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Cathy Taughinbaugh, ACC is a Certified Parent Coach who specializes in working with parents of children struggling with substance use.

Cathy is a graduate of the University of the Pacific with a degree in psychology. She is an Associate Certified Coach, certified through the International Coach Federation. Cathy is a Certified Parent Coach through the Parent Coach Trainers Academy, Certified Life Coach from the Life Coach Institute of Orange County, and has a Certificate of Completion from Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D.& Associates, Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT).

Cathy is one of over 200 Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) Parent Network Coaches trained by the Center for Motivation and Change and works with the Partnership for Drug Free Kids. Cathy serves on the Contra Costa County Alcohol and Other Drug’s Board.

In her private practice Cathy uses a science based program backed by 40 years of clinical research. She uses these evidence based methods to empower parents to motivate their teen or young adult child who struggles with alcohol or drug use to seek change. The outreach that Cathy has created provides a forum for those that need support to care for themselves or their loved ones.

Cathy is the creator the Rise Up Mom’s Support Club, a support group founded in 2015 for moms who are experiencing the challenges of parenting a teen or young adult struggling with drug or alcohol misuse. The group offers coaching, speakers, information, and inspiration.