Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Development with an emphasis in Child Development and Family Studies at California State University, Long Beach
Get to know Lily On...
Adulting is hard and I am here to help! I am a Parent Educator and a PEERS certified coach at the Social Growth Center. As a Social Coach, my role is to support professional growth, personal growth, and development that is future-focused and based on where the client is now as they begin to move towards their desired life vision. The client will always take the lead in this process. As a Parent Educator, I work alongside parents and caregivers to visualize a philosophy that children are competent and trustworthy, and can make good decisions if given the opportunity and practice. By following research-based practices, I motivate parents to find personal ways to bond with their child and demonstrate how to implement positive discipline through Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), for parents to be their child’s first teacher.
My hope is to share my knowledge and skills required to raise emotionally, psychologically and physically healthy children. I strive to support teenagers, young adults and parents to sort out their feelings surrounding a situation, acknowledge any fears or trepidations that may be holding them back, attain mental clarity, and make a doable plan to forge through with attainable goals and a positive attitude.
In addition to my background as a Parent Educator and Coach, I am a Home Educator for Orange County Head Start, a division of the Department of Health & Human Services. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Development with an emphasis in Child Development and Family Studies at California State University, Long Beach. With my skill set, I am able to use theories and strategies in helping families and I also facilitate Mommy and Me groups. As a preschool teacher, I plan developmentally appropriate activities that align with Head Start Performance Standards, to foster the growth of naturally curious young minds.
In my spare time...
I have been happily married for three years and just celebrated our ten year anniversary at Walt Disney World! In my free time, I enjoy eating out at new restaurants with friends and chasing new adventures while camping and hiking with my Husband. I also enjoy making new friends and creating life-long friendships. I am excited to be part of the team at the Social Growth Center as a Social Coach, so that I may provide support needed to others in life's journey towards success.