Emily Sandifer Photography
Divorce is difficult for anyone. It's a roller coaster of a ride and I strongly believe no one should have to go endure it alone. Friends and family can be a wonderful source of support but often their strong desire to help can lead you down a path of poor decison making with long lasting negative consequences. Having professional support is crucial to helping you move forward in a positive manner. With my professional guidance you will be able to think through all your decisons with a skilled thinking partner.
I want to help change what divorce looks like. My strong belief is that if your love for your children is stronger than your negative feelings toward your ex, all decisions will be clearer and easier to make.
I want to help you focus on what matters. Revenge is not the answer. Fighting for the sake of arguing is not the answer. Trying to make someone suffer is not the answer. Changing your mindset and focusing on your children and your future IS the answer. This is my passion.
After nearly ten years of marriage I found myself suddenly thrown into the world of divorce. It was a world completely foreign to me. I had two young daughters, then ages four and six. I was shocked, naive and terrified.
The ache I felt inside could not be described. I worried about my young daughters. I worried about how this sudden and significant change would emotionally impact them. I worried about all the changes ahead of them and ahead of me. I was forced to make decisions I never imagined would be mine to make. I had no one to turn to. It seemed that the more miserable I was, the more money I spent on attorney fees. Sitting with my attorney and sorting it all out cost me a great deal of money. Money that could have been used toward my children and our future. Looking back I wish I had a divorce coach to help me sort out the real issues and not waste time and money on unnecessary legal fees.
During the long roller coaster ride of my divorce, my daughters remained my focus and top priority. Each night, as I lay my head on the pillow, I needed to know that I was proud of my actions and how I conducted myself. Being true to my best self was always important to me. Some days it was a tougher challenge, but handling myself with dignity, honesty and integrity was a priority.
I have searched my whole life for my passion. I finally found it: helping others through divorce, especially parents who want to protect their children from being caught in the struggle. As they say, out of something bad comes something good. I am here to help you. You are not alone.
Certified Divorce Coach
Divorce Coaching Incorporated, Tampa, FL - 2014
Masters In Social Work
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY - 1997
BA in Psychology (Honors)
Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York - 1995