When you decided to divorce, you ended your personal relationship with your partner, but you both continue your relationship as parents. Separating your personal relationship from your parenting relationship may come easy or it may be difficult. Often navigating all the changes and getting settled into a new normal can be difficult. Co-parenting counseling allows you both an opportunity to talk about the best interests of your children in a neutral environment with my guidance. Acknowledging and exploring some of the anger or grief related to the ending of the relationship is helpful so that you both can focus more fully on parenting issues without the intrusion of “unfinished business” from the past. Accordingly, the focus in treatment is on the difficulties between both of you only as it relates to co-parenting. The goals are to help you both unburden your children by learning to manage your own emotions and anxieties, and help you both strengthen your ability to function in ways that nurture your children’s well-being, regardless of the feelings your former partner triggers in you. Together, as part of co-parenting practices, we will facilitate you both coming to agreements while adhering to court ruled custody decisions. Through co-parenting counseling and positive parenting you can learn to be free from dysfunctional, emotionally-charged communication and behavior patterns by helping you adopt clearly-defined, respectful approaches to problem-solving and decision-making to ensure the well-being of your children.