Frequently when parents separate or divorce and find themselves unable to agree with each other or align on decisions regarding the children, they relinquish their parenting decision-making to others, i.e., judges, parenting consultants/coordinators, guardians ad litem. We believe that parents are the “experts” on their children and are in the best position to make decisions that are consistent with their hopes and dreams for their children. Often, 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 parents who have separated or divorced toward the goal of parenting together for the well-being of their children. Co-parent Counseling may include work on skills related to child-focused communication, encouraging and supporting your children’s relationship with the other parent, rebuilding trust in the family, modeling the behaviors you want your children to learn, acquiring self-management and conflict resolution skills and behaving toward each other with respect to preserve the dignity of each parent.
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.
Our Therapists bring compassion, sensitivity, common sense, and years of education, training, and their own parenting to the Treatment plan they design individually for your family with your input on behalf of your family.
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