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.

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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
 

Co-parenting can be a tricky area to navigate. I help you learn coping skills to assist with the feelings of frustration that may arise as well as help you understand new communication strategies that may be helpful to your situation. We work together to build a plan that works best for you and your co-parenting situation.

— Jacalyn Wetzel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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
 

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
 

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

I specialize in working with families needing assistance through the process of creating two households and coparenting their children. Focus will be brought to the well-being of the children and how all parties can make that happen successfully. The marriage relationship may be over, but the parenting relationship continues and can be shifted to reflect the children as the priority.

— Mary Torkelson, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Austin, TX
 

I've been teaching parent education and led groups for partnered, separating, or divorcing couples for many years. I currently teach Parent Education classes for Family Court here in Portland. Most of the parents that I teach are having to figure out a new reality of co-parenting from separate households, or possibly on their own. It is possible to parent as a "team" even if no longer coupled. It takes practice and patience, but I can show you steps to smooth out the ride.

— Richard Halpern, Counselor in Portland, OR

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
 

Separated couples with children can develop healthy co-parenting "rules of the road" with coparenting counseling, where we seek to minimize the negative effects of separation on your child/children by improving the communication and cooperation between you and your ex. We establish goals—often your child/children's wellbeing—and work steadily toward them. We incorporate Nonviolent Communication and forgiveness and repair practices to help create a more positive and collaborative space for you and your ex.

— Julia Ward, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Co-parenting counseling allows you both an opportunity to talk about the best interests of your children in a neutral environment with my guidance. Acknowledging and exploring some of the anger or grief related to the ending of the relationship is helpful so that you both can focus more fully on parenting issues without the intrusion of “unfinished business” from the past. Accordingly, the focus in treatment is on the difficulties between both of you only as it relates to coparenting.

— Lisa M. Clark, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chandler, AZ
 

I help parents deal with their coparenting issues in regards to parent alienation, unresolved hurt/pain from past relationship, and find resolution with high conflict parents.

— Latisha Taylor Ellis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cumming, GA

As parents of a child or children who are not living in the same house, it is possible to co-parent in such a way as to have your children grow up in a healthy, satisfying way. I can help you work toward being a good parent in spite of your differences with your ex.

— Tony Wildey, Marriage & Family Therapist
 

Divorce doesn't destroy the family, but the way parents co-parent can. Learning how to co parent is vital so the children feel safe.

— Janice Shapiro, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Campbell, CA