Parent Education & Coaching Services
Helping People to Win at Life
Empowerment Tools & Strategies
I’ve worked in the field of social work and family counseling for over twenty years. I have specialized knowledge and work experience in the areas of child welfare, juvenile and family court, individual and group therapy, addiction counseling, family health, parental guidance, and personal development.
I’ve been fortunate to have worked with hundreds of clients who helped to me understand the challenges facing today’s parents. What I discovered is that many parents are being misinformed and misguided in getting the help they desperately needed.
To fill that gap in services, I launched NourishedMinds.com, an online resource caregiver and parent education. I wanted to create a support service to provide you with the tools and resources you need to feel empowered. I make it a practice to research the content of my informational products because your trust is important to me.
I’m a life-long student who believes that our most profound lessons are learned from life experiences and the people we meet along the way.
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, California State University, Long Beach
- Bachelor’s of Science in Health & Human Services, California State University, Fullerton
- Advanced Studies in the field of nutrition, holistic health, and alternative medicine.
- Clinical Psychosocial Assessments
- Crisis Counseling
- MSW Field Instructor, CALSWEC Accredited Schools
- SAFE Adoption Evaluator
- Holistic Health Assessment
- Addiction Counseling
- Court Mediation
Frequently Asked Questions About Nourished Minds’ Products & Services
What is online coaching?
Online coaching is a broad term that basically refers to any form of coaching that is conducted over the Internet. This could be by phone, over a video chat using computer software like Skype or through an online video program or webinar.
How do video sessions work?
Video sessions are conducted via Skype. Skype is a computer program that enables people to video chat in real time with other people over the Internet. The software is free and is easy to download, and no special equipment is needed. All that is required is a webcam and a microphone, which most laptops and computers come fitted with.
How does telephone coaching work?
Life coaching by phone works the same way as in-person coaching but is conducted over the phone. I offer life coaching by phone for clients who are unable to access local services, prefer the flexibility of speaking by phone, or those who are simply uncomfortable with the idea of video chatting.
Is online and phone coaching effective?
With so many people now online, video coaching and coaching-by-phone are ideal options for the many people who can’t afford in-person coaching; are uncomfortable with in-person coaching, or simply prefer the convenience.
Just like with in-person coaching or counseling, your success and outcomes are totally based on your coach’s skills and your commitment to do the work. Having a connection with your life coach or counselor is vitally important, whether in-person or online.
What happens during the first session?
Think of the first session as a meet-n-greet. I will share information with you about my background and my coaching techniques. I will review my confidentiality policy and disclaimer policy with you at this time. I will also ask you some basic questions about your concerns and goals.
This is our opportunity to get to know one another. I STRONGLY encourage you to ask questions about my services and experience during our initial session. Anytime you are choosing a coach or counselor, you should select someone you feel comfortable with and someone who seems knowledgeable.
Why do I need a subscription to access some content?
A subscription to Nourished Minds gives you the special privilege of accessing all of our valuable guide content. When you become a member, you become a part of the Nourished Minds community of empowered people. It’s a great way to make sure that you stay informed. We are constantly adding new guides to our library so you don’t want to miss out on the guide that can offer you immediate solutions to your unique situation or challenge. We also found that a monthly subscription saves you money when compared to paying a fee to download each guide. With our subscription, there is no contract so you are free to cancel at any time.
Is Empowerment Coaching the same as Counseling or Therapy?
Counseling and therapy are traditionally conducted by a clinician and is designed to help people heal from emotional disorders, past trauma, or psychological barriers that make it difficult for them to function. It typically requires that clients be assessed, diagnosed, and treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication.
Empowerment coaching helps people to develop new skills and build on their strengths in order to adapt or cope with difficult life circumstances or a challenging life event. Coaching also encourages the development of belief systems and habits needed for personal growth. Think of it this way, therapy is about figuring out why something happens whereas coaching is about making things happen
Is Empowerment Coaching covered by insurance?
No, unfortunately, empowerment coaching is not currently covered by insurance. Since some people may not be able to afford this out-of-pocket cost, I offer a variety of low-cost video programs that offer some of the same helpful solutions and advice that you would get from private sessions.
Why do I get transferred to another website when I purchase a book or guide?
I use third-party merchants like Digital Product Delivery (DPD), PayPal, and vendors like Amazon to help sell my products. I take this extra step to make sure that your credit card information is safe and secured. It also allows for you to get immediate access to digital download purchases. When you click on BUY NOW buttons, you are automatically transferred to the merchant’s check-out or vendor’s storefront. Once your transaction is complete, you are automatically transferred back to the Nourished Mind’s website.
What is your return/refund policy?
Digital Information can’t be “returned” so there is a “No Refund” Policy for all digital download products purchased directly through Nourished Minds or any of my vendors. All digital eBooks, guides, videos, and programs are subject to this policy. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, your only recourse is to discontinue use of Nourished Minds’ products and services or cancel memberships or subscriptions. For physical products like softcopy books or CDs purchased through one of my vendors, I direct you to contact the vendor and ask about their respective refund policy.
I did not receive the email or the link for my digital download. What should I do?
For items purchased through Digital Product Delivery (DPD), please send an email through the contact page of this website to include a brief summary of your issue, your order number, and if possible, a copy of any error messages or notifications. I will make all efforts to resolve the issue, however, some technical issues are beyond my resolve or on the users’ end. Most of these issues can be easily resolved. Refunds are made to users when DPD or Payment processors are at fault for unsuccessful purchases. For items purchased through one of my vendors such as Amazon, I direct you to contact the vendor directly. The purchase confirmation email you received should have instructions on what to do in this situation. Please understand that I don’t have access to any information about your transaction with the vendor. I urge you to let us know if your issue with the vendor was unresolved.
Do you guarantee your products?
Absolutely! The information, tools, and strategies in all the digital products are based on 20 years of professional experience and evidence-based research. Meaning that the information has been proven effective in both clinical and private settings and is based on social work theories and practices. However, we can’t guarantee YOUR results. Only you have the ability to take this information and put it into action. We offer the tools and resources but you need to do the creating and building.
What does research-based information mean?
Not all information is good information. Nourished Minds is dedicated to providing you with information that is based on actual research and not just someone’s opinion. The team at Nourished Minds’ uses traditional methods of research to include the review of periodicals, journals, studies, and books from qualified authors. Whenever possible, we will cite the source of our information to strengthen your trust in our products.
I have a specific health/wellness/parenting issue that I’m dealing with but can’t find the answer or information that I need. What should I do?
It’s our job to help you find solutions and answers so we strongly urge you to submit your questions/concerns through the Contact Page. We can either create a post or guide to discuss your question or send you a direct reply. If we create a new guide or post, we’ll notify you the minute it goes live on the website. This way, other people who are struggling with the same issue can benefit from your request.