Laura Tarcea

Laura Tarcea

Laura Tarcea is a family and community mediator. She is committed to supporting families go through divorce or separation in the best possible manner and in accordance to their unique needs. With a background in Psychology, Mental Health, Research and Community Development, she bringsvaluable insight and critical knowledge to parents. Depending on each family’s needs, she often employs a co-mediation model to ensure an efficient and cost-effective process. While she conducts child-focused mediation, she equally recognizes the necessity of parental support. Just like in an emergency on a plane, adults/caregivers need to put their masks on first before helping anyone.


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Articles and Video:

Effective Communication Makes for Optimal Mediation - Part 2 (09/20/19)
This article discusses why communication matters during family separation.

Effective Communication Makes for Optimal Mediation - Part 1 (09/13/19)
This article is a look at the implications of communication skills in the context of family mediation and recommendations.

Eyes Wide Shut (12/21/18)
As established mediators, we have a responsibility to constantly both reflect upon, and critically assess the existing state of mediation training. Not in an effort to discredit but rather, to inform ourselves and others with a view to always seeking to improve it.

Zealous Advocacy Can Kill (11/12/18)
His divorce was going really badly: aggressive lawyers on both sides, court battles and blame-ridden affidavits!

The Need for a Paradigm Shift for Transforming Relational Conflict (03/16/18)
This paper provides a brief overview of mediation with a focus on clients’ self-determinism in family mediation or family dispute resolution (FDR) and Ontario court-connected alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs.