Parent Education

Parent Education & Family Stabilization Course

A large number of children experience the separation or divorce of their parents each year. Parental conflict related to divorce is a societal concern because children suffer potential short-term and long-term detrimental economic, emotional, and educational effects during this difficult period of family transition. This is particularly true when parents engage in lengthy legal conflict. (a) Parents are more likely to […]

Children and Divorce

Children Experiencing Change Group

Thousands of kids experience the stress of divorce each year. How they react depends on their age, personality, and the circumstances of the separation and divorce process between the parents. Every divorce will affect the kids involved — and many times the initial reaction is one of shock, sadness, frustration, anger, or worry. It can be difficult for kids to put […]

Anger Management

Anger Management

Anger management is the process of learning to recognize signs that you’re becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a positive way. Anger management doesn’t try to keep you from feeling anger or encourage you to hold it in. Anger is a normal, healthy emotion when you know how to express it appropriately […]

Family Therapy

Family Therapy

Working with Parents and Families and Blended Families: It is hard to be a parent. Children come with a variety of gifts, skills, and difficulties. It often seems like, “oh, no….now what.” While children may present a “cool” or “in control” demeanor, they desperately need the support of a strong parenting team. Through understanding the needs of the children and […]

Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling

It’s not uncommon for two people in a relationship to experience bumps in the road. But when they get too bumpy, couples counseling may help. There’s no question — relationships can be challenging. Much like a new set of dishes that get scratched from constant use, relationships can also show wear and tear over the years. So how do you […]

Depression

Depression

When you have depression, it’s more than feeling sad. Intense feelings of sadness and other symptoms, like losing interest in things you enjoy, may last for a while. Depression is a medical illness, not a sign of weakness. And it’s treatable. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Depression affects how […]

Stress and Anxiety

Stress and Anxiety

Most people experience stress and anxiety from time to time. Stress can be triggered by an event that makes you feel frustrated or nervous. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry, or unease. Examples of normal stress and anxiety include worrying about finding a job, feeling nervous before a big test, or being embarrassed in certain social situations. However, if […]

Parenting Coordination

Parenting Coordination

What is Parenting Coordination? Parenting coordination is a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process in which mental health or legal professionals with mediation training and experience assist high conflict parents to implement their parenting plan by facilitating the resolution of their disputes in a timely manner, educating parents about children’s needs, and with prior approval of the parties and/or the court, […]