I am an experienced clinical social worker who has been in private practice for over 20 years. As a collaborative coach, I have participated in the Southeastern Collaborative Practice Group which involves lawyers, divorce financial planners and mental health professionals working to provide divorcing families cost effective and collaborative settlements. I bring a vast amount of experience in helping families make the transition from married couple with children to two co-parents who share time with their children.
As a divorce specialist, I coach both individuals and couples towards an equitable working relationship and to have better communication for the benefit of the children. Often, divorcing parents need support and guidance to negotiate some of the difficult issues in which they disagree. I have successfully assisted families to develop a parenting plan based on the development and needs of the children. As I have gone through the experience myself, I am well equipped to assist parents to negotiate difficult decisions around their children as well as foster communication between both parents.
Furthermore, I have extensive experience working with children and teens. I use eclectic therapeutic modalities such as individual play therapy, CBT (cognitive behavior therapy, family system theory, and empowerment strategies and a focus on practical solutions that improve the lives of my clients.
I am a member of the Divorce Center (www.thedivorcecenter.org) and recently joined the board. I have been co-teaching the Parents Apart workshops in Waltham since December 2010.