Collaborative Divorce Coach

Karen Ela Kenny - Collaborative Divorce Coach

Karen Ela Kenny, MSW, LICSW
Collaborative Divorce Coach/Facilitator
Mental Health Collaborative, PLLC

As a therapist for over 30 years, I have seen many couples and families go through the process of divorce. Divorce is a sad and difficult time for couples, and their children, to go through. However it doesn’t have to be a contentious battle as is often seen in the adversarial process of litigated divorce. There is a newer process that has been in NH now for the last decade and has been getting positive results in helping couples divorce in a way that is respectful and does not involve the courts. This process is called the Collaborative Divorce and involves a team of professionals to help guide you to final settlement. My role in this process is as a Neutral Divorce Coach/Facilitator for you and the Professional team.

As your coach, I am committed to helping you and your family find the best path as you transition through the divorce process into your new lives and roles after the divorce has been finalized. During this process, we will work together so that each of you can communicate and negotiate more effectively. I will help manage strong emotions and conflicting interests by supporting each of you to participate and be heard during the process. Where appropriate, I will help both of you make informed parenting decisions so that you can lovingly minimize your children’s pain and grief, while providing the support they need as they, too, go through this life transition. Please read my CLANH blog post why the collaborative divorce process is better for children on this very issue to understand why the Collaborative Divorce is much healthier for children.

I have discovered through supporting dozens of couples with the Collaborative Divorce process, that this truly is a better way to go through the difficult life transition of divorce.