I am a certified FOCCUS Facilitator as well as a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator. I have a passion for working with couples, especially premarital couples. I enjoy using these tools to empower couples to enhance communication skills and intimacy, develop a more balanced relationship, explore potential cultural and family of origin issues, and resolve conflict in ways that will strengthen their lifelong relationship.
In divorce mediation, a neutral third party, the mediator, assists participants in finding mutually agreeable solutions to the issues that arise as part of the divorce process. The mediator is not responsible for making decisions or recommendations about the outcome of mediation. The mediator is responsible for assisting with communication, so that all sides are heard, and for helping participants make mutually agreeable decisions in the best interests of the family.
In my mediation practice, I utilize a facilitative approach to mediation to support participants in defining issues, considering options, and developing mutually agreeable resolutions that balance the children’s needs with each parent’s desires. I work collaboratively with Attorneys and other Family Law professionals to assist clients in creating workable solutions without assigning judgment or blame.
My work with adolescents, individual adults, couples and families tends to focus on the following:
- Premarital Counseling - Depression and Anxiety - Relationship Struggles - Substance Abuse/Addiction - Co-Dependency - Grief and Loss - Cross-Cultural Relationships - Parenting Support - Divorce/Contemplating Divorce - Spirituality - Self-Esteem/Growth - Work Stress - Life Transitions - Stress Management - Coping Skills - Family Conflict/Family of Origin Issues