I’m an attorney and transformative mediator.
I believe that while conflict can be destabilizing and difficult, every person has the inherent ability and interest to work toward resolving that conflict and regaining stability. My job is to provide a supportive space that allows you to understand yourself and the person you’re in conflict with better, and become empowered to resolve your conflict in a long-term meaningful way.
I provide virtual mediation services via a variety of platforms.
I came to mediation from litigation, where I repeatedly saw that parties in conflict ended up worse off and more disempowered than they were previously as a result of the court system.
However, as an attorney, I understand the court system and the various paths a dispute might take.
I am an adjunct professor of mediation at Hofstra Law School.
I also sit on the ADR subcommittee of the NYC Bar Association.
I am trained in facilitative and transformative mediation, as well as divorce, elder, and family mediation.
I am a volunteer mediator for Small Claims Court and Community Mediation Services.
I’m also trained in restorative justice and believe that mediation can be a healing environment.
My approach is that mediation is not just a faster cheaper way to resolve conflict than litigation(although it is). I have seen that mediation provides an opportunity for you to share your story, understand your own perspective better and get a better understanding of the person you’re in conflict with’s point of view as well.
Parties are happier with resolutions when they come to them themselves. You are an expert in your own life, so it makes sense that you’re in the best position to come to a resolution that leaves you feeling satisfied and stronger.
My approach is mediation looks like you want it to look. I’d love to talk to you more about what that means and how it applies to your conflicts.
I also find there are times that co-mediation with two mediators is very beneficial for parties. I partner with another mediator from a different faith background for interfaith mediations including decision making around weddings and children as well as interfaith divorces.
JD- Harvard Law School 2016
BA- Oberlin College 2012