Educational Therapist + ADHD Coach

Empowering Children + Teens To Navigate Their Emotions and Academic Challenges:  Specializing in Trauma Healing for Foster and Adopted Children

 

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As a mom of children who struggle, you know the constant worry and emotional turmoil that comes with watching your child face challenges every day.


You've spent countless hours researching, advocating, and trying to find the best solutions to help your child succeed.  The sleepless nights, the tears shed in frustration, the feeling of helplessness - it's a heavy burden to bear. 

There is hope. 

As an educational therapist, I can offer you and your child the support and guidance needed to navigate the complexities of learning difficulties. 

Together, we can create a personalized plan to address your child's unique needs and help them unlock their full potential.  With specialized techniques and strategies, we can build confidence, improve academic performance, and foster a love for learning. 

Don't struggle alone.  We can make a difference in your child's life and help them thrive!

As mothers, we carry the weight of our children's struggles on our shoulders. 

When our children are battling BIG emotions, grappling with ADHD, anxiety, or the heavy burdens of a traumatic past as foster or adoptive children, our hearts ache with helplessness and worry. 

The emotional rollercoaster we ride is relentless, the fear and uncertainty gripping us tightly each day.  It's time to seek support that understands our pain and offers a lifeline of hope.  

Let's stand together, hand-in hand because our children deserve nothing less than our unconditional love.

Dear moms, I see you.  

I feel your struggles and fears. 

As an educational therapist for children and teens, I am here to offer you a lifeline of support and guidance. 

Though the power of play, hands-on-activities, and creative solutions, I can help you and your child navigate the storm of big emotions, ADHD, anxiety, and traumas of the past.  

With my unique approach, we will unlock the potential of your child, guide them towards a brighter future filled with joy and success. 

Trust in the process, believe in the power of play, and together, we can walk hand-in hand on this journey of transformation together. 

HEY FRIEND,

I am Loretta.

I'm a small-town Michigan special education teacher turned educational therapist, and ultra cyclist with big dreams.  

Being an adopted child myself, I am able to empathize with the unique struggles and emotions that come with navigating the world as a young individual. 

My passion lies in coaching children toward a brighter future.  

My family life is filled with love and laughter.  I am blessed to have married my high school sweetheart, and together we have two amazing adult children.  Our home is also shared with three adorable doodles - who bring endless joy and excitement to our lives.  Each day is a new adventure with this lively bunch, and I wouldn't have it any other way!  

Very into: syrupy pancakes, racing my bike, and carving out a life you don’t have to pretend to like. Avoiding small talk since 1988.

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Counseling for Children + Teens

Are you a mother facing the complexities of raising a child with ADHD, anxiety, academic struggles, or the echos of past trauma from your adopted/foster child's past?  I understand the weight of these burdens, and the moments of uncertainty.  As an educational therapist specializing in supporting children through these complex struggles, we will explore hands-on activities, play, and real-life applications that will help your child and teen navigate their challenges with creativity, engagement, and joy.  Let's take the first step together, towards a new chapter of growth for you and your child.   

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Educational Therapy

Is your child is struggling academically in math, reading, or writing?  Educational therapy can provide targeted support to help them succeed.  Discover a personalized approach to learning that empowers your child to overcome challenges and thrive in school.  We will embark on a transformative path of educational therapy, using hands-on activities, and the playful engagement with tools to enhance learning and support your child academically and emotionally. Through our collaborative efforts, we will unlock your child's unique learning style, uncover their strengths, and fostering a love for learning. 

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Harmony Within!
Mini Course

Welcome to Harmony Within! - a transformative digital course designed for parents seeking to empower their children with essential skills to manage their emotions.  Through engaging lessons and hands-on activities, you will  learn effective strategies to help your children identify, express, and regulate their emotions in a healthy way. From cultivating mindfulness practices to fostering open communication, Harmony Within will equip you with the tools and confidence to nurture your child's well being. Join us on this empowering journey towards creating a harmonious environment.  

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Specialized ADHD and Autism Screening

As a qualified professional, I utilize the BRIEF-2 Screening for executive Function Skills and the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale which assist clinicians in identifying autism in children (ages 3-22 years of age).  These assessments are essential in providing an understanding of a child's executive function abilities and autism spectrum traits.  By employing these validated screening tools, I am able to identify specific challenges and characteristics associated with these conditions, enabling me to develop targeted interventions and support strategies that are tailored to each child's unique needs.  I strive to empower families a roadmap for effective treatment and support.

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Healing Hearts Masterclass

Welcome to "Trauma, Trust, and Executive Function Skills" FREE Masterclass' - a transformative program designed for foster and adoptive parents and caregivers seeking to build trust and enhance the executive function skills of their children with a traumatic pasts.  Join us for an enlightening journey where you'll discover specialized strategies and insights to support your child's emotional healing and development. Learn how to navigate the unique challenges of parenting a child with a traumatic past, and empower them with the tools and understanding they need to thrive.  Click on the link below and learn when the masterclass becomes available.   

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Healing Hearts Circle 

Step into the Healing Hearts Circle, a supportive membership space for adoptive and foster parents navigating the complexities of raising children with trauma.  Join our compassionate community as we provide guidance, resources, coaching, and understanding to empower you on this transformative journey.  We will explore specialized strategies to support your child's healing and growth, fostering a nurturing environment where love and resilience flourish.  Embrace the support you deserve and  create a brighter future for your family.  Join the Healing Hearts Circle email list today and be the first to know when registration opens which is soon! 

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Word on The Street

"Working with Loretta has been a game changer for my child - the creative activities  and hands-on approach have truly sparked their growth and confidence in a way I never thought possible.  I can't recommend Loretta enough for any parent looking to empower their child through coaching or counseling."

Katherine 

"Finding a solution for my challenging child was like searching for a needle in a haystack, until I came across Loretta and Bella Coaching.  The support and guidance provided were truly invaluable in helping me navigate the ups and downs of parenting.  Thanks to Loretta, I finally feel equipped to handle the challenges and support of my child in the best possible way.  I couldn't recommend Loretta and Bella Coaching more highly to any parent in need of support."

Rachel

"Since starting counseling with Loretta, my foster care child has made incredible progress in processing their traumatic past and building the skills needed to thrive.  The combination of creative activities, hands-on experiences, and compassionate support has truly been a lifeline for our family, and we are so grateful for the positive impact Loretta has had on our child's healing journey."

Stephanie

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At Bella Coaching, I believe in the power of collaboration between parents and therapists to create positive change for children.  Let's navigate the ups and downs of parenthood and empower your family to thrive! 

Together, we can build a strong foundation for your child's success and create a future filled with hope and possibility. 

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A Compassionate Guide for Adopted and Foster Parents to Nurturing Children with Past Trauma

In this engaging resource, you will find heartfelt advice on nurturing children who have faced adversity.  Download our free guide and begin your journey of healing and transformation with your precious child. 

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