Abby Cole

36 Welles Street
Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033
United States
Office Phone: 860-659-0191
Member since 2010
Membership Type: IACP


Psychologist, Mediator

Dr. Cole is a Divorce Coach and Clinical Psychologist, who is committed to the peaceful resolution of divorce. For the last 30 years she has worked with families and individuals during and after divorce, as a psychotherapist, and in recent years as a divorce coach. Her conviction is that divorce does not have to be destructive: Through clear communication and respectful decision-making, families can heal and grow. As a Divorce Coach, Dr. Cole helps couples resolve their divorces with fairness, dignity, and concern for the well-being of everyone in the family.

Area(s) of Practice: Divorce Coach, Mediation
License(s): Clinical Psychology ~

Professional Activities

Member, American Psychological Association President, Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce Former Co-President, Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group

Undergraduate Education

B.A. Cornell University. Graduated Cum Laude with Honors

Postgraduate Education

Internship and Postdoctoral Training: Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, UCSF

Professional Education

M.A. and Ph.D., Michigan State University


Pre-divorce Consultation If you are getting a divorce and are uncertain about how to proceed, I can help evaluate your needs and refer you to professionals who can best help your family. Divorce Coaching When the decision has been made to divorce, I help families to move forward with their divorce in a peaceful and dignified way. Working as part of a collaborative team, I facilitate productive conversation and thoughtful decision making, taking into consideration the needs of both individuals and any children involved. As a Divorce Coach, I help couples adjust to the many changes that divorce brings. I assist in the non-legal decisions that lie ahead, including moving into two households, and developing parenting plans, and I teach parents respectful ways of communicating which will reduce conflict. Mediation When couples have difficulty coming to agreement about the needs of their children, a third party can help them resolve important parenting decisions. Through the mediation process I can help you to find mutually acceptable solutions, without turning family problems into legal matters.