2441 Coral Court Suite #6
Coralville, Iowa 52241-2872
Thur & Fri: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Cedar Rapids SE
305 Second Ave SE, Suite 22
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Tue & Thur: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 2pm
Description of Facilities:
Coralville: no conference room; therapy-oriented setting
Cedar Rapids: Conference; mediation orientated setting
Cedar Rapids: meter/garage
Types of Mediation Cases Desired:
All issues relating to family and divorce
Allows Attorneys at Mediation:
Comments on allowing attorneys:
Attorneys are more than welcome. I would ask to be notified prior to the mediation if an attorney will be present. I also ask that if one attorney is present that the other parties attorney is present as well.
Allows Third Parties at Mediation:
Comments on allowing third parties:
Can be discussed in a open format during mediation or mutually agreed upon prior to meeting
Couple & Family Therapist, Mediator & Collaborative Law Professional
I am a trauma-informed mediator which means that services include education on the effects, prevention, and recovery of trauma. Visit my website for free information on trauma. I utilize mostly the facilitative style of mediation which includes being less directive, rarely providing my opinion, orchestrating the process, leaving outcomes to the parties, asking a lot of questions to encourage understanding, assisting parties to develop and evaluate their own proposals for settlement. I ensure the process is tailored to clients’ needs and I am process driven. I may also use the evaluative style of mediation which includes the assessment of strengthens and weaknesses and may give directives, my opinion or advice on occasion. Given the level of trust that develops between myself and the parties, the transformative style of mediation may occur which focusing on the party’s relational interaction, focusing on change in the quality of conflict, leading from behind with patience, and I may translate, reframe or reinterpret issues.
The University of Iowa, Ph.D. August 2019
Couple & Family Therapy
Saint Louis University, Masters of Arts May 2012
Counseling & Family Therapy
Eastern Illinois University, Bachelors of Science Aug. 2009 University, and Departmental Honors
Areas of Training:
Mental Health, more specifically Couple and Family therapy. I am a certified trauma professional and very proficient in managing conflict and communication between people. I am also a trained Collaborative Law Coach and Child Specialist.
Settlement Conference Mediator:
I have been practicing as a couple and family therapist since 2012 across a variety of settings.