Paula Kettula is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with children and families for over 20 years. Paula holds a master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University. She also has a diploma in Montessori education from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). In addition, Paula is a certified yoga teacher (RYT-200) and is trained in EMDR, Sandplay Therapy, Play Therapy and Transformational Leadership.
Paula is the creator and the host of a massively successful online parenting summit called “Becoming a Peaceful Parent” that was attended by 35 world renown parenting experts including Dr. Daniel Siegel, Dr. Rick Hanson, Dr. Laura Markham, Debbie Reber and many others.
She has also hosted live “Beyond Screen Time” events that give parents the top strategies to end screen time battles by leading screen time experts such as Dr. Kardaras, Dr. Victoria Dunckley, and Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair.
In her role as a psychotherapist and a transformational parent coach, Paula works closely with parents to help them connect with the heart and soul of their children by using a love-centered leadership framework that helps families move from surviving to thriving one step at a time. Her work is also infused with her experience as a psychotherapist, trauma experts and the power of the latest research findings from developmental neuroscience.
Paula’s vision is to support parents in becoming empowering, influential, loving and inspirational leaders in their family in order to create a deeply connected relationship with their children, meet their children’s needs without being triggered, stressed or overwhelmed resulting in a peaceful, joyful and loving family environment.