Confidential, Compassionate, Professional Counselling for families, parents & teens in Barrie & Simcoe County

By: Innovative Family Solutions  09-12-2011
Keywords: Coaching, Professional Services, mediation

Confidential, Compassionate, Professional Counselling for families, parents & teens in Barrie & Simcoe County

Innovative Family Solutions offers a variety of services that can be custom designed to fit your unique situation and to help you successfully navigate your way through life's everyday challenges.  Confidential, compassionate, and professional services offer innovative solutions to the complex problems facing families today to help you and your families thrive! 

Counselling works in a collaborative way with individuals, couples, and families to live life in a meaningful and satisfying way.  Weaving together a variety of techniques – psychodynamic therapies, breathwork, creative therapy, emotional release work, cognitive exercises, bodywork and more – which help the individual find and remove their deepest blocks to joy, growth and fulfillment. This allows them to express themselves more clearly, change undesirable patterns and to make better choices.  They can then manage difficult circumstances in life and relationships with integrity and confidence.

Coaching Services

Divorce Coaching will help clients adjust to the transition from married life to single life.  It helps reduce the chaos and stress experienced, as a consequence of separation and divorce.

Divorce Coaching is for anyone seeking emotional and practical support at any stage of their divorce.  A coach will reduce costs by assisting you to make the best use of the divorce process.  This service will assist individuals or couples develop specific skills and modifying behaviours which may be inhibiting the divorce process.

Divorce Coaching assists the client in:

  • Supporting their children during this time of family transition.
  • Learning how to communicate with their former partner in a new way
  • Coping with the litigation or mediation process
  • Coping with their own frustration, guilt, fear, anger and grief
  • Learning how to be divorced and how to move on
  • Establish boundaries in their personal/professional life

Parent Coaching after Separation/Divorce uses the same processes as Divorce Coaching with the additional benefit of developing skills necessary for parents to co-parent effectively for the benefit of their children. Development of co-parenting skills through Parent Coaching can help parents navigate through the hostility and conflict that often occurs around communication with the other parent regarding scheduling, school activities, holidays, decision making, and new partners. 

Parent as Coach provides new tools for the parents of adolescence. As teens are changing developmentally, coaching provides new tools to respond to their growing independence and search for identity. Coaching evokes the excellence in others. Every parent wants their teen to become the best they can be.

Teen Coaching is dedicated to working with youth between the ages of 12 – 20.  The focus is to improve personal development, develop self-esteem, achieve goals and personal life skills.  Teens will develop improved communication skills and will learn to effectively resolve conflicts.  Coaching helps teens identify what is important to them, define their goals and develop strategies in creating the future they want to achieve.

Relationship Coaching is for committed couples who want to learn how to strengthen their communication skills; enhance the joy and passion in their relationship; be aligned and loving through challenging circumstances; create the life they want for both themselves and their relationship.

Mediation Services

This mediation service is a specialized service designed to improve communication in families experiencing parent-teen conflict. The mediator assists families to develop solutions that promote healthy and realistic expectations for both parents and teenagers. The mediator meets with family members at home or in an office or community location that suits the interests of all parties.

Family Mediation applies the basic principles of mediation to the resolution of issues that arise in families. The majority of Family Mediation has tended to focus on separation, divorce, common law unions and custody/parent plans.  The process of mediation can also be used to help individuals within families resolve a wide range of issues related to couples, siblings, adoptions, step/blended families parenting, extended families and eldercare.

Mediation assists parties in resolving disputes in a timely, child-centered manner with the goal of  creating a parenting plan and a memorandum of understanding.  The mediator assists in identifying issues and concerns, exploring options, and coming to agreements that both parties feel they can commit to using. Mediation is a voluntary process. If both parties are not willing to enter into mediation, other dispute resolution alternatives will be considered.

If you would like to talk more about your specific situation … I look forward to hearing from you!

Call to find out your options with a free, confidential phone consultation: (705) 725-3244.

Keywords: Coaching, Divorce, mediation, Professional Services

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