Coparenting

Raising children can be hard, even in the best of circumstances. When you are facing conflicts with other primary caregivers, the challenge is exponentially greater. Co-parenting refers to the ways that caregivers work together (regardless of if they are together or separated) in their roles as parents. Developing techniques, guidelines, and methods to raise a child is not just about the child – it can be beneficial to work with a qualified therapist to determine your unique parenting approaches, as well as how to improve communications. Successful co-parenting requires that caregivers accept that things will change, from the children's developmental issues and milestones, to careers, to the possibility of new relationships and partners. Each situation is inherently unique, and there can be many different dynamics at play (for example, step-parents will likely bring their own parenting styles). If you think you may benefit from some co-parenting support, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today.

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Whether you are married, partnered, live together, live with your children, or not, if you share a child with someone, coparenting is an issue. Those relationships can be challenging when you don't see eye-to-eye.

— Dr. Ali Dubin, Counselor in North Hollywood, CA

Kimberly enjoys working with children and parents who striving to find workable solutions as they come to a better place for their families. Divorce, separation, and going between two homes can be incredibly challenging for parents and children. Kimberly works with children and their parents as they navigate those tricky and often highly conflicted waters. Helping families adjust to new situations and come to creative solutions is a passion for Kimberly.

— Kimberly Hansley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX
 

Helping parents married or divorced coparent.

— Elaine Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fulton, MD

I work with couples who have children and need guidance on healthy co-parenting methods. I teach couples that have ended the relationship how to work together to keep the focus on the child(ren). I help these couples move on from any bitterness that might impact their ability to show a unified front as parents.

— Candice N. Crowley, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cincinnati, OH
 

Whether you are married, partnered, live together, live with your children, or not, if you share a child with someone, coparenting is an issue. Those relationships can be challenging when you don't see eye-to-eye.

— Dr. Ali Dubin, Counselor in North Hollywood, CA

Co-parenting can be a tricky area to navigate. I help you learn coping skills to assist with the feelings of frustration that may arise as well as help you understand new communication strategies that may be helpful to your situation. We work together to build a plan that works best for you and your co-parenting situation.

— Jacalyn Wetzel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

Parents in families that are multiracial and/or multicultural have additional stressors due to systematic oppression and discrimination. In addition, making decisions for the family can be more complicated when caretakers have different backgrounds and lived experiences. Raising a child in a multiracial and multicultural family involves ongoing conversations about what this means for your child, their identity, the way they will see the world, and the way the world will see them.

— Luisa Bakhoum, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

Are you divorce or in a second marriage trying to co-parent together? Are you struggling with working together as a team to parent the kids? Are you grandparents raising your grandchild? Let's work on a plan and practice consistency and co-parenting effectively and positively. Tips to remember with co-parenting: It's not about you; it's messy and hard sometimes; learn new boundaries; know that the legal system doesn't help co-parent. Let's more about how to positively parent!

— Julie Johnson, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in , OH
 

I work with parents who have experienced separation or divorce in thinking about developmental approaches for how to think about this with their children

— Katie Beers, Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO
 

Being part of a blended family myself, I have a passion and unique understanding of what you are going through. Relationships that include exes and stepchildren have unique and complex challenges. I can help you learn to navigate the delicate balance of healthy cooperation with your ex, while establishing appropriate boundaries that honor and protect your current relationship.

— Debby Deroian, Licensed Professional Counselor in Red Bank, NJ

Co-parenting is difficult thru separation and divorce but it is crucial that the needs of the children involved be addressed. I have found a real passion for supporting this process so that everyone have a voice that is heard.

— Rami Vissell, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Aptos, CA
 

Coparenting can be a difficult transition to navigate for the parent's, children, possible new partners of the parents, and even families. As a child watching her parent's attempt to navigate this tough transition, I know firsthand what it is like from many perspectives. I have a great deal of experience helping parents properly communicate and express their needs to one another, while also considering the needs of the children. I also have experience helping families create healthy boundaries

— Kendall Davis, Therapist in Atlanta, GA

This work is particularly close to my heart. Separating your family into two homes can be a very painful process, fraught with emotional turmoil for you at the same time you are expected to be protector, guide, and confidante to your children. Navigating this path forward in ways that reassure your children that their care and progress will continue to be blessed by both of you is the best protection you can give them, and coparenting work will give you the skills and knowledge to do this well

— Cathleen Rea, Clinical Psychologist in Charlottesville, VA
 

The journey of parenting looks different for everyone. At times, parents can use extra support and structure to parent their child/children in a way that feels right for them. Co-parenting therapy can be helpful in setting a structure for success.

— Samantha Duranti, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

I help parents get on the same page in order to create a more consistent, supportive environment for their children. Whether parents are married, separated, or divorced I work with parents to set expectations, work through differences in a constructive way away from their children, not using children as a "go-between", and to resolve conflicts in a productive, peaceful way.

— Kaleigh Boysen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
 

Are you a stepparent who supports a co-parenting partner? Have you noticed yourself struggling physically, emotionally, or mentally due to the stresses of stepparenting? Each new season of a child's life also brings challenges in blended family and co-parenting situations. Therapy can help you learn how to adapt and change through each new season and find balance in an often turbulent situation.

— Kristen T. Adams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgetown, TX

As parents of a child or children who are not living in the same house, it is possible to co-parent in such a way as to have your children grow up in a healthy, satisfying way. I can help you work toward being a good parent in spite of your differences with your ex.

— Tony Wildey, Marriage & Family Therapist
 

Are you co-parenting with someone you're no longer romantically involved with? Have you noticed yourself struggling physically, emotionally, or spiritually due to the stresses co-parenting? Learn how to adapt and change through each new season of co-parenting.

— Kristen T. Adams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgetown, TX

Working with parents who have a common goal of the best interest of their child is very rewarding. Sometimes it is hard working with another party, that one may no longer get along with, but coming together for the greater good is worth it. I think its important to try to get along and to try to figure things out as a one unit in order to be strong and supportive for all children that may be involved.

— Latoya Gassaway-White, Licensed Professional Counselor