Parent Coaching

Are you having trouble helping your little ones gain control of their BIG emotions?

My role as a parent coach is to help you gain insight into what might be causing your child’s intense emotions and explosive behaviors. Through family-centered and solution-focused coaching and therapy sessions, I’ll show you ways to manage stressful moments quickly and calmly.

Love your child, but having difficulty liking them right now?

I too, know the challenge of being a parent – I get it.

Despite being a loving and dedicated parent who commits themselves to doing whatever it takes to raise happy and confident children, you still sometimes find yourself in scenarios where you feel embarrassed. You yell and feel frustration way more than you’d like to. I know you want to do what’s best for your children, but maybe you’re feeling burned out and have no clue what technique to try next.

You’ve done everything you’re “supposed” to do to support and discipline your children in an effective manner, but you still find your kids having a hard time in certain situations. I can teach you the skills to:

Wouldn’t it feel amazing to see your child thrive?

Raising children isn’t easy, but it sure is rewarding!

Picture this: you’re out in public or with family and friends – then your child has a massive meltdown. This time, instead of feeling embarrassed or getting angry, you calmly and quickly diffuse the situation and give your child the right support to work through what they’re feeling.

That’s the side effect of my parent coaching. It can give you the confidence to help regulate your child’s emotions in a healthy way and allow you the space you need to build valuable life skills as a parent.

Parent coaching with Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)



You are the expert on your child and family. My focus is to work with you to find and understand the root cause of your child’s troubling behaviors. The goal is to find a solution that works for both you and your child.


Better communication

Online parent-child interaction therapy begins with the parent/s attending training or the “teach” phase. I will explain the methods, terminology, and skills we will use in treatment. We will also use role-plays to ensure that you are grasping the skills. This will give you the skills to improve your communication skills as I’ll be giving you feedback through a bud in your ear.


Effective discipline

I use a combination of parent-child interaction therapy and positive discipline techniques to show you how to interact with your child. These techniques have been proven to decrease tantrums, aggressive behavior, and rule-breaking as well as promote positive behavior. PCIT is also proven to increase a child’s self-esteem, security in the parent-child relationship, and compliance with rules.


Supporting children with mood or behavioral issues

Through parent coaching and quality time spent in play, children improve their confidence and trust in the parent-child relationship. The result is a child who is better able to control their emotions and solve problems on their own.

How It Works

Free Consultation

Wondering if parent coaching is right for your family? Hesitant to spend money on yet another program?

Get your free 15-minute phone consultation now:

  • Learn more about parent coaching and how it can make a difference in your parenting
  • Get your questions answered, and
  • See how we can work together to help make parenting more enjoyable

Online Parent Coaching

My solutions-focused parent coaching supports families who are crazy-busy with packed schedules and responsibilities and are struggling to carve out enough time to seek help:

Online, you can:

  • Receive support and guidance in your child’s natural environment

  • Learn to better communicate with your child

  • Manage your child’s challenging behaviors- through play!

  • Receive coaching in real-time through a “bug in the ear”

To support our online sessions, there will also be:

  • Homework, so you can practice your skills with your child
  • Resources and information provided along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an intervention for young children with behavioral and emotional issues. PCIT focuses on improving the parent-child relationship by fixing the way the parent and child interact.

Online parent-child interaction therapy begins with the parent attending training or the “teach” phase. I will explain the methods, terminology, and skills we will use in treatment. We will also use role-plays to ensure that you are grasping the skills. After the “teach” phase, we move on to child-directed play. The focus of this phase is interacting with your child in a way that builds confidence, improves the parent-child relationship, and increases the frequency of prosocial behaviors. You will play with your child while I monitor the interactions and provide real-time feedback via a bug in your ear. At the end of the session, we discuss your use of the skills and suggestions for improvement. Once you have mastered the skills used for child-directed play, we will proceed to the parent-directed play phase.

The parent-directed phase focuses on discipline and effective commands. We will have another “teach” session, followed by more monitored play. Since I will be providing feedback through a bug in your ear, the child has little to no awareness of my involvement. This will allow them to be able to just enjoy the quality time spent with you.

Multiple factors affect the length of time it takes to complete online parent-child interaction therapy in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Treatment length depends on your child’s age, specific behaviors to be addressed, and commitment to therapy. Parents who are dedicated to attending sessions, completing homework, and implementing skills usually complete therapy in 12-20 sessions.

Take a look at the Investment page of my website for rates, insurance information and payment details.

Refunds are not available for parent coaching.

Simply click here to contact Orlesa and she’ll get back to you as soon as she can.

You deserve to live a life you love, as a mom and so much more...

Motherhood doesn’t have to feel like a constant battle. You aren’t alone. And you don’t have to lose your sense of self to be a good mom. The truth of the matter is, your ability to be a good mom (and partner) grows as you learn to better love yourself and manage your own limiting beliefs and challenges!

You don’t have to be perfect. You just have to be you. Are you ready to discover your joy in life and motherhood, together?

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