Court Involved Therapy Services

Unified Family Therapy works with courts, counsels, guardians, evaluators and litigants to assure that the family law process, both in and out of the courtroom, is empirically-based, child-centered, developmentally-informed, and systemically sound.

Consultation can occur in advance of, concurrent with, or retrospective of any component of the legal process in which professional ethics, guidelines, standards and best practices are at issue. Above all else, Unified Family Therapy will not compromise it’s singular focus on assuring that the family law process is genuinely focused on understanding and serving the needs of each individual client.

 

  • Reunification Therapy: This service is an intervention to help parents and children repair their relationship when a parent has been estranged from their child or if the child has aligned with one parent. Children are often brought unintentionally into their parents conflicts and this can be an unfortunate outcome of some families in high-conflict divorces. Reunification Therapy is adaptable to each family but it often includes individual therapy for the parent(s) and child(ren), family therapy, and/or co-parenting therapy. A Guardian ad Litem might be assigned as a court appointed attorney who speaks with the team on behalf of the child(ren). Through a team of professionals, we work with families towards the goal of rebuilding their parent-child relationship to a healthy form.

 

  • Co-Parenting Therapy: Unlike family therapy, co-parenting meetings are a mediation service provided to help divorced/separated parents achieve collaborative goals in regards to their child/ren. To be concise, this service is rather a business-like approach to helping parents achieve the goals of effective and cooperative communication, and consistent parenting practices towards raising a healthy well-balanced child/ren. This service is not for the purpose of addressing and alleviating the parents’ symptoms associated with the ongoing conflict.

 

  • Case Management: There are a variety of services which include but is not limited to: letters to court or treatment summaries, reports, phone consultations, class room observations, IEP attendance meetings, professional records request, email communication/coordination, and any other time spent performing any other services requested by client or as part of the treatment plan. These services are not billable to insurances and will be the full responsibility of the client utilizing these services.