on your child and family. Throughout our work we will be looking to partner with you to better understand what you see is working and what is not. Our experienced, knowledgeable therapists, many of whom are parents as well, will compassionately listen to your concerns and offer the latest techniques in parenting and strategies for success. We provide resources, workshops and additional supports outside of the parental coaching sessions to give you all the tools you need.

Let Us Be Your Village

We know having a family is not always easy and no one can do it alone. As the saying goes, it really does take a village! Sage House invites you to let us be part of your family’s village. Our practice is welcoming of all families. This includes, but is not limited to same gender, non-binary and/or transgender parents, single parents, divorced parents, grandparents who are the primary caregivers and foster parents. Our clinicians are experienced with working with all kinds of families and are knowledgeable about the unique attributes, strengths and challenges each family structure brings. We also provide resources and workshops in the community that allow parents to connect and learn from one another. Our participants report feeling supported and less alone when they realize many other parents are also struggling with the same challenges.

How Parental Coaching Works

Our parent coaching program begins with a meeting with one of our child and family therapy clinicians. Together, we will gather essential information about areas of concern as well as areas in which parenting is going well. By collectively building a comprehensive understanding of the family challenges and what is working and isn’t working as a parent, we provide you with a detailed plan of action. We also discuss expectations with parents for how and when change might occur based on our recommendations. As parents implement new techniques, we continue to closely monitor and track progress. As we track improvements, we build on what we have learned and provide additional resources to parents, empowering them to continue to integrate effective tools and evidence-based interventions. We believe that you can be an effective parent with the right tools and support and that positive change is possible from day one. To set up a complimentary consultation with a member of our clinical team please click here.

Parent Workshops

Sage House offers parent workshops throughout the year. Topics range from the most common parenting issues, such as how to establish a healthy sleep routine (that actually works!) to talking to your child about a death or divorce. Workshops are presented by a member of our Sage House team experienced in working with children, teens and families. Workshops are generally held on weekdays in the evening. Depending on the topic of discussion, workshops range in duration from one to two hours and are offered at our convenient, Sage House office located in Reston, Virginia. All workshops include time for Q & A as well as opportunities for local parents to connect with one another around common challenges. We welcome parents to participate in open discussions, which are part of every workshop, in which participants are invited to share techniques and advice. Parent workshops can be a helpful supplement to the Sage House Parental Coaching Program. To learn more about our workshops please visit our Group Therapy page.

Our Values

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Advocacy

We care deeply about the needs of our community and strive to advocate for those needs through our services, resources, and partnerships.

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Authenticity

We’re not perfect. And neither are you. And that’s okay. We celebrate what your version of wellbeing looks like instead of fitting you into a predetermined box.

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Joy

Therapy doesn’t always have to be heavy and serious. It can be light and playful and funny, and we take pride in cultivating an atmosphere of joy amidst transformative healing.