I’m Lisa. I am an MSW, a mother of a 9-year-old girl, and a Certified Peaceful Parenting Coach.
As a young professional, I started working with children with developmental disabilities one-on-one as an academic and social-emotional coach. I also worked as a behavioral coach with families in the foster care system, which helped expose me to many everyday challenges parents struggle with as well as the ways that trauma can impact attachment and connection. I have been a California state certified Crisis Counselor for 14 years working with San Diego’s rape crisis center where I support survivors of sexual and domestic violence. While attending graduate school for my Master of Social Work, I discovered hospice work and fell in love with the role of supporting patients and families through their end-of-life experience.
Once I became a parent myself, I dove deeper into the research on attachment and connection to help me better understand what kind of parent I wanted to be. What I knew for sure is I didn’t want to yell at or spank my children. I knew I wanted my children to feel unconditionally loved. My love for reading, education, and service helped to create a community of like-minded parents around me. I became one of the go-to parents for suggestions, support, and empathy. I believe that being a parent is the hardest work we will ever do. 
In January 2016, I was one of only 15 clinicians chosen worldwide for an intensive six month training with Dr. Laura Markham, Clinical Psychologist, and author of AhaParenting.com, which I completed in June 2016. Using my knowledge, professional experience, and personal journey as a parent, I coach other parents to develop happier, healthier, and more peaceful relationships with their children.