Why Parallel Process
Parenting today is complicated and filled with challenges. Parents may think the only resources available to them are to attend a parenting course, read a self-help book or go to a therapist. Yet many parents may not be struggling with their own mental health issue. Parents may also need more individualized attention than a seminar or book to address the nuances of their unique parent-child dynamic. Parent coaching fills this specialized niche to help parents strategize, build new skills and discover new outcomes in their family relationship patterns.

Krissy Pozatek,previously a wilderness therapist, has adapted her skills to coach parents in real time with their parenting struggles. Krissy brings her skillful listening, her gift of reframing, her compassionate understanding of stuck parent-child patterns, and her ability to help parents to discover new possibilities with their children. Parents concerns are always treated with a high regard for ethics and confidentiality.

Parallel Process helps parents develop healthier boundaries with their child. This can range from helping emotionally enmeshed parent learn how to set behavioral limits to helping emotionally distant parents become more engaged and emotionally available.

With Krissy, Parents Will:

  • Have a safe place to discuss their struggles with their preteen, adolescent or young adult children.
  • Develop new skills that they can put to use right away in their daily life including: emotional self-care, emotional attunement to their child, boundary setting, reframing issues and problems, sitting with discomfort and uncertainty, I-feel statements, assertive communication and reflective listening.
  • Enhance their self-awareness so they know when they are falling into an old stuck pattern. With this, parents can side-step old traps and have new outcomes with their child.
  • Learn how to empower their children to solve their own problems.
  • Foster healthier communication with their child in the home or through letter writing, phone calls or visit with their child. Through role-plays, Krissy’s communication coaching cultivates more sharing and reciprocity in the parent-child relationship.
  • Cultivate effective co-parenting to provide a safe container for their child.
  • Receive real-time support in their daily life to help navigate the rocky road of parenting.
  • Identify and achieve their goals for the parent-child relationship.
  • Become confident and skillful in raising mature kids.
  • Parallel Process works as a team with the child’s therapist and educational consultant, or other professionals to achieve the best possible outcome for child and whole family.

    Krissy's lighthearted, humorous, gentle, and especially non-judgmental nature never failed to lift our spirits. I always appreciated her many stories and her use of metaphors to simply illustrate concepts which she felt we needed to deeply understand and begin to implement. I have worked in the medical field for almost 30 years now and have met many people along the way, but Krissy Pozatek stands out as one of the most gifted and talented people I have ever met. I wholeheartedly recommend her to "everyone" because I think that anyone would be lucky to have her as their therapist! We are forever grateful to her for her brilliant insights, her amazing skill at teaching us more appropriate responses, and most importantly, for helping us to heal our family. Susan P. (Parent of adolescent boy)
    Having to send a child to Wilderness and then on to Therapeutic Boarding School was one of the lowest points of our lives and yet we realize now that we were truly blessed to have met Krissy. With her vast experience, eclectic knowledge, and abiding wisdom, Krissy has guided us through darkness and deep despair into the light and an ultimately successful outcome for our family. It has been an 18- month journey so far. During this time, she helped us “stay the course” when every fiber of our being wanted to “rescue our child.

     

    Susan - California USA
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