Divorce Counseling and Recovery
I specialize in navigating the messy business of divorce. The end of a marriage is hard, but it doesn’t have to break you or your children. Each relationship and family is different so I will support and guide you in forming a plan specific to your family’s needs that will help ease the difficult days, allow you to tackle emotions and challenges you are struggling with, and make the entire process of separating lives less overwhelming. With my guidance, you will envision, and eventually achieve, a future worthy of anticipation.
I have been helping families through divorce for over a decade. Here are some common areas where I can improve lives during this difficult time:
- Grief and Personal Divorce Counseling
- Supporting Children Through the Creation of Separate Households
- Divorce Logistics
Separating or divorcing couples often need a safe, neutral space and a skilled professional who can guide difficult but necessary conversations with less hostility and more productivity. Together, I will help you establish healthy, achievable boundaries and ground rules for communication. I will help you build a new relationship with the person who was, or soon will be, your former spouse that can remain amicable and healthy even through divorce.
If you are going through a relationship transition and believe things could be calmer, easier (in any number of ways), or less isolating and hostile, now is the time to reach out.
Going through a divorce is like living through an earthquake, and coming out alive after the ground stops shaking. But everything you knew and understood to be true has been turned upside down. Your life and yourself are fractured. And you scramble to regain some sense of control and understanding in this new reality while having to figure out how to put things back together.
To make matters worse, you now live in an emotional paradox, with seemingly conflicting emotions existing at the same time within you. You might be feeling free and at the same time incredibly sad. Your grief will come with a sense of relief, maybe even joy, but you still find yourself crying randomly. You desperately want to be close to someone but you are afraid of getting near anyone.
Divorce recovery will help you make sense of what you are feeling and put the pieces of your life back together. You can learn how to navigate old and new relationships while building more confidence and trust in yourself. As an experienced guide, I will show you a path through the fractures and aftershocks, and lead you into a new life, full of joy, purpose, and wholeness, through the process of divorce counseling.
Raising children between two homes is a challenging task. I will help you envision and create the new life you and your children deserve.
Collaborative Divorce Process Facilitator
Collaborative Law is a dispute resolution option in Texas that starts with the idea that most people want to move through family law matters as quickly and efficiently as possible. Most people do not want to harm their spouse and children; they just want to change their situation from the way it is to something they believe will work better. Collaborative Law eliminates much of the strategic game playing that often accompanies litigation, as well as the hard feelings that are created when one person has to win and the other has to lose. In the unlikely event that clients are not able to settle their cases using the Collaborative Law model, litigation attorneys can still take the case to court.
In the Collaborative Law model, you, your spouse, and lawyers agree in advance that no one will take any contested issue to court. The “Collaborative Team,” which often includes mental health and financial professionals, focuses all its attention on finding ways to restructure a family so that everyone involved gets their needs met to the greatest extent possible. The lawyers in this team are divorce lawyers and family law attorneys with experience in Collaborative Law.
Please contact me if you would like more information about this process or would like to schedule an appointment.