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Lucy Dunning

Ed.S, LMHCS, Divorce Coach & Child Specialist
When couples make the difficult decision to divorce, financial, emotional and legal exchanges occur that range from healthy, productive and civil to destructive and hurtful. Working with a divorce coach in the collaborative process provides support, guidance and a framework that promotes positive and mutually beneficial outcomes for divorcing couples. As the coach, Lucy Dunning serves as a neutral Divorce Coach or Child Specialist, guiding people through emotional challenges during the process, and identifying and encouraging effective ways to negotiate and communicate during dispute resolution meetings. Diffusing conflict and assisting with discussion and communication skills allows divorcing couples to approach major decisions calmly and thoughtfully. Lucy Dunning assist divorcing couples to prepare for settlement meetings by identifying priorities, interests and desired outcomes, recognizing emotional challenges that can impede negotiations, and facilitating better communication between parties. We work together to focus on possibilities and solutions. Lucy Dunning assists parents with co-parenting issues, helping parents to prioritize their children’s needs and being child focused. Despite the circumstances contributing to the divorce. The development of an air tight parenting plan and co-parenting relationship reflects a significant commitment to protecting children from the impact of divorce and the reduction of future conflict. Lucy Dunning does not provide therapeutic services in a Collaborative setting. Coaching is a supportive and educational process to assist in the efficiency of time spent in meetings working on divorce settlement. Lucy Dunning has extensive experience in training in Divorce. She works with divorce situations as a Parent Coordinator, Divorce Coaching Services, Co Parenting, reunification therapy and providing therapy for children and adults. While it may not seem like it at times, Divorce can be a peaceful experience. Collaborative practice and collaborative coaching empowers couples to work together to create their own personal agreement. Clients are extremely involved in the entire collaborative process, which promotes respect, mutual outcomes, negotiations, cooperation and privacy. With expert advice and guidance, collaborative practice really helps minimize the negative impacts of divorce and most importantly can assist in reducing conflict in the future.

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