Help by Phone

Help by Phone
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When you need more help than you get from reading articles…

Contact me to talk by phone.  It is possible to parent very difficult children and teenagers, support your young adult, and bring well-being back to your family.  If you think you’re ready, complete the Story form at the bottom of this page and I will contact you.  If you have general questions, email me at: .

“Rarely have I heard someone get to the heart of the matter so quickly, thoughtfully, and with such great insight.  Margaret has inspired me to be a better mother to my children.  Her ideas to cope with extreme behaviors have given me a new set of tools that I continually draw upon for the next event that may present itself. I now look at our situation with candor and the knowledge that I am not powerless.”   –Ann A, Oregon


Get Started

1.   Tell me your Story

What do you need?  What’s going on with your child?  We can save much time on our first call if I know something about your situation ahead of time.  Complete your “Story” in the form at the end and click “submit.”

2.  Set up a meeting

I will contact you as soon as I receive your Story.  We can set up a time that’s convenient for you, including evenings or weekends.  I will call you; I can also accommodate international calls.

3.  Payment

I prefer payment using PayPal.  When you are ready, you can go here and make a payment to this email,  We can make other arrangements if you cannot use PayPal.


Single phone session – $65 for 90 minutes, which includes a 20 minute follow-up call anytime, and a written summary to help to you recall key points.

Four phone sessions – $240 for four 90 minute calls, which includes four 20-minute follow-up calls and a written summary after each call.  You are encouraged to sign up for four sessions (discounted) so that we can cover additional things you’ll want to know as you start making changes–real change almost always brings up new challenges.

It is OK for a couple and sibling(s) to be on any call.  I encourage it.  It is not appropriate for me to speak directly with your child, however.

“You’re kindness and shared experience has provided hope in a situation that I otherwise would not have known where to start.  Thank you!”  –JS, Texas

What you can expect:

  • Compassion and respect from someone who’s been there and understands;
  • Clear practical steps for creating a therapeutic home;
  • House rules that work, structure that works, and communication styles that work.

“Despite years of therapy, alternative approaches, and interactions with healthcare professionals, my family was still wavering on whether or our daughter’s problem was serious, what should be done, or if anything even could be done.  Margaret’s wealth of knowledge and personal experience helped change our approach and perspective.  Her guidance with regard to pursuing information gathering, treatment options, and medication regimes has proven invaluable.  But what is more valuable, overall, is that she confirmed that there IS a problem.  Our daughter’s behavior isn’t merely bad coping skills or acting out – she has a serious mental illness that needs attention and care.”  –Marie D, Oregon

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