Florida State Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator-Certified Coach
Starting my own business as a Florida State Supreme Certified Court family mediator and certified coach has been another step in a journey full of transitions. I had just moved to Florida after selling the multi-provider counseling practice I owned and operated in Pittsburgh. My decision to focus on working with individuals experiencing their own life adjustments was the culmination of many years of my own changes. Having dealt with life renewing events, I learned first-hand that there is within each of us a strength and resilience to emerge as a better person when we are left with no choice but to face adversity.
I was raised and educated in Pittsburgh but lived and worked in New York for several years after graduate school. I returned to Pittsburgh to be with my terminally ill mother. In the years after her death, I lost several other members of my immediate family in that area. During those challenging years I also launched a counseling practice.
I decided to sell my business and make the move to Florida. Being a therapist, going through the tough things that life can throw at you and coming out at the other end—all of it makes me a better mediator because I understand the process of compromise. I know I cannot get everything I want and I understand that I have to decide what is most important in the negotiation process so I can do the dance of give and take with grace and fortitude. That understanding helps me to guide you to a better agreement.
I get so much satisfaction working as a mediator. Helping people reach a compromise that will restructure their families in the way they choose is not easy work. It is one of the most painful, difficult things any family will go through, but there is a reward in knowing that I can play a part in helping maintain some civility and humanity in the process. When I meet with a family struggling to overcome a conflict, I see the pain and anguish they are going through. But, more importantly, I see the love beneath that, and I know the value of working with them to relieve that anger and get to resolution.
If you need a coach after your divorce, I am the perfect person to work with you. I know what you’ve been through, and I can work with you as you rebuild your new and exciting life. Going through one of those changes in life that we all experience and wish you had someone to talk things through and dig deep with the right questions? I get it. Don’t be embarrassed to admit that you don’t know the answers. Every one of us has been in that situation. That’s the value of having a good coach to walk with you. No judgement. Just talking and getting to the issues with you.
It would be my honor to work with you!