Coping with Divorce

Samantha Sherer  

(416) 459-1907  

I currently offer Counseling to kids, youth and adults in one-on-one, couples and groups.

I work collaboratively with families, going through a separation or divorce.  I can help all family members experiencing the separation to cope with grief and loss.

I also offer counselling support for parents to develop a succesful coparenting relationship, so that you can move ahead with your life.  Many people take the opportunity of separation as a stepping stone to becoming the person they always wanted to be.

With a little counselling support, endings become beginnings!

What is Co-Parenting?

When partners separate, they cease to be ‘Intimate Partners’ with one another by allowing their marital relationship to dissolve.  When they have had children together, separated partners are required to continue to have a relationship with each other centred on raising the kids; a co-parenting relationship.

Children adjust more quickly and completely to a separation when their parents can agree to cooperate and use practical decision-making methods

Successful Co-parents create a new relationship with their child’s other parent.  Ideally, it should be based on a model of a business partnership.  The “business” of this new relationship is the act of raising the child/children.    

Step Parenting   Many Step-mothers are surprised to learn that parenting their partner's child is hard! This is a place to share your challenges and joys as a Step-mom. Join the group to learn new skills, give and get support.

Sometimes stepmom’s need a safe place to talk about the things that are coming up in their role as a stepmom.  They can sometimes feel like a third wheel in their own families.

The pressures of being a step mom can be very overwhelming and often women are left with a feeling of shame, rejection and failure.  Too often, women isolate themselves when they are feeling this way.  They want to hide from others and try to "fix" the problem themselves.  

Often they realize too late that the pressures of parenting have damaged their foundling marriage, leaving them without even their partner to share their difficult feelings.

My practice offers a safe place to bring these and other feelings you may have about your position within your new family.  I offer emotional support for the journey as well as practical problem solving strategies derived from the research and experience of working with many blended families.


Step Mom's support Group is finally here!

A weekly support group for stepmothers.  
Get emotional support, practical advice and feel less alone 
as you struggle with the joys and challenges of being a 
Click here to Contact  me
or call 

416 459-1907 to register

Samantha offers Step-moms

·       Emotional support for the complicated feelings of parenting their partner’s child,
·       A chance to problem solve the challenges of being a Step-mother 
·       Skills to navigate co-parenting with their partner’s former partner
·       Skills to care for themselves while Step-parenting
·       Skills for keeping the marital relationship loving and healthy 


 Samantha Sherer  

(416) 459-1907 

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