In co-mediation sessions, the clients get a double benefit through their access to two different skill sets brought by Rob and Jenna.
As an attorney, Jenna addresses the legal, logistical, and analytical aspects of conflict; as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Rob hones in on the relational and trauma-based aspects of people in dispute.
While Jenna is an attorney, and Rob a psychotherapist, Jenna does not represent mediation clients as an attorney, nor does Rob offer clinical services to any mediation clients. However, during the family mediation process, Jenna will share legal information despite being precluded by ethical rules to give legal advice. Rob, through his years of experience working with conflict, provides insightful direction to get at the core of the areas of dispute.
This two-skill-set model offers to all clients a much richer experience in the crafting of comprehensive and personally meaningful resolutions.
As the facilitators, Rob and Jenna promote discussion and negotiation that allows the conflicting participants the opportunity to exchange divergent views, ask questions, discuss difficult topics and find solutions. As co-mediators, they assume the role of neutral, third-party observers, assisting the participants to explore and find collaborated solutions. What generally results is the creation of a sound, mutually-acceptable agreement to address the parties’ particular circumstances.
Please contact us at 978.760.0482 (Jenna) or 978.479.2923 (Rob) to begin discussing how co-mediation can work for you.