DIVORCE MEDIATION IN ST. LOUIS

Our Philosophy

It is the bias of this clinic that couples stay together and resolve their differences in a new way. If, however, you have decided to divorce, it is important that the divorce end civilly and respectfully to reduce the anger, hurt, embarrassment that could linger for a long while after your marriage has ended.

Learning New Communication Skills

At Happy Brain Counseling, we help you develop a new way of communicating with each other, overcome bad habits, and improve your overall communication skills. This process is especially important for couples with children. We help you focus on the health of your children and not the animosity you may hold for each other.

Divorce Mediation Process

The process is simple. The therapist will work with the couple individually to establish a relationship of trust. If you have children, they will be included in this process so they may learn about divorce. They will also learn what the change will look like and understand clearly the rules of each home.

The children will learn that the divorce is not their fault. They will also learn helpful tools to navigate from one house to the other, as well as how to address their needs with each of you. The therapist will develop a working knowledge of your situation and then help you work with legal counsel.

Fees

We have established a relationship with local legal counsel to bring you a reduced legal fee. This therapist also works with legal counsel of your choosing.

This process requires that you work amicably to settle the divorce without a court trial. The therapeutic services are covered by insurance (Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Coventry, United Healthcare, etc.) or agreed self-pay amounts. The reduced fee legal counsel is paid directly. Cash, check or credit card is accepted.

The therapist relationship ends after the divorce is final and when both parties decide they are ready to begin life on their own.

RECOMMENDED CLINICIANS:

ACUPUNCTURE

Yong Kang Clinic
528 Woodleaf Court
Kirkwood, MO, 63122

CHILD PSYCHIATRIST

Daniel Reising
9890 Clayton Rd, Suite 100
St. Louis, Mo 63124

ADULT PSYCHIATRIST

Dale Anderson, M.D.
6365 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117
314-645-1567

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS

Dan Levin, Ph.D.
8515 Delmar Blvd Suite 220
St Louis MO 63124
314-567-1044

or

Lisa Emmenegger, MD
7750 Clayton Rd, Suite 204
St Louis MO 63117
314-852-2438

ADULT READING TO AID WITH POSITIVE THINKING

Cultivating Lasting Happiness, Terry Fralick

and

Self-Compassion, The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Dr Kristin Neff

FAMILY READING TO ASSIST WITH PARENTING SKILLS

No Drama Discipline, Dan Siegel

and

The Parenting Handbook, Don Dinkmeyer