Senior Mediator

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Craig Grether, Ph.D.

Dr. Grether, a highly experienced psychologist mediator and facilitator, specializes in working with clients who may have a continuing relationship or future contact. This occurs in divorce with children, parenting and child custody, elder care family conflicts, inheritance disputes, and family business disagreements. Dr. Grether serves San Diego, Orange & Riverside Counties and provides nationwide online video mediation services.

Craig B. Grether, Ph.D. has been a licensed clinical psychologist for 46 years and a mediator for 30 years. He has extensive experience and expertise in working with family matters involving divorce, child custody, elder care, inheritance and family businesses. He is licensed in California and Maryland (inactive), a registered Legal Document Assistant (f.k.a. Independent Paralegal), and serves on the High Conflict Case Management Panel in San Diego County. Dr. Grether is also a Past President of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego.

ADR Experience

Dr. Grether has provided mediation services since 1979. He has resolved conflicts in over 500 cases involving divorce, child custody disputes, parenting coordination, elder care issues, inheritance disputes, and family businesses problems. He is a Qualified Neutral under the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act.


Dr. Grether believes that conflicts resolve once solutions that recognize and meet underlying client needs are developed. Rapport and trust builds as each person realizes his or her concerns are seriously heard and understood. A detailed examination of all issues is performed. Creative solutions are then found for the most difficult problems.


Ph.D. & M.S. in Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh North Carolina
B.S. in Psychology, Heidelberg College, Tiffin Ohio

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Autism
  • Business
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Trust Management
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Counselor
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Psychotherapist

Fees and Provisos

Mediation services are provided for $300 per hour. A sliding fee scale is offered for clients with financial concerns.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

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