Happy Family


Helping parents guide their families with grace and confidence

Hitting a wall in a particular challenge?

Is anxiety taking over your home and relationship?

Do you just need some accountability, a sounding board to figure out how to navigate your unique circumstances?

Coaching can empower you with insight to make a clear plan, hopeful progress and deep connection.


Still in the thick of parenting myself (4 children ages 6 to 15), I know even day-to-day challenges can get overwhelming. I have personally navigated issues related to adoption, mental illness, learning disabilities and financial strains. As a pediatric nurse, I have supported parents through a range of medical issues.


I utilize the Connected Families' Framework to help you gain insight and develop a plan.

You may have met me as the moderator of the online course, Discipline that Connects with Your Child's Heart.

I am trained in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), a parent-based approach for helping children with anxiety, anxiety disorders, and OCD.


I have also personally used Trust-Based Relational Intervention resources for trauma-informed care over the past 10 years in my home and profession.

Contact me to find out more and how I may support you and your family, too!


Individual and Group Coaching



4 one-hour session for general concerns.

6 one-hour sessions for childhood anxiety (SPACE).
Single sessions for existing clients.


Available for families in Middle Tennessee. Choose an in-person meeting location, a quiet room in your home, favorite coffee shop or church facility.


4 one-hour session for general concerns.

6 one-hour sessions for childhood anxiety (SPACE).
Single sessions for existing clients.


Available via Zoom, FaceTime, or Google Meet

Mother and Child
Session in Progress


4-session package. $200 per household.

6-session package for childhood anxiety (SPACE). $250 per household.

Available in-person or virtually. Great option for close families or friends working together.


20% discount on any Connected Families online course!
Promo code: PARENTHOPE20

Gather your community to learn about various parenting topics together. I can be available for fielding questions as you digest and apply the content. You can purchase the course through Connected Families' website and contact me to work out scheduling availability.

Online Workshop
Mother and a Child


SPACE treatment

"Katie provided ideal problem-solving strategies for daily struggles.The Connected Families Framework was very clear and easy to implement. It provided a foundation that we can go back to during challenges.


Through Katie's support and guidance we were also able to help our daughter face some anxieties by going through the steps in the SPACE program. These past three months, we have gained so much knowledge, not only about our daughters' anxieties, but our own. 


Katie has been outstanding in her knowledge, and strategies to support not only our daughter but our son, as well. We both appreciate how she focused on God's plan for our children and would continue to pray for our family." 


 - Jon and Joy Beukes- parents to two highly energetic children


"Working with Katie provided us with an invaluable toolkit for living out gospel-centered parenting with our kids. We really didn't have a clear or consistent approach to parenting and discipline, and often landed on the side of being harsh to accomplish behavior change - and that was completely ineffective. We battled daily power struggles and meltdowns that left everyone frustrated.


Now we have a way of seeing our kids with more empathy, approaching situations from a place of calm, and inviting conversations that get to the heart of the misbehavior in a loving and safe space. We have so many more tools for identifying root causes of misbehavior, ways of communicating kindly, and seeing strengths hidden behind misbehavior.

Katie was so helpful because we were able to apply the larger framework to our situation, then brainstorm practical ways of how it would play out in our everyday life.

She understands the struggles of raising children, but also knows that God has a greater redemptive purpose for us and our kids. We highly recommend working with Katie and are so thankful for the gift it has been to our family!"

-Client HT


"Our coaching sessions with Katie were so helpful for our family!


We felt stuck on some ongoing challenges with our kids (ages 4 and almost 2) and wanted some bigger picture, Scripture-based guidance about parenting. We had sought guidance from books and podcasts, but we thought it would be helpful to have personalized guidance and encouragement from a coach. 


By walking us through the Connected Families Framework and helping us apply it to our own situation, Katie provided exactly the kind of guidance and encouragement we were hoping for.


She helped us better understand how to apply the truth of the gospel to ourselves and to our kids, which has helped us become more peaceful as parents and more connected as a family. 

We regularly use several of the specific strategies that we learned in our coaching sessions, and we also recognize ways that our thinking and decision-making has been shaped (in positive ways!) by the Connected Families Framework more generally.


We are so thankful for the wisdom Katie shared with us during coaching sessions and for her support as we practiced applying what we were learning in between the sessions.


Katie’s coaching was totally worth the investment—we would highly recommend it to anyone who would like some guidance, encouragement, and accountability as they seek to make changes in their parenting.

-Susanna, mom of two


My name is Katie Wetsell. I have always had a calling on my heart to care for children. I have had lots of opportunity through my years as a pediatric oncology nurse, pediatric nurse practitioner, and nursing professor. My time in academia really allowed me to develop my    teaching strengths, as well. In 2019, I went back to the bedside in pediatric oncology in a part-time capacity. That is when I really noticed my passion and skill for loving children through their parents. 


On the home-front, we found Connected Families when our youngest was born and we needed more guidance through some high stress situations with our older children. A few months after, we decided to utilize a parent coach to guide us through the most difficult season in our parenting journey. When the pandemic sent all 4 of my kids home to virtual school, I decided to resign from my nursing positions and take a step of faith; hoping that this unprecedented time was the perfect time to begin my journey as a parent coach. 

My husband and I have 4 children, 3 boys and a girl, through birth and adoption. They are incredible kiddos, but we have had to learn a lot about attachment, medical and mental health diagnoses, time management, and biblical truths in order to enjoy where we are now. 

I'm constantly learning, but also enjoying the fruits of our labors in personal growth and family connection. (You can catch a few cute pictures of them on my Instagram.)

Check out my media page to hear more about how I've turned my personal and professional experience into encouragement for you.


The Connected Families resources have been such a huge help to me and my family, and I cannot wait to share them with you! I am also trained in SPACE treatment to help parents learn how to support their children struggling with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders.


Let's talk!

Get in touch to book a consultation, sign-up for our email list or leave me a message about anything else and I’ll get back to you.

Nashville, TN 37216

(615) 488-8265

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