Why Co-Parenting Counseling?
Sometimes when parents separate or divorce and find themselves unable to agree with each other regarding the children. Because of this, others end up making many of their parenting decisions. Judges, Parenting Consultants, or a Guardian ad Litem sometimes gets involved. We believe that parents are the “experts” about their children and are in the best position to make decisions for them. Having discussions in a safe and neutral environment can be helpful. When parents find a place where child and family therapists can provide information about child development, the impact of parental conflict and stress on children, and ways to reduce the potentially negative consequences of parental separation and divorce for children, they find the support they need to reach compromise and agreement.
Co-Parenting Counseling provides a venue for counsel and coaching to both parents when separated or divorced toward the goal of parenting together for the well-being of their children. It is about putting children in the center, but not “in the middle”. Co-parenting Counseling may include work on; skills related to child-focused communication, conflict resolution skills, and working to toward increasing respectful behavior between parents.
Our goal at Traverse Counseling & Consulting is to empower parents back into leadership of their family, equipping them with the tools and processes to manage and resolve conflict, and to communicate and make decisions regarding their children more effectively.
Co-parenting Counseling is different from Parent Coaching in that, Co-Parenting Counseling involves both parents while Parent Coaching involves only one parent assigned to an individual Parent Coach. To find out more about Parent Coaching click here.
Our experienced Therapists bring compassion, sensitivity, common sense, years of education & training, and their own parenting in leading parents down a new path toward the outcomes above.
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