Sharon Klempner

Sharon Klempner, LCSW, BCDSharon Klempner

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

(201) 652-1560
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