Clients in divorce mediation or who are engaging in co-parenting therapy often have difficulty being open to more positive ways of functioning. They often feel defensive and can not reach accord because their emotions and beliefs interfere with achieving a positive result. Individual therapy for those who present roadblocks or simply get stuck in addition to or as an adjunct to parent counseling or mediation can be helpful. In this modality they can examine where negotiations are breaking down for them in a supportive setting. They can explore their own resistance and defensiveness with the goal of becoming more open and efficacious in the mediation or co-parenting environment.
Dr. Oppenheim will also consult with you regarding the emotional functioning of your clients and help you to better understand psychological information and data concerning their functioning.