Divorce Counseling can assist you in navigating through the stages of separation and divorce and the emotional pain that ensues: blame, anger, sadness, loss, guilt and more until you reach a point of independence, resolution and stability.
No matter how much effort parents exert to protect the children from the negative impact from divorce, they are never fully immune. Dr. Winter understands the impact of this process on the children. She also understands the pain parents feel, as they attempt to cope with their anger and the myriad of decisions they need to make, not only for their children, but also for their own dramatically changed lives.
It is often when kids most need consistent nurturance that their parents—stressed, angry, bitter, and in need of nurturance themselves—are least able to provide it to them.
Dr. Winter skillfully blends her therapeutic expertise with couples and families, specialized training as a Parenting Coordinator and Family Court Mediator, and prior work as a court (15 th judicial circuit) and forensic psychologist and evaluator, to make her uniquely qualified to assist you in this process.
Divorce Counseling involves interventions designed to assist individuals and families transition through the divorce process. This may involve psychological therapy for one or both parents, the children and/or the family as well as co-parent counseling. Through cooperation, accountability, co-parenting and collaboration, decisions can be made that will empower families and minimize intense conflict and resultant damage to the children and family.
Using traditional methods of psychotherapy to help you gain insight as well as skill-building and trauma work (EMDR), Dr. Winter can help you transition through this journey to a new place of healing and way of being. Divorce coaching helps you navigate the web of lawyers, litigation, parenting plans and mediators. Effective communication, boundary setting and anger management and affect regulation are also addressed as you transition through staying focused as a parent. As with any crisis, we land in a different place than we began. There are instances where dual roles are not permitted, particularly in the area of parenting coordination.
Dr. Winter offers the following services: