Dorcy Pruter

Dorcy is the Founder and CEO of Conscious Co-Parenting Institute, a Dorcy Inc. Company. Through reunification coaching and co-parenting education, Dorcy provides strategies and solutions for parents and children to reconnect, or stay connected, during and after a high-conflict divorce.


The primary focus of Dorcy’s work at the Conscious Co-Parenting Institute is high-conflict custody disputes involving “Parental Alienation” – which is a term often used to describe child psychological abuse as a result of pathogenic parenting. Her goal is to help establish custody plans and co-parenting roles that encourage positive relationships between children and BOTH parents.

Working with both mothers and fathers, as well as attorneys and therapists, Dorcy has spent the last several years as a Family Reunification Coach and Custody Consultant. She has worked on numerous cases, nationally and internationally, garnering positive results. For a list of the services Conscious Co-Parenting Institute can provide, click here.

Dorcy Reunites with Her Dad

Dorcy has extensive experience in all aspects of “Parental Alienation,” from her own personal experience as a child; as a divorced conscious co-parent of two beautiful daughters; and through relationships where her significant other was being alienated from his child.


Reunited after many years of severe alienation, Dorcy and her father experienced a healthy, loving relationship that went beyond what she had ever imagined, until his passing in October of 2013 after a long hard fought battle with cancer. It was through fostering this relationship that Dorcy has learned the secrets to creating and maintaining loving relationships between parents and their children. Dorcy has since been able to help other families achieve the same goals, with both minor and adult children, including reuniting her father with his other three adult children who had been alienated since childhood.

Dorcy knows that cases involving “Parental Alienation” and high-conflict divorce must be handled differently. It is not as simple as hiring professionals that are familiar with or say they understand “Parental Alienation.” The specific legal issues that appear in alienation cases are very unique. A failure to understand and appreciate this on the part of mental health professionals or lawyers involved in these cases can, and often does, lead to disastrous results. Having the right team is vital in solving and eliminating “Parental Alienation” for your family.

Dorcy takes a non-traditional approach, which works. Dorcy has learned what works and what does not- through trial and error, personal experience, research, education, training, and then guiding families through a non-traditional approach. She can help you fast-track your results. You no longer have to wait, wondering what will happen next, or wonder if you will ever see your children again. Those who have worked with Dorcy will tell you: She holds nothing back.


Dorcy has a Coaching Certification and a Certification in Mediation and High-Conflict Resolution, and is certified to teach several different parenting curriculum, including training and working with Jayne Major, Ph.D. After teaching for several years, Dorcy has combined some of the best of the training and parenting classes. She has written a more powerful new curriculum focused on the challenges facing parents who are struggling through “Parental Alienation” and high-conflict divorce. Dorcy works with most of the industry leaders on solving the crisis of pathogenic parenting, otherwise known as “Parental Alienation” that plagues our families. These methodologies are counterintuitive, and Dorcy’s extensive work in helping people build better relationships has evolved into the Conscious Co-Parenting Institute. When Dorcy started working through her own family’s “Parental Alienation” situations, she discovered that the professionals were falling behind and something needed to change – and fast. Dorcy is certified to coach through the Coach Training Alliance and certified to teach several different parenting courses. She started to work with children and families all over the globe. It has been an uphill journey. However, a journey though years of trial and error, research, education, certification in various different modalities, the ability to heal her own family, her relationship with her father and the ability to maintain a healthy loving bond with her children, and maintaining a 50/50 physical and legal custody schedule with her girl’s father… all while living with a demanding travel schedule, active kids, and her intrusive alienating family.


Richard Branson said it best: “The best way of learning about anything is by DOING!” Dorcy brings to you personal experience, as well as professional experience, in working with families struggling through a high-conflict divorce. She started a co-parenting company that focuses solely on families struggling with high-conflict divorce and parental alienation. She always tells her students: “First you are a student, then you are a teacher. You can’t teach what you do not know.” She has spent the past several years helping families solve the “Parental Alienation” crisis and she can help you as well.

Dorcy created the Conscious Co-Parenting Institute to help families struggling with the family dynamic of emotional child abuse, explained in the book, “Foundations,” written by Dr. Craig Childress. Dorcy walks families through easy-to-follow steps to assist parents, children, and professionals working with children dealing with their parents’ high-conflict divorce and “Parental Alienation,” including:

  • Strategies for parents to help the kids of high-conflict divorce get out of the ‘Miserable Middle’
  • Hispanic Father and Sons Portrait in the Park.
  • How to remove the “high” conflict out of a high-conflict divorce
  • Easy-to-use processes to help children of divorce find their authentic voice, not their alienated voice
  • Learning the skills to make conscious actions and reactions
  • How to communicate with family and friends so they truly understand what is going on with your families
  • How to educate the therapeutic and legal communities on what is happening with your family
  • Learning the skills needed to teach your children resilience and how to “Love You Both”
  • An easy-to-follow guide that addresses most of the common issues facing kids going through divorce with one or both parents having high-conflict personality traits.

While Dorcy is best known for her one-on-one family reunification coaching and consulting, many of her students/clients share that her biggest impact comes from her philosophy of “designing your conscious co-parenting relationship, creating an environment where everyone is supported in living a self actualized life” – these teachings are based on unconditional love and mutual respect for every family member, teaching parents how to raise heart-centered, responsible children.

Dorcy’s main desire in starting the Conscious Co-Parenting Institute is to shift the world’s limiting beliefs about divorced families and to shift divorced families, dealing with the pain of pathogenic parenting, “Parental Alienation,” from ‘Divided to United,’ through the fostering of unconditional love and personal responsibility. Children love and need healthy, conscious parents. Children love both of their parents, even when they are not healthy. We believe that the best way to empower children and to change the world is to empower parents with this skills and tools they need to become Conscious Co-Parents.

To learn more about what we offer here at the Conscious Co-Parenting Institute click here