Co-parent counseling is for parents who are divorced, separated or never-married and living apart, but share custody of their child(ren). This is often a challenging situation; while your relationship with your child’s other parent may be over, the family is not. Co-parent counseling helps parents develop a new relationship focused on what’s best for their child(ren).
While some couples can separate with a minimum of conflict or may even be friends, most parents find themselves struggling to separate personal and parenting relationships and feelings. This is where co-parent counseling can help. Co-parenting does not have to be an excruciating experience that ruins your chance at happiness or stresses out your children. When both parents make a commitment to communicating for the sake of parenting, they can parent in a way that is effective for everyone. Improving communication is a critical part of successful co-parenting. It can be hard to put aside the past, especially when hurt feelings are very fresh. However, in learning new ways to understand and work past conflict, you and your former partner will move forward in a new way.
Children benefit from having the support of both parents. Breaking up with or divorcing a partner or spouse doesn’t mean you’re divorcing the kids who still need and want the love and support of both their parents. Children and teens whose parents work to establish a positive co-parenting relationship:
Individual psychotherapy that utilizes a relationship based approach along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist in clients tuning into their experience, connect, and have quality help in making changes to their thoughts and actions.
For the single parent, co-parents, or intact parents. Address the parent child relationship as well as communication patterns to help lesson conflict and foster a loving relationship. Includes support in navigating the choices in community and school programs.
Address the feelings and needs paying special attention to the quality of their relationships within the family.