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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have to commit to a series of sessions?
No, I will work with you on developing a plan that is best for you and your needs.
Is a coach like a therapist?
A divorce and communication coach provide emotional support but differs from a therapist in approach. I will help you learn effective communication patterns and guide you toward rational, forward-focused solutions. A therapist will provide more extensive emotional support and work with you on the deeper emotional trauma that can come with family tensions and /or divorce.
Why hire you?
This is your choice. I do come to the table with 30 years of experience in the mental health field and crisis work. I have extensive knowledge of how to work with children and families and difficult relationships as well as personal experience with divorce. I truly want to make sure this partnership works well for you. So sign up for a free 30-minute intake, and let's see if we are a good fit.
Why family coaching?
Family coaching will help you work through the inevitable tensions that occur within families--particularly during times of crisis--and refocus your goals to create more harmony in your home and/or within those relationships.
How is a divorce coach different from a lawyer?
A divorce coach handles the non-legal parts of your divorce at a more affordable rate and provides support around areas like communication, organization and future life planning.
How can family coaching help?
It's a neutral space to sort out conflicts, where unhealthy family communication patterns can be disrupted and you can discover new ways of interacting, leading to positive, healthy relationships.
Why a divorce coach?
A divorce coach can save you time and money by helping you be better prepared for meetings with your lawyer, develop parenting plans, organize necessary paperwork, prioritize your needs, prepare for legal proceedings and by offering overall practical support through this complicated process. 
Is this like going to therapy? My teen/spouse/parent refuses to go.
For therapy-averse individuals, family coaching may be more appealing because it requires less emotional vulnerability and focuses more on solving disagreements. If you have a reluctant family member who would like to know more, I am happy to discuss it with them one-on-one.
What types of things does a divorce coach do?
From explaining how different types of divorce work to suggesting a calming response to an inflammatory email from an ex to recommending a reputable dog walker, a divorce coach will help keep your focus on taking care of business and moving forward.