Mediation Services Across BC
“This is How You Get Unstuck. You Reach.” Cheryl Strayed
Dispute Resolution Services
Committed to creating durable, effective and child-centered agreements
After working in conflict resolution for over 10 years, I understand just how debilitating dispute can be. It affects every part of your life, leaving you feeling stuck. Moving on may seem impossible, but I can help.
My approach is always child-centered, realistic and rooted in continued learning of the neurobiology of attachment, conflict and trauma. Experience from years spent facilitating corporate negotiations, studying high-conflict separation and affirmative child development is at your fingertips.
I am an Associate Member on both the Family and Civil Rosters of Mediate BC, a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada, and a member of Family Mediation Canada, currently completing my practicum for national certification as a Comprehensive Family Mediator.
Whether your situation requires a highly structured, action oriented process or flexibility and innovation, you will have my undivided attention as we set a course for stability and peace.
Which process is right for me?
Discover The Benefits
Save Time & Money
On average, BC families spend 84% less on fees when they choose mediation instead of court and 78% of family mediations resolve issues in 3 or fewer sessions. A 2021 survey by Canadian Lawyer Magazine notes, the average cost of a two-day family law trial is $19,000.
Retain Control & Flexibility
During mediation, you continue to be a decision maker and will have input throughout the entire process. Our work together will include building the mediation structure, deciding on the issues and will always be child-centered. This is not always true or possible in court.
Litigation rarely allows for relationships to move forward in an effective way and often erodes communication. When co-parents engage in positive communication, they are also putting the best interests of their children first.
Unlike court proceedings, mediation is a private and confidential process. The discussions we have cannot be used in court. This often encourages parties to negotiate freely and arrive at genuine resolutions.
Build a Foundation
Whether you are restructuring your family, navigating a co-parenting relationship or resolving other family matters, the work we do in mediation will set the tone and pattern of your future conversations. A successful mediation will benefit your family for years to come.
Experience an Affirming Space
Neurodiversity is a natural way of being, not a deficit, and all Neurodivergent expression and experience is valid. I actively work to create a safe space for Neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+ and Poly families.
Take The First Step Towards Resolution
When you’re ready to start exploring your options, I offer a free 30 minute consultation. Please email or fill out the contact form below and I will return your message within 2 business days.