You may be feeling pressured to take a parenting class, perhaps even put off by this State of Florida mandate.
You are a parent of at least one minor child. You now know that you can't finalize your divorce, paternity, or time-sharing case until you show the courts that you have completed a four-hour Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course.
You have forty-five days to do so.
So why, you may ask, do you have one more requirement to fulfill amid all you are going through?
I hear you.
I help divorcing parents fulfill the State of Florida Court requirements with an engaging, easy to follow and empathetic 100% video online parenting class. The only 3-version divorce course that adjusts to Florida parents' needs and lifestyle.
Because preparing to navigate the challenges of divorce does not have to be another source of stress.
That’s where I come in.
I’m Liliana Wolf.
Miami Psychotherapist turned The Relationship Prof.
From Psychology Professor to Psychotherapist and Divorce Mediator to realizing "there has to be a better way”.
The Relationship Prof: This is why you found me here.
Relationships are what I do. As a long-time psychotherapist, I have witnessed the plethora of emotions elicited by each end of the romantic relationship spectrum:
The joy, the exhilaration in getting ready to marry the love of your life; the pain, the grief in dissolving a union you had envisioned would last forever.
The disconnection in divorce equals relationship pain in my book. The pain is compounded when there are children involved.
The stress of dividing assets when grieving losses can take a toll on even the most even-keeled of people.
If pain and anger escalate, they may leave treacherous devastation affecting the family in its wake.
Unfortunately, I know too well that such collateral damage may take years to undo.
I knew there had to be a better way, so I put on my old professor's hat and started crafting my parenting course.
That was over hundreds of families ago.
I see this DCF- approved family stabilization course is an extension of my work and my way to continue fulfilling my call to help families protect their sacred bond.
I help parents attend to their needs as individuals and transition from partners to co-parents to safeguard the family unit for their children's sake.
For a marriage may end, a family is forever, and parents are for life.
I'm grateful you found me here.
xxx Liliana Wolf
THE PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Family, friends, the ocean, good food. All available at the same time, please.
2. What is your greatest fear?
Stagnation in every sense of the word. Physically, emotionally, cognitively.
3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I don’t know when to give up.
4. On what occasion do you lie?
Only when I am asked on what occasion do I lie.
5. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Raising an infant boy into becoming a wholesome human being, husband, dad, and an accomplished neurologist.
6. Who are your favorite writers?
Maya Angelou, and Jorge Luis Borges. They are always able to transport me to a different world.
7. Who are your heroes in real life?
Every single therapist practicing Emotionally Focused Couples’ Therapy. They dare to go to where others run from.
8. What is your motto?
Yes, I can.
My Professional Afiliations
More About Me
I was born in Lima, Peru, to a journalist mother and an MD, Ph.D. father. So no wonder I have a passion for language arts and science.
I knew from the outset that I wanted to teach. But, at five, I did not know what.
In college in Lima, I majored in Translation and Interpretation and earned a living teaching English as a second language.
I moved to the USA in 1984 after marrying Carl. We lived in New York before moving to Miami. We have called Coral Gables, Florida home for the last thirty-eight years. Brian, our only child, attended Coral Gables Elementary, Gables High, and the University of Miami, located in… you guessed it, Coral Gables.
When I was finally done with graduate school (Florida International University, University of San Jose), practicums (Catholic Charities), internship (University of Miami, Dept. of Psychiatry-Center for Family Studies), and received my Florida license (1997), it seemed only natural that I would open my psychotherapy practice in this beautiful city.
That was over two decades ago. The City Beautiful is a grand dame, and I love her. I am grateful for my surroundings, the air filtered by epic Banyan trees, the pastel-colored houses, and the canals that add vibrancy and texture to the streets. I am grateful for the families and couples I worked with during my almost three-decade career.
As a young counseling apprentice in 1992, I thought becoming a psychotherapist meant transforming lives. Instead, I learned that I was most effective by helping others transform their own lives—a privilege and a gift that I can never take for granted.
Thirty years later, the world is different, and I have come full circle. Teaching and I found each other again three years ago, to be exact. I crafted “Let’s Hack the Love Code”, my relationship course. I published it on the Teachable Platform as a premarital preparation course, never imagining it would be in the top 1% in sales on the e-learning platform.
“Parents for Life” is my last creation and the product of all those years of working with parents as they courageously restructured their families after divorce.
I told you that I knew I wanted to teach from the outset. At five, I did not know what. But, several decades later, I finally know it full well.