This deeply connected coaching program will teach you how to be resilient, and prevent the stress and overwhelm of fostering from interfering with your health, happiness, and relationships. You'll become less reactive to stress as we focus on expanding your coping skills.  Plus, you'll be doing so alongside an amazing community of foster mom friends that can truly empathize with your experience.

Fearless fostering Group Coaching program

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You're worried about case workers and doctors and bio parents judging you.  You're worried about what's going to happen down the road, and will you be able to handle it?  Will it really work out for the BEST for your foster child?  What about your bio children?  It can all feel so heavy, I know. But here's the thing:

It doesn't always feel safe to reach out to your case worker or post in a Facebook group when you're struggling.  If you're feeling overwhelmed or frustrated by any aspect of fostering, Fearless Fostering is the perfect safety net.

You don't have to do this alone.

real talk:

How It Works


We'll review your application and invite you to interview for the program via a Zoom call.


We'll answer any and all of your questions and give you more details when you're invited to join.


Six weeks into our first foster placement, I was sobbing my eyes out in a Starbucks.

My husband and I had just had the rug pulled out from under us at a case review meeting... my heart ached in a way that I had never felt before, and I remember my husband asking me, "are we sure we can handle this?"

i can help because i've been there, too

Suddenly, I found myself leaning heavily on the skills I used in therapy with my clients to ease my own sense of overwhelm and anxiety. And then it hit me: if I felt that way, a loooot of other foster mamas probably did, too. And that's how Fearless Fostering was born.

Here's a peek at what you'll be getting:

Evidence based stress reduction training

I'll help you change the way you respond to prolonged periods of stress and uncertainty on two group coaching calls per month.

a restful weekend retreat

Practice new coping skills and cultivate friendships on an immersive, luxury retreat just for foster mamas. 

an inner circle of foster mom friends

Grow, learn, and share with moms who GET it via a Marco Polo group chat.

“Cathleen has helped me through many situations with encouragement, reflection, and good questions. ”

- ashlee, bio +foster mom

Feel peaceful, patient, calm, and present throughout your foster care journey, come what may

How does this sound?

The confidence that you can handle ANYTHING (even those "what if" scenarios on repeat in your mind)



the results you're going to get:

Be fully supported by other foster moms who totally get what you're going through


Exclusive access to a clinical psychotherapist (who also happens to be a foster mama!)


Double your determination that foster care IS for you, and yes, you CAN do this.


"I find I am so much better able to decide what I need to move through anxious times."

Anxiety is a part of life, there's no getting around it (especially in foster care!).  But when you can easily access the right coping skills, you take anxiety's power away.  It no longer rules your life, it's just something you notice and deal with and keep on truckin'.


took back her power

What my clients and students have to say...

"You get to have Cathleen there with you, giving you the support you need."

Rather than wasting time (and money!) trying every fad Google recommends to overcome anxiety, why not take it from a therapist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety?  Save time AND money by learning the skills at home, whenever it's best for your busy schedule. 


Learned to live in peace

"In a word, working with Cathleen is amazing. She has an endless supply of compassion and knowledge."

I provide a safe space for you to land, while you provide a safe space for kiddos.  It's as simple as that.  When you need someone to GET IT, someone to hold space for all your feels, and guide you to the actions that will bring more peace and joy to your foster care journey, it would be my honor to do just that for you.


felt seen + heard

“I feel so seen...I hadn't found a foster community like this yet."

foster mamas are finally  Getting the exact support they need

When you talk to someone who really GETS what you're going through, foster care doesn't feel so lonely.  When you have a game plan to deal with all the tough stuff foster care can throw at you, you feel equipped to handle it all, come what may.  Most importantly, you find the strength to KEEP GOING in this ridiculously important calling.

Is Fearless Fostering Right For You?

You need support from people who can truly empathize with you

You believe you could benefit from therapy and/or coaching

you're worried about the effects chronic stress may be having on your body and mind

You realize your mental health directly affects those around you

you're ready to prioritze and invest in your wellbeing

If you're feeling at all called to this program, I encourage you to join the waitlist.  Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to foster with ease - it IS possible, and over the course of six months, I'll show you how.

Apply for Fearless Fostering

Join the waitlist

is that a yes?

“If you are still not sure, I say GO FOR IT. ASAP!"

- jen