During my years of
work as a marriage and family therapist, I have watched so many
couples/families have difficulty during their divorce process.
I have observed many couples in the collaborative process commit
to obtaining and maintaining positive communication skills.
I always tell couples they should be proud of their willingness to
develop these skills during a time of huge transition.
My role in the process is working as a neutral mental health
professional as part of the collaborative team. I utilize my
skills to help the process itself work as efficiently as possible
by attending all joint meetings to facilitate communication
amongst all participants. In addition, I help with any of
the emotions that can and will arise during the meetings.
When there are children involved, I work with the parents to help
them develop effective co-parenting skills.