I'm a parent and parent coach, a psychotherapist, educator and writer. I have a passion for helping parents better understand their parent-child relationship.
I was born to a Bostonian father and a British mother whose lives could not have been more different. They raised five children and married for almost 55 years. I am their middle child. I grew up in Washington, D.C. and moved to Vermont 29 years ago.
I'm married to Kevin Ellis and have four kids, between the ages of 23-30. In our thick-of-it parenting years, we homeschooled for ten years. We lived on a mountaintop in Vermont before moving to Cambridge, Ma. for my second Masters.
I love both vegetable and flower gardening, adventuring and family gatherings. I love quiet. Parenting You is the natural outcome of a full life (so far) of learning, loving, struggling and ultimately committing to parent leadership and personal growth.
I have a Master's in Adolescent Psychology (with a focus on creativity, development and identity formation) and a second Masters in Mental Health Counseling (with a focus on Expressive Therapy). A turning point in my education came when I trained in Internal Family Systems model (IFS) developed by Richard Schwartz. IFS plays a significant role in Parenting You.