Professional Services

Ms. Sanders works with individual adults, couples, families and older teens who are experiencing a variety of issues, problems and concerns. Ms. Sanders provides two types of services: Psychotherapy services and Collaborative Divorce Coaching.

Psychotherapy Practice Specialties

  1. Depression
  2. Anxiety, including OCD
  3. Grief and loss
  4. Physical, emotional and/or spiritual pain
  5. Compulsive patterns, such as eating disorders
  6. Relationship issues
  7. Past childhood abuse or neglect
  8. Trauma, PTSD
  9. Intimacy issues

Ms. Sanders' style of therapy is eclectic and grounded in psychodynamic theory. A healing environment, a healthy therapeutic relationship, support and guidance are all part of this therapy. Exploration helps assess strengths and weaknesses and discover ways to prompt healthy changes and growth. The goal of therapy is initially to feel better and then to work through the process of deep, lasting change.

Single sessions are usually 45 minutes in length although some people choose to meet for double sessions for 1-1/2 hours. Some clients come once weekly, some come more or less often as needed.

Collaborative Divorce Coaching

Ms. Sanders also works as a Collaborative Divorce Coach, helping couples find amicable ways to work through a difficult transition period, moving toward the better health and well-being of the entire family. Within the Collaborative Divorce process, Ms. Sanders works with a team of attorneys, financial professionals and the couple to develop a mutually satisfying settlement and parenting plan. Within this collaborative process, the couple is able to work creatively together to find excellent ways to move the family forward into a brighter future. Ms. Sanders' role includes:

  1. Assisting the couple and team in working to maintain a cooperative spirit, minimizing conflictual and upsetting patterns, and developing a plan promoting respectful present and future functioning of the entire family.
  2. Facilitating team meetings and consulting with the couple and professionals in order to help contain and manage heightened emotions that can derail the collaborative process.
  3. Helping the team work together as efficiently as possible in order to achieve the goals of each part of the couple with as little distress and expense as possible.

Initial Divorce Coaching interviews usually last one hour at Ms. Sanders' office whereas Collaborative Team meetings can take two or more hours depending on the meeting agenda. Team meetings usually take place at an attorney's office. The length of time for the entire divorce process varies although this process is usually more efficient and less costly than is litigation.