If you and your child's other parent or guardian are struggling to agree on issues related to parenting, Co=Parenting or Parallel Parenting Therapy might be able to help.
Sometimes, this type of therapy is ordered by the Court. This may happen in cases of high conflict divorce or long -standing disagreements related to custody, visitation, and/or time share. Please note that in cases of Court ordered Therapy, confidentiality may be limited- meaning the Therapist may be required to submit a report on participation and progress.
Co-Parenting | Parallel Parenting Therapy isn't a specific "type" of therapy, per se. It is a construct (an idea or theory) based on a variety of theories and therapies, applied specifically to a family whose members are in conflict related to parenting issues. The goals of therapy are different for each family, but typically involve...
- addressing underlying issues ("the backstory") - helping each parent or guardian feel heard - creating an environment where the parents or guardians work together for the best interest of the child - preserving the child's relationships with all safe adults - facilitating the safe exchange of information about the child - learning effective, positive techniques to manage strong emotions and cooperate on specific goals
Therapy can be provided in a variety of modalities for parents or guardians to address issues related to anger management, trauma recovery, effective parenting skills, attachment, and conflict resolution.
If you would like to know more about Co-Parenting or Parallel Parenting Therapy, please call.
FCCS is directed by Melinda Haynes, MA, California LMFT 102308. Oklahoma LMFT 1153. North Carolina LMFT 2143.