Working collaboratively with a professional team and coaching couples during the divorce settlement process has shown that the benefits of working together are significant despite high conflict situations.
As a counselor and psychotherapist, Caren is uniquely qualified to assist clients in managing the emotions of divorce, encouraging effective communication skills, identifying priorities, developing effective co-parenting skills and helping to formulate parenting plans. Addressing the couple’s dynamics in a skilled and respectful manner facilitates communication and productive discussion, ultimately leading to effective decision making.
Addressing issues that arise during the collaborative process helps parents to think clearly about the best possible plan for their family. Assistance is particularly needed when there is high conflict and disagreement on parenting practices: diffusing conflict and assisting with discussion and communication skills allows divorcing parents to develop a parenting plan that will work for the entire family. Caren’s background in psychotherapy and counseling give her a specialized ability in helping families negotiate these stressful emotional hurdles.
When a divorcing couple treats each other like adversaries in a lawsuit, the effects can be devastating to individuals and families. When a couple chooses to divorce using collaborative practice, the process is distinctly different. Working collaboratively with a professional team and coaching couples during the divorce settlement process has shown me over and over again, that despite high conflict situations, the benefits of working together in this way are significant. Most importantly, the outcomes that are achieved have a substantially positive impact on the children of divorcing couples.