Please allow me to introduce myself and tell you a bit about me. I graduated cum laude from Fresno State University with my Masters of Science (MS) in counseling in 1992. After finishing my internship, I moved back to Colorado and opened my own practice as an LMFT (licensed marriage family therapist.) I worked with families, troubled teens and couples. I particularly enjoyed marriage counseling working with couples to better their relationship. I discovered supervised parenting-time in 2003 when I worked for an agency specializing in that field. I worked as a therapeutic counselor for them. I spent nearly three years with them. Over that time period, I witnessed first-hand parents and children who just basically gave up on their relationship. The visiting parent was stigmatized by appearing to be the “bad parent” due to being under supervision. Families were confined to a visiting center and after a time children got tired of coming there and so their visiting parent rather “fell by the wayside.”
I determined then to find some better way of supervising parenting-time and still make the first priority the safety of the child or children. The child or children would be our client, rather than either parent, and our role would be to always put the best interests of the child or children first.
Over time, this ideal became very popular and successful and so I have enjoyed years of working with high-conflict parents and children. I feel that myself and my company has been as instrumental as possible in helping to keep children from being placed in the middle between their parents. I find this work very rewarding.