I highly recommend Nancy Cohen. I’m the father of a spirited 10 year old girl with “big feelings” and my wife and I were referred to Nancy by our pediatrician. Nancy is a skillful behavior specialist who works equally well with children and parents. My daughter actually looks forward to and enjoys her sessions with Nancy and has learned many strategies to help control and effectively communicate her anger. My wife and I have also learned ways to be better parents – with all our children. I’m very glad that we followed through with the recommendation from our doctor to see Nancy. Our whole family is happier.
– KV Del Mar, CA (Father of 3)
Nancy Cohen has been an invaluable ally in helping our child through the difficult transition of separation and divorce. She possesses a gentle manner and intuitive understanding of young minds, which encourages our child to talk openly about his feelings in ways which he might not to his parents. I daresay we might not have made it through without her on our team.
– GK – San Diego (father of 1)
Our now teenage daughter was 7 when she met Nancy for the first time – afraid and uncertain about how she was feeling and why she was meeting this stranger. Nancy’s caring and warm demeanor opened doors for our daughter to learn and apply tools to overcome the challenges she has faced.
Nancy’s knowledge, experience and professionalism have helped our daughter become the self-confident, gregarious young lady she is today. Nancy has been a blessing in our lives and it’s hard to imagine where we would be without her.
– BK and SK (parents of 1) San Diego
I originally came to Nancy for help with my second child when he was a toddler. We thought we knew what we were doing with him, but his behavior (and our reaction to it) was making everyone upset. When we saw Nancy, we took lots of notes and worked hard to follow all of her recommendations. Within a couple of weeks, we saw dramatic improvements. Some improvements were the kinds of things we’d hoped for – we had reliable, concrete tools for working with my son and he immediately showed behavioral improvements. However, many changes were in areas we hadn’t anticipated: we became more confident and relaxed parents and our relationship with one another improved as well. If you have any hesitation about meeting with a child behavioral specialist…don’t!!!
Why make yourself crazy trying to reinvent the parenting wheel when there’s a kind and compassionate person willing to guide you through the process? You can read a million parenting books trying to find information that’s right for your family or you can talk to Nancy and let her create a plan that is customized for your family’s needs.
EN – San Diego, CA (mother of 2)