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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Helping parents married or divorced coparent.

— Elaine Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fulton, MD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

healthy communication, narcissistic abuse, child alienation, custody, parenting plans, child support

— Angelica Griegel, Licensed Professional Counselor in ,

Are you feeling disconnected from each other now that you have children? Is all your time being spent on the kids? Do you feel like you can’t get on the same page in how you want to raise the kids? Parenting is hard work and its adds to the life you once led as a couple. These are common issues parents have whether they are living together or divorced/separated. I’d like to help you learn to manage these conflicts and difficulties, so that you can raise happier, healthier children, together.

— Amanda Samuels, Counselor in Webster Groves, MO

Navigating life after a family has split up or raising children with a new partner can be complex, difficult and frustrating. Cooperation and communication are vital and may seem impossible. I help individuals and family find a balance between parental autonomy and coordination the parenting job with others.

— Jennie Schottmiller, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , PA

I work with clients in coparenting who are divorced, separated and/or remarried.

— Erika Zelasko, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Rocky River, OH

Divorce doesn't destroy the family, but the way parents co-parent can. Learning how to co parent is vital so the children feel safe.

— Janice Shapiro, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Campbell, CA

I provide co-parenting services to assist parents to find consensus in the best interest of their child/ren and avoid lengthy and costly court litigation.

— Caitlin McCann, Clinical Social Worker in San Marcos, CA

I specialize in working with families needing assistance through the process of creating two households and coparenting their children. Focus will be brought to the well-being of the children and how all parties can make that happen successfully. The marriage relationship may be over, but the parenting relationship continues and can be shifted to reflect the children as the priority.

— Mary Torkelson, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Austin, TX