Counseling, Coaching

by people who understand unschooling

There are people here who live in the U.S., Spain, Australia and The Netherlands, but they can help internationally. If you need a language other than English, at the moment Spanish and Dutch are possibilities. (The pandemic has shortened the list, maybe temporarily.)

Roya Dedeaux
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #95302)

Roya Dedeaux was herself unschooled (as Roya Sorooshian) and so understands the considerations of such families. She can counsel in person in the Los Angeles area, or provide coaching services remotely, anywhere.

Marji Zintz

Marji is set up to offer one-on-one help with parenting, as The Peaceful Parent Whisperer. She offers help in person (she lives in Olivebridge, New York), by phone, or via the Internet (Gmail chat or Skype).

To hear Marji speak about her family of origin, singing snatches of songs, and talking about music, listen here: Music is the Universal Language (at the bottom of a list of recordings, all available to hear there freely—only 12 minutes long, and beautiful).

Heather Cooper Sellers (formerly Diehr)
A couples therapist in private practice in Seattle, doing skype/facetime/phone session work. "I'm generally full, but I'm so passionate about [the Always Learning discussion], I would be open to fitting in people where & however I could....

Jan Hunt
Masters degree in counseling psychology and twenty years of experience

E-mail or telephone

Yvonne Laborda

Gestalt therapist, specializing in the effect on adults of childhood trauma. Yvonne lives in Lleida, Spain and can counsel in Spanish or English (British English). If you would like to see her speaking and hear her voice (in both languages), she is interviewed at the link here, and below on the same page she's the translator in interviews of me.)

Yvonne on facebook

Nathen Lester

Cara Barlow wrote:
Another therapist option.....I was a staff member of the East Coast Not Back to School camp... and was really impressed with the camp counselor, Nathen Lester. He('s) worked for NBTSC for many years and understands unschoolers and unschooling. Nathen can help clients whose primary residence is in CA, through skype.

If your funds are tight, let him know - he may be able to accommodate you.

Best wishes, Cara Barlow

Nathan's blog:

Interviewed by Blake Boles (sound file is there)

Graham Dusseldorp

Graham Dusseldorp offers coaching for dads wanting to balance work and families:

Graham can counsel in his native Dutch or his very-impressive American-accented English. ("Canadian" he says. Because his wife, Rippy, is Canadian.) (See their family here. )

This is Graham's smaller second job. His main job is a consultant for the government of the Netherlands.

Amy Childs has retired, temporarily or forever, as of December 2018. She's taking a break.

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