Being part of the North Jersey Collaborative Law Groups allows me the opportunity to utilize my decades of background in working with children, adolescents, adults and couples , in therapy and divorce and stepfamily counseling as well as mediation. Working with relationships, from their inception to resolution, or difficulties and dissolution, has offered me a deep understanding of the emotional turmoil involved. Emotions constitute the underpinnings of divorce . In collaborative divorce, the Coach [NOT acting as a therapist] can help couples overcome emotional obstacles to achieve a respectful outcome, which is especially crucial for couples with children.
As a Child Specialist, I offer parents a broader appreciation of their children’s prospective , feelings and concerns. as their parents come apart. As a Parenting Coordinator, who is usually court ordered to help parents put aside their negative feelings for each other, in order to co-parent in a better way, I so appreciate the new model of collaborative divorce. Doing this work in a collaborative team, each professional is able to contribute his/her years of experience and expertise to facilitate a more positive outcome. Our purpose is to protect the sanctity of the family, in two homes.
I am a Board Member of the Collaborative Divorce Association of North Jersey and a Founding Member, and Former Secretary, of the New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups.
1250 East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450
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