Coaching and Mediation
Mediation and Coaching
My role is one of facilitator, mediator and coach – I utilize a wide-range of communication and advanced conflict resolution skills as well interest-based mediation skills in our work. I can assist with parenting issues, growth and development and impact of change/divorce information on children. My job is to assist you with communication impasses, mediation needs, high conflict resolution, and psycho-educational support.
As a co-parent coach I work with both parents as they move from having been life partners to individuals and set the seeds for future healthy co-parenting. I provide tools for healthy communication and educate the parents on how they can mitigate the impact of divorce on their children while acknowledging the fears of both parents, the loss of the family structure as it was as it moves to a new structure. I help them begin to create a new projected future that will be the start of their post-divorce life.
Collaborative Divorce Coaching
Regardless of the level of conflict, emotions flow through and heavily influence every aspect of divorce. There are three aspects to all divorces – the financial, legal and emotional. If there are children involved, these three factors intensify with the addition of the financial, legal and emotional aspects of parenting post-divorce. (Please see above for co-parenting coaching as an addition to this process) How a couple chooses to approach their divorce will have lasting impacts on both individuals, regardless if they have communication post-divorce. As the coach on the collaborative team, I assist you with communication impasses, mediation needs, high conflict resolution, and psycho-education support. I can serve by attending your financial and parenting joint sessions with attorneys and/or meeting with you together as co-parents preparing for the separation process, and decisions and agreements that are part of your divorce. I follow and abide by “Rules of Good Faith in the Collaborative Process” and the “Collaborative Law Participation Agreement”
In all roles mentioned above this statement applies. Please note that I will not give legal advice. To the extent that I provide a personal or professional opinion, recognize it is just opinion and not legal advice. All clients are encouraged to seek legal advice prior to signing any legal documents. Though I will be providing psycho-educational support, I will not be serving as a therapist and my interactions with you are in no way intended to establish a patient-therapist relationship. My role is to work with both of you – I am the facilitator for this process – not any one person individually.