Divorce Coach

As a Divorce Coach I work within the Collaborative Model of Divorce and the Traditional Model of Divorce to help separating and divorcing couples.  I am fully trained and credentialed by the I.A.C.P. (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals).  More information about Collaborative Divorce can be found here.

A Divorce Coach is your advocate when you are in the process of separation or divorce.  Undergoing a separation/divorce is as much an emotional process as it is a legal process.  During this time of great stress, overwhelming emotion and profound change it is helpful to have someone who is trained to help you sort through feelings and who can facilitate rational problem solving and sound decision making.

A Divorce Coach is also a Communication Specialist who will help you express your thoughts, feelings, interests and desires in a way that your (ex) spouse will best be able to hear them.

A Divorce Coach helps you to make informed decisions about Co-Parenting and what is in the best interests of your children. A Divorce Coach helps you to understand your options in the divorce process, facilitates creative problem solving and helps you stay on track emotionally. Whereas lawyers are trained to help you end your marriage, a Divorce Coach is trained to help you move on from a dysfunctional marital situation to a safe and secure future. This also includes the development of a Co-Parenting Plan which assures the wellbeing of the children within two healthy, well functioning Co-Parenting homes.

A Divorce Coach is very different from a therapist. A therapist helps you uncover past problem areas, focuses on what led to the marital deterioration, explores repetitive negative patterns in relationships and helps you recover from emotional wounds that occurred during the marriage. A Divorce Coach, on the other hand, focuses on the present and how to resolve current emotional and communication challenges and obstacles within the divorce process. Divorce Coaches help you to develop goals and action plans to achieve your goals. We help you to envision and work towards a healthy redefinition of your life after divorce.