Professional Details

Tara West
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

Tara West, J.D., Ph.D.

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All services are currently offered online.

USA
516.383.3754

Description of Practice

As a mediator, it’s my goal to help people in conflict have the best conversations they can have. I do this by supporting each person as they make their own choices in the conversation, helping them to clarify and express their own perspective, while also hearing the needs and concerns of the other. This approach is effective with any type of dispute (e.g., divorce family, workplace, community). I also offer conflict coaching and communication workshops for individuals, groups, and organizations.

Degrees

J.D., New York University School of Law, 2008
Ph.D., Social Psychology, Stony Brook University, 2003
B.A., Psychology, Indiana University, 1993

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2018-present    Dan Simon, Carol Bloom, Kristi Paranica, & Jeffrey Shepardson    Transformative Mediation Coached Practice Groups (30 hours)
2018    Dan Simon    Mediation Training - The Transformative Approach (24 hours)
2016    The Mediation Center of Western North Carolina    Basic Mediation Skills (32 hours)
2012-2015    Jack Himmelstein & Katherine Miller    Mediation/Collaborative Law Support and Development Groups (62 hours)
2011    Jack Himmelstein & Katherine Miller    Mediation Intensive Training (40 hours)
2010-2011    Center for Mediation and Training (Glenn Dornfeld & Ken Neumann)    Supervised Practicum (60 hours)
2010    Ackerman Insitute for the Family (Marc Fleisher & Elana Katz)    Advanced Training in Divorce Mediation (20 hours)
2010    Community Mediation Services (Michelle Leonard-Smith)    Custody-Visitation Training (12 hours)
2010    Center for Mediation and Training    Divorce Mediation Training (40 hours)
2008    NYU Mediation Organization    Basic Mediation Training (24 hours)

Fees

I use a sliding scale to determine fees.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • ADA
  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Agriculture & Ranching
  • Animal
  • Art
  • Autism
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Bioethics
  • Bullying
  • Business
  • Cannabis
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Criminal
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • HOA
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Jewelry
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • LGBTQ
  • Marital Mediation
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Native American
  • Natural Resources
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Nursing Home
  • Oil and Gas
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Police
  • Postal Service
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad
  • Real Estate
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • School/Education
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Social Security
  • Special Education
  • Sports
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Transportation
  • Trust Management
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Conflict Coach

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.