When you are faced with divorce… those words ring loud!
Divorce is not for the weak! No one may tell you that, but I will. We all hope the process goes smoothly and you get everything you deserve without losing who you are in the process. We all hope we can co-parent with the ex, and not have any problems going forward with it. But…let’s get real!
I can help inspire your path before, during, and after divorce so that you are empowered to take your family from surviving to thriving, one layer at a time.
SPECIALIZING IN FAMILIES OF:
HIGH PROFILE CASES
SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
I thought when I got married it would be forever. My parents had been married for an eternity and divorce was not even in my family’s vocabulary. I watched my brothers’ marriages over the years and thought they were so happy…until they were not. Yet they still stayed married because they did not believe in divorce. They struggled and I watched the abuse over the years both verbally, mentally, and physically. I vowed I would never deal with that narcissistic behavior. I heard the excuses they made for each other. Fast forward to when I meet a local guy the old fashion way, in our local hangout. Tall, ginger, and seemed like my protector because he was a police officer. I felt safe. What could go wrong? We will save that for the book. LOL
After 20 years of being together, supporting him throughout his police career, dealing with his shift work, sleeping odd hours while keeping the kids quiet, handling a child with ADHD and ODD, him being unfaithful after our second child, a major recovery from a broken pelvis due to a car accident, and a relationship that turned abusive…it was time to walk away.
Now the questions start in my head…Where do I start? Who do I turn to? Now what? Who to trust? How can I afford it? What will my family think? What will God think? Who will want me after this? What about the kids…the house… the dog? Does any of this sound familiar? Your friends and family chose sides even when you never thought they would. Your partners family either supports you both and helps anyway they can…or…they turn their backs on you. All the realities one must deal with. It cuts like a knife.
I CAN HELP!
Topics I Cover
•Extended & Blended family relationships
•Communication with ex
•Re-entry to workforce and change in career
•Fear of the unknown
•Moving from family home to new location
•Health and Wellness
•Support networks and resources
•Grandparents vying for custody of the grandchildren
•Parents of young children
•A parent with a special needs child
•Executives facing divorce and a heavy load at work
•Stay at home Moms facing divorce
•Professionals who gave up their career to raise children
•Fathers facing divorce
•People in recovery dealing with divorce
•Women over 50 divorcing after long stable marriages
•Men over 50 divorcing after long stable marriages
•Entrepreneurs balancing a new business and divorce
•Writers who are blocked by the process of divorce
•Women divorcing while facing health issues
•Women preparing for mediation
•Parents of Young Adults
•Divorcing as same sex couple
What My Clients Gain
•Streamline the divorce process
•Connect to a network of vetted professionals
•Introduce small, impactful practices of self-care
•Re-vision life after divorce with steps to get there
•Build calm, clear, confident communication
•Deflect stress, sleep better and feel energized
•Connect with others divorcing or going through a breakup who get it
•Learn to reframe maddening situations
•Return focus to their needs, desires and big dreams
•Stand in their own power and reclaim control
•Events to help empower, inspire and support you throughout the year
CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
CDC Divorce Transition and Recovery Coach®
Certified Early Interventionist with Birth to Three Early Intervention
*PEEL Member, Pittsburgh, PA
*Southwest Regional Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh, PA
•Developmental & Early Interventionist Therapist in Birth to Three Early Intervention
•Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Early Childhood
- Social-Emotional Development Training in Children & Young Adults
- Autism Training
- Behavioral Interventionist
- Abuse & Domestic Violence Training
- Developmental Milestones
- Prematurity Training & Interventionist
- Special Needs & Sensory Interventionist
- Co-Parenting Training
“After a 5 year relationship, with my ex-fiance one afternoon to my shock and surprise she informed me that she was breaking up with me. I took this break-up extremely hard, falling into a depression that lasted months. When I met Melissa I had reached the lowest depths of despair. Melissa introduced me to the benefits of yoga, therapy, and made me realize I have gone untreated with anxiety and bi-polar disorder my whole life. She helped me get back on track and introduced me to others who have helped as well.”
“I was a young single mother, going through a divorce. It was truly the lowest point of my life. I was defeated and had no direction to “fix things”. Melissa was my emotional crutch. I was able to express my feelings and fears, all while knowing that I wasn’t being judged. She was able to not only listen but offer advice-even if it was hard to hear. She was also my map, a “life map”. She showed me a way to improve my situation.”
“Melissa is one of the most inspiring women I know, and I have referred her to others I know who are going through a similar experience. She has a giving, kind spirit, and brings the best qualities out of those around her.”
“My ex has very toxic traits and bothers me with text and phone calls and Melissa has guided me and pointed out things I wasn’t able to recognize with what he was doing and saying. She was able to help me find closure by understanding these things. She has also helped me with moving forward and working on myself for now and in the future not make the same mistakes. I highly recommend her!”
“I was going through a really bad break up recently, Melissa helped me through it all! She was able to guide me through the ups and downs and the challenges I was facing!”
“For me, it was the encouragement from Melissa to go back and finish my education so that I would be able to support myself and my daughter. That may sound simple but at the time I was content to sit and wallow in self-pity, so her encouragement may have required a little more fire than just the average advice. To have that someone to call for whatever reason, is crucial. The emotional toll was very overwhelming at times. Just to know I had someone in my corner, willing to listen to me babble, meant everything.”
Why Do I Need a Divorce & Breakup Coach?
WHAT CAN I DO AS YOUR COACH?
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