Debbie Zeichner, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Parent Coach who has specialized in working with parents and families for over 20 years. Debbie is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, a Certified Redirecting Children’s Behavior (RCB) Parent Educator and a Mindfulness Facilitator.

Inspired by her own parenting challenges raising two very strong-willed kiddos, Debbie made it her mission to help parents navigate the daily challenges of raising their kids in a way that ends the power struggles, improves “listening” and builds connection.

Debbie brings together her knowledge and expertise in positive parenting, mindful parenting and social/emotional development and is deeply passionate about supporting parents in creating more calm, confidence and connection within themselves and their families. She offers individualized parent coaching, group presentations and engaging parenting classes. Debbie also created her popular online parenting course, “Taking the Struggle Out of Power Struggles,” which is now on-demand and self-paced ( In addition, Debbie is trained in the Mindful Schools curriculum and loves incorporating mindfulness into her work with parents.

Debbie received her BA in Psychology and Family Studies from the University of Arizona and her Masters Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University. She is the proud mama of 2 passionate teenagers and lives in San Diego, California.

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