Our Mission

To lessen the hostility and increase the teamwork between parents.  We acknowledge that each individual is struggling through one of the most painful experiences of their lives.  It is our commitment to honor each circumstance, educate in a non-judgmental way and provide information that will help bridge the gap between two homes.  Children know at a very basic level that they cannot be happy unless their parents are happy.  We want to see joyful children in the world, but this starts with those who care for them. 

Meet the dedicated facilitators behind Cooperative Parenting

Tina Mears

Executive Director & Facilitator

Tina Mears is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the director of Cooperative Parenting, San Diego. Tina has spent over 10 years working with CP group, bringing a wonderful sensitivity and competence to her classes. It is her goal to empower parents to become their best selves to achieve the greatest possible happiness for themselves and their children. Tina has spent almost ten years working with individuals and families develop healthy parenting practices, get unstuck from problems, maintain personal boundaries, and find inner strength. Between her own personal experience with divorced parents and working at the YWCA San Diego County with the homeless and domestic violence victims, she has become an expert in understanding the dynamics of fragmented families. She knows that through loss, anger and pain positive changes are possible, no matter how desperate everyone feels. Tina is excited to carry on the Cooperative Parenting tradition of supporting parents through their moments of sorrow and triumph and restoring a peaceful transition from one home to two.