Parenting Consultations Agreement

 
Yana Sirotkin, Ph.D., will provide parenting consultation and education. Parent consultation sessions focus on decreasing stress in your home by learning new ways to manage challenging situations with your children. The goal of parenting consultation is to help you gain confidence in your parenting decisions and feel more in control. Parenting consultations also work to improve the relationship between you and your children through the use of respectful strategies and positive discipline. I will further build and develop the parenting skills and knowledge you already possess and will assist you in decisions about making changes. 

Parenting consultation sessions may last a few weeks or a few months, depending on your specific needs and circumstances. It takes time to change a behavior, and it is easy to fall back into old patterns. As your parenting expert, I will collaborate with you and encourage you as you make these changes. 

As the client, you will set the focus of the consultation sessions and determine what you would rather focus on. I might make suggestions extending beyond your initial concern if I notice additional areas for improvement and will always welcome your honesty regarding the progress and concerns should the consulting relationship not be meeting your expectations. Parental consultations do not offer any guarantee of success or definitive changed behavior of your child.  
  
Fees
The fee for a single is $50 for 30 minutes or $100 per 1 hour. 
You may choose to purchase more than one session at a time: 
A 4-session 30-minutes packages are available for $150 and 60-minute for $300. 
Services must be paid for at time of booking by check, cash or credit card via PayPal. 

Cancellations or Late Sessions
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. If you miss or cancel an appointment with less than 24-hour notice, you will be charged. If you arrive late for an appointment, the session will still end at the scheduled time. Any shortened sessions are charged the full fee. 

 

Confidentiality
I protect the confidentiality of all my clients. I will only release information about our work with your written permission or if I am required to do so by a court of law.  
Breaches of confidentiality, in which I am obligated to report confidential information as a mandated reporter, are specific in only two instances: 
(1)    If I have information that indicates that a child, elderly or disabled person is being abused or neglected I am obligated by law to report this information to the appropriate local agencies for the protection of that person. 
(2)    If a client is in imminent risk to him/herself or makes threats of imminent violence against another person, I am required by law to report this to the appropriate local agencies for protective action.       
Though these situations rarely occur in coaching, if they do occur, I will do my best to communicate in advance any necessary and legally obligated protective action that I need to take.  

 

Parental Consultation vs. Therapy
Parental consultation sessions focus on decreasing your stress by learning new ways to manage challenging situations with your children. The goal is to provide you with the tools that will help you gain confidence in your parenting skills. Parental consultation also works to improve the relationship between you and your children using respectful strategies and positive discipline.  
Psychotherapy is a health service that includes mental health practitioners with training and experience in diagnosing and treating emotional and psychological problems. The consulting provided does not include psychotherapy or any other health care service.  

 

Ending Services
You are welcome to end services at any time or postpone services and return as needed. It is my hope that I can provide support to your family as you encounter new challenges as your children grow and change. 

 

Your registration for consultation session/s indicates that you have read the information in this agreement and agree to abide by its terms and conditions during the professional parenting consulting relationship. 
 
I appreciate your trust and the opportunity to work with you!