Sarah MacKay Lynch, M.A.
Sarah is a certified Parent Coach, former high school teacher and the mother of a launching 18 year old. She has been through the residential treatment journey with her own family. She combines this background with current research and her work with hundreds of parents in the Bay Area and beyond to assist struggling families.
Sarah works collaboratively with parents to create the structures and support necessary to begin the process of healing their relationship with their teen, promoting a healthy, balanced, and loving connection within families. Her parenting credo is “Connection before Correction.”
In addition to parent coaching, Sarah is a regular leader of the San Rafael Willows in the Wind support group as well as Oakland-based Family Sanity’s support groups for parents. She also co-leads Transition Support Workshops with Willows in the Wind and Coyote Coast Youth and Family Counseling. She runs online support groups for parents and teaches the nationally recognized Family Connections Course, a DBT-based class offered through NEABPD.
Sarah received a BA at UC Berkeley, her teaching credential at Holy Names College, plus a MA in TESOL at the School for International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro, VT. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation.