About Us: Divorce Mediation | Psychotherapy
Separation and Divorce | Couples | Families | Individuals
Separation and Divorce
Because I am both a mediator and a psychotherapist, the vast majority of my psychotherapy work is in the area of relationships - often ones in trouble or in major transition. Because I have a working knowledge of the emotional processes involved when couples end their marriage, I am frequently called upon to work with people - parents, couples, siblings - who are in one way or another affected by the event. This can mean:
- Couples deciding to stay together or separate. These couples can use a very focused therapy process - as few as three or four sessions, sometimes - to decide which road to go down, the one leading to separation and divorce or the one going toward rebuilding the marriage.
- Parents seeking to manage the process responsibly for their children – what to tell them and when; what reactions to expect; if and when to introduce new relationships; how to manage their own anger and that of their spouse.
- Stepparents and stepchildren seeking to understand their new roles.
- Co-parenting after divorce – how to communicate; how to manage change.
Many people seek therapy during a period of their lives that includes divorce as a major event. Not all of these people need a “divorce specialist,” and in fact, the divorce may be a relatively minor aspect of their treatment. For many clients looking for guidance, education and coaching related to divorce, however, the kind of focus and expertise I offer has proven especially helpful in navigating those often-turbulent waters.
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