Lisa Dungate, PsyD is an experienced parenting coach, child/family therapist, and family life educator. Most importantly, she is also the parent of two children, two of the wisest people she knows, her son E. (15) and her daughter B. (12). With a Doctorate in Psychology, and Masters in Counseling, Dr. Lisa is highly trained and specialized in working with families. She holds licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (L.M.H.C.) in New York State, a Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.) through the Canadian and Psychotherapy Association, a Certified Canadian Family Educator (C.C.F.E.), through Family Service Canada, and is a Certified Parent Coach through Coach-Parenting™. She is currently also completing her requirements for Psychologist licensure in both California and New York. Her Doctoral dissertation focused on ways to boost human resiliency; resiliency science being "the study of human courage." She is passionate about raising her kids and helping other parents to have confidence, joy, and success in their parenting, too. She currently resides in Upstate New York and works as a mental health counselor, parenting coach, writer, and presenter on family life education topics throughout the U.S. and Canada. She has lived and worked throughout Asia, Europe, The Middle East, and North America, and like Jennifer embraces a multicultural perspective in her work and writing. Click here for information on parent coaching with Dr. Lisa.
Jennifer Armstrong is an award-winning author of over 100 books for children and teens. She visits schools around the country to talk with kids about writing and books, and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences for writers, teachers, and librarians. You can also find occasional articles by her in the top journal of children's literature, the Horn Book. She grew up reading traditional stories -- myths, legends, fables, folk tales -- and believes strongly in the power of story to act as a guide. At age 46 she adopted an 8-year-old girl from Ethiopia, the Lovely K., and started a whole new chapter in her own story. She and Lisa met when their daughters started second grade together and became best friends forever.