These services help support parents and children with the reorganization of their family.
The goal is to minimize conflict, support healthy development of the children, and facilitate a
positive post divorce parenting relationship.
As a licensed mental health professional with specialized training and expertise in child
development and divorcing/separating families, Dana consults with the parents to help them develop
a parenting plan and procedures for post divorce communication.
High Conflict Co-Parenting Counseling
A new approach to working with high conflict families involves two co-counselors, one assigned
to each parent. The heart of the co-parenting work involves both parents and both counselors in the
room together, to work towards reducing conflict in the family, improving communication, and improving
Reunification counseling is often recommended when a child has been separated from a parent. The
goal of reunification therapy is to help the child and parent reconcile their relationship in a safe
The child specialist is a mental health professional who helps to provide information about how
the children are coping with the divorce. This specialist can offer options for parenting plans that
meet both the developmental and psychological needs of the children.
Often children experience the same kinds of stresses and anxieties that adults do.
Yet because of
their youth they may not have the coping strategies to deal effectively with their problems. A child
therapist has specialized knowledge and skills that enable her to identify problem behaviors and to
implement appropriate treatment interventions.
Private Mediation for Custody and Parenting Issues
Mediation is a process parents use to help resolve conflict when they have been unable to reach an
to help clients learn the skills necessary to continue to use positive communication techniques in their
parenting conversations with each other.
A Special Master is a mental health professional, mediator or family law attorney, who specializes
in helping parents resolve disputes about what is best for the child(ren) when there are continuous
disagreements. Using a Special Master to help make decisions about your child(ren) can be a useful
alternative to repeatedly going to court and having a judge make decisions.
Collaborative Divorce Services
In a collaborative divorce case, the collaborative coaches or attorneys help facilitate the
production of the parenting plan.