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

The Programs We Offer at Psychological Affiliates

Deborah O. Day, Psy.D - Thursday, June 12, 2014

Collaborative Divorce Program

This program offers an innovative way to resolve disputes amicably without going to court by using a mental health counselor.  If minor children are involved, parents tend to gravitate towards this program due to the focus it has on doing what is best for the kids.  Additionally, due to Collaborative Divorce being based on the pace of the clients and not the judicial calendar, it results in a speeder finalization, which translates into financial savings as well.


Orlando Supervised Visitation/Monitored Exchange Program

The Partners with Families program is available 7 days a week, including evenings, and allows children to maintain safe contact with both parents post divorce.  The purpose of this program is to create a safe environment for children by having a third person monitor those involved, as well as supervise the transfer of children from one parent to the other.  It creates less conflict and stress for the parents due to them not having to communicate with their former spouse.


Parenting Coordination Program

This program is led by licensed psychologists who are highly trained in high conflict situations, mediation and child development.  It focuses on the parents communication among each other and educates them on the importance of shielding their children from parental conflict and creating any unnecessary stress for them.  Through your attorney, you may request a parenting coordinator if you have concerns about your co-parent.



Divorce Education Program

This program presents information about divorce procedures that promote effective coping and communication by parents and their children. A goal of the program is to lower the amount of contested custodies and visitation conflicts.


 The Kids Place Program

This program is for children between the ages of 8 and 12 who are dealing with their parent's divorce. Once a week (six week program), children are brought together to participate in activities with other children alike to help them cope and comfortably communicate about the topic.

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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.

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Parenting Coordination

Deborah O. Day, Psy.D - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Psychological Affiliates offers a Parenting Coordination Program that:

-Shields the child from conflict

-Allows the child to love both parents

-Reduces the child's stress and loyalty binds

-Ensures the child's safety

-Improves the co-parent relationship

-Increases parent cooperation

-Teaches communication skills

-Reduces the opportunity for alienation through monitoring 

-Mediates a Parenting Plan

-Reduces future litigation and court costs

Call today if you are going through a high conflict divorce and need some guidance on how to help your child cope with this difficult transition. 

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Benefits of Hypnotherapy

Deborah O. Day, Psy.D - Thursday, November 07, 2013

 Hypnotherapyhas almost always been considered “alternative” medicine, but recent developments in the art of hypnosis have shown how hypnotherapy can help someone access repressed thoughts and memories, as well as develop relaxation and anti-anxiety techniques. Hypnosis is used most often to treat phobias, anxiety, sleep disorders, PTSD, and to augment grief counseling.


Whether specific scientists believe in its power to access buried memories, they cannot die the healing and stress-relieving properties of the procedure. Those who undergo hypnosis to help with their smoking or overeating habits have seen considerable success, suggesting that this procedure is effective in behavior modification. For this reason, some parents may elect for their child to undergo hypnotherapy as part of a psychological evaluation, in order to fully understand why, in times of stress, like that of a divorce, the child is acting out, and also to help the child develop appropriate ways to deal with his stress and anxiety.

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What to Expect in Relationship Therapy

Deborah O. Day, Psy.D - Thursday, November 07, 2013

These days, before many couples decide to call it quits, they undergo couple’s therapy or marriage counseling. In general, no one is excited about the prospect of sitting on a psychologist’s couch and detailing all the problems within a marriage, however, plenty of couples have found relief from their relationship woes by seeking the help of a professional. It is always useful, before jumping into any kind of therapy, to have some idea of what is going to happen.


Most psychologists will ask questions, listening to responses of both spouses, in order to get at the heart of the couple’s problems. For example, a couple may come in saying that they no longer feel the other loves them. Through some pointed questions, a psychologist may determine that they are actually having a problem with communication, not with love.


Even for couples that have already decided to get a divorce, relationship therapy may be advantageous. A therapist will be able to help them navigate their new dynamic, so that they can at least be on friendly terms, especially in cases where the couple shares a child.

In either case, the psychologist will ask questions about the relationship and will suggest topics for discussion and activities that can better the couple’s relationship, whether that couple is still married or is newly divorced.

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Assisting with a Child's Mental State

Deborah O. Day, Psy.D - Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Studies show that even in the current global climate, where divorce is more common and accepted than ever, many children have trouble adjusting to life with parents who live together, to parents who live apart. They now have to split their time between their parents (if they are lucky), or may now live with and see only one parent, instead of two. This is a difficult adjustment for any child, and parents may see the child beginning to act out or withdraw.


A psychologist can help with a troubled child from the very first hints of a divorce. Children need stability in order to grow up into well-adjusted people, and a divorce can seriously shake their foundations. A psychologist can come into the situation fresh, without bias towards which parents has had what influence on the child, and assess the child’s state of mind. After this assessment, the psychologist can recommend activities, talking points, and reassurance that can be made to the child in order to let him know first, that the divorce was not his fault, and second, that he is as loved and valued as he was before the divorce.


In the mess of a divorce, it can be difficult to find time to give your struggling child the attention he needs and deserves. A psychologist can equip both you and your child with the tools needed to deal with this unsettling life event.

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