If you have not had contact with your child for an extended period of time or your contact with your child is very difficult, you may need reunification counseling. The process includes the therapist meeting with each parent and child individually to learn everyone’s perspective. When the child is ready the therapist meets with the estranged parent and child together to facilitate establishing a healthy relationship. The focus of reunification counseling is the best interest of the child. The goal is for the child to have a healthy relationship with both parents.
Co-parenting after divorce can be very difficult. Separating personal issues from
parenting issues is a skill that many parents find challenging. Co-parenting counseling is an opportunity to discuss problematic issues in a non-threatening environment with help from someone experienced in facilitating communication. You can learn to focus on parenting issues and your child’s best interest without the intrusion of past relationship problems. Parents find that it is possible to resolve tough issues without court intervention.
Child Custody Mediation
Mediation is a co-operative approach to resolving custody and visitation issues outside of court. Mediation reduces conflict encourages parents to come up with compromises that are in the best interest of their children. It allows you to design a parenting plan that works for your situation rather than having the court impose a plan on you that may not be best for your child. It resolves issues immediately rather than waiting month or years for the court to hear your case. It can save thousands of dollars. It develops trust rather than creating more conflict.
Child and Parent Divorce Counseling
Divorce or separation may cause stress and anxiety for both parents and children. It is often difficult for children to express their feeling around divorce to their parents. Counseling for children can give them a safe place to voice their concerns and fears and help them cope with the anxiety that they are experiencing. Parents likewise may be having a hard time coping and in need of assistance in adjusting to their new circumstances. Counseling can help. We provide that service in a safe and nurturing environment.
Fees and Insurance
My fee is $160 per 50 minute session
At this time, I do not file any insurance claims. The services that I offer are generally not covered by insurance companies.
However, you can consult with your provider to determine out-of-network coverage. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan.
You can check your coverage by calling your insurance provider and asking the following questions:
2. Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
3. What is my deductible? Has it been met?
4. How many sessions per year does my plan cover?
5. How much of each therapy session is covered?
6. Do I need to be approved for mental health services by my primary care physician?
If you are covered I will provide you with billing and diagnosis information.