Co-parent counseling is an arrangement where both parents share responsibility for raising their child or children in a unified manner that promotes cooperation, healing and growth. The focus is on developing a parenting plan by utilizing creative solutions that meet the individualized needs of the family. It is also an opportunity to improve communication between the parents as their parenting relationship moves forward.
Co-parent counseling allows parents an opportunity to share the needs and interests of their children in a neutral setting with a professional who is experienced in working with children and families of divorce. Issues ranging from shared time schedules to day-to-day parenting can be discussed. The counselor can assist parents in shifting their relationship to that of parents in order to build upon the strengths of each party. This approach allows children to feel safe and secure so they can thrive as children in the family system.