In co-mediation sessions, the clients get a double benefit by being able to access to two different skill sets one brought by Rob and the other by 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 consulting psychotherapist, we do not represent mediation clients as an attorney, nor offer clinical explanations that underlie any disagreement. During the family mediation process, Jenna will share legal information but is precluded by ethical rules to give legal advice. Rob, through his years of experience working with conflict, provides insightful direction in getting 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 legitimate and personally meaningful resolutions.
(Rob and Jenna at the Michigan Sand Dunes)
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.
If co-mediation is a model from which you might benefit, please reach out.
Jenna’s at 978.760.0482 and Rob’s at 978.479.2923