Is the Nurtured Heart Approach® really different?

YES! The Nurtured Heart Approach® is so different that one of the first things we discuss in the seminar or in counseling is how it is different and why traditional parenting and child management techniques can actually make things worse instead of better.

I’ve tried lots of techniques. Why should I try one more?

As a parent of a highly intense child, I had the same question about the Nurtured Heart Approach®. My answer was in the results that I got when using this approach. Within hours (yes, hours!) my child’s behavior began to change. Since then, my own frustration and sadness about my child’s behavior have been transformed into pride and joy!

If it is so effective, is it hard to learn?

One of the most important aspects of a parenting approach, in my opinion, is whether or not it can be applied easily in nearly every situation. Of all the parenting techniques I have researched or studied, the Nurtured Heart Approach® is one of the easiest to learn. After taking the first seminar I was able to use the Nurtured Heart Approach® with success right away. After a few short weeks of practice, it became second nature to me.

What about problems at school?

As part of the Nurtured Heart Approach® training, parents will learn how to transfer the positive effects of the Nurtured Heart Approach® to the school setting whether or not teachers learn this approach. Teachers who learn this approach report more on-task behavior, fewer disruptions and higher levels of achievement and attendance!

It sounds too good to be true.

Even though it sounded too good to be true, I had nothing to lose but my child’s difficult behavior so I took the chance and went to the first seminar. Since then I have been using it effectively in my own home and in my clinical practice I have seen hundreds of families transformed through use of the NHA techniques.

How do I get a copy of the book Transforming The Difficult Child, The Nurtured Heart Approach®?

I will have them for sale at all seminars and office locations or you can go to to order the book.

What are my payment options?

We are an out of network provider for insurance plans that cover mental health care. Although we do not take insurance at this time, we are willing to work with you to create a payment plan or a sliding scale for many of our services. Seminars can be billed to a P.O. number for an organization or you can use a credit card, check, money order or cash depending upon when and how you register. All forms of payment are also available for counseling & coaching sessions.

How much does it cost to learn the Nurtured Heart Approach®?

There are several options for learning the Nurtured Heart Approach®, each with different fees. Please feel free to contact me directly for a recommendation for how to learn it, and a quote. If you wish to learn the approach through counseling sessions, your fees may be covered by insurance at the out of network rate. For group rates (small or large) please telephone me directly, Erin Whitney, (281) 728-7181 or click on “contact” button and request group rates via e-mail. 

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