What is Co-Parent Coaching? Co-Parent Coaching is valuable when a couple is either divorced or separated and are having a hard time in their co-parenting relationship. Coaching is focused on finding solutions to problems and resolutions to continuing conflict that might be left over from unhappy relationships or marriages.
The emphasis is always on what is in the best interest of the children and sessions are focused on moving the parents from adversaries with one another to becoming advocates for their children; from an uneasy coalition to a positive parenting alliance
Can You Go to Court for Me? Ms. Wheeler tries to avoid appearing in court and/or writing affidavits on behalf of either parent. Typically when she is subpoenaed to appear in Family Court she will attempt to avoid it. Usually when she goes to court on behalf of one parent, it usually results in a termination of the coaching relationship because she can no longer be perceived to be neutral.
There is a separate charge for court appearances: $200 per hour plus travel time, payable by the party who subpoenas me. For writing affidavits, the charge is a minimum of $175 payable prior to the delivery of the affidavit.
How is Co-Parent Coaching Different from Counseling? Counseling focuses on resolving inner conflicts within each individual and seeing how that plays itself out in the relationship. Counseling tends to take longer in that often inner conflicts are not as obvious as the outer conflicts. Usually co-parent coaching is not confidential.
Are you getting ready to discuss custody and visitation for your children? Listen to Mrs. Wheeler discuss "What Parents Need to Discuss Before, During and After Divorce: Visitation and Communication"
How Much Does Co-Parent Coaching Cost? Sessions are usually scheduled for 90 minutes at the rate of $180 per sessions. The fees are usually shared equally between the parents unless other arrangements are made at the start of the coaching process. Please note that each parent must contact Mrs. Wheeler directly to arrange an individual appointment prior to the commencing of the conjoint coaching sessions. The cost for the individual sessions will be $125 for each individual, to be paid by each individual unless other arrangements are made. Visit the Fees & Payment page for more information.
Can I Use My Health Insurance for Co-Parent Coaching? Although Mrs. Wheeler is a participating provider in many health insurance plans, coaching is a different process and therefore cannot be filed with your medical insurance.
How Do I Arrange for Co-Parent Coaching? Both of you must contact Mrs. Wheeler directly to arrange individual appointments prior to the commencing of the conjoint coaching sessions. The cost for that session will be $150 paid by each individual, unless other arrangements are made. Occasionally, my involvement is dictated by a Court Order. If that is the case with you, please provide the Order and give me contact information for your attorney(s). You can contact Mrs. Wheeler at (843) 763-5837; fax (803) 753-0134; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where is the Center for Families? We are located at 27 Gamecock Avenue, Suite 202, Charleston, SC 29407, off I-26 at Exit # 216 Cosgrove Ave. South right behind S&S Cafeteria. Visit the Contact & Location page for more information.