The goal of co-parenting counseling is to improve parenting relationships by reducing conflict and improving communication, ultimately protecting and improving the overall well-being of the children involved.
Co-parenting counseling is appropriate regardless of whether you still live in the same house, are preparing to live separately, have recently set up separate households, or just need help communicating better about your child’s needs.
We offer free, confidential, virtual counseling on Thursdays between 6-8PM PT. You can book your session below. Each session last one hour. Families can book one session per week*.
The structure of co-parenting counseling is varied depending on the family’s situation. In some cases, separated parents are both able to put aside their own emotional baggage and work as a team to raise the child/children. Other times, one or both responsible parents may struggle to do this. During a typical therapy session families go over improving communication, managing conflict, creating parenting plans, establishing paternity and more.
Co-parenting may take some practice to get it right. Here are some tips for you and your parenting partner.
Make a Commitment
This journey will be bumpy. Make a commitment to your children/child, yourself, and promise to have open and honest communication where their well-being is concerned.
When it applies, rules for each household should be agreed upon at the very beginning. Your children will test you both. Rules will help to ensure routine and structure, no matter whi which they need greatly.
Avoid Negative Talk
While you may have issues with your ex, that is still your child’s parent. Refrain from “trash talking” the other around your children.
*Dads Evoking Change cannot accept parents who have had a Domestic Violence situations/cases in the past year. Other services will be recommended.
Check out this episode of "A Podcast For Pops" featuring a couple of parenting partners who have an intimate conversation about their journey as co-parents
You and your co-parent may only book one session at a time. After you complete the session on calendar, you may book your next session.
Yes, both parents need to be logged in at least 5 minutes prior to the sessions start time. Sessions can NOT take place with only one parent on the call.
As best as we can, we try and make sure that parents are booked with the same counselor each time that they book a session.
At this time all of our co-parenting counseling sessions are held on Zoom.
No, only one parent needs to schedule the session. Please send the name and contact info of the second parent in your email.
No, either parent can book the co-parenting counseling sessions.