At Thriving Families, we offer both Court Ordered and Court Involved Reunification Therapy.
A court order for Reunification is a document signed by a judge that specifically appoints William Walker as the therapist for your case.
Thriving Families also offers Reunification for clients without a court order, but are court involved. Court involved means that you are or were dealing with a divorce, custody dispute, issue involving domestic violence, protection orders, ect.
Here at Thriving Families, William Walker does our Reunification Services. William works to provide education and support to parents currently involved with the court system. The objective is to encourage a stronger relationship and reunify the child with the parent. In order to begin Reunification Services, an intake will need to be filled out for the parent and child. An initial appointment will then need be scheduled for all parties (Parent A, Parent B, and Child). These appointments will all be on a one-on-one basis. After the initial appointments for each party is complete, we will work together to find an appointment time that works for everyone and sessions will continue based on court order or what will be most beneficial for everyone.
The Goal of Reunification or Reintegration Therapy is to reunify a child with their parent. The intention is to mend strained relationships between a child and a parent often arising in situations of divorce, abuse, or neglect. The circumstance of Reunification may very, but in some cases Reunification may be necessary.
Insurance does not pay for Reunification services. Each session will be $200. At the initial session for reunification services, there will need to be an $800 retainer given. This retainer will go toward the cost of the initial session for each parent and the child and one reunification session. If there needs to be contact with anyone outside of the scheduled appointment time (lawyers, etc) that will be billed according to how long it takes or what it entails. Once the money in the retainer runs out, appointments will be billed at each session. This ensures billing does not hold up the reunification process.