How Can Emory Help You?

Emory's expertise as both a family therapist and a parent educator make her uniquely qualified to help you, your children, and your family. An award winning writer, her recently published book "Parenting With Courage and Uncommon Sense" illustrates her good humored yet practical approach to the ups and downs of family life. Emory's approach blends respectful appreciation with friendly curiosity, making it easy for people of all ages and backgrounds to connect and work collaboratively with her. You can meet with Emory in Takoma Park and at the PEP offices in Kensington. Or, if your busy schedule makes it difficult to schedule an office visit, Emory can share conversations with you by Skype or phone.

Classes, Talks & Workshops

Why Won’t Kids Do What They’re Supposed to Do?
Open forum counseling, where I consult with parents and children from a volunteer family about the real reasons behind “Why Don’t Kids Do What We Tell Them?”  For parents and children ages 9 and up.  Childcare is provided for younger children.
Saturday, March 21st, 6:30-8:30pm
At the Parent Encouragement Program

What’s the ‘Right’ Consequence to Use When My Child Misbehaves?
Logical consequences are a wonderful tool to help children learn from their misbehavior. But many parents feel flummoxed trying to come up with the “right” consequence each time their kids misbehave. Emory is teaching this class to help parents learn simple ways to set consequences that really help children learn “I don’t want to make that mistake again.”
For parents of children aged 4-14.
Friday, March 20th, 7:30-9:30pm
At the Parent Encouragement Program

PEP I: Parenting 5-12 Year Olds
How do you raise your children to be responsible, respectful, and trustworthy? This class makes parenting easier and more satisfying by giving you effective ways to deal with misbehavior while learning to become closer and have more fun as a family.
Three Saturdays from 9am-1pm: April 18th, April 25th, May 2nd
At the Parent Encouragement Program

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Parent Consultations

Would you like support from a parenting expert who gives you a fresh and optimistic perspective of your child and the problems you share? I can help you understand your child’s behavior and offer strategies to help your child get back on track. You can also subscribe to be one of the first to read my parenting column published every month in the Silver Spring, Takoma Park, and Kensington Voice newspapers.

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Therapy for You, Your Family, Your Child, or Your Teen

Do you wish you could find someone to talk to for yourself–a therapist who focuses on the person, not the problems? Does it seem as if everyone in your family would benefit from better ways to get along and get things done? Or maybe you are looking for a therapist for a child, teen or young adult in your family–one who encourages young people that they have what it takes to step up and become more confident and responsible?

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Make an Appointment

As both a parent educator and a psychotherapist, Emory can help you and your family get through tough times with parent consulting, psychotherapy, classes, newsletter, and monthly newspaper column.

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