Hi I'm Bette!
By the time I was 12 years old, my family was going through a second divorce. We had been through many trying times and a lot of loss. I struggled in my relationship with my dad and cried myself to sleep most nights through high school. As I got older, I wanted to help other families go through difficult times with a little more ease and direction than I had.
After college, I went straight to graduate school to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. I became
licensed in 1995 as a therapist and was working teaching Parent and Me classes. I researched, I read and I worked with so many families to get through the bumps in the road of having a growing family as my
own family was growing, too. My three daughters were challenging for me and through reading and
learning from amazing mentors, I discovered my passion for helping to ease the way for other families. I
started my Balanced Parenting practice in 2005 with parent coaching, speaking and writing as my main
focuses, in addition to my psychotherapy private practice.
I feel so blessed to do the work I do and only hope that I can make a difference for everyone who
chooses to work with me.
Welcome to Balanced Parenting!