When a family is experiencing a divorce or separation, the family unit is faced with stress, confusion, and uncertainty of the future. Clear communication between all family members is often dismantled including amongst siblings and extended family members or support systems.
Therapy can assist parents to learn how they can implement a collaborative process to co-parent their child(ren). This treatment modality involves assessing the current parenting/communication styles and how these styles impact the family situation. Co-parenting works when both parents participate in the development of a parenting plan that addresses the needs of their child(ren) and family dynamics.