Child and Parent Coach
A child and parent coach in private practice since 1997.
What I do
Lisa provides coaching and counselling to children dealing with the following: Anxiety, Social/Emotional issues, Gifted, Asperger (ASD), Selective Mutism and Behaviour issues. Lisa also works with parents on strategies for better communication around family dynamics. She also consults with parents and teachers for IEP and IPRC reviews.
Lisa makes house calls. She believes that working with children and teens in their own homes provides a level of comfort that is effective in helping each child reach their potential. She also works 1:1 with young clients and/or parents at her home office in Riverdale and on-site at schools in the GTA. Skype services are available upon request.
Lisa works with each child to create ways to learn self-regulation, express their feelings and find strategies to practice in their daily lives at school and at home. Her approach with parents helps them re-learn ways to talk to a child who is experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem or acting-out behaviours. Teaching parents how to de-escalate and create a happier family dynamic is the goal.
Lisa Seward has worked as a Child and Parent Coach in private practice for over 20 years. In addition, she has provided intensive ABA therapy to many clients since 1997. In all capacities, she may work in tandem with Family Physicians, Social Workers, Teachers and Speech/Occupational therapists. Lisa is also an Associate of Connected Parenting.
Lisa has facilitated Wellness and Bullying workshops in schools across the GTA. Her Corporate Improvisation workshops have been used by companies such as CRTC, Bell and Johnson & Johnson. Her focus is consistent - positive use of tools and techniques to improve communication, self-esteem and enjoyment of a shared experience.
Lisa is also the founder and director of The Yonge Street Players, an improvisational theatre school known for its unique teaching style.
Lisa’s services are not covered by OHIP or most insurance plans. Lisa's fees are hourly and based on the location, length of session and the needs specific to the child.