Parent Transformation Journey:

Are you ready to transform yourself into the parent you want to be?

If the answer is “YES!”, then I want to warmly welcome you to my revolutionary Parent Transformation Journey!

Now reimagined to create more opportunities for everyone to join the revolution and begin the journey to more peace, more joy, and the best that life has to offer for you and the child/ren counting on you.

I first launched the Parent Transformation Journey in 2023, opening up my individual caseload for the first time in years. The Parent Transformation Journey remains the only way you can work with me directly.

And the registration portal is now open! For a limited time and with limited spots, you can begin your journey by selecting the package that works best. Join me to be supported in growing yourself so you can grow your children!

Growing up children isn’t easy. Neither is growing yourself.

You know that there is work to do. That you could have a stronger relationship with your child and perhaps even with your partner/co-parent. That you could face your child’s big feelings with confidence and patience, rather than anger and fear. That your house could be a place of peace, rather than slamming doors and lost tempers.

Maybe you… 

• Are aware that you have growing to do,  but don’t know where to begin

• Would benefit from the help of a confident guide to walk you through some of the trickier parts of your parenting journey

• Would like to better understand your reactions, expectations, and narratives about parenting

A conversation with Dr. Vanessa feels like a warm hug, or a cup of soup on a chilly day. She radiates positive energy and compassion. Sometimes just seeing her face on the screen is enough to make the waterworks start. She truly is the definition of the ‘big person’ that we all need (even when we are the adult)! When I first saw her, I was a bit starstruck but I soon realized she is as down to earth as any good friend you have known all your life. She is a wealth of knowledge and support, and knowing she is there to mentor me in my parenting journey has helped me in more ways than I could ever express. Those around me have noticed the difference and most importantly, so have my children. I recommend the PTJ to all parents! I know I’ll be devastated when it ends – so much so I might have to do it again!!!! – S. V. 

Growing YOURSELF is one of the best ways you can show up for your children...

By the end of this one-year journey, you may:

what's included...

Here’s what you’ll get when you join the journey:

PTJ Sparkle

• One-year access to The Dr. Vanessa Membership ($99 value)

• One-year access to all of Dr. Vanessa’s online courses ($484 value)

•6 exclusive Parent Transformation Journey Circle Gatherings/Q+A calls with fellow journey members ($450 value)

•One year complimentary access to all of Dr. Vanessa’s parenting webinars ($240 value)

= $1,273 value for $600 CDN + applicable taxes

PTJ Shine

Everything in PTJ Sparkle, plus…

• 10 virtual one-on-one consultations with Dr. Vanessa ($5,500 value)

• 10 options for “buzz support” calls where you can reach out to Dr. Vanessa when you need quick support ($1500 value)

• 4 full-day workshops presented by Dr. Vanessa ($4000 value)

• Discipline Without Damage and Parenting Right From The Start eBooks ($50 value)

• The option of purchasing additional sessions for your teenage child to work individually with Dr. Vanessa for 3, 5, or 10 sessions

= $12,323 value for $5,500 CDN + applicable taxes

PTJ Shine Plus

Everything in PTJ Shine, plus…

• Individualized Family Support Plan including targeted needs assessment, summary of your goals, a written “prescription” for accomplishing your goals, once per month video teaching message targeted to family needs, and a 6 month review with updates as required. ($3,000 value)

• 6 Additional virtual one-on-one sessions, for a total of 16 ($3,300 value)

• 6 additional “buzz support” calls, for a total of 16 ($900 value)

= $19,523 value for $12,000 CDN + applicable taxes



Working with Dr. Vanessa has turned my world quite literally inside out in the best possible way for my family and I.  I thought I knew what I was signing up for and actually, it was fifty thousand times better than I could have EVER imagined. Dr. V is hand on heart the best person I’ve ever worked with and for so many reasons and if you’re reading this you should find out for yourself what they are. The most important reason that I’ll mention is – she has taught me what love really is in the most profound and beautiful way.” – A.G

I was listening to some of Dr. Vanessa’s speeches before and I feel very inspired by her. In our sessions I am learning a lot about myself, and about ways to understand how this all is connected. I get ideas and different perspectives on how to see things. I am amazed how understood I feel in this journey and while seeing things I can do better. I am deeply thankful that I can benefit from Dr. V’s vast experience and empathy in my journey towards being a more guiding and appreciative mom.  
– A. D. 

ready to finally change your parenting story?

How do I know if I should apply?

The Parent Transformation Journey is for you if:

This is not for you if:

Due to the Parent Transformation Journey Shine and Shine Plus options having a limited number of spaces available, Dr Vanessa will select candidates based on availability and suitability for the program at this time. If you are not selected right now, we encourage you to reapply in the next intake.

get to know me

Hi, I'm Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

I’m on a mission to make sure parents are supported in the best possible way.

I created my Parent Transformation Journey because I am passionate about walking alongside parents and other big people to see the world through the child’s eyes. Trained as a clinical psychologist, I spent more than 20 years supporting children and parents. 

I have lived both professionally and personally the personal growth journey and the trickle-down impact of that on children. Now a full-time international speaker, author and parent consultant, I believe that when parents show up in the best version of themselves, their kids get the best possible shot. 

On days I’m not working alongside parents, you will find me spending time with my two teenage sons, snuggling with my ragdoll cat, Soleil, or making dinners with my partner in crime, David Loyst. I am lucky to live on the West Coast of Canada, and love spending time outdoors whenever I can.

I am a mother of three beautiful boys, and I have had the privilege of working closely with Dr. Vanessa through her PTJ program. Her profound knowledge about children and their development has been invaluable to our family. Over time, my husband also decided to seek her counsel, which highlights the deep trust and respect we have for her expertise. 
Dr. Lapointe is incredibly down-to-earth, making it easy to connect with her on both a personal and professional level. Her genuine care, dedication, and insightful guidance have been instrumental in helping us navigate various challenges. She has truly made a positive difference in our lives, and we are deeply thankful for all her hard work. We can’t thank her enough for the support and understanding she has provided to our family. – G. W.

Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on which package you have selected! Regardless of the package selected, you will get access to the PTJ exclusive Circle Gatherings/Q&A sessions, where you will havethe opportunity to ask a question of Dr. Vanessa. If you enroll in either the PTJ Shine or Shine Plus packages, then you will have from 10 to 16 individual sessions with Dr. Vanessa, as well as from 10 to 16 buzz support calls between sessions, depending on the package selected.

The program will begin in September 2024. The registration portal will remain open up to November 1, 2024, space dependent. Dr. Vanessa reserves the right to refuse access to the PTJ Shine and Shine Plus programs for any applicant that she feels is not program ready. But otherwise, once payment has been completed, individual sessions can begin as early as September 2024.

While we don’t like to put a timeline on growth, you will have on year’s worth of access to the options provided with your selected PTJ package.

Access to the Parent Transformation Journey program will end on October 31, 2025 and it is each participant’s responsibility to ensure they have made optimal use of the session time, programs, and/or other offerings made available as part of the PTJ prior to October 31, 2025

No, this works for parents in all work and life situations.

This works with children in any age range, including teens and young adults, and parents at any stage of their parenting journey; it is never too late to foster a strong relationship with your child.

For PTJ Shine and Shine Plus participants, you get access to 10 or 16 buzz support calls, which are 10 minute calls between our sessions as needed!

The re imagined Parent Transformation Package includes three different levels of support for you to choose the package that will best support your family.  Your investment options are:

• Parent Transformation Journey Sparkle package: $600 CAD + applicable taxes ($1,273 value).
• Parent Transformation Journey Shine package: $5,500 CAD + applicable taxes ($12,232 value).
• Parent Transformation Journey Shine Plus package: $12,000 CAD + applicable taxes ($19,523 value).

Yes!  All Parent Transformation Packages are available as a single payment, or four-payment packages.

There are no refunds. We limit the number of parents that we can take into the program and as a result, we cannot provide refunds once payment has been accepted. 

You can try! It is unlikely that your health plan will accept receipt for reimbursement. The PTJ program is not individual therapy. It is a personal growth journey.

Then what a brilliant time to really invest in yourself and your family! Dr. Vanessa is thrilled to work with divorced or separated individuals or couples. As a pair, you may choose to attend together or separately (no additional partners) if the relationship is currently amicable. Dr. Vanessa will approve this on a case by case basis. If she determines it is not appropriate for you to attend together, she will offer the option of dividing the number of sessions between the two of you, or the option of adding on a package extension for some additional session time.

Note that Dr. Vanessa does not participate in legal proceedings and will refuse access to the program for anyone wishing to use the program towards court documentation.

*Couples who have re-partnered will need to purchase separate access for new partners to attend if the former partner is sharing access to the Parent Transformation Journey.

If you have any other questions, send an email to for more information and we are always happy to help!

Ready to transform into the parent you want to be?

Register for your selected program here! I can’t wait to get started on this journey with you!

The PTJ, led by the beautiful Dr. Vanessa has positively transformed all the relationships in my life – with my children, husband, family, friends and most of all, myself. With warmth and compassion, Dr. Vanessa has challenged and supported me on the path to finding my true self. I now have confidence in my abilities and interactions that I’ve never known before. The growth I’ve seen in myself and my relationships in this short space of time blows my mind! I am forever grateful for this gift and now truly believe that I’ve got this 🙂 (P.S. The amount of stuff we get access to for being in PTJ is quite literally the bees knees.)  – C. M. 

Working with Dr. Vanessa has truly been transformative for my family. Her ability to break down challenges and set achievable goals has guided us toward significant improvements in my relationship with my children.

Throughout the year, I’ve experienced tremendous personal growth as a parent. Most importantly, our family has become closer and more connected than ever before. I am incredibly grateful for Dr. Vanessa’s guidance and support—it has truly made a positive impact on our lives. – T.O.