Parents bring many hopes and dreams into the creation of a family. When those dreams don’t come true, there can be tremendous loss, disappointment, and anger. And when the structure of a child’s family changes, the child can feel anxious, confused, sad, or angry. At APPLE FamilyWorks, we understand the challenges that come from change, separation, and loss. At the core of what we do is the desire to help families cope with challenges in healthy ways in order to strengthen, heal, and grow.
There can often be differences of opinion between parents regarding what they feel is best for their child. When the parents are no longer involved in an intimate relationship, however, trying to co-parent can be fraught with even more tension and frustration. In Co-Parenting Counseling, we focus on helping each parent gain the skills needed to build a more cooperative co-parenting relationship – one that keeps kids out of the middle.
This work strives to help each parent learn how to:
- Reduce conflict
- Regulate emotions
- Communicate respectfully
- Work as a team
- Create effective child-sharing agreements
- Help your child make healthy adjustments
- Make co-parenting decisions calmly
- Divide child-rearing tasks equitably
- Effectively manage schedule changes
- Reduce co-parenting stress
Since 1978, we have dedicated ourselves to helping families who are going through difficult transitions and conflicts. We are innovators in Marin County in focusing on helping co-parents overcome differences and do what is in their child’s best interest. We offer Co-Parenting Counseling in both English and Spanish. If we can be of help during one of life’s more stressful experiences, please don’t hesitate to call us to make an appointment.