Divorce Coach & Consulting
and Child Centered Advocate
Divorce Coach and Consultant
Child Advocate & Coach in Divorce
Parent Coordinator and Special Master
Yoga and Mindfulness Coaching
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Jenny has vast experience in navigating communication in custody arrangements which can ease hostility and support the overall well-being of kids and parents, particularly key in high conflict cases. How to communicate and when to communicate is key.
Save money on lawyers and filings
Jenny has vast experience in navigating issues outside of court, and inside of court, particularly in high conflict cases. What issues are needed to focus on? What parameters are important. Empower yourself prior and save time and money on needless filings. Be in charge of your case and how you want it to be.
What to negotiate and what to not
With high conflict cases, negotiation can bring up more heartache than necessary. Jenny’s vast knowledge in parallel parenting and dealing with conflict effectively is helpful for parents’ overall wellbeing which directly impacts the children.
Child centered communication
Jenny’s vast knowledge in child development and advocacy helps her clients communicate in divorce keep the center SOLEY on the BENEFIT of this child. Particularly in high conflict cases, where the parents may be stuck in blame and vilification. Jenny brings it right back to the most important focal point: CHILDREN.
Jenny’s vast knowledge in custody evaluations can prepare you with how to navigate the interviews, which is key in supporting your overall adrenals. during this stressful time, and how to prepare children for evaluations.
Healing from high conflict abuse
CPTSD occurs when dealing with years in marriage and in battles through a divorce. Jenny’s vast knowledge on ways to support parents overall well being: mindfulness, trauma based healing, somatic work, CBT, DBT, and forgiveness practices she offers and refers out to all of her clients (parents and children)
Supporting kids /building autonomy and support in high conflict
Jenny’s vast knowledge of children (28 years social and emotional educator), brings to her client ways to use play modalities and mindfulness to support children. provide life ling TOOLS during, and after divorce for children. (ages 3-17)
Jenny offers supervised visitation for parents being ordered by the court. Jenny’s vast knowledge of child development is key in being able to support these experiences for the children.
Jenny’s practice comes from a lens of trauma-informed- lending more compassion to her clients and supporting their overall well-being before, during, and after big life transitions, particularly divorce.
Co-Parenting/Parallel Parenting Coaching
Creating parenting plans designed for coparenting or parallel parenting experiences, that are child centered prior to going to court/ mediation.
"I highly recommend Jenny for parents seeking help navigating co-parenting, or individual support post-separation. Jenny helped with co-parent counseling between my ex and I. We had been through several counselors and frequently in and out of court over a three-year period prior to working with her. I knew from my initial conversation with her that she would be able to understand our situation, particularly the Domestic Violence issues, and address them with compassion and diplomatically. I felt like I could talk to her in a candid manner without feeling scared of repercussions. What I appreciate most about Jenny’s approach is how she leads with the child’s best interest in mind in order to help guide parents towards resolutions. As a mother who only wants the best for her child, I had peace of mind knowing Jenny had my child’s interest at heart. Jenny was responsive and dedicated to helping us find solutions tailored to our specific needs through every step of our journey. Thank you Jenny for all the work you are doing to help parents through these difficult times!!!"
"Jenny Ward changed my life! Well, that isn't completely accurate. The reality is that Jenny gave my life back to me. For many years, I had been slowly sinking into the muck of the status quo, overwhelmed by deadlines, office politics, and personal fears. I was miserable and my days had become a life-draining bore. In a couple of brilliant workshops and speeches, Jenny reminded me of who I had been, who I wanted to be--and helped me to find the joy of authenticity and play that I wanted in my life. Jenny is creative, caring, fun, wise beyond her years, and most of all, she can tap into the hearts of her audience and spark a renewal of energy, passion, and purpose. You won't be the same after an encounter with Jenny Ward."
"Jenny provided support, information and resources throughout my divorce process which enabled me to be more informed and confident at my deposition, court appearances and interviews with a Guardian-ad-litem. She helped me reach an acceptable agreement in a more timely manner by developing a strategy to deal with an irrational spouse, censor my emotions in communications and focus on the tasks at hand. Jenny gave me strength to push through even the most difficult parts of the process. Through my interactions with Jenny, I have learned how to communicate with my ex-husband, how to navigate the system and how to be a supportive and understanding parent to my child. When going through my divorce, there were a lot of voices and opinions. Jenny was the voice I turned to each time because she witnessed my experience and provided advice based on her own experience and her vast knowledge of how the system actually works and how people tend to behave."
- Julie Graham Boston, MA
"I am writing this letter in support of Jenny Ward, MFA to recommend her for consulting and help families and children in a meaningful way. I first met Jenny in 2018, at a class she taught.. My Nanny and I found her class to be engaging with lots of personal stories. After the class I privately asked if she would be interested in working with my family, (2 small children, and nanny) since I was going through a terrible divorce. Jenny gave me her email and we set up some dates to talk on the phone as well as an in-home visit. She met with my children in our home on several occasions and was a huge support to my family during our time of transition. She worked with me on creating boundaries with my ex-husband and provided the support I so desperately needed to be a better mother to my children. Since Jenny also has extensive knowledge of the court system she was also instrumental in providing guidance to myself and the representing councils. Jenny, was always easily accessible either by phone or by e-mail and was timely in returning messages. Her compassion, interpersonal skills and life experiences make her an ideal candidate to provide greater support to others."
- Pamela Piacente Belmont, CA
- Christina M. San Jose, CA
- Carla Philbrick Belmont, CA.
- Sheila & Ketan Kothari Palo Alto, CA
- Nick and Michelle Sturiale Los Altos, CA
- Brian T. Alameda CA