About My Practice
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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