Parental Coordinator | Co-parenting Support

Parenting is the toughest job in the world. However, single parenting doesn’t have to be as hard as you think. Sometimes there’s a sense of relief that comes from relying on yourself, and from not trying to control your children’s rules when they’re not in your physical custody.

Individual therapy or couples-counseling is offered to those parents willing to put the contentiousness behind them, and commit to co-parent their children in the best manner possible. Often working as a team with attorneys, the court, other therapists or just with you, I can help you improve communication as a co-parent, and possibly avoid the stress and expense of additional court proceedings.

While every couple’s situation is unique, and every court order is different, the primary goals regarding co-parenting—whether you participate in individual therapy—or come in as a couple, are to:

Minimize unhealthy contact with your ex
Establish firm boundaries around home, school, and communication
Avoid feeling sorry for your child
Vow to be calm, pleasant, and non-emotional
Teach and model social and emotional intelligence
Nurture your child’s unique qualities and independence and resilience
Refrain from criticizing your ex and his/her family, in front of your child
Stick to your parenting plan, regardless of what your ex may, or may not be doing

I have the utmost respect for adults who bravely endeavor therapy following divorce from a difficult or hostile ex. The work is hard and intense, no doubt. The good news is you and your children can thrive in the experienced and safe hands of a qualified psychotherapist. After 20 years of working in the court system, I believe I can be of value to you and your family.