Get the help you need for you and your teen in the comfort of your home

Raising teenagers can be the most remarkable experience  while at the same time be the biggest challenge. Sometimes it can feel like your sweet child has turned in to some teenage stranger living in your home and what used to work in your relationship doesn’t anymore.  

Believe it or not, your teen does want a relationship with you but they may be as lost about how to make that happen as you are.  Get all the hands on tools you need to get to where you want to be. With almost two decades of experience working with teenagers Lisa Smith has the skills and the passion to work with you on how to navigate the tricky road to restoring your relationship while still setting healthy boundaries that will benefit the entire family unit.   


Teen Coaching

It’s hard to know where to draw the line, when to take a stand and when to compromise. You may want to reduce tension in your family and increase effective communication but may not be sure how.  I can help.  It’s important to identify and overcome the root cause of your teens troubling behaviors while understanding how to motivate, support and empower them.  I will guide you through the process of recognizing what the most pressing issues are and what steps to take to resolve them. 

  • Develop effective communication of expectations and frustrations. 
  • Build cooperation not competition between you and your teen. 
  • Create common goals together with your teen instead of dictating them.
  • Establish clear steps to achieve those goals. 
  • Generate solutions to resolve most pressing issues.
  • Master conflict resolution that promotes harmony instead of resentment. 


Teen and Parent Coach

B.A., M.A., C.P.L.C., A.C.S


We meet you in your home or via Zoom, an online internet conference service.  This is a powerful process that has changed thousands of individuals and families for the better. We understand that reaching out for help can feel overwhelming and vulnerable. This process is uniquely tailored for each family and we are sensitive to your specific needs. 

Scheduling a session can be challenging logistically as we have such busy schedules. This is one reason in-home coaching may be the best option for your family. We go to you and meet in your homeThis saves you time. But perhaps more importantly, meeting in the safety of your own home is more comfortable allowing you to open up more quickly and get the help you are looking for to meet your goals more efficiently. Our sessions are 90 minutes rather than the traditional 50 minutes, giving everyone time to share.

The intentions of coaching and therapy are different.  The coaching process is action based and focuses mostly on the present and future instead of only on the past.  A Certified Coach helps you identify your goal (a closer family, less tension and anxiety, better communication) and what specific steps need to be taken to make that happen.  It’s about results and bringing real change.

What People say about me

“Lisa Smith was my last resort with my teenager. I was desperate and she came along side our family and help navigate and gave us the tools to parent our daughter when we felt hopeless. I can truly say that she was our angel and now being on the other side of the fence..she was a lifesaver. Our daughter is doing amazing. We had to make changes and work hard but we are so glad we made that call.”

Karla, Orange County