Carmen Lorusso

Family & Parent Coach Teen and Child Wellbeing Coach

Johannesburg and surrounds | Online

+2774 955 1199



Johannesburg, South Africa

Parenting is possibly the toughest job any of us will ever have, and it comes without a manual, crystal ball or magic wand, but the thing is – you don’t have to go it alone. Whether you just need some reassurance that you are on the right track, or intensive support while working through serious concerns with your family, I can help you stay on track, or get back on it.

Parent coaching is a completely judgement-free, supportive space where you are free to explore challenges, and with support, set goals and develop strategies to overcome them. From small challenges, such as mealtime, to big challenges, such as disciplining effectively, I will help you to craft a tailor made plan that works with your values, and your family’s unique traits.

Using my psychological training as well as over 10 years’ experience helping children and families with special needs, I founded ThinkerKid as a whole-family coaching practice with the aim to help each individual in the family grow into their unique potential. If you are concerned about your child or teen, or school has raised concerns in areas, coaching is a great option. Through coaching, we can identify missing competencies, and work on strategies to build them up. Whether your child is dealing with low self-esteem, difficulty with self-regulation or bullying, coaching can offer them specific, individualised solutions to apply to their daily lives.

A Positive, Practical Approach to Parenting

  • Straightforward, individualized and realistic strategies, backed by the latest research
  • Calm, confident discipline (without timeouts, threats, yelling or grounding)
  • A focus on connection and respectful communication

Life-Changing Benefits for the Whole Family

  •  Feel more confident in your parenting decisions.
  • Know which strategies work (and which don’t!)
  • Build a stronger relationship with your kids.
  • Discipline without yelling or hitting.
  • Make and stick to your parenting goals.
  • Have a safe place to return when things get off track.

Individual Coaching Sessions for Tweens and Teens

  • Develop and use strategies to self-regulate
  • Learn organizational and planning skills
  • Set goals and devise action plans to reach their goals
  • Build confidence and positive self-esteem
  • Identify and set goals

Coaching sessions take place in the comfort of your own home, either in-person or online via secure conferencing software.

Parent at your best, even when things are at their worst!


  • Baccalaureus Artium (with specialization in Psychology) (University of Pretoria)
  • Bachelors of Social Science (Honours) in Psychology (University of Pretoria)
  • Board Certified Autism Technician (Behaviour Intervention Certification Council)
  • Professional Life Coach (Transformation Academy)