Resolving family issues can be difficult.  Although mediation is most commonly associated with divorce, a range of other stressful family situations that can strain relationships, such as child custody, eldercare, alimony, trusts and division of assets.  Family mediation can be a constructive way to resolve these and other family-related issues.

Mediators Encourage Communication and Negotiation

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Mediation is a process that introduces an impartial third party into a contentious situation. The third party facilitates communication and encourages open and productive dialog about issues that neither side can agree. Mediation can be ordered by the courts or arranged privately between the two sides.
The job of a mediator is to help both parties understand the other side and to create an environment for a calm and rational discussion. Ultimately, the goal is to achieve a settlement. Although mediators often have a background in law, counseling or psychology, they do not provide legal representation nor do they provide therapy. A settlement will never be imposed by a mediator but when both parties come to an agreement, the mediator is responsible for putting the settlement in writing. Agreements signed by both parties are enforced by the courts.

 

Qualifications of Court Certified Mediators

 
shutterstock_387159466-cropped.jpg In Florida, family mediation takes place through private or court-ordered mediators, both of which are governed by state statutes that outline the necessary professional qualifications. In order to become court-certified, mediators must have a graduate degree or a bachelor's degree with mediation experience. They must also complete a 40-hour family mediation program certified by the Supreme Court of Florida.
Mediators work with family issues handled by the Unified Family Courts. The only exceptions are dependency cases involving child abandonment, abuse or neglect which are handled through dependency mediation.
 
In addition to education and training, mediators should have exceptional skills in building rapport, listening actively and questioning assertions. Other important qualities include empathy, impartiality and the ability to inspire trust.

Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a certified Florida Supreme Court family mediator and family psychologist based in West Palm Beach, Florida whose practice includes family therapy, relationship counseling and couples counseling services. Dr. Lehman is a trusted provider of family mediation services, bringing empathy, honesty and dignity to both parties during the mediation process.
 

 

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Separation and divorce can be life-changing with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship is a legal marriage, common law marriage or a domestic partnership, the process of dissolving the connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal and emotional issues.  



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll 

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions must often be made quickly.  Legal issues related to divorce, child custody and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Counseling Provides Support 


During this difficult time, counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.


A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties cope with the emotional fallout of divorce.  Divorce counseling can help resolve issues such as new role definition, family plan formulation, family transition management and communication.

Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a family psychologist based in West Palm Beach, Florida whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy and relationship counseling.  She offers insight, support and practical tools to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Family Systems Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. 

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Divorce

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship involved is a legal marriage, common law marriage, or domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

Divorce

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship involved is a legal marriage, common law marriage, or domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

 

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship is a legal marriage, common law marriageor domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

Divorce

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship involved is a legal marriage, common law marriage, or domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

Divorce

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship involved is a legal marriage, common law marriage, or domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

 

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship is a legal marriage, common law marriage or a domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

Divorce

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship involved is a legal marriage, common law marriage, or domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

Divorce

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship involved is a legal marriage, common law marriage, or domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

 

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship is a legal marriage, common law marriageor domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

Divorce

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship involved is a legal marriage, common law marriage, or domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

Divorce

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship involved is a legal marriage, common law marriage, or domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

 

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship is a legal marriage, common law marriage or a domestic partnership, the process of dissolving th connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

Divorce

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship involved is a legal marriage, common law marriage, or domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

Divorce

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Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship involved is a legal marriage, common law marriage, or domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

 

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship is a legal marriage, common law marriageor domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

Divorce

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship involved is a legal marriage, common law marriage, or domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce.



Counseling Provides Support

shutterstock_254218459.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it. A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions. Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to help people deal with the changes and challenges of separation and divorce. 







 

Divorce

shutterstock_343077365-sized.jpg

Separation and divorce can be life-changing events with effects that ripple through the whole family. Whether the relationship involved is a legal marriage, common law marriage, or domestic partnership, the process of dissolving that connection brings with it a long list of potential financial, legal, and emotional issues.  



Divorce Brings New Stressors

Divorce requires adjusting to new circumstances and making difficult decisions.  If children are involved, co-parenting issues such as housing, discipline, and school activities need to be settled with the best interests of the children in mind.  Financial decisions often must be made quickly, and legal issues related to divorce, child custody, and support can bring additional stress.



Divorce Takes an Emotional Toll

shutterstock_296157140-sized.jpgDuring these difficult times, divorce counseling can help both parties cope with the practical and emotional stressors caused by divorce or the end of a domestic partnership. Divorce counseling is not intended to stop the divorce process, but rather to support both parties and their families through it.
A therapist experienced in family psychology and relationship counseling can help both parties to communicate better, cope with the emotional fallout of divorce, and learn to formulate family plans, define new roles, and manage family transitions.
Dr. Lee Ann Lehman is a Palm Beach-based family psychologist whose practice includes family therapy, couples therapy, and relationship counseling.  Dr. Lehman’s counseling services draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, emotion-focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and

About Dr. Lehman

Dr. Lehman is a recognized change agent in the field of psychology. Her passion is to find ways to achieve what each client needs – even when others say, “it can’t be done." As such, she encourages her clients to think about things differently in order to achieve their desired outcomes. Dr. Lehman brings honesty, empathy and discretion to all clients.

Dr. Lehman earned her doctoral degree in school psychology at the University of Florida and holds master’s degrees in the areas of school psychology, social agency counseling, PK-3rd grade teaching and special education. She brings more than two decades of experience working with those with emotional and behavioral disorders, personality disorders and substance abuse.

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