Skip to main content

Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Life-Coaching Workshops Empowers Kids, Parents: Evolving with Confidence and Strength

Dr. Kristy Vanacore, known as “Coach Kristy,” is offering SOAR Empowered Kids, a life-coaching program designed to help children “evolve confidently, with strength, prepared for life's challenges, and resilient enough to soar.”

Vanacore’s program of individual coaching, workshops and groups for children, teens and parents reflects her nearly 20 years’ experience in child development, as well as what she considers the essential needs of children and families in modern times. Integrating stories, music, art and movement, she guides kids to develop their “powers” by learning critical skills for navigating life, such as self-esteem, self-confidence, frustration tolerance, emotional regulation, healthy peer relationships, gratitude, fear management, change and transition management, standing up to peer pressure, creating a life vision, independent thought and living with integrity. She also teaches these skills to parents so they can become at-home coaches to their kids.

Vanacore’s center also offers a variety of other services, including Mindful Parenting, an empowering, heart–centered program for reclaiming the joys of parenthood; parent coaching; individual therapy and coaching; reiki; neuropsychological evaluations; educational advocacy; and art therapy.

“As a holistic psychologist, my mission is to create a shift in the way we view child and family health and well-being—a shift from sickness and diagnosis to health and wellness,” she says. “We inoculate children, teens and families with the proper dose of inner reliance necessary to thrive.”

Vanacore’s office is in Yorktown Heights. For more info, contact her at 914.497.8006 or [email protected], or visit or