Divorce and Separation are life transitions that can cause a lot of stress on all members of the relationship. It is important to maintain the psychological well-being of each party in order to best come to a mutually beneficial solution. Our therapeutic expert meets with the parties individually and together to help the process in multiple important ways
One-on-one meetings between our therapeutic expert and one of the parties do not replace individual therapy. Instead, these meetings work to provide the given party an opportunity to express their fears and concerns, as well as hopes. Then our expert can provide the party with strategies to effect the changes they want. As well, our expert can work with the party to help them communicate better with the other party, both in the collaborative divorce setting and beyond.
Meeting together allows our therapeutic expert to see how the parties communicate with each other, outside of the conversation of financial distributions or legal impacts. By having a greater understanding of the parties’ ways of communicating, the therapeutic expert can assist in the conversations around financial and legal choices.
Child and Adolescent Therapy
When children are involved in a divorce, there can be long-lasting emotional impacts on them. In collaborative divorce special attention is paid to craft solutions that preserve the well-being of the children of the relationship as effectively as possible. Our therapeutic expert will meet with the child or children just as they met with the partners individually. As well, we have family sessions where both parties and the child(ren) meet as a group so that bigger conversations can be had. Our expert can facilitate discussions that allow the child to express their needs to their parents.
Living situations can be a significant stressor for a child when their parents divorce. One strategy which has been gaining popularity is called “nesting”. Nesting has the child remain at home, in the house, they have been living in, while the parents rotate in and out of the shared home. Sometimes the parents also share an apartment, where the parent not with the child stays and then rotates from, while other families have two outside living arrangements for each party. Either way, by allowing the child to stay in their room, in their home, and going to their school, there is as little disruption on the child as possible. This strategy does not work for every couple, but the collaborative divorce setting allows for the most effective way to establish a