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

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

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
 

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

I help parents get on the same page in order to create a more consistent, supportive environment for their children. Whether parents are married, separated, or divorced I work with parents to set expectations, work through differences in a constructive way away from their children, not using children as a "go-between", and to resolve conflicts in a productive, peaceful way.

— Kaleigh Boysen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
 

Dr. Quinn specializes in coparenting and other forms of couples therapy. The relationship becomes his client and he works to heal for the good of parties involved and their children.

— Adrian Quinn, Psychologist in Wyomissing, PA

I help parents who are not romantically partnered work through differences of parenting philosophy, helping you find common ground. This work is very present-focused and pragmatic. We may look at communication patterns and assumptions each person may bring to their parenting and think about ways to work together for the common cause of child-rearing.

— Jennifer Trinkle, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
 

Coparenting can be a difficult transition to navigate for the parent's, children, possible new partners of the parents, and even families. As a child watching her parent's attempt to navigate this tough transition, I know firsthand what it is like from many perspectives. I have a great deal of experience helping parents properly communicate and express their needs to one another, while also considering the needs of the children. I also have experience helping families create healthy boundaries

— Kendall Davis, Therapist in Atlanta, GA

Parenting is the most difficult job on earth. When individuals are co-parenting, truly they have to be much more self aware in order to be an individual self but also be a part of a system that is sharing the responsibilities of raising a child. Co-parenting can be challenging but if two people have the same interest and desire to benefit another, than it can be a more peaceful task.

— Shay Phillips, Clinical Social Worker in Cypress, TX
 

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

I specialize in helping families navigate separation and divorce. Together we will find strategies to improve communication and re-establish equilibrium and balance. Issues addressed: single parenting/coparenting/co-parenting with toxic ex/parallel parenting plans/blended families.

— Leslie Miller, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Being part of a blended family myself, I have a passion and unique understanding of what you are going through. Relationships that include exes and stepchildren have unique and complex challenges. I can help you learn to navigate the delicate balance of healthy cooperation with your ex, while establishing appropriate boundaries that honor and protect your current relationship.

— Debby Deroian, Licensed Professional Counselor in Red Bank, NJ

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
 

I have been in a stepmom role for more than 18 years and I've learned a lot along the way. I have 3 stepkids and 2 biological children, and I understand from a very personal perspective the challenges that blended families face on a daily basis. In therapy, I use my personal experiences combined with my clinical education and expertise to help clients find understanding, empathy, and solutions that work for their families.

— Candice Smith, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gilbert, AZ