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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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
 

Parents in families that are multiracial and/or multicultural have additional stressors due to systematic oppression and discrimination. In addition, making decisions for the family can be more complicated when caretakers have different backgrounds and lived experiences. Raising a child in a multiracial and multicultural family involves ongoing conversations about what this means for your child, their identity, the way they will see the world, and the way the world will see them.

— Luisa Bakhoum, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

I work with parents who have experienced separation or divorce in thinking about developmental approaches for how to think about this with their children

— Katie Beers, Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO
 

Helping parents married or divorced coparent.

— Elaine Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fulton, MD

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
 

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
 

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
 

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

Having to watch my parent's attempt to co-parent through their divorce

— Kendall Davis, Therapist in Atlanta, GA
 

healthy communication, narcissistic abuse, child alienation, custody, parenting plans, child support

— Angelica Griegel, Licensed Professional Counselor in ,

I also work with couples who are beyond the point of wanting to stay together but need help managing their coparenting relationship.

— Raffi Bilek, Counselor in Baltimore, MD
 

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

I use Gottman inspired interventions and tools to help you build a more peaceful and cooperative coparenting relationship.

— Kelli Gordon, Psychotherapist in Seattle, WA
 

I work with clients in coparenting who are divorced, separated and/or remarried.

— Erika Zelasko, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Rocky River, OH