Barbara Rothberg, DSW, LCSW

Therapy, Coaching, Mediation and Parent Coordination


Divorce Coach

Divorce is one of the most stressful and painful life experiences. It ranks number 2, next to death of a loved one, on the stress scale, so it cannot be minimized. The process can be very difficult and requires enormous support. As a divorce coach, Barbara works together with a mediator or team of lawyers (and often a financial professional) to promote a humane and hopefully amiable divorce. This is a collaborative process, where the couple makes a commitment to open and transparent communication, honestly and fairness. They also agree not to go to court. Avoiding court can save a couple a tremendous amount of emotional turmoil as well as money!

Barbara helps her clients sort out their priorities, focus on their children and aids them in managing the strains and pains of the divorce. Strategies to deal with the emotional triggers during the divorce process are discussed and practiced. Sometimes Barbara joins the collaborative team and attends meetings together with the attorneys. This is often a helpful asset as she is able to monitor and deal with the emotions that can erupt during the meetings. Clients often feel very supported when her presence is added to meetings. She aims to facilitate the process making it smoother, helping to reduce conflict and enhance the well being of the post-divorce bi-nuclear family.