mission statement & philosophy

Our mission is to increase awareness and practice of positive co-parenting approaches. 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.

We have proven to be highly effective in changing the lives of families in San Diego County since the start of the program in 2000. Cooperative Parenting is a co-parenting program of prevention and intervention and is likely to be a transformative experience for you and a great benefit to your child because of what you learn in the class.

Raising children in two homes can be a very difficult experience for everyone but we are here to help you navigate this road. You deserve to find balance in your lives and peace in your hearts and your children deserve happy and engaged parents every day.

Thank you for making an investment in the lives of your children!


company history

Cooperative Parenting, San Diego was created in 2000 by Dr. Shari Delisle. Her goal was to create more peace between parents going through separation, divorce and custody issues. For almost 20 years this tradition has continued, with Tina Mears becoming Executive Director in 2012. This respected program is recommended by judges, Family Court Counselors, attorneys, mediators and therapists. We offer multiple locations around San Diego County in order to reach the many participants in need of education and has graduated and improved the lives of thousands of participants. The co-parenting relationship lasts a lifetime and it is our commitment to help parents decrease the hostility and increase the peace between each other.



tina mears

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Cooperative Parenting, San Diego
Executive Director & Facilitator

Tina has been a CP group leader for almost ten years, 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 15 years working with individuals and families develop healthy parenting practices, get unstuck from problems, maintain personal boundaries, and find inner strength. She knows that through loss, anger and pain positive changes are possible, no matter how desperate everyone feels. Tina continues 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.