Transitional Support Services - Family Coaching
Sky’s the Limit Fund is excited to announce our new and essential aftercare approach developed specifically for Sky’s the Limit Fund families: 12 weeks of dynamic, structured family coaching support for grant recipients once they graduate Wilderness Therapy. Understanding that the families who utilize Sky’s the Limit Fund grants often do not have the resources to transition onto traditional aftercare, the STLF Family Coaching Program is an affordable solution for the complex transition home from wilderness. Sky’s the Limit Fund’s mission now includes the ongoing support beyond Wilderness Therapy.
Family Coaching Program Testimonial from a Vermont parent of a 14 year old girl:
“The STLF Family Coaching Program has been extremely helpful and beneficial for our family. Our family coach has helped us understand the changes our daughter has undergone during Wilderness Therapy and how they play out as she reintegrates into family and community life. Our coach’s knowledge of Wilderness Therapy has been critical to our process. The curriculum provided by our STLF coach is inspiration and further education on where we want to go as a family and how to get there. Between this program and the scholarship aid to get our daughter to Wilderness, you have been an incredible help to our whole family.”
Meet the Family Coaches
Lauren Lollini, MA, LCPC
BioFor over 10 years, Lauren has worked with individuals and their families helping them to find the answers for positive growth and change. Doing most of her clinical work in Colorado, she moved back to Illinois in 2013 to be closer to family.She received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado in 2005 and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Lauren has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and their families ever since. Lauren has extensive experience with parents helping to teach, support and nurture their relationship with their children. She is a very collaborative professional, reaching out to all who might help promote the growth needed for a client to reach their individual goals. While working as a wilderness therapist and then the Admissions Director at a nationally known program, Lauren became affiliated with Sky’s the Limit Fund and helped to place the Fund’s first students. She has remained an ally of the program and is very excited to be a part of its new family coaching services program. In addition to her work as a therapist in her private practice, Lauren also works as a parent coach. Lauren is able to help explore an individual family dynamic to assess and provide the best support while balancing this with the proper tools to help move a family in a better direction. Her services include working on proper communication, setting boundaries appropriately as well as teaching patience, respect and listening skills.
Heather (Menzie) May, LPC
BioIn addition to her private practice in Boulder, Colorado, Heather is a Family Coach for STLF. She has a deep appreciation and understanding of how challenging it is to incorporate changes that are made in the wilderness setting into daily life. Heather is eager to prepare and coach families through the challenges and rewards of this transition. Earning her MA in Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, Heather specialized in studying Wilderness Therapy. She worked as the Family Services Director and as a Wilderness Therapist at a nationally known Wilderness Therapy Program for seven years. Over the last ten years, Heather has co-developed and implemented two distinct Family Programs that have been based in mindfulness approaches and attachment theory: The Strong and Mindful Family Program and Family Quests. Both programs have involved bringing family members together in the wilderness to interrupt existing patterns that disrupt health and wellness, to celebrate the strengths of each individual and the strengths of the family, and to help families find new and healthier ways to relate to each other so that they have a stronger and better functioning system. Heather is collaborative in nature and will work closely with your family in a practical, mindful, and heart centered way. She is eager to share her skill set, guidance, and warmth as a Family Coach for STLF families.