Parenting counseling is a type of service that aims to provide the necessary tools and information to support parents without bias or judgment.
Parenting can be satisfying and fulfilling. But it can also be difficult and time-consuming. The responsibilities that parents face nowadays are huge - attending to the child’s daily needs and developing life skills: daily living skills, social skills, and appropriate behaviors. Parents with more than one child must account for the personalities of each as well. All of these while providing a home, food, education, and healthcare.
Here are some of the most common issues parents face on a daily basis:
Separation/divorce is never easy, especially when children are involved. Divorce is painful, and co-parenting can become difficult to manage between two partners who struggle with grief and hurt feelings due to the divorce. Co-parenting therapy is NOT MEDIATION, PARENTAL AGREEMENT, or EVALUATIONS for divorce proceedings. Co-parenting counseling is to help parents find the best way to work with each other to raise children in different households. Keeping personal issues separate from co-parenting issues is not easy for all divorce couples, and this is where co-parenting therapy can help.
Co-Parenting therapy may Include:
HRCS Policy regarding Co-Parenting:
When working with parents who are divorced or in the process of separation/divorce, I DO NOT and will NOT take on a second role, such as the court evaluator, individual parent therapist, mediator, or expert witness for one parent. If you are involved in divorce or custody litigation, my role as a therapist is not to make recommendations to the court concerning custody or parenting issues as I'm not a CFI (Child & Family Investigator) or PRE (Parental Responsibilities Evaluator).