Collaborative Divorce Coaching
In my career as a counselor I've heard many stories about the negative impact of divorce. In some families, conflicts between parents can linger for years, affecting the next generation. Legal battles often add to the conflict, impairing the couple's ability to reach an amicable and fair resolution for all concerned.
Collaborative divorce offers support, information and a structured process that helps minimize conflict and allows you to reach mutually agreeable goals. The hallmark of the collaborative divorce process is the "Participation Agreement" that is signed at the beginning and states that the parties will reach a settlement outside of the court. A team of professionals, including divorce coaches, family lawyers, child and financial specialists is available to guide you and your family through the process.
As a divorce coach in collaborative and mediated cases I talk with people who are beginning to think about divorce, in the middle of divorce or working to build a new life after settlement. In my role as your coach, I help you set goals for your future stay on track with your divorce process and coordinate with your attorney and the rest of the team. I provide supportive counseling as you experience the intense and complicated emotions associated with separation. We work together to improve communication with your spouse, solve problems, articulate your needs and wants and resolve conflicts. In short, I help you consider your future and achieve the goals you have defined for your divorce process and your ongoing relationships with your children and former spouse.
I often bring my career development background to my role as a divorce coach, assisting parents who need a plan for re-entering the or increasing involvement in the workplace. In addition to providing my client with guidance, encouragement and structure as they move forward, I can help with creating a career plan that is useful in determining spousal support. Working holistically, my interest is to honor my client and the family's need for continuity, new connections and additional income, foster healthy long-term relationships if desired and make a challenging process as smooth as possible for everyone involved.
Please call or email me to set up a free phone consultation or schedule your first appointment.