A Child Specialist can help.
Your Child Specialist will talk with each of the parents about your goals and concerns and share important information to help you understand your children’s experience of the divorce. Your child specialist will support your children in expressing feelings and reactions to the changes in the family. Your child specialist will meet with both parents and your Divorce Coaches to share important information about your children’s needs and perspective you need to create your co-parenting plan. This allows parents to be central in developing a co-parenting plan that reflects the unique needs of the family and will promote cooperative co-parenting and emotionally safe and healthy homes for the children.
Your Child Specialist will:
Provide a safe place for your children to be heard
Help you understand the impact of the divorce on your children
Listen to your children and voice their needs and concerns
Provide you with the information you need to make important parenting decisions
Help you to create a co-parenting plan with your coaches
Contact a CPSMC Child Specialist
Ariella has a private practice specializing in divorce and custody related issues. In addition to being a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Ariella holds a certificate in Child and Family Forensics from William James College in Massachusetts.
Barbara Seifer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Burlingame. Her practice includes Collaborative Divorce coaching, as well as being a Collaborative Child specialist.
Chuck Amital is both a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a licensed California attorney, with a mediation practice that focuses on providing the following services:
Dianne Thomas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Mediator in San Mateo. Her practice includes Collaborative Divorce Coaching and as well as acting as a Collaborative Child Specialist.
Nancy Gray is an experienced Licensed Marriage Family and Child Therapist with a passion for helping parents learn new ways to communicate with each other and with their children, teens and young adults.
Valerie Sher, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist and Educator with specialties in the areas of relationships, couples therapy, sexuality, coparenting, navigating divorce, family therapy, and trauma.