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Okanagan Collaborative Professionals

You may start the Collaborative Process by contacting any of the professionals who will explain how the Process works and assist you in building your team of two Collaborative lawyers, one or two Divorce coaches, and a child specialist and financial specialist as required.  Scan the member list below or click a city under a professional group.

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Andrew Portwood

Divorce Coach, Child Specialist

Separation and divorce are incredibly emotional and challenging events in the lives of children and parents alike. Over my years of work I have seen far too often what occurs emotionally and psychologically for many family members when this process is not supported in a knowledgeable and healthy manner. Social challenges at school and home, appearance of aggressive and/or depressive behaviours, and reduced ability to work through everyday challenges are only a few of these potential difficulties.…

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Sharla Schofield , BA, BSW, MEd, RSW, RCC

Child Specialist and Divorce Coach

CHILD SPECIALIST
I see my role of child specialist/advocate as being in the arena closest to everyone’s heart, therefore often the most challenging for families in their restructuring after separation/divorce. I have over thirty-five years experience working with children and families in multiple modalities and settings to draw from as I strive to bring the voice and needs of children to the table.…

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Joan Spence , M. Ed, BA. Child & Youth Care

Registered Clinical Therapist

Hello, I am a Registered Clinical Therapist specializing in Life Transitions. Separation and Divorce can be an overwhelming time for individuals and their families. A collaborative practice provides a different way to divorce that supports families by minimizing the impact of conflict on you and your children. My advanced training in Mediation, Parenting Coordination, Gottman Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting, Expressive Play Therapy and The Satir Family Systems guides my practice as a Divorce Coach and Child Specialist.  …

Iris Wagner

Coordinator

Crowning Life Consulting Inc. (Supervised Parenting Time) offers supervised parenting time, therapeutic visitations and supervised exchanges to families involved with separation, divorce and custody concerns.

Crowning Life endeavours to provide a child-centred, neutral, safe opportunity for contact between children and their parents.

Crowning Life utilizes a strength-based approach with families and facilitates opportunities for children, parents and/or family members to preserve or reconstruct caring relationships.…