Parenting is a complex process under the best of circumstances. Co-parenting from separate households is exponentially more complicated. Sometimes animosity from difficult adult relationships leaks into the co-parenting dynamic, resulting in unnecessary stress for adults and trauma for children. No matter how you feel about your former partner, they are the parent you must work with in order to protect your child(ren)’s emotional health. When that feels beyond reach, please consider co-parenting counseling.
WHAT IS COPARENTING COUNSELING (CoPC)?
Co-parenting counseling helps those who parent from separate households work together to provide the best possible structure to raise children. The sole purpose of CoPC is to enhance parenting skills and cooperation to serve the needs of the most vulnerable family members – the children. It is not intended to act as, or replace, individual therapy for either co-parent. You and your co-parent may not like each other, but in order for your children to have a healthy sense of themselves and their place in the world you MUST find a way to work cooperatively. Separation and divorce are hard enough on everyone, especially children. Let me help you to find the tools that will:
- Protect and nurture your children as you create a “new normal” in separate homes
- Work collaboratively with your co-parent to serve the needs of your children
- Develop strategies to enhance your children’s coping skills
- Find common ground to minimize stress and conflict between you and your co-parent
- Develop ways to complement your co-parent’s skills and improve your own
- Find ways to heal both individually and as a family with separate households
CoPC is NOT custody evaluation. I do not make recommendations about custody schedules, nor do I provide any legal guidance as part of CoPC . CoPC is only appropriate for families with a custody agreement in place.