Individual Consults

One-on-one parenting education is available through the PEP Consult program. 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 either in-person or online. Spouses or partners may participate as well.

If you are new to PEP, we offer a free online video series, Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me? that provides an introduction to PEP’s parenting approach. This 45-minute series outlines parenting strategies that lead to better parent-child communication and cooperation while also encouraging firm boundaries and shared responsibility.

Where will the consults happen? During COVID times, all sessions are occurring online. You will decide with the PEP Parent Educator the date, time, and location of your session(s). 

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

How do I arrange a consult? Please contact the PEP office answering these questions: full name, address, age of children, description of problem, and if you would like a particular PEP Educator at office@PEPparent.org. 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. 

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.

Please click here to pay for a PEP Consult before your session. The registration system will prompt you to create an account if you have not already.

Pascale Brady

Pascale has developed, taught and led a wide variety of PEP programs (in person and online) for close to 20 years. A widow and single mom of two young adults, she is a life and business coach specializing in Challenge Coaching (which includes parent coaching around challenging topics!). She works with parents or care givers of children of all ages – from expecting parents to grand parents! Pascale is French, German and American, and works in all three languages.

Patti Cancellier

Patti has 30 years of experience teaching and consulting with parents of children ranging in age from 1 to 30.  She also had personal experience with parenting children with ADHD, dyslexia and sensory issues.  PEP’s approach transformed her family and continues to be useful in connecting with her adult children.

Lisa DiSciullo

Lisa’s warm, encouraging style has helped frazzled families move from chaos to calm. Lisa has offered classes and talks since she became a PEP certified parent educator in 2010. She also works with parents individually through her coaching practice. She is the mother of three 20-somethings and lives in NJ. All consultations are done via phone or video-conferencing.

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 is a Certified Parent Educator and has taught PEP classes and consulted with parents for over 30 years. She works with parents of children ranging in age from early childhood through young adult. Marlene’s passion is to teach/mentor parents faced with challenging situations. She works to solve problems and find solutions that build cooperation, enhance relationships and positively influence family dynamics. Marlene is the mother of 2 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

Carol Hoffman

Carol Hoffman is a Certified Parent Educator with the Parent Encouragement Program and has been leading PEP classes since 2008. She works with families of children ages 2-18 with all the challenges the parenting journey can bring, especially power struggles and conflict management.

Dana Spencer

Dana Spencer is a Certified Parent Educator with the Parent Encouragement Program. The parent of three boys, a young adult and two teenagers, she has now experienced every stage of PEP parenting. Dana is a big believer in the value of integrating PEP principles into daily family life as early as possible. As such, many of her efforts at PEP are focused toward working with the parents of toddlers, preschoolers and early primary. She has a BA in Communication and a Masters in Business Administration. Her favorite part of life remains raising these three amazing boys.

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 over 20 years with parents of children ages 1 to 25. She is a counselor, family and couples therapist, who especially enjoys helping parents who are struggling with their teenager’s defiance, anxiety or lack of motivation. She has experience working with parents co-parenting after divorce, and helps parents navigate divorce with children.

Maureen McElroy

As a therapist and as a senior PEP Leader for over 20 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 20 years experience with parents of children ranging in age from 5-16. She began her relationship with PEP when her twins were 2 years old. She found PEP to be the roadmap she was looking for.. Her girls are 24 now. Elaine has a passion for connecting with people and sharing the tools and knowledge she has gleaned from PEP. PEP was the best investment she made in shaping her family. She loves helping others with the challenges we all face with our children. Her particular interest is in the area of power struggles.

Lynne Ticknor

Lynne is PEP’s Education Director and has been a PEP certified parent educator since 2006. She passionately believes in PEP’s parenting approach and enjoys working with parents to help them build harmonious, respectful and cooperative families. Lynne is the mom of four children. 

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.

David Drazen

Dave has been with PEP for 8 years and has two boys. He primarily worked with parents who have kids aged 5-12. He spends much of his time discussing screen issues and working with other dads. 

Parent Encouragement Program
10100 Connecticut Ave.
Kensington, MD 20895

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