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“Our children thank you and we all thank you, again and again and again…I know that I speak for all the parents in our class. The results are priceless, and infinite.”  J.D Bruinier, mother

Check out what our teachers are offering!

Amy Williams, MA, DTR, RMT

I have a deep respect and love for children, and I believe we all want to be the best grown-ups in the lives of our children and students. I also believe that sometimes we feel like a failure and simply don't know what to do.


My life's work is to walk alongside you to learn new techniques that support all children, practice the skills that address the struggles in your classroom and your home, and celebrate every success.


My years as a dance/movement & expressive arts therapist, counselor, and educator inform and influence the work that I do with children, educators, leaders, and families. I've been a Caring Discipline trainer for five years and have seen the tools work in homes and in classrooms.

Now offering: 

  • 1:1 coaching

  • Family and Educator series

    • $155/ one adult or $175/ two adults; includes book

To register for an upcoming series, go to:


For any questions, 1:1 coaching, or to set up a free 15-minute consultation to see if this is a fit for you, contact Amy at:

or 503-957-2812

Kristin Lasher, MEd
  • Parent Coach and Teacher with Parent Support Center, 1992 - present

  • Elementary School Counselor, 2010 - present

  • Elementary teacher including bilingual 2nd grade and TESOL teacher, 1987 - 2010

  • Administration License, Portland State University, 2015

  • School Counseling License, Lewis & Clark College, May 2010

  • Master of Arts in Education, ESOL endorsed, Emphasis on School Counseling, Lewis & Clark College, August, 2003

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education, Minor is Spanish, University of Oregon, June 1987

  • GirlStrength self-defense instructor, August 2011 - present

  • Yoga Calm Instructor, July 2010 - present


Kristin has been in education for 34 years working with children and families Kindergarten thru 8th grade. She is currently the K-4 School Counselor at Laurelhurst Elementary in Portland Public Schools (PPS). She has two grown children who helped her learn a lot about parenting.  She enjoys problem solving and supporting parents, families and teachers.   She has been working with the Caring Discipline curriculum for 28 years and looks forward to facilitating her next class.  She truly believes in the process of parents working together to do this hard thing called parenting.  Kristin loves anything outdoors with friends and family: hiking, tandem biking, camping, and swimming to name a few.


In person and Virtual classes

  • When: (5 weeks)

    • Wednesday’s 6:30-8:00 pm 

  • Taught By: Kristin Lasher 

    • Retired Elementary K-5 School Counselor

  • Cost: $150 per family

  • Scholarships and sliding scale available.

  • Please register by emailing:

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