Divorce in a family is a stressful event. In measuring the impact of divorce, it is often characterized as one of the most stressful life events that a person can experience. It is almost equal to experiencing the death of a parent, spouse, or even child. Each individual in a family experiences this change very differently. Getting support before, during and after can be useful. This support can guide a family through this transition in a way that honors each person’s unique experience of this transition while maintaining a sense of integrity of the family. This support can be especially important when children are a part of the family.
Traverse Counseling & Consulting provides a number of paths to support families at the beginning, during, and even after a divorce has occurred. Please view the different paths Traverse Counseling & Consulting offers for families experiencing divorce. Click any of the above links to learn more about each of these services.
Divorce/Separation Counseling – This path is for an individual or a couple that is considering divorce, have decided to divorce, or are in the process of divorcing/separating. This is helpful for parents who want to manage a divorce well to minimize the hardship on the whole family, especially the children.
CoParenting Counseling – This path is for parents who would like to more effectively manage their conflict and Coparent more collaboratively. Coparenting counseling includes both parents with a therapist or therapists to improve functioning in the co-parent dynamic.
Parent Coaching – This path focuses on coaching parenting and co-parenting skills for a parent of a divorced/separated/never married family system.
Therapy for Children/Teens Divorced/Divorcing Families – This path provides support especially for kiddos who grieve in different ways and can feel caught in the middle.
Therapeutic Parenting Time – This path is helpful when a parent-child relationship has had some difficulty, hurt, or breach of trust. This path can assist a parent in understanding how to provide nurturance and challenge in developmentally appropriate ways for their child/ren in addition to supporting child/ren in using their voice with their parent more effectively. This form of Family Therapy Does NOT address problematic coparenting that may be contributing to the parent-child dysfunction. Coparenting Counseling (as an add on to Therapeutic Parenting Time) or Reunification Therapy would be more appropriate to address problematic Coparenting dynamics.
Reunification Therapy – Reunification Therapy is a form of Family Therapy. This path is helpful when a child has not had contact (or only very limited contact) with a parent in some time, resists/refuses contact with a parent, or there has been a significant breach of trust/safety between parent and child. This therapy seeks to reestablish and repair a relationship between a parent and child while also addressing any larger family systems dysfunction that has/is contributing to the estrangement between parent and child.
Supervised Visitation – This path provides contact between a parent and a child that is professionally supervised and thoroughly documented to provide transparency to parents and other professionals involved in supporting the family in restoring parent-child contact.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Services – This path is helpful for families that struggle to make cooperative decisions for their children. Included in these services are Child-Inclusive Mediation, Mediation, Parenting Consulting, and Parenting Time Expediting.