Individual Consults

We offer one-on-one parenting education through the PEP Consult program, our version of parent coaching. If you want personalized help, or you can’t fit one of our parenting classes into your schedule right now, a PEP Consult can be the answer for you.

This service is available to anyone who has completed at least one of PEP’s parenting programs—any workshop or longer parenting class. Spouses or partners may participate as well.

Where will the consults happen? The first meeting is usually in person, at the PEP office or a location convenient to you and the PEP parent educator. Subsequent consults may be done by phone or in person.

How much does this service cost? Consults are available in 50-minute sessions for $95. PEP members get a 10 percent discount. (Note: This service is not reimbursable by insurance.)

How do I arrange a consult? Please email Include the parent educator you are requesting, your name, address, telephone number and the best times to reach you. The PEP parent educator will contact you to arrange for your consult. If you do not have regular access to email, call the PEP office at 301-929-8824.

Who conducts the PEP Consults? PEP’s most experienced, certified parent educators have trained to provide this service. You may work with any of these individuals.

Pascale Brady

Pascale has led a wide variety of PEP classes and workshops for over 15 years. A widow and single mom of two teens, she is a life and business coach specializing in Challenge Coaching.

Patti Cancellier

Patti has 20 years’ experience teaching and consulting with parents of children ranging in age from 1 to 25, and with parents whose children are coping with some learning challenges.

Sue Clark

An experienced PEP class leader and also PEP’s class scheduler, Sue specializes in working with parents of children with special needs, including ADHD, learning disabilities and developmental delays.

Robyn Des Roches

Robyn focuses on preschool-age children and those with special needs. Also a writer, she frequently contributes PEP’s “Ages and Stages” column in Washington Parent magazine.

Robbye Fox

Robbye is a mother of three who focuses on challenges and opportunities of parenting teens and young adults, as well as topics of technology, financial education, family meetings and parenting children with ADD.

Marlene Goldstein

Marlene has taught PEP classes for more than 20 years, working with parents of children ranging in age from birth to 25.

Molly Jackman

Molly Jackman discovered PEP parenting classes 18 years ago and they changed her life. Learning to live in cooperation instead of conflict, her whole family became much happier. She has three children: two young adults and one in college. Molly both teaches and helps with development for PEP.

Linda Jessup

As PEP’s founder, Linda directed PEP and taught classes for 18 years while raising seven children—biological, foster and adopted. Linda still teaches at PEP each winter and conducts consults by phone year-round.

Tory Joseph

Tory has been working for 18 years with parents of children age 1 to 25. She is a counselor and couples therapist, who especially enjoys working on problems with teens and tweens.

Wendie Lubic

Wendie has taught PEP classes and worked with parents and students since 1996. She is also an educational consultant for college-bound teens. Wendie specializes in working with couples and individuals who are working through divorce-related parenting issues.

Maureen McElroy

As a therapist and as a senior PEP Leader for over 15 years, Maureen supports parents as they solve parenting challenges. She helps them as they work to improve relationships not only with their children, but also with their spouse, parents, in-laws, or siblings. 

Elaine Robinson

Elaine has 14 years’ experience working with parents of children ranging in age from 5 to 16. She is the parent of twin girls.

Paige Trevor

Paige has been leading PEP classes since 2006 and is also a professional organizer.  She works mainly with parents of children age 5 through 12.

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