Private 1:1 Coaching 


Are you ready to stop trying to "fix" your Pathologically Demand Avoidant (PDA) child and finally feel peace as a parent?

Schedule a free discovery call with Donna to learn more about 1:1 private coaching.


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I will meet you exactly where you are in your parenting journey.


Together, we will get to the root of what is preventing your PDA child from thriving and the thought patterns that are keeping you stuck.

The At Peace Parents' coaching methodology combines:

  • A scientific approach to understanding your unique child's brain.
  • An¬†experimental method¬†that has worked for 100s of parents to figure out exactly what works for their child and family.
  • A spirit of mindfulness, radical acceptance and non-judgment, to move you towards¬†peace¬†in your identity as a parent.

 What is included in private 1:1 coaching?

‚úď Personalized intake process to understand you, your child and your family

‚úďFour¬†1:1 calls¬†per month with one or both parents

‚úď Text and voice message support (Monday-Friday)

‚ústSix¬†pre-recorded masterclasses ($150 value)

‚úď Communication and Connection Course ($95 value)

‚ústProgress with PDA Workshop ($95 value)

‚úď Unique logins for two grandparents for the Grandparents and PDA Masterclass ($50 value)

‚úď Unique logins for two therapists for the Therapists and PDA¬†Masterclass ($50 value)¬†


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Who is Private 1:1 Coaching for? 

Parents who are ready to radically shift their way of being with their child. At least one parent in the package must be ready to do the difficult work of changing as a parent in order to become the catalyst for transformation for their PDA child. 

Parents who are ready to take action immediately. Seeing immediate shifts in the home requires immediate action and radical shifts in your behavior.  

Parents who want to take a scientific approach to parenting. This is not a "parenting philosophy." The tools are science- and evidence- based, and will be guided by the data your child gives us. 

Coaching is NOT for parents who: 

Are looking for a therapist or crisis intervention.   

Are looking for a another set of rules, dogma, or a "only one way of doing things" parenting approach.

Are not willing to change their own behavior, thought patterns, or take responsibility for their agency within the constraints they face. 

Are looking to fix their child and gain compliance using reward-sanction approaches or traditional parenting techniques.


 If you are anything like my clients...

You are sick of feeling demoralized and want to find meaning and purpose in the parenting journey you are on.  

You may secretly loathe coming home at night to your child after work or even resent having a child in the first place. 

You want to feel connected to your child, but you meet resistance to feeling that connection.  

Ultimately, more than anything, you want to lay your head on your pillow knowing in your bones you did everything you could to ensure your child can thrive for the rest of their life.

It's all OK.

You are not alone and we can get there together. 


About Donna Georgen

Donna‚Äôs passion for helping families comes from 26 years of lived experience and extensive training in PDA. She has raised two PDA children to the adult ages of 26 and 19.¬†Donna also completed the PDA Society‚Äôs college-certified ‚ÄúLevels Program‚ÄĚ in Pathological Demand Avoidance.

Donna was the first Support Group Coordinator for PDA North America - and in alignment with her own coaching objectives - she created dozens of PDA Parent Support groups in the United States that are still thriving. She is now thrilled to be part of the At Peace Parents team where she supports hundreds of families on their parenting journey. She is certified in the signature Paradigm Shift Program with At Peace Parents and trained by Casey Ehrlich, Ph.D. to provide specialized care and guidance unique to PDA families. Donna brings her genuine depth of understanding, compassion and care to each parent she works with.

There is another way to parent a Pathologically Demand Avoidant (PDA) Child or Teen.


What if I told you that parenting a PDA child or teen doesn't have to feel terrible?

Not only is it possible, but as we stabilize your home, you will see that your child is a gateway to a deeper connection to self. 

I will teach you how to approach your child or teen with a scientific mindset, so that you stop doubting yourself and can find what works for your family for years to come. 

I will provide tools to help you stop banging your head against the wall and going in directions that aren't meant for you or your family. 

We will also work on transforming your parenting identity, so that you feel more confidence, empowerment and ultimately, peace in your life.

At the heart of the work we do together is always love and connection. 

  • To find it again (or maybe for the first time) between parent and child.¬†
  • To find it again with yourself as a parent who is already good.¬†
  • And to be held by it as you explore this next evolution of your parenting identity with me, without judgment or limitations for what is possible for you, your child or teen¬†and your family.¬†¬†
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Join the 100s of other parents of PDA children and teens who have found peace

Take a look at what people have said about working with Donna...

"Donna’s compassion and validation when coaching me with our PDA daughter helped save my life.  That may sound dramatic, but I would not be where I am today without her support. Her knowledgeable and gentle way of mentoring has made a dramatic difference in my PDA daughter’s life and has made me a better parent to both my kids." 

 Jenn W. 

"I highly recommend Donna! She coached me on how to accommodate my teenage daughter who was struggling in burnout. Donna is knowledgeable, super supportive, and has a deep understanding of PDA from both a personal and educational perspective."

 Anna C.

"I searched for 4 years to find out what was wrong with my teenage son and how to help him. All the typical approaches to his issues only made things worse. To say that finding Donna Georgen was an answer to prayer would be an understatement. She validated my struggles as a PDA parent, shared so much knowledge (including her own firsthand experiences), and helped me become a more confident parent of a PDA child."

Jackie T.

We first connected with Donna in 1:1 Parent Coaching when we were at a very dark and difficult place with our PDA daughter. I needed two things-validation that I wasn’t crazy and practical ideas to accommodate our daughter as we couldn’t go on the way we were. Donna, a mother of two PDA children herself, met us each week with compassion, support and real ideas of things that we could put into practice that changed our lives. Our coaching sessions with Donna were invaluable as we navigate life with a PDAer.  

Janice and Ben

We were rock bottom and recovering from a very Our 6-year-old son had been through countless evaluations, and we've tried every parenting technique in the book. Nothing worked and no explanation had been given to us as to why. It felt like we were going crazy.  We started one on one coaching with Donna and after three sessions, we're already experiencing noticeable change. My husband and I are gaining the tools to find ways to help our son have a calm nervous system, we're starting conversations about how to make accommodations for him and we're gaining the language to understand what our son is experiencing and how we can best help him. I'm so grateful for the advocacy and the education 1:1 coaching brings us.

Emily and Jake

"Life with our 9-year-old PDA son was extremely challenging. Because of Donna, we fully understand why parenting a child with PDA must be different. She coached us on how to handle the daily challenges so that frustration and anxiety diminished.¬† We felt more empowered as parents again. We are so thankful for Donna‚Äôs insight and guidance!‚ÄĚ

Andrea & Travis B.

Donna's combination of lived experience, professional understanding and raw honesty were exactly what we needed. Going in, we thought we were doing everything we could, but Donna gave insights, concepts and strategies that transcended our bank of ideas. Working with Donna was a true collaboration. She listened, we discussed, she gave us invitations of things to try and allowed space for us to process. Sleep, food, routines, hygiene, meltdowns, school avoidance and dopamine / novelty were just a few of the issues covered. Although we already considered ourselves "low demand" in approach, Donna's support took our understanding, and hence our family dynamic, to the next level. As a result, we now all feel equally respected and our children feel fully safe and comfortable.

Annie and Paul, London, UK

Donna met with us 1:1 at the height of our distress and pain with our PDA son (8). She was so reassuring, kind, empathetic and met us where we were on our journey. She helped guide us through school refusal, burnout, life changes, and upheaval all through the lens of PDA. She helped us to see each moment as a choice and validated our experience of feeling doubt as parents. She allowed us to tap into a deep well of advocacy for our kids and helped our family come to a safer and happier place. I can’t recommend the AtPeaceParents program enough. It was a gift at a time of true turmoil. Since then, we have come so far with both kids, and are moving into a place of peace and happiness at home. It’s far from perfect, but after the 1:1, we feel more equipped, calm, and capable. More importantly we no longer feel like failing parents, but like insanely good advocates for our neurodiverse children. 

Meadow and Craig

Having a teenager, taking a gender journey, receiving a late autism diagnosis, realizing that total burnout may be internalized PDA... each one of these challenges tested my footing as a parent, but facing all four at once made me completely lose my bearings. In the Paradigm Shift Program, Casey handed me an incredible map. With the 1:1 Parent Coaching Program, Donna's training and lived experience attached a specialized map key. Through her genuine tenderness, compassion and accessibility, Donna's gentle coaching provided a guiding lighthouse... and I was finally able to see how I could navigate the map by trusting my own compass.


Donna has a real gift as a parent coach, and I feel so supported by her. We were rock bottom and recovering from a very rigid ABA program (with our 12-year-old son) where we constantly felt like failures. Making the switch to Donna was like a breath of fresh air. Her approach is uplifting, nonjudgmental, individualized, and effective. She quickly helped us to untangle the confusion that we felt and helped us to begin making shifts in how we parented our son and then we moved on to considering structural shifts around school and a possible move. For us it all started by taking one step and that was the 1:1 coaching with Donna.