Bringing Back the Love

8-Session Transition Support Group

Join experienced Parent Coaches Inge Jechart and Sarah MacKay Lynch.

  • Have a teen in residential treatment or recently returned home?

  • Read every parenting book but still frustrated with your teen at times – or scared?

  • Wondering HOW and WHEN you will get YOUR life back?



What would it feel like to:

  • Connect with other parents who are experiencing the transition process

  • Practice setting/holding limits without losing connection

  • Replace frustration with curiosity and understanding

  • Address parenting challenges calmly


Transition Support Group - 8 Sessions

DATES:  June 27 -  October 24;  every 2nd Thursday

(Session Dates:  June 27; July 11, 25; August 8, 22; September 5; October 3, 24)

TIME:  6:30 – 8:30pm PDT

LOCATION:  Online, using Zoom*

(1)  Package of 8 Sessions:  $280

   This option also includes:

      - two 30-minute coaching sessions

      - additional coaching sessions available at reduced rates

      - email support for the duration of Group
      - access to additional resources


(2)  Package of 3 Sessions:  $95; Includes:

      - one 30-minute coaching session

      - email support for 2 weeks following each session

      - any 3 sessions you choose

(3)  Drop in on a Session:  $25

      - Early reservation/payment recommended

      - Pending availability of space

Contact Sarah: 

Inge Jechart, Ph.D., is a certified Life and Relationship Coach and the mother of two adult sons.  She coaches parents and couples from all over the country.  She has facilitated a local support group for over 10 years and hosts a national support call that’s available to anyone.  She was a board member of the Monarch Parents Foundation, an organization that provides support and programming to families with children at risk.  There she helped create and conduct a variety of parenting education and support programs.
Sarah MacKay Lynch, M.A., is a certified Parent Coach, former high school teacher and the mother of a newly minted 18 year old. Sarah’s parenting credo is “connection before correction.” In addition to being a parent coach, Sarah co-leads support groups and transition workshops with Willows in the Wind, a Bay Area-wide non-profit serving parents of teens with mental health and behavioral issues. Sarah also facilitates support groups for parents of young adults 18+ (failure to launch) with the Oakland-based non-profit, Family Sanity. Sarah is a member of the International Coaching Federation.

What our clients have said:

Inge’s coaching has helped me totally revolutionize my relationship with my daughter. My newfound inner peace helps prevent her meltdowns and we now enjoy our time together.  – S.

Sarah has taught me parenting skills that have completely changed how I interact with my 18-year old daughter. While it’s still a work in progress, our home is much more peaceful these days.  – A.

Our kids used to run our household and didn’t do any chores.  Inge helped us teach them in a loving and firm way - they now do their chores and are much happier!  – H. & R. 

I've learned a TON from our few sessions and I'm very grateful to you.  I feel like I've made a very important shift in my thinking and have gained confidence to use these new tools and we're getting good results with the kids.  -- LG



*Zoom is an excellent video conferencing service, available at no charge to participants.

You can download the app to your device at


Session Themes

Themes are subject to change as we move through the material.  If you want to attend a session for a particular theme, please contact Sarah before signing up.


  • Family Agreements: Safety & Connection

  • Creating Consistency and Accountability

  • Breakdowns and repairs

  • Improving Communication, Part 1

    • Impact of anger/fear/disappointment

    • Validation Skills, Active Listening

    • Role play & practice

  • Improving Communication, Part 2

    • De-escalating Conflict

    • Role play & practice

  • Setting and Maintaining Limits

    • Calmly, Consistently, Creatively, Collaboratively


  • Dealing w/Relapse/Setbacks

  • What’s Next?

  • Hearing From Parents/Teens 


  • Identifying Your Family Patterns

  • Victimhood: Our Thoughts -- Our Stories