Amy Yontef has been working professionally with children and families for over 16 years. During that time she has worked in many different settings and with many different families. Amy has worked as a school crisis counselor, a director of day camps, as a mental health counselor in the homes of families with children at risk for out of home placement, and now as a youth, parent, and family life coach. Amy’s greatest satisfaction has come from helping families and children learn to overcome their obstacles and live happier, more fulfilled lives.
At Family Strength Coaching, Amy believes that there isn’t one solution for everyone. Instead, the best way to resolve an issue is with a unique, individualized plan that takes into account such factors as the family’s schedule, lifestyle, and personality. Amy has a calming presence that listens carefully and offers user-friendly advice to immediately improve the happiness in a household.
Amy received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona in Family Studies and Human Development and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University. Amy met her husband, David, in Tucson, Arizona and moved to Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania in 2003. Amy and David have two children, Jacob (9) and Lainey (6). After becoming a parent herself Amy understands the challenges and obstacles that families face today and the need for strengthening relationships between the individuals. Amy trained and continues to train at World Coach Institute as a youth, parent, and family life coach. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation and the local chapter of the International Coaching Federation Philadelphia Area Coaching Alliance.
Amy can help your family create and implement effective parenting strategies. She can also assist in establishing a family vision, a sense of direction, and clarity that will help work best for your family.