Mental Health Professionals
Roles of a Mental Health Professional in Divorce:
- Divorce Coach - Works with the clients in a Collaborative or Mediation Divorce Process to assist the client in setting goals, creating a custody plan, utilizing effective communication skills for negotiation and managing the emotional content of divorce.
- Child Specialist - Works with the parents and children to assist in determining the timeshare plan of the custody plan. The Child Specialist has the unique opportunity to speak with the children (both minor and adult) to give them a voice in the divorce process.
- Psychotherapist - No matter what process you choose in divorce, there are times where assistance is needed to cope with the loss and change divorce creates. Issues of anxiety or depression can interfere with one's participation in the divorce process and can lead to increased time and cost of the process. Children can have difficulty coping with the changes in their lives as well. The Mental Health Professional with additional training in divorce issues can be a solution to these difficulties.
Mary Ann Aronsohn
Coalition for Collaborative Divorce
Serving Los Angeles & Ventura Counties
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