Kathleen Coughlin, LCSW
Welcome to Ocean Vista Counseling. My name is Kathleen Coughlin and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida (SW14331) and Pennsylvania (CW016161). I view counseling as a collaborative process. In sessions, we will focus on exploring your feelings and life challenges. During therapy you will increase your level of self-understanding, learn more effective ways to cope with feelings, and develop improved coping skills to help manage your emotions. You will learn how to restructure negative thoughts into positive thoughts, develop creative techniques to reduce stress, and increase self-care strategies to achieve your goals. Our hope is that anyone that comes through our doors will find clarity, hope and purpose. We stand ready to walk this journey of self-discovery with you.
My focus is on helping your learn to empower yourself to become stronger and more determined to reach the goals that you set. I work with clients in education, healthcare, emergency response, & military personnel as they navigate to balance their personal and professional lives. I have a speciality providing support to families that are going through a separation or divorce. I also provide co-parent counseling, reunification counseling, parenting coordination, and family mediation to support family members as they adjust to life changes.
My specialties include working with clients that are experiencing depression, mood challenges, anxiety, family conflicts, life transitions, relationship issues, and grief. I work with clients that managing chronic medical conditions which may include: Infertility, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Cancer, Pediatric Cancer, Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Pain, Lupus, Migraines, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. As an integrative counselor, my approach draws upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Kathleen is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, Qualified and Court Appointed Parenting Coordinator, and Collaborative Divorce Professional.
The focus of my practice is on alternative dispute resolution, conflict resolution, and collaborative practice to help support children and families during periods of transition. My practice focuses on Co-Parent Counseling, Family Mediation, Parenting Coordination, and the Collaborative Divorce Process. My goal is to help the family decrease conflict in their parenting relationship to protect the emotional health of their children.
As a professional, my focus has been working with families that are in high conflict co-parenting relationships. This includes situations where abuse or domestic violence has occurred in the family system. It is imperative to the emotional health of the children that their feelings and voices are heard. It is also important for the children to be allowed to love both parents freely without pressure from the other parent.
“Co-Parenting is not a competition. It’s a collaboration of two homes working together with the best interest of the child at heart. Work for your kids not against them.” – Dr. Anne Brown
Prior to opening my practice in Florida in 2018, I previously owned a behavioral health group counseling practice in Pennsylvania which I opened in 2001. I have worked with local courts to assist families that are struggling to co-parent together. I have been focusing my training and experience in supporting families as they agree to work together to make decisions that are in the best interest of their children. My role is to help children and families navigate through the process of separation and divorce. I work to help parents see that placing children in the middle of conflict is extremely detrimental to the children. I encourage parents to prioritize all the choices and decisions that they make in their family. When parents are going through a divorce process, negative emotions may surface between parents. As a parent, it may be important to seek your own emotional support so that you can manage your feelings in a healthy way.
“The sign of great parenting is not the child’s behavior. The sign of truly great parenting is the parent’s behavior.” – Andy Smithson
In my practice, I offer both daytime and early evening appointments so that you can find a time that works best for your schedule. I offer office based counseling appointments in Ormond Beach, Florida or telehealth counseling through a secure video connection for clients that reside in Florida or Pennsylvania. Please feel free to contact the office at 386-449-8600 to schedule your first appointment. You can also email our office directly with any questions at email@example.com.
Please visit our consulting website www.kcoughlinlcsw.com where you can learn about Co-Parent Counseling, Reunification Counseling, Family Mediation, Collaborative Divorce Practice, Critical Incident Stress Debriefings, and Immigration Psychosocial Reports.
For additional resources please visit:
- Center for Mental Health Services
- Mental Health America
- National Institute of Mental Health
- National Women’s Health Resource Center
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness