Helping Families Navigate Separation, Divorce, and Co-parenting Challenges

After years of working with families going through separation and divorce, it became clear that traditional counselling failed to address some of the negative effects of this loss. Traditional methods were sometimes harmful.

Family intervention pillars include specialized training for communication difficulties and evidence-based programming. Despite early intervention's advantages, many families are entangled in high-conflict lawsuits, causing long-term psychological and emotional harm to children and parents.

New Ways for Families®

Incentive Counselling has adapted the New Ways for Families® program to meet the unique needs of children and parents.

Bill Eddy from the High Conflict Institute made the New Ways for Families® program, which is offered worldwide. As a result of the programs, couples divorcing or splitting up and, in particular, the children involved have shown significant benefits.

The program teaches parents how to negotiate and make separation less challenging for children. By communicating better, people avoid courts and lawsuits. Financially, this keeps you from becoming enemies, and your child or children will benefit.

Man and woman with child in field

Our program has been changed to ensure it works well, and a new part has been added to help lessen the harmful effects of divorce on children. Studies show that it’s not the separation that hurts kids but the extra fighting that can come after it. A big part of our programs is ensuring your kids are safe.

Incentive Counselling High Conflict Program

Parent Program

The course provides opportunities for parents to practice and hone skills that encourage positive future behavior.

Parents who complete the New Ways for Families® program provide the court with evidence that they can successfully demonstrate co-parenting skills. In addition, it can provide information about those who require additional intervention.

Course Components

  • 6 sessions each – individual parent and counsellor
  • 3 sessions each – individual parent and child/ren

Children’s Program

We offer a variety of sessions for children of all ages in our exclusive children’s program. Through these sessions, they learn how to express their feelings and manage their emotions.
Our sessions address family dynamics, divorce issues (staying out of the middle), parental separation feelings, emotional management, critical thinking skills, and coping mechanisms.

Course Components

6 sessions – counsellor and all children in the family.

Pre-Mediation Coaching

This course is designed for anyone preparing to enter mediation. Our goal is to help you manage your emotions and stay calm so you can make lasting decisions. It provides key points about mediation and 4 valuable skills for effectively navigating mediation.

Course Components:  3 – 4 individual 60 minute sessions

Decision Skills

New Ways for Families® Decision Skills course helps parents strengthen their decision-making skills after separation and divorce. You’ll feel more stable. It is accessible to parents with or without children. Four key decision-making skills are covered to prepare for mediation or court.


Course Components: 3 – 90 minute sessions each

Divorce Coaching

Divorce is an emotional and painful process. With a divorce coach, you can organize your goals and plan how you want to proceed. Divorce is stressful and emotional. Your counselor will assist you with managing your feelings, proposing, and dealing with difficult spouses and your fears.
Coaching is provided on an “as-needed” basis.