Kathleen Coughlin, LCSW – Coparent Counseling (60-Minutes)
Coparent Counseling offers the children and parents an external outlet of support during a significant life transition. To sum up, Coparent Counseling, the goal is to help the parents learn to coparent in a healthy, respectful, and child first manner. As an example, if parents are not able to get along, children may be exposed to negative behaviors and conflict between parents. During counseling sessions, parents will discuss the needs of their children, problem-solve around any areas of conflict, and develop solutions for their family.
Significant emotions and feelings occur when parents decide to separate. Therefore, the most critical decision you can make as parents is to amicably coparent your children together. Children benefit from both seeing parents communicate peacefully and witnessing positive communication between parents. Coparenting occurs when (2) parents come to an agreement to do what is in the best interest of their children. It is important that your children know that they can love each parent equally.
“The sign of great parenting is not a child’s behavior. The sign of truly great parenting is the parent’s behavior” – Andy Smithson
When parents are communicating and compromising, children can thrive in their new environments. Eventually, your children will begin to experience love and stability in both homes if parents work together. When parents argue, children are the ones that genuinely lose hope for a peaceful future. Undoubtedly, the best gift parents can give their children is to communicate without anger and resentment toward one another. Therefore, it is essential to be mindful not to place your children in the middle of parental conflicts.
Coparenting aims to reduce stress and improve communication between parents. Specifically, Coparent counseling helps by providing a neutral party that parents can utilize to help them work on improving communication, increasing cooperation, and developing compromises. The hope is that during counseling sessions, parents will learn communication strategies that they can use to reduce stress and strain in their family system. Coparent counseling sessions can be scheduled independently by contacting a licensed counselor that has specialized training and experience.
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Ocean Vista Counseling offers Office-Based and Telehealth counseling sessions. Our practice strives to deliver quality mental health services to our surrounding communities. Our office is easily accessible to residents in Volusia County, Flagler County, and St. Johns County. We are close to the following areas – Bunnell, Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, Deland, Edgewater, Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, Ponce Inlet, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond by the Sea, and St. Augustine.
Ocean Vista Counseling is also able to serve clients throughout the state of Florida including Amelia Island, Apopka, Aventura, Boca Raton, Bonita Springs, Boynton Beach, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Crescent City, Daytona Beach, Delray Beach, Doral, Fernandina Beach, Florida City, Fort Lauderdale, Indialantic, Islamorada, Jacksonville, Jupiter, Key Largo, Key West, Lake Mary, Lake Worth, Largo, Madeira Beach, Manasota Key, Marco Island, Melbourne, Merritt Island, Miami, Naples, New Port Richey, Ormond Beach, Orange City, Oviedo, Orlando, Palm Beach, Palm Coach, Palm Harbor, Panama City, Pensacola, Pompano Beach, Ponce Inlet, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, Sebastian, St. Pete Beach, Stuart, Tampa, Tallahassee, Tarpon Springs, Tavares, The Florida Keys, The Villages, Tyndall AFB, Vero Beach, Vilano Beach, Wekiwa Springs, Windermere, Winter Garden, Winter Springs, and other cities.