Barbara Rothberg, DSW, LCSW

Therapy, Coaching, Mediation and Parent Coordination



Parent Coordination

Parent coordination is the process where divorced or separated parents meet with a mediator to resolve issues they have with co-parenting their children.



How to Introduce a New Partner to Your Child After Divorce

I am so frequently asked the best way to introduce a new partner to a child after divorce. There is no perfect way, but there are guidelines that can make the introduction easier.

Why Choose Mediation

13 January, 2016 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
When a couple is contemplating divorce there are many options. There is mediation, collaborative divorce and as a last resort, litigation. Ending a marriage is an important decision to make and doing it the "right" way has implications for the rest of your life, particularly if you have children.

What's the "right" Holiday Schedule

Choosing a holiday schedule for divorced parents can be a nightmare, but with sensitivity it can be manageable. There is no "right" schedule, the one that is best is what works for your family.

Separating with respect

26 October, 2015 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
Getting along well with the one you love is not always easy. Getting along with the one you no longer love, can be even harder. Separating with respect is the key.

What do the children know?

22 September, 2015 Barbara Rothberg Child Specialist
Children of all ages are aware of their parent's actions. Often parents think that the kids are young and that they don't understand, but they do.....

Same Sex Divorce

17 June, 2015 Barbara Rothberg DIVORCE
Same sex marriage is becoming increasingly more accepted in our society, and with marriage comes divorce.

Why avoid divorce court?

In thinking about how to get a divorce, it is helpful to understand the issues about divorce court. 

Being Happy

Happiness is a hot topic these days. Everyone wants to be happy, but do we do what it takes to be happy?

Being Right

Most of us generally want to be right. It feels good to be right. But that doesn't always get us what we want.

The Importance of an Amiable Divorce

What really are the benefits of  an amiable divorce?

It's the New Year !

03 January, 2015 Barbara Rothberg Relationships
At the New Year, it is common for us all to think about the past, present and future and make "resolutions", things we hope that we can do differently in the new year.

Its Holiday Time

What do kids want on holidays? Of course they want gifts, but they also want special experiences, even if they don't know that!


The Thanksgiving Holiday is often very stressful for separated couples. Figuring out the best way to schedule time with families on both sides is often a challenge, as well as dealing with feelings of loss.

Take a Breath

15 October, 2014 Barbara Rothberg Relationships

Relationships are very challenging. No one ever said that being in an intimate realtionship is easy. But there are ways to help make relationships smoother.


Creating a new post-divorce relationship

When parents separate and divorce, they end their marital relationship, but they do not end their parenting relationship. The focus changes. The business of parenting becomes the basis of the new partnership.

The Importance of Divorce Coaching

Many people benefit from working with a divorce coach during the difficult process of separating and divorcing.

What's the "right" Parenting schedule?

When couples split up, everyone wants to know what's the "right" parenting schedule. The answer is simple, there isn't one!

Parenting Styles After Divorce

Many parents have anxiety that they have different parenting styles and that will adversely affect their children after divorce.


Making compromises are not always easy, but often necessary in long term relationships. Sometimes they are fair and someimes they are not.

What's Good Enough ?

19 February, 2014 Barbara Rothberg Relationships
The concept of "good enough" is an interesting one. As a positive person I have always been a believer that life isn't perfect, and that's ok.


15 January, 2014 Barbara Rothberg Relationships
As parents, as spouses or as friends, we all make mistakes sometime. But how do we deal with the mistakes we make?

Divorced at the Holidays

Holidays can be very stressful as well as fun, and being divorced adds a whole different dimention.


Effective Communication

06 November, 2013 Barbara Rothberg Relationships
Effective communication is imperative for any and all relationships whether couples are together and want to strengthen their bonds or if they are apart and want to deal with thier children in postivie ways.

Making Commitments

10 October, 2013 Barbara Rothberg Relationships
Making commitments in relationships and striving to fulfill them create a solid foundation for longevity. Many couples make commitments, but many don't follow through with them.