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That Alice Walker got it right: "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
We also believe that there is a bright, ...
Because right now, you are probably struggling . . . . You are in a confusing relationship, or you might be separated, or maybe you are in the throes of dealing with divorce; but the next steps are not obvious. The future seems dimly lit, bleak and possibly unattainable.
You might be feeling hopeless, or hopeful, or guilty, or sad, or yes, even "crazy". Maybe you are confused, angry, or still in love. Or are you numb? You just want to know what to do next and how to do it. The whole gamut, the flux and the fear is normal. We know, because we've been there.
If you connect with us, you will understand concretely where you are on this journey of self-discovery and renewal and what to do next. You will learn what to expect and how best be prepared so you ensure and reassure yourself. For wherever you are -- no matter the gritty details, nor how lost you feel -- there is a path. There is a process, and we know how to help you get your footing.
SAS helps you tackle the legal, the financial, the logistical, and the emotional challenges you face today and tomorrow so you can get on with living your best life:
What you can do if you are miserable in your relationship
What you need to think about if you are considering divorce
Will the kids be all right?
Understanding the difference between a mediator and a lawyer -- and by the way, can I fire him?
How to understand your finances so you control them and your future
How to assess your nest: Can you stay put or must you find a new home?
Knowing when you must consider a restraining order
What is the best parenting plan and how to co-parent "amicably"?
How to prepare and go back to work full time
Ways to attain peace and balance between the stressors of work and home
Ways to communicate with your child’s teachers about what’s going on
How to get back in touch with you and what really matters -- so you can begin to live again
At SAS, New York City's first comprehensive divorce information, education and support center for women, we coach you through the downs and ups so you begin the most important process, how to heal and get back in touch with you and your confidence.
There is a bright, beautiful, and unimaginably inspiring place waiting for you. You may not be able to see it yet, but we know it's there and it's waiting for you.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
We founded SAS to provide women with what we wished we'd had during our own divorces -- an ally, someone who had been there, someone to turn to who wouldn't judge, and someone who could guide us through adversity.
We are not divorce advocates.
We do not wish the pain, the tumult, the life-changer that is divorce on anyone.
But as educators, coaches, and women who are now more happily alive than ever before (--one joyfully remarried and a new mom; the other, single, the mother to two nearly-adult children, and loving her unattached life) we are realists. We understand divorce. We know the power of sharing knowledge and the pain-saving impact of having support. And we want you to know, you do not have to do this alone. In fact, don't. Find support. Find someone you trust and who will give you the confidence to listen to yourself. Facing the unknown can be terrifying, but with support you can mitigate the pain and control the fear. You can bravely choose the right thing to do for you, your family, and for your future.
Kimberly Mishkin left an abusive marriage after 13 years. It was a difficult transition but definitely the right decision. She is now happily remarried, a new mother, and living in the New York City area. Kim holds a BA in Education from Miami University of Ohio, a MS in Science Education from Wright State University, and is licensed in Educational Leadership through The Ohio State University. She is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist® with the Grief Recovery Institute®.
Liza Caldwell is a former SAHM (a Stay-at-Home Mom) who loved raising her children from home. She stayed in a marriage too long, however, because she was ashamed and afraid of the unknown. Single now, after 17 years of marriage, Liza knows the challenge of facing her fears was among the best things that ever happened to her. She is a graduate of Fordham University and holds an MA in education from Columbia University’s Teachers College. She is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a professional coach trained in transformational coaching with the faculty of Leadership That Works (LTW).
"Liza has a knack for articulating just what you need, be it spurring you to action or encouraging your quiet introspection. Her brilliance lies in the nuances and subtleties she brings to the table while exploring every facet of your agenda. I've shared some very deep, dark experiences with her only to welcomed by a safe, warm, compassionate coach, whom I feel comfortable with on every possible level. Liza has enriched my life deeply. I highly encourage you to experience "coaching" with her". -- S.M.
"The Grief Recovery Program at SAS is wonderful program, led by a kind, insightful and caring leader. Kim gently guides you through a 7-week process which will help you to deal with unresolved issues caused by grief. It's not always easy or fun, and it's not a miracle, but it gave me permission and a safe place to express my feelings after the unexpected death of my husband." -- D.M.
|Credentials||CPC, MA, Other|
|Time in Practice||1-3 years|
|I practice in||Multiple states/provinces, please inquire|
|Additional Expertise||Divorce Recovery Coach|
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|I offer my services||At my office|
|I am fluent in||English|