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Disrupting Divorce: Conversations for Women

May 14, 2021

In this episode Rhonda welcomes Kristin Belkofer, a mental health professional, and a Founder and Clinical Director of CLARA Healing Institute. They talk about the parenting aspect of the divorce process and therapeutic strategies for working with children.

According to Kristin, if communication and healthy confrontation is a problem in marriage, it is going to be a problem in the coparenting relationship. Her message to you today is: This is just a chapter of not only your story but of your family’s story. And remember that kids are extremely resilient.

Here are some of Kristin’s counsels:

  1. It is important for both parents to feel that they can have some space for transitioning and coping from stressful situations.
  2. Kids are resilient but they need support – the earlier, the better – even if it seems that the child handles it well. Because sometimes they don’t even know what to ask, or what to say.
  3. There are some great tools for families for better day-to-day communication, like Talking Parents, and My Family Wizard.

Contact Information and Other Resources

Our guest today was Klara Belkofer, Psychotherapist, and Founder and Clinical Director of CLARA Healing Institute.  

Here’s how Kristin describes herself:

In my role as a psychotherapist, I provide therapy services, support, and psychoeducation for women who are engaging in the divorce process. Additionally, I work with children who are moving through the divorce process, helping them to create a healthy and resilient narrative about the family story. I am trained as a child specialist for collaborative divorce, and I help parents create holistic parenting plans in the best interest of the child. I enjoy using simple, easy to understand language to help parents understand the basic tenants of brain development and neural response to life transitions for their children. I went through a divorce in 2010 when my son was 7, and I would love to help other women learn from my mistakes and make parenting decisions out of confidence and trust in themselves, rather than guilt or doubt.

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Our host of Divorce Conversations for Women Podcast is Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®

Rhonda Noordyk's relentless pursuit of financial justice for women going through divorce drove her to leave the financial industry in 2014 to open The Women's Financial Wellness Center. She was in search of a better way. She used her knowledge, passion, and experience to build a leading-edge business model. The intention was to create a business that provided a safe place for women - especially those in a vulnerable position - to find their paths, find their voices and find the financial confidence they need to lift themselves out of seemingly hopeless situations. Since starting the Women’s Financial Wellness Center, after a 10+ year career in the financial industry, she has helped alleviate financial vulnerability for thousands of women.

In addition to being the CEO of The Women’s Financial Wellness Center, Rhonda is also a professional speaker. While her platform is women’s money wellness, it is not just about money. Her topics include: assertive communication, boundaries, leadership and overcoming financial myths. Her speaking experience includes: GE Healthcare, UWM Women’s Leadership Conference and Marquette Law School. In addition, she has appeared on Fox6 News, Real Milwaukee, and Morning Blend. Her dynamic and inspirational style leaves women with a sense of empowerment.

Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®

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