There is a lot written about grief when there’s a death; not so much when there’s a divorce. There’s a lot of support for the grieving widow or widower when the loss has been through death, but less so for the newly divorced (or divorcing) because so often their grieving goes unrecognized or is masked by their anger, betrayal, hurt, or worry. And while they also will look and sound … [Read more...] about Loss of a Dream: Grieving in Divorce
The MHP is neutral. That is an essential component of the mental health professional’s power in the collaborative divorce process. That said, if I’m on anyone’s “side,” it would be have to be that of the kids. My goal is to enable their parents to make the most informed decisions and to learn how to communicate and resolve conflict moving forward so that they can be the best co-parents that … [Read more...] about Mental Health Professional: Children’s Best Asset in Collaborative Divorce
The Mental Health Professional (MHP) manages the collaborative divorce process much like an emcee does any large-scale event, handling many moving parts to help create an outcome that is goal driven and designed to meet the clients’ needs. He or she facilitates the process that empowers adults undergoing divorce to structure a customized, individualized plan tailor made to move their family … [Read more...] about Why Does Collaborative Divorce Need a Mental Health Professional on the Team?