About Bonnie Compton


  • Child and Adolescent Therapist
  • Play Therapist
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Mother of four adult children
  • Proud Grandmother

I am a child and adolescent therapist with over 25 years of experience who specializes in both parenting and behavioral issues. I received my pediatric nurse practitioner’s master degree and child and adolescent therapy master’s degree from University of Maryland. My role as a parent coach is distinct from my role as a therapist. As a therapist, I work with children and families in an office. My role as a therapist involves evaluating children for various emotional disorders and providing therapy to address their behavioral issues. As a parent coach, all appointments are conducted by phone. I partner with parents to help them create a joyful positive relationship with their child.

I’ve had many years of experience with children and families, and am a mother of four adult children. As a parent, I experienced frustration and confusion as I searched for answers in books. I realized that kids don’t come with instructions. Children differ and do benefit when parents tailor their behavioral techniques to fit their child’s unique personality and temperament. I individualize parenting techniques and plans to fit the parent and the individual child’s needs. By giving families a “toolbox” of customized behavioral techniques for their family, I empower both parents and children. As a parent coach, I find it very rewarding to partner with parents and their kids to cultivate the family and home life they desire.

As your parent coach, it is my intention to:

  • Offer guidance to parents and caregivers as they raise their children.
  • Empower parents to become more effective.
  • Facilitate positive relationships between parents and children.
  • Support parents in their parenting journey and inspire them to find joy in the relationship with their child.

“While we try to teach our children about life, our children will teach us what life is all about.”

— Angela Schwindt

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Office: 845-493-0559