Family Specialist

Divorce Coaching
Assists client’s discernment about best outcomes in the divorce as well as teaches useful strategies to better navigate the divorce & custody process.

Litigation Consultation
Evaluates case from a mental health, family systems perspective and assists in strategy development for both inside and outside the courtroom. Assists with questions for depositions and trials.

Litigant Support
Assist clients with emotional regulation & understanding of the difficult process involved in civil litigation. The wheels of justice turn slowly, but clients may have limited tolerance for delays. Partnership with the client & attorney offers the client a sense of support.

Work Product Review
Review of mental health & custodial reports. Review medical records and other documentation to assist with thorough and zealous representation.

Pre-Mediation Training
Teaches one or both parents effective negotiation skills and ways to make resolution-oriented proposals. Drastically increases the success rate of mediation with high conflict personalities.

Collaborative Process
As a Family Specialist, provide support through roles of Team Facilitator, Divorce Coach &/or Child Specialist.

Training & Speaking
When Well-Meaning Therapists Meet Contentious Family Litigants
What Attorneys Need to Know about Mental Health Services Enhancing
Trauma-Informed Courts Trauma-Informed Premediation and Therapeutic Mediation
Trauma & Court-Involved Juvenile Offenders
Attachment Theory Applications to Abuse, Neglect, And Dependency Cases
Foster versus Relative Placements in Child Removal Proceedings
Various roles of Psychologists in Custody Disputes
Use of Standardized Testing in the Courts
Professional Resiliency, Vicarious Trauma and Trauma-Informed Advocacy
Effects of Caregiver Mental Illness on Children
Child Development in Educational Advocacy
Equestrian Facilitated Psychotherapy with Hard to Reach Patients
How to Develop Trust and Boundaries in Parenting Plans
Management of Communication Breakdown in High Conflict Families and More