I provide Child Custody Evaluations. This is an assessment ordered by the Court to determine what is in a child's best interest. In California courts, you may hear them called "3111 evaluation," referring to the section of state code that govern them. This evaluation is used to help the Court determine child custody orders and visitation rights.
As a Private Child Custody Recommending Counselor (PCCRC), I strive to create an atmophere and process in which parents can communicate more effectively about future parenting arrangements and to help parents determine what is in the best interest of their child/ren. After the negotiation proocess between the parents, I submit the agreements, along with recommendations to the Court.
I provide Reconnection Counseling, also called Family Reunification Therapy. This is a form of family therapy often court-ordered when a parent-child contact problem exists and one parent is distant from the child or children. Sometimes this occurs when there is a reject or refuse dynamic or one parent has been absent. This process can assist in rebuilding relationships. Separation from one’s child is perhaps one of the toughest experiences a parent can go through. The process of reunification therapy can work to heal the wounds of separation, for the parent and child.
I create the space and atmosphere to assist individuals and families with change. During the counseling process, I help people who want to work through and resolve traumatic experiences, learn how to cope with life's stressors differently, and create more meaningful and happier lives and relationships.
Some counseling sessions for individuals and families deal with the following issues and concerns: