Connie Bessette Parenting Coach
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About Connie

I've been there...

I have 3 children who are now adults. Raising them was not easy, yet I never really noticed until they left home. While I
was “in the trenches” I was busy stuffing lunch boxes,
braiding hair, screaming a little more than I should have, and
letting them have their way a few too many times.

My middle son has very special needs. He taught me about sadness, patience and a different kind of love. Because of him I learned how to navigate though the special education maze and to present myself as strong and knowledgeable, even when I felt like my world was falling apart.

In the late 80’s I found my way to Social Work School and earned my Master’s Degree. I learned more about myself! I realized that I had a lot in common with the families in my textbooks. I had been scared as a child but you never would have known it—I was the kid who had it all together.

As I grew older and began raising my children I learned that the events of my childhood were not my fault. I got help and developed the skills that were necessary to put the past in the past so that I could be the parent I wanted to be.

In the 90’s I worked in a public school system where I sat on the other side of the table. I understood what it felt like to receive rave reviews about your child at parent’s night. And, I empathized with the parents who sat at special education meetings surrounded by 6 to 10 teachers and administrators who seemed to have all the answers.

I opened my private practice in 1998. Along with my coaching work with families, I treat people with high anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and dissociative disorders. I am inspired by the courage that I see everyday.

Connie Bessette, M.S.W. ~ 603-883-9333


154 Broad St., Suite 1532, Nashua, NH 03063

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