cathy heenan

Phone: 617 969-8389

15 belmont street
newton, MA 02458
Profession(s): Family Law Coach/Facilitator
Counties Served: Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Worcester
About Me:

I am a psychologist and have been a Collaborative Law divorce coach since 2004. My work brings together the worlds of communication and psychology both in my private practice as a psychologist and as a collaborative coach/facilitator. For over thirty years I have guided couples in methods that improve dialogue, helping them to emphasize behaviors that create pathways to understanding, respect for differences, and resolution of conflicts.
As a parenting adviser, I offer specific suggestions and tools to increase effective co-parenting that fosters healthy communication after divorce.

Professional Memberships: Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council- Board Member; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; Massachusetts Psychological Association
Publications: co-author "Preparing, Designing and Leading Workshops: A Humanistic Approach"; co-creator of the Collaborative Divorce Video Series: 4 hours of Collaborative Meetings, 9 Video Episodes on DVDs; "Active Listening: Keys to Productive Negotiation: Collaborative Law Training"; co-author: "Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?: Preparing Yourself Emotionally for Your Adult Child's Wedding"; chapter: "The Coach's First Meeting With Individual Clients: Collaborative Law Practice and Procedures, 2014.
I have designed and given basic and advanced Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law trainings throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.


Collaborative Law Divorce Coach; Parenting and Co-Parenting Adviser; Coaching to Resolve Co- Parenting Challenges; Post-Divorce Planning; Mediation Coaching; Couple and Individual Psychotherapy; Consultant to Collaborative Professionals; International Collaborative Law Trainer.

Core Certifications
Licensed Clinical Psychologists (Ed.D., Ph.D., Psy.D.)


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