We specialize in Co-Parenting Counseling, bringing you together with your ex-partner to understand how your past relationship has brought you to where you are today. Our shared goal is to move you from a place of disconnect to a collaborative, fruitful co-parenting relationship that benefits your children and builds a healthy future for them.
Here’s how it works:
- Clients come to us through a variety of channels – attorney referrals, online searches, Friend of the Court recommendations, signed consent orders mandating co-parenting counseling, and even suggestions from friends and family.
- First, Jordana meets separately with each parent. This is an opportunity to hear your whole history, from both perspectives. We’ll delve into your relationship, your parents’ relationships, your support network, your relationships with siblings, other family members, and friends. We want to learn everything about you as a person, individually and then in the relationship that brought you to this point. To understand where, how and why things go wrong, we have to know both parties really well! Plus, we want to build a solid foundation of trust so we can successfully work together toward a brighter co-parenting relationship.
- Then we look at your relationship. How did you meet? What was the timeline? Where did the relationship fall apart? Who initiated the divorce? How did the divorce process unfold? So much of how you interact today comes from what happened during the relationship. (Jordana calls this Post-Traumatic Court Syndrome – where you continue to suffer from the trauma of what happened in court.)
- Now, you’re ready to sit together in the same room!
- We discuss your vision for yourselves and your children
- You learn about co-parenting – what works and what doesn’t
- We discuss the potential for long-term emotional damage that comes from high conflict, what it means to have polarized or chameleon children, and how to navigate co-parenting from infancy through the middle school and teen years.
- We’ll help you coordinate advocacy efforts in school on your children’s behalf.
- We’ll make a list of obstacles to successful co-parenting à and turn them into POSITIVE GOALS!
- Ultimately, we will create vision boards to keep you on track and guide parenting decisions.