Psychology Orlando

Psychological Affiliates Inc delivers Orlando patients state of the art Psychologists services. Our experts specialize in Family Counseling, Psychology and Collaborative Divorce Psychology.

The Parenting Coordination Program

Deborah O. Day, Psy.D - Friday, June 06, 2014

For the sake of the children, divorcing parents must continue to communicate with their former spouses in matters of child rearing.  Yet, approximately 20-30% of divorcing parents exhibit high conflict behaviors, creating stress for both adult and child.  Research indicates that unrelenting parental conflict is the single most common cause of poor adjustment in children following a divorce.

Parent Coordination offers divorcing parents a unique service that may be used during the divorce process or years after.  Parents with serious concerns regarding their co-parent may request, through their attorney, the monitoring services of a Parenting Coordinator.  A Parenting Coordinator is a neutral individual working to ensure parental access and protect children from unnecessary stress.

Parenting Coordinators at Psychological Affiliates are licensed psychologists who are trained in child development, mediation, and high conflict.  All Coordinators are trained through the Cooperative Parenting Institute.

 | Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Why We Cheat

Deborah O. Day, Psy.D - Thursday, April 03, 2014

In a recent interview with Slate Magazine, Esther Perel, author and therapist, brings fresh perspectives to the age-old issue of infidelity. Surveys consistently show that most marriages/long-term relationships are touched by infidelity at some point. Ms. Perel cites research showing that very often, cheaters are basically happy with their marriages or relationships. This seems to be especially true for men. Most cheaters say they really do not want to leave their relationships, yet they are willing to take risks and seriously hurt their partners and families.


Esther Perel makes some excellent points in her interview. Key among them is her observation that what cheaters really are seeking is a different self. Through an affair, a different aspect of one’s personality is brought to life, often in an overwhelmingly intense manner. This intense activation of a perhaps long suppressed or previously unrecognized persona is the real unconscious goal rather than seeking to have a different lover.


Ms. Perel also draws a distinction between cheating and non-monogamy. She suggests that “examining monogamy is our next frontier.” Instead of the old roles of cheater and the cheated-upon, new relationship models are needed which can demonstrate how to respectfully handle the shades of grey around the many sexual/intimacy/friendship/digital issues that affect modern relationships.


Many couples still agree that sexual monogamy is their ideal. For these couples, a therapist can help impart and sharpen skills such as conflict resolution, caring behaviors, prioritization, and sexual enrichment. A therapist also can offer craving management to help relationships withstand challenges. For couples dealing with the aftermath of infidelity, a specific problem may need to be addressed, such as sexual avoidance or sexual addiction.


Other couples may mutually agree to explore more autonomy, self-expression, or personal fulfillment rather than cheating or lying to one another. Even an unconventional arrangement, such as swinging, requires relationship boundaries and expectations for both partners.


A qualified sex therapist can work within a couple’s value system to help improve their shared sexual satisfaction. Having the courage to address such delicate topics is a start. A therapist can help couples build upon that beginning by having both partners clarify their priorities and cultivate acceptance of one another.


Provided by Alan Grieco, Ph.D.

 | Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Recent Posts


expectation Orlando supervised visitation Parenting Coordination Program overeating habits unsettling hypnotherapy one another swingers psychology orlando behavior modification couples counseling sex therapy orlando scientists digital Cooperative Parenting Institute mediation qualified therapist parent coordination Orlando mediators sex offender psychology alternative medicine boundary repressed memories friends psychotherapy values doctor clarify priorities depression marriage problems treatment sleep disorder Orlando therapists neuroanatomy personality influential partner violence withstand psychotherapist infidelity couple's problems neuropsychological evaluations access repressed thoughts thoughts partner delicate topics disputes anxiety beginning better the relationship mental states suffering agreement success development collaborative law modern relationships orlando sex therapy learning growth sexual addiction neurodevelopmental disorders stress-relieving expectations studies marry child smoking Orlando sex offender therapy alimony law enforcement specialists better contested custodies acceptance influence affair expression child custody cheated dealing with stress psychosexual evaluations heart different self sex offender therapist marriage marriage counseling masturbation questions smoking cessation couples forensic psychology withstand challenges long-term relationship listening Parenting Coordinator challenges lying friendly terms techniques sex therapist unconscious mediator divorce education orlando ideal therapist's roles phobia child abuse out of court negotiations evaluation multiple personality disorder hypnosis habit undergo hypnosis grief courage communication problems conflict mediates loved Orlando psychotherapy repressed thoughts mind help property communication behaviors shades of grey effective friendship divided assessment address post traumatic stress disorder court love parenting plan activities child development relocation disputes psychological evaluations navigate learning and growth not his fault sexual enrichment problem trauma substance abuse fulfillment disorder trial acting out swinging sexual spouse monetary value marriage troubles struggling Neuropsychology hopeless Competency Restoration Training help relationship appropriate ways live apart dealing with anxiety intense cheating spouses modern relationship risks brain divorcing loves psychotherapy orlando delicate topic mental state child's mental state Orlando parenting plan evaluations priorities develop counseling therapy boundaries psychological neuropsychologist licensed psychologist repressed judge psychological evaluation The Florida Bar parents problems divorce disorders unconventional arrangement co-parenting therapy sex relationships help relationships prioritization respectfully Orlando psychologists improve sexual satisfaction anxious family mediation overeating fault attorneys consultation therapist paternity self undergo valued psychologists orlando separation consult relationship Orlando neuropsychologist lawyers mess of a divorce law enforcement consultants satisfaction psychologists in orlando Orlando Neuropsychological evaluations caring behavior families sex therapy memories unconventional craving management professional time-sharing healthy habits children settlement foundation conflict resolution swinger partners discussion PTSD determine mental examination struggling child cheater withdraw mental health psychiatric marriage counseling orlando fl medicine procedure issues Orlando Family Mediation relaxation dynamic sexual behavioral problems courts sexual satisfaction infidelity aftermath value system psychologist sexual monogamy stress couple's therapy topics for discussion evaluate psychologists emotions relationship therapy abuse cheated-upon personal fulfillment mediators reassurance family psychotherapy child psychologist orlando buried memories swing monitored exchange Orlando collaborative divorce adjustment troubled molestation social pragmatic communication disorder persona life event phobias therapists in orlando medical prenuptial agreements before the divorce Orlando hypnotherapy dynamics married divorce coaches improve Orlando family mediator communication problem mental health counselor sleep disorders family repression talking points clarify collaborative divorce leave lover relationship woes arrangement addiction access self-expression call it quits mental illness suppression malicious divorce orientation confusion habits scientist treatments non-monogamy relationship models psychometrist intimacy estates litigation litigation support accept bias towards sexual trauma newly divorced mental health services relief autonomy divorce trial delicate deserves legal support healing talk therapy improving relationship boundaries family therapy family counseling orlando neurological abnormality needs advantageous forensic psychological evaluations respect Orlando mediation act out adult modification agree divided loyalties class orlando another assess qualified sex therapist state of mind anti-anxiety consultants Orlando psychologist neuropsychologists unsettling life event deal mismatched sex drives aftermath parent tools bias sadness specific problem parenting plans developments suppressed without bias sexual avoidance family counseling caring behaviors qualified messy divorce politicians attorney addressed sex offender therapy


2737 West Fairbanks Avenue,  Winter Park, FL. 32789    Phone: 407-674-5663


©2011 Psychological Affiliates - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Developed - Design by Windermere Design