Coparenting

Raising children can be hard, even in the best of circumstances. When you are facing conflicts with other primary caregivers, the challenge is exponentially greater. Co-parenting refers to the ways that caregivers work together (regardless of if they are together or separated) in their roles as parents. Developing techniques, guidelines, and methods to raise a child is not just about the child – it can be beneficial to work with a qualified therapist to determine your unique parenting approaches, as well as how to improve communications. Successful co-parenting requires that caregivers accept that things will change, from the children's developmental issues and milestones, to careers, to the possibility of new relationships and partners. Each situation is inherently unique, and there can be many different dynamics at play (for example, step-parents will likely bring their own parenting styles). If you think you may benefit from some co-parenting support, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today.

Meet the specialists

Are you divorce or in a second marriage trying to co-parent together? Are you struggling with working together as a team to parent the kids? Are you grandparents raising your grandchild? Let's work on a plan and practice consistency and co-parenting effectively and positively. Tips to remember with co-parenting: It's not about you; it's messy and hard sometimes; learn new boundaries; know that the legal system doesn't help co-parent. Let's more about how to positively parent!

— Julie Johnson, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in , OH
 

Kimberly enjoys working with children and parents who striving to find workable solutions as they come to a better place for their families. Divorce, separation, and going between two homes can be incredibly challenging for parents and children. Kimberly works with children and their parents as they navigate those tricky and often highly conflicted waters. Helping families adjust to new situations and come to creative solutions is a passion for Kimberly.

— Kimberly Hansley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

Whether you are married, partnered, live together, live with your children, or not, if you share a child with someone, coparenting is an issue. Those relationships can be challenging when you don't see eye-to-eye.

— Dr. Ali Dubin, Counselor in North Hollywood, CA
 

Whether you are married, partnered, live together, live with your children, or not, if you share a child with someone, coparenting is an issue. Those relationships can be challenging when you don't see eye-to-eye.

— Dr. Ali Dubin, Counselor in North Hollywood, CA

I help couples and/or divorced parents learn to co-parent effectively and am a DCF-Approved Provider of the Family Stabilization parenting course required by the State of Florida.

— Sasha Dimitrjevitch, Licensed Professional Counselor in Miami, FL
 

Whether you are married, partnered, live together, live with your children, or not, if you share a child with someone, coparenting is an issue. Those relationships can be challenging when you don't see eye-to-eye.

— Dr. Ali Dubin, Counselor in North Hollywood, CA

Whether you are married, partnered, live together, live with your children, or not, if you share a child with someone, coparenting is an issue. Those relationships can be challenging when you don't see eye-to-eye.

— Dr. Ali Dubin, Counselor in North Hollywood, CA
 

Coparenting can be seen as a hard topic but, it does not have to be. Working with me as your therapist. Both parents will have a safe space to share, express and workout challenging topics such as splitting time, living arrangements, educational needs, holidays, vacations and who does what in case of an emergency. Also, I provide mediation to see if an arrangement can be made cordially before everything gets ugly and ends up in court. If there is a court order in place already, I can assist

— Rosemary Powell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Queens, NY

Coparenting is a unique form of therapy that will take you past the hurt and pain of the divorce, and if the divorce was amicable CoParenting will take you to the next phase of your process. CoParenting is not about mom or dad, but about the children that you share and are responsible for. I work under the premise that “the kid(s) are my client”- I will never (likely) meet your kids but I will diligently work towards having each parent meet their needs. Together we negotiate and create CoParenting plans that include logistical issues, such as shared custody and extracurricular activities, as well as learning new skills to parent and nurture your children as a CoParent.

— Veronika Noble, Marriage & Family Therapist in Carlsbad, CA
 

Calvary Counseling Center offers H.O.P.E. (Healthy & Objective Parenting Education), a state approved parent education class.

— Janice Chambers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manassas, VA

This work is particularly close to my heart. Separating your family into two homes can be a very painful process, fraught with emotional turmoil for you at the same time you are expected to be protector, guide, and confidante to your children. Navigating this path forward in ways that reassure your children that their care and progress will continue to be blessed by both of you is the best protection you can give them, and coparenting work will give you the skills and knowledge to do this well

— Cathleen Rea, Clinical Psychologist in Charlottesville, VA
 

Co-parenting is difficult thru separation and divorce but it is crucial that the needs of the children involved be addressed. I have found a real passion for supporting this process so that everyone have a voice that is heard.

— Rami Vissell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Aptos, CA

Navigating life after a family has split up or raising children with a new partner can be complex, difficult and frustrating. Cooperation and communication are vital and may seem impossible. I help individuals and family find a balance between parental autonomy and coordination the parenting job with others.

— Jennie Schottmiller, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , PA
 

I work with parents together and individually on co-parenting strategies. These strategies are customized to every family as no family is the same or is experiencing this transition under the same circumstances. Regardless of the concrete co-parenting strategies discussed for your family, you can expect an emphasis on curbing reactivity from adults, and instead learn to respond or lead from a part (please see my website regarding“parts work”) that is focused on the best interest of your children

— Arielle Fettman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Portland, OR

It's the most important job there is. You don't want to mess this one up--and if you have been messing it up--it's time to get on the right path. Your kids don't deserve the conflict, and they are not tools to be used in your anger. Let's figure it out and do what is best for them. You'll b glad you did in the long run, no matter how much you can't stand your ex.

— Jamie Racine, Clinical Social Worker in Gorham, ME