Family Coach & Children’s Mindfulness Specialist

My mission is to transform the lives of children, and their families, by building a solid foundation of social and emotional learning.

Often, the common approach to educating children focuses on cognitive development, independent from social and emotional issues. In my practice, we acknowledge that emotions have an impact on learning and seek to engage the whole child.  I specialize in building focus and perspective taking techniques through mindfulness instruction to develop qualities of awareness, curiosity and resilience.

Through my coaching, children and families build self-awareness, impulse control and compassionate communication skills to pave the way for smooth relationships and thoughtful dialogue.  Play and arts exploration are used to bring out joy, openness and time for reflection.

I will work with your family to create a collaborative, personalized program to meet the needs of your child and family. An initial consultation helps to determine an individualized program. Rates available upon request.


Family Coaching

60-minute sessions, packages available
  • Home or site visits assess strategies to strengthen the family foundation of social and emotional skills and compassionate communication
  • Tailored strategies for peaceful parenting unique to your family experience, including weekly parent conferencing
  • Lessons in mindfulness, empathy building perspective-taking techniques, and age-appropriate, conflict resolution strategies

Children’s Mindfulness & Tutoring (for ages 4+)

60-minute sessions, packages available
  • Creative tutoring techniques that use the arts and mindfulness to teach literacy and early math skills
  • Instruction in focus building allows children to calm their minds before engaging with learning tasks that cause them anxiety
  • Feedback and follow up is given to parents after each session on strategies used during tutoring

Compassionate Communication Classes (for ages 3+)

Six 60-minute sessions, 6 child max., packages available
  • Small groups of children work together to learn skills that enhance focus and self- control and nurture empathy
  • Children explore conflict resolution strategies that model how to build healthy relationships with others by mastering perspective taking techniques
  • Children learn to navigate social interactions through the arts, storytelling,  games and movement and mindfulness


Services are also available for leading parent and child workshops in schools and child development centers, and after-school programming.


Rachael Katz’s experiences working with children and families in Asia for over twenty years deeply influence her approach. Her unique combination of Western belief and Eastern cultural knowledge give her a depth of understanding with children, families, and cultures, that she will use to help you and your family to thrive.

Rachael has a Master’s in Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York City and is completing an extensive two-year Mindfulness and Meditation Teaching Certification program with the Greater Goods Science Center in Berkeley.

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M-F 9am-5pm