Family Mediation & Conflict Resolution
Every Family Is Unique, As Is Every Conflict.
Let's Work Together To Find A Resolution.
I believe that mediation is the best and most productive way to resolve conflict.
Mediation allows you to design your own agreement and define your own path forward.
Divorce & Separation Mediation
Parenting, Custody & Visitation Agreements
Modifications of Parenting, Custody & Visitation Agreements
Family Mediation, Including Post-Divorce Mediation
Relationship & General Civil Mediation
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is a process of resolving conflict through the use of a neutral 3rd party called a Mediator. The goal of mediation is to come to a mutually agreeable resolution that is created and implemented by both parties.
Mediation benefits children and families by effectively reducing conflict. Each family is unique in its’ structure and relationships, requiring a resolution that is unique.
Mediation allows parties to solely determine and craft their agreement for themselves.
When conflict goes into the court system, the judge ultimately has the power to direct a resolution that may or may not be agreeable to either or both parties.
Mediation is a confidential process. There are
no public disclosures of financial or personal matters.
Mediation is far less expensive and far more efficient than working through the court system, relieving both parties of both time and large financial burden.
Perhaps the most important reason to choose mediation is that it affords parties the opportunity to hear and understand each other’s point of view and to come to a mutually agreeable resolution.
I am a native of New York and New Jersey and have lived in Atlanta since 2003. I have worked in the field of social work for nearly 20 years across multiple settings. I have been a registered mediator in Georgia since 2017.
I began this mediation practice simply because I believe that through mediation, conflicts can be resolved in a less contentious way than through the court system.
I believe this to be particularly true for divorce and other family conflicts because it allows families to determine for themselves a solution that works for them, while limiting financial and emotional stress.
In addition to private practice, I currently mediate civil cases at the Justice Center of Atlanta.
B.S. Family Development and Family Studies,
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
M.S. Social Work,
Columbia University, New York, NY
Justice Center of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Benefits Of Mediation
I believe strongly in the power of mediation as a way to resolve conflict outside of the court system, predominantly because mediation allows you to determine for yourself how you are going to move forward towards a resolution.
I use the facilitation style of mediation which is just what it sounds like. As the mediator, I am a neutral party. I will control the process of the mediation by asking questions, finding specific areas of conflict, identifying areas of agreement and mutual interest, focusing the discussion and guiding parties towards an agreement. The parties involved control and own the resolution or outcome.