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My theoretical base is Contextual Therapy, an approach that values fairness between and among people. The approach emphasizes “partiality” to all people who may be impacted by the therapy whether or not they are actually present in therapy. Stressing relationships, this approach works for individual, couples and families, as the focus is to consider each person’s perspective. Additionally, I draw on and integrate concepts and practices from family systems, Gestalt, cognitive therapy, trauma research and my training and experience working with high conflict couples in the mediation process.

As a mediator, I work in the “transformative model,” which compliments Contextual Therapy in that it values each person’s awareness of their own worth and dignity. Further, it espouses an increased willingness to be aware of, and respond to, the situations and emotional realities of other people.

Family Court Services, Cecil County refers couples to me for mediation. Here, I draw on mediation training, research on divorce, good parenting practices and couples counseling. This work gives me a unique perspective on couples counseling. I see the aftermath of divorce - separated couple working out parenting issues.

And, I bring real life experience to the therapy session. Having worked for large corporations and small non- profits, I understand the pressures, pains and pleasures of the work world. Among my various professional ventures have been grant writing, public relations, healthcare and economic development. Each has been an adventure, with new challenges, personal growth and the opportunity to know wonderful people.

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