Educational Therapy

Educational therapists work with students and parents in one on one settings to develop and implement educational and therapeutic interventions. Educational therapists build a child’s theory of mind, utilize a strengths-based assessment and then help harness these strengths to overcome challenges, enhance their understanding of how their brain impacts their behavior and development, and strengthen any processing gaps. 

Interventions include wrap-around organizational support, emotional resiliency programming, and case management services which include personal development, family relationship building, and communication with school faculty and staff and other related professionals. 

Educational Therapists use the power of a personal relationship to encourage student motivation and to set-up a safe, empowering, and rewarding learning atmosphere. Educational Therapy is often used to support students with learning differences but can be utilized to address most behavioral issues that result from challenging academic, social, or intellectual contributions. Educational therapists are trained to identify and asses student’s learning needs and are able to tailor a complete plan to address and support healthy development. 

Jessica Stong is an Educational Therapist with a Master’s in Developmental Psychology and training in ADHD coaching, social skill development, and literacy intervention. Jessica meets with each family to discuss strengths, challenges, and opportunities for growth. This meeting includes a student assessment to address processing, executive functioning, and behavioral concerns along with an environmental assessment of family structures and supports. After this initial visit, Jessica will create a plan for your child and family to address behavioral and environmental changes to support their full participation and success in school. She will meet with your child weekly or biweekly to coach and support their progress. Once a solid foundation with the appropriate social, emotional, and educational supports is in place, your child will then feel ready to move forward with a strength of purpose and determination necessary for success. 

Sessions are available in person or online through Zoom. Sessions are 60-90 minutes in length. Please email to inquire about availability and fees. Alternative, please feel free to book a free 15 minute information call. 

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Parent Coaching

Become a more engaged, connected and patient parent. There are so many complicated and competing schools of thought regarding parenting practices and philosophies, let me help you navigate your parenting journey with grace and love. I want to help you find joy in family life through targeted interventions utilizing both principles of thought and behavioral analysis. Together, we will tailor a plan that works for your child and children, as each individual responds differently to internal and external rewards and consequences. 

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Individual Coaching

Evaluate your thought patterns and train your brain to respond in helpful and empowering manner. Through coaching, you can step into your light and power, and live a life of courage and strength. We will look at your cognitive processes and see how your thinking is impacting your choices, attitudes and behaviors. I draw from my training in life coaching, narrative psychology, behavioral analysis and positive psychology to help you move toward action.  

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Public Speaking

Jessica knows the struggles of living with learning differences and parenting a twice-exceptional child. (2e = gifted along with learning differences!) Despite her “preparation” with a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology and training in life coaching, ADHD coaching, social skills development, and literacy intervention, she admits to being shocked (daily) by the challenges and thrills of parenting. After traveling and living abroad, she now lives in Kansas with her husband, 2 boys, goldendoodle, and cat with allergies. Jessica works in local schools and provides dyslexia screenings at the Fundamental Learning Center. She has also returned to graduate school for another psychology degree, but this time with a focus on school psychology. 

Through her work in schools and with Lives of Courage, she strives to make the world a better, happier, lighter and funnier place. Jessica started Lives of Courage to inspire and empower others to live their lives with strength and courage every day. 

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Which Coaching Path is Right for You?

The best way to determine if coaching is a good fit is to hop on the phone with me for a quick clarity call! In just a few minutes, we can determine which type of coaching would be most beneficial to you and get you started down the right path. 

Coaching sessions are offered in-person for clients in the Wichita, KS metro-area and online via Zoom for long-distance clients. Your location is not a barrier to success!