DAZ Divorce Coach

 

424 239 6472

Divorce Coaching for high conflict divorces with

visitation and custody conflicts

and parental alienation

Divorce Coaching

A professional and experienced Divorce Coach can:

  • help divorcing parents overcome emotional hurdles
  • be a source of support during difficult litigation and child custody evaluation process
  • help parents with custody and litigation strategies
  • offer advice and recommendations
  • offer guidance through the DCFS, Probation, Family Court or Legal Systems
  • help divorcing parents learn how to negotiate the systems
  • help the child adjust during a time of transition
  • Is cost effective and can reduce litigation costs
Divorce Coaching vs. Divorce Counseling
When clients are entering into Collaborative Divorce processes, they may wonder about how the coaching process will differ from psychotherapy. There are several elements of how coaching will have a different focus from and will be experienced differently from therapy.

When a therapist and an individual client form a working relationship, the therapist becomes the client's advocate and tends to believe the client's perspective quite thoroughly. The coach-client relationship is somewhat different: the coach is an advocate for the client's needs within the situation, but is also aware that the other coach and client will have a different perspective and a different set of needs. The coaches, after meeting with their clients, then share information with one another and build an understanding of the entire situation. The coaches are committed to helping the family come to agreements that will benefit the family as a whole, so they will work toward helping the divorcing people gain a fuller understanding of each other's needs and perspectives. When difficult thoughts and emotions seem to inhibit the clients from reaching agreements, coaches will help clients (either in '2-way" or "4-way" sessions), to contain, process or reframe those emotions. In this way, clients are often freer to accept different perspectives. They also learn to trust that the team and the process can help them represent their best selves during the separation or divorce. This makes the process less stressful and damaging both for clients and for any children they may have. If there are children, the coaches will keep the parents focused as much as possible on what the children need and the importance of working together for their benefit. There is clearly a whole-family focus in coaching that is quite different from what clients usually expect in a therapy situation.

Therapy, unless it is deliberately short-term, often involves a look at the client's entire life; job satisfaction, relationships, values and goals, etc. Also, therapy is likely to delve, to various degrees, into a client's past in order to gain a fuller understanding of the current life situation, direction and obstacles. Coaching usually will not delve into a client's past very much, but is focused rather on the current situation and future outcome. For instance, a client who is not accepting that a divorce is happening may have a great deal of trouble moving forward, either to provide needed information for the divorce process, or to take the necessary steps to build a new life. Coaching can help clients identify the lack of acceptance, the need to grieve and move on, and some support to do so. Also, coaching will focus more on current skills and abilities in the areas of communication, negotiation, self-control and parenting, in an attempt to help clients through the particularly difficult time of separation or divorce, and will also prepare clients to co parent for the rest of the children's lives. Coaches will teach, exhort, direct and model for the clients in a very active way. This can feel very different from therapy, where there may be a more free-flow approach to the work and which often is much more client directed.


For more information about divorce coaching or to register for a class, call:

(424) 239-6472

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
We have offices throughout Los Angeles, the Valley and South Bay
near public transportation.

Services are provided in safe, private,
comfortable and confidential offices.
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING/EXTENDED HOURS

GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL 1-1 Classes AVAILABLE


Group or Individual sessions are available
during the day, evenings and weekends.

In addition, we offer Tele-mental health services:
Online and Telephone Counseling.

We offer Accelerated Programs:
Saturday and Sunday Classes
up to 12 hours of classes

OR
Day & Evening Classes
Up to 6 hours
For more information
or to register for a class,
call: (424) 239-6472


www.DAZFoundation.com


DAZ Foundation

DAZ Foundation
Locations: Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Mar Vista, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Cerritos, Lakewood, Inglewood

Phone:   (424) 239-6472
Website: http://www.DAZFoundation.com
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