​​​​David Rockman,  MSW, RSW


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(Most Insurance Plans Accepted)
Individual, Couple, Relationship, Family Counselling and Therapy, Family-Mediation, 
Professional Consulting, Life Coaching, Mindfulness and Meditation Instruction,
Public Speaking and Seminars



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Pre-Mediation Therapy or Divorce Therapy

Pre-Mediation is sometimes necessary as couples or a family is not really emotionally ready to engage in direct resolution of the kind of conflicts or difficulties they are having with the partner they are separating, or divorcing, or with the family member that they are experiencing an impasse. Pre-mediation is a process that involves getting those who need to find a positive agreement ready to negotiate with one another. Sometimes people who had been in a couple relationship are for a variety of reasons simply not ready to communicate by being with each other and the mediator in the same room. Issues of separation adjustment, altered sense of self, betrayal, entitlement  and emotional injustice can all contribute to a stuck state where it becomes no longer possible to move forward in any negotiation process. Pre-mediation is a process that has been shown to be very successful in getting couples that do not get along, ready and able to communicate in a respectful way with one another. After a successful course of pre-mediation you can quickly and economically draw up up durable agreements with the professional assistance of the mediator in order to resolve your disputes and then maintain the optimal functioning of the family again in whatever new form it must now take. 

Often the process of pre-mediation is brief, unless there are more deep seated issues that are curtailing the process of actual Family Mediation and then Divorce Therapy is required. Divorce therapy can be necessary for those who feel that the emotional wounds of their separation or divorce is interfering with their emotional well being. Separation and Divorce are often more painful than many people would like to accept and can even be more difficult to process emotionally, mentally and physically than even losing a loved one who has passed away. 

Let’s face it, the process of separation and divorce can be exhausting and it has been shown that it can take as many as 4 years to recover, yet often there is no one there for you to support you through the process. Certainly employers and even often friends at the best of times simply think it is time for you to “move on” or “just get over it!” However, that is not usually so simple or even reality based is it?  Separation and Divorce require a great deal of adjustment and you and your family may need to consider Separation Divorce Adjustment Counselling and Therapy to help you deal with the emotional fall out from divorce and separation for you and your children. Divorce can cause all kinds of other related problems and you may need help to learn how to better cope with the crazy time you may be experiencing.

If you want to get the most you can in terms of bringing your life back on track and finding a more satisfying life as soon as is possible then contact me for an initial consult.