Peta is originally from Canada and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology/Sociology from Brock University.
After graduating, she worked for the Western Quebec School Board in a behavioral unit as a Behavior Technician. She wrote the behavioral programs for children within the classroom and collaboratively developed IEP/504 goals with the educational team in the district and the families. Her focus and passion shifted to working with children needing severe behavioral, sensory, social, and communication support.
She then became certified to be an Autism Intervenor and an ABA (Applied Behavioral Analyst) Therapist and worked in various educational and clinical settings, including the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Andrew Fleck Childcare Center in the Autism preschool. Peta obtained her postgraduate certification in Intensive Behavior Intervention through the Behavior Institute of Canada in Ontario. She also furthered her education in verbal behavior, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), social skills training for children with Autism, sign language, as well as many additional trainings.
Throughout all of her work experiences and training, her love for working with families as a whole unit continued to grow.
Peta took some time off to create a family of her own and later moved to Ohio. She has three beautiful children of her own and is part of a blended family in which she is very proud of.
After taking time off to raise her own children, Peta started working as an Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist. She provided social and emotional support to many schools and families throughout the county she works in.
Quite quickly, she started taking referrals for Parent Coaching in this new role. From her first referral, she successfully supported many families throughout Geauga, Lake, and Cuyahoga Counties. She has been dedicating her career path and focusing on bringing her previous experiences together.
Peta is also an active Parent Coordinator and helps to support families with conflict resolution. Peta is licensed to coach high-conflict parents with the New Ways for Families, a court-approved course.
As well as Peta’s private practice, Passcode to Parenting, Peta is also a National Master Trainer with PAXIS. She trains Human Service Professionals in PAX TOOLS for Human Services and Community Educators (evidence-based and trauma-informed)
Peta works closely with case workers, support staff, education staff, court staff, attorneys, GALs, foster, and kinship families to better support the primary families. Her experiences working with families with many barriers, such as substance abuse, mental health concerns, high-conflict divorce, domestic violence, etc., have led her to support each family with a non-judgemental attitude.
Peta supports each family uniquely and is respectful of cultural diversity. She collaborates as a team member and works as a strength-based focused professional. She continues to learn from each of these families she works with and shares her personal life experiences to build relationships, teach, and grow.
Passcode to Parenting provides a safe and judgment-free space for children and families in Northeast Ohio to repair, rebuild, and reconnect their relationships and move forward together. If you or someone you care about is experiencing difficulties in parenting, family stress, mental health concerns, high-conflict divorce, trauma, or crisis — we can help. Contact us today!
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