Helping children find their authentic selves and live their best lives.

Building rapport, reaching the child where they are at without judgement, advocating for or being the child's voice when theirs is not yet strong enough, teaching self-regulation, organizational skills, finding focus, and mediation are areas of specialty.
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"Inner peace and happiness is the key to living a fulfilling life."

My background begins on Long Island, New York, growing up with my mom and dad in suburbia. I lived a happy life in a solid family until my dad unexpectedly passed away during surgery. I attended Boston University for undergraduate work, studying mass communications with a concentration in advertising. Originally, I had thought I would do anything but follow in my parents' footsteps, with my dad as a school counselor and my mom as a teacher. However, I did happen to have a liberal arts concentration in psychology which I eventually used professionally over time. Following my intuition and the sunshine, I moved to California in 2001, and I guess genetics played a part in my enrolling in a Master's program in Educational Counseling through National University. Working with children and families was in my blood. I later built two school counseling programs at two different kindergarten through eighth grade schools. After 19 years as a school counselor, I wanted to work more closely with children and their families on a smaller, more manageable scale, where my work would have more of an impact and suit my personality better. I thrive in building relationships with children and their families and motivate people to find the best version of themselves. I am currently a coach for children and their families. Passionately dedicated to the field of supporting children and their families, I am an authentic person, a believer and practitioner of self-care - including yoga, hiking, traveling, running, time alone to rejuvenate, and an advocate for each of my clients to find their own means to holistically care for him/herself. My dad kept a quote by e.e. cummings in his wallet that rings true to me and my work with children that said, "to be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." - Janine Gale RISE Coaching Services Kids' Life Coach
Janine Gale
Kids' Life Coach


Through coaching, I empower children to create their own plan for change.

  • Communication Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-regulation
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Wellness
  • School Issues


  • Coaching


  • 50 minute session: $170


“Janine, you are a true professional. Your passion for helping others is evident in your day to day work. On a personal level, your work with my own child has helped him express himself, grow, and adapt to any situation he is presented with.”

- Colleague

“You are the best counselor (coach) I've ever talked with!”

Existing Client (9 years old)