Divorce Coaching and Counseling
General Mental Behavioral Health Counseling

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Collabortive Divorce Coaching
Workshops, Speaking Engagements, & Classes

Divorce Coaching and Counseling

​​Divorce coaching is future focused and goal oriented. It emphasizes moving you and your spouse from where you are now to where you want to be.

Divorce Coaching helps you clarify your feelings so that you can participate more constructively in negotiations. It helps you identify and give voice to your needs so that, together with your spouse, you can create a mutually acceptable settlement agreement.


By helping you manage the tricky emotional side of divorce, a divorce coach can help you save time and money. S/he can also help you reduce the hurtful and unproductive emotional struggles that many couples get caught up in when they are going through a divorce.

In sum, your coach can help you think more clearly and navigate through your divorce in a more respectful and constructive manner.

​​Clinical social work is a specialty practice area of social work which focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, emotional, and other behavioral disturbances. Individual, group and family therapy are common treatment modalities.

The goal of mental health professionals such as clinical social workers is generally to help people deal with problems in their lives. Clinical social workers help people talk through their problems and develop the coping strategies they need to deal with or resolve psychological and emotional issues.

Co-parenting, sometimes called joint parenting or shared parenting, is the experience of raising children as a single parent when separation or divorce occurs. However, placing the sole focus on your children can be a great way of helping to make co-parenting a positive experience

The definition of co-parenting is a process where two parents work together to raise a child even though they are divorced or separated and no longer live together. An example of co-parenting is when a divorced mother and father share legal and physical custody of their child.

Parallel parenting is an arrangement in which divorced parents are able to co-parent by means of disengaging from each other, and having limited direct contact, in situations where they have demonstrated that they are unable to communicate with each other in a respectful manner.

Collaborative Divorce Coaching

Your Collaborative Coach Will:

  • Encourage respectful listening
  • Help each of you gain perspective on the other’s point of view
  • Assist in formulating goals for your individual futures
  • Help you gather information about your hopes and goals for your children, and determine what both you and your spouse believe is best for them
  • Support you and your spouse in putting your children’s needs ahead of your own

By creating safe, open avenues of communication, a Collaborative Divorce Coach can help you reduce the expense, time and destructiveness of a divorce.
A Collaborative Divorce Coach is a divorce professional with a background in mental health. Your Collaborative Divorce Coach will help you and your spouse recognize, negotiate and communicate your emotional concerns during the divorce process. S/he will help guide you through the emotional bottlenecks that often slow down progress during a divorce.

While your coach may be a therapist, s/he will not act as a therapist for either you or your spouse during your divorce. Coaching is very different than therapy.

A Collaborative Divorce Coach can help you avoid getting struck in inflexible positions by helping you identify what you really need from your divorce agreement. Pamela will redirect you and your spouse from focusing on blame to focusing on solutions.

General Mental Behavioral Health Counseling

​​Clinical social work is a specialty practice area of social work which focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, emotional, and other behavioral disturbances. Individual, group and family therapy are common treatment modalities. Social workers who provide these services are required to be licensed or certified at the clinical level in their state of practice. 

Clinical social workers perform services in a variety of settings including private practice, hospitals, community mental health, primary care, and agencies.

Mental Health/Behavioral Counseling is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the personalities of the counselor and client, and the particular problems. Many different methods may be used to help you with the problems that you hope to address. Counseling is not like a medical doctor visit. Instead, it calls for a very active effort on your part. In order for the counseling to be most successful, you may benefit from working on things talked about both during your sessions and at home. Counseling sessions will typically be on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Additional appointment times can be arranged on an as-needed basis. While every effort is made to remain on time an extended five or ten minutes may be necessary on some occasions and your understanding should appointments run over is greatly appreciated. Every appointment session “clinical hour” will be honored.

Counseling can have benefits and risks. There are no guarantees of what you will experience.

Since counseling often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. On the other hand, counseling has also been shown to benefit people by leading them to better relationships, solutions to specific problems and significant reductions in feelings of distress. 

Workshops, Speaking Engagements, & Classes

  • ​​Adults having experienced childhood abuse and trauma
  • High tension, high conflict relationships
  • Forgiveness
  • Self-improvement and personal growth
  • Establishing and honoring healthy boundaries
  • Developmental Immaturity, Codependence
  • Women’s wellness
  • Divorce Support Group