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What type of psychologist can counsel a child about divorce?

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In brief: With Child training

You want to select a mental health therapist- mft, psyd or phd with clinical experience working with children and families.
Some therapists specialize working with families in the process of divorce, separation as well as blended families. Also look for child support group programs that do workshops on families and divorce. Most importantly children of divorce need parents willing to co-parent.

In brief: With Child training

You want to select a mental health therapist- mft, psyd or phd with clinical experience working with children and families.
Some therapists specialize working with families in the process of divorce, separation as well as blended families. Also look for child support group programs that do workshops on families and divorce. Most importantly children of divorce need parents willing to co-parent.
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Family therapist

Help the entire family cope with the changes with someone you feel comfortable talking to.
Not only the children but the divorcing parents as well would benefit from counseling in order to continue having a amicable relationship as parents, the most important thing to remember in a divorce is to realize we will always be these children's parents and we must learn to co-parent with out bickering.

In brief: Family therapist

Help the entire family cope with the changes with someone you feel comfortable talking to.
Not only the children but the divorcing parents as well would benefit from counseling in order to continue having a amicable relationship as parents, the most important thing to remember in a divorce is to realize we will always be these children's parents and we must learn to co-parent with out bickering.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Child psychologist

Child and adolescent psychology is a specialty within the field of clinical psychology as a whole.
Contact your state psychology association to find out about the location of known psychology practices and reputable practitioners in your area who specialize in working with children and divorce.

In brief: Child psychologist

Child and adolescent psychology is a specialty within the field of clinical psychology as a whole.
Contact your state psychology association to find out about the location of known psychology practices and reputable practitioners in your area who specialize in working with children and divorce.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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