As a licensed Clinical Psychologist, trained Divorce Mediator, Certified Divorce Coach, and Collaborative Divorce Facilitator,
I support individuals or couples who are ending long-term relationships and marriages to facilitate the healthiest separation
and/or divorce possible for them and their families.
Parental Responsibility Evaluations
Different Ways to Divorce
Every divorce is unique. There is no exact way that a divorce has to be done. Decisions about divorces are often decided based on legal guidelines. However, people can veer away from those guidelines if both parties, i.e. the spouses, agree.
Dr. Joyce Fine
Divorce does not need to be made extra difficult because of poorly thought-out decisions and emotional warring. Clear and decent communication are critical components in creating good co-parenting relationships post-divorce. Too often, people who are divorcing get caught up in intense emotions that prevent them from being able to think clearly about how to move forward successfully in their lives. When divorce decisions are driven by emotional reactions such as fear, guilt, shame, or rage rather than by a focus on what is best for each person involved, chaos and conflict ensue.
My training in psychology, coaching, and communication enables me to help clients focus on making sound decisions for their present and future, understand and avoid the pitfalls that could lead them away from a healthy divorce, and communicate cleanly and clearly with their partner as much as possible during and after their divorce process.
During the past twenty five years I have worked with children, adults, and families in various settings, including a special education school, hospital inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and general medical settings, community mental health centers and private practice. I conduct PREs and work as a Collaborative Divorce Facilitator, a Divorce Coach, a mediator and, on a limited basis, do general psychotherapy.
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