Parent Coaching Frequently Asked Questions
Parent Coaching FAQs
We’ve included the most frequently asked questions below, and you can learn more about our Parent Coaching services here.
What do you do at FCI?
Florida Children’s Institute provides services to improve the lives of children and families dealing with behavior, emotional, and learning concerns. We serve individuals with a wide range of needs, regardless of severity or diagnosis, and bring clinical expertise, compassion, and humor to our work. FCI also provides applied behavioral analysis, mental health counseling, boot camps, parent coaching, consulting services for schools, and Teacher Professional Development.
What are Dr. Baker’s Certifications?
Dr. Baker is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral (BCBA-D). She has a Doctorate in Psychology focused in Behavior Analysis, a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis and Developmental Disabilities, and two Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Child Development and Health and Exercise Science. I’ve been working in the world of parenting and parent coaching since 2005.
Do you take Insurance for Parent Coaching?
No, parent coaching is not covered under insurance.
Do I need to have my child enrolled at FCI to attend Parent Coaching?
Not at all! I work with families all over the country. You do not have to be local to Florida or enrolled at the clinic to take part in Parent Coaching.
My child is suicidal, what should I do?
If you think that your child is in immediate danger, please go to your nearest children’s hospital or call 911. If you simply have concerns, please call our office to get into our next-available Assessment window with one of our Mental Health Counselors (in person or telehealth). Once we establish the safety of your child, we can get you set up with parent coaching.
If I live in the Jacksonville area, can I attend a Parent Coaching session in person?
Yes. We do have in-person options as well as Telehealth.
What information should I have ready for our first coaching session?
Please have the initial questions that you received at booking filled out. If your child does have any diagnostic paperwork, please have that ready to email to Dr. Baker during the session.
Will we discuss rescheduling during the first coaching session?
Yes. Once we determine what your specific needs are, we will work on scheduling your ongoing sessions.