Ami Atkinson Combs

Ami Atkinson Combs



Ami Atkinson Combs worked at Lincoln Child Center in Oakland, CA, with children who have suffered childhood trauma and as an Interim Manager of the Stanford Child and Adolescent Division of Psychiatry. As Sharon Strand Ellison's daughter, she was an active participant in the discussion and development of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication from an early age. Ami is exceptionally skilled at helping parents identify and change specific family patterns at the root of conflict and stress, including: tantrums, argumentative behavior, defiance, and low self-esteem, creating a foundation for a family life that is open, honest and loving—very real and spontaneous.

Ami co-produced the audio-book, Taking the Power Struggle out of Parenting, winner of a Benjamin Franklin Award.