You might think of divorce as a journey (on a ship, crossing a stormy sea, or an arduous trek across uncharted territory), or as a game (with rules, strategies, time-outs, and penalties), or as a battle (which can be won or lost, and in which you hope and pray your children are not casualties). But whatever metaphor you use, divorce is a process, which begins in one form of relationship-married-and ends in another-divorced.
The process can be confusing, stressful, and scary, regardless of the skills you have as an adult in the world. A divorce coach is someone who knows the territory ahead, or has played the game before, or has observed the war. A coach can help you remember and muster the abilities you need to survive divorce and thrive afterward. With the support of a coach, you will set your objectives and your plan for the future, determine your short-term goals, manage your emotions and negative thinking, identify your support structures, and have a safe place to vent your frustrations and feelings of grief and anger.
A divorce coach does not provide legal advice, and is not a psychotherapist. But a divorce coach can support you in choosing a lawyer, in deciding which path to divorce is right for you (mediation, litigation, collaboration, negotiation), in organizing your thoughts productively, and in managing the stresses of the divorce process. Practical, down-to-earth, constructive support helps you get from here . . . to there.
In-person and telephone consultations are available.