Custody & Co-parenting Issues

Therapists with Helman Counselling do not have the expertise to perform parenting assessments and it is not our practice to provide parents with reports. Therapists do not get involved regarding anything related to custody matters, unless it concerns a safety matter in which the therapist is obligated to report child abuse or neglect. 

Except for rare circumstances, in order for us to accept your child as a client, both parents with decision making rights must agree to services and attend the intake session. This avoids conflict for the child and sets expectations. Therapists expect caregivers to communicate with each other on their own without needing the therapist to share relevant therapeutic details with more than one party. We ask parents to view their role as part of a team for their child, with the child's needs prioritized during and after sessions.