Co-Parenting for High Conflict Parents in the Vancouver, WA – Portland Metro area
Learn to Co-Parent After Divorce or Separation
Going through divorce can be a difficult process for all parties involved especially when children are involved. Divorce can become that much more complicated; rather than parting ways, both parents must still work together for the benefit of their children. We know that life after divorce can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Navigating this new family dynamic can be one of the trickiest aspects of divorce, and many divorcing parents may question whether or not it is even possible.
We seek to minimize the conflict and make your life more manageable so you can provide the best care possible to yourself and your family. Creating and maintaining a healthy boundary between yourself and your child’s other parent is crucial.
It is very important to care for yourself and get your own needs met, especially when going through such a stressful situation. We would like to help you navigate through the new challenges you face and create a happy and healthy home for you and your family.
This service is not intended for those parents experiencing serious conflict, involved in post divorce litigation or facing serious allegations.
You Might Need Co-Parenting High Conflict Counseling If:
- One or both parents still harbor resentment toward the other due to the breakup or separation and that affects communication and the willingness to co-parent.
- Struggle to avoid conflict in front of the children.
- One or both parents do not respect the other parent’s role and refuse to work with the other.
- If you want to reduce children’s exposure to unresolved conflict.
- One or both parents have related emotional upheaval that doesn’t allow for effective communication.
- You want to strengthen your co-parent alliance and decision-making.
What is Co-Parenting Counseling?
Co-parenting counseling is a confidential therapeutic service that addresses the co-parenting relationship and children’s issues associated with divorce and family separation. Co-Parent Counseling will guide you and help you build a relationship as co-parents.
Co-Parent counseling offers specific and practical suggestions to decrease conflict, resolve differences and help you parent your children. Co-Parent counseling will require that you look closely at yourself and how you contribute to the situation your children find themselves in.
The success of Co-Parent Counseling rests on the parents’ willingness to step back from their own feelings about each other and focus on the children, their new relationship as co-parents, and the new family they have created. Success requires the parent to always have their children’s best interest as their guiding value and be willing to examine and admit when that is not the value guiding their conduct.
With this perspective, and with the new skills learned in counseling, parents can make a successful transition from embattled ex-spouse to empowered co-parents.
A primary purpose of these counseling sessions is to provide a forum where the parents can work to establish cooperative parenting.