Ann Lukas, Certified Parent Coach

Location:

• Zeeland

Areas of Focus:

• Parenting Children with trauma, anxiety
and/or ADHD
• Parenting Challenges
• Foster/Adoptive Parenting
• Marriage Improvement
• Pre-martial Preparation

Patient Ages:

• Aduts

AFFILIATIONS:

• Heart-Strong Certified Parent Coach
• Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

Ann’s loves using her experience and training to help parents as well as marriages work through struggles and grow stronger together.

Ann is highly experienced in helping parents work through the frustrations and struggles they are having with their challenging children (young and old). She brings biblical grounding, neuroscience proven strategies as well as empathy, calmness and understanding from her own personal experience parenting children with challenging and frustrating behaviors. She gives parents strategies, confidence, freedom and hope for dealing with defiance, disrespect, frustration, inflexibility, ADHD, anxiety, anger and more.

Ann has been married 25 years and has 3 children, (2 young adults and one in middle school). Together with her husband Jeff, they have parented over 30 children through traditional and transitional foster care and adopted one. Ann has learned to shift from traditional parenting methods to methods that help discover and meet each child’s individual needs. Her certifications range from a certified Heart-Strong Parent Coach, Prepare & Enrich pre-marital/marriage coach, a trauma parenting trainer for Bethany Christian Services, and Families Count parenting class trainer.

Ann has always been very active in her church and has served in several leadership roles. She loves learning about trauma, communication, attachment, connections and the body and the brain (she even reads about it on vacation). She enjoys spending time at home with friends and family while creating delicious gluten-free meals with her husband.