Professional Details

Katherine Stoessel
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Restorative Intent

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36 Kinderhook Street
Chatham, NY 12037


Description of Practice

I specialize in Family and Workpace Mediation and Restorative Practices. As mediator, facilitator and coach for over 20 years, I work with families, teams and individuals to help resolve personal and professional conflicts, whether they be new and unexpected conflicts or long standing, simmering conflicts that feel intractable. As an experienced restorative practioner I have worked within the criminal justice and educational fields to address and repair the harm caused by offending and wrongdoing.

Training and Facilitation
Family, Elder, Community and Workplace Mediation
Conflict Coaching/Executive Coaching
Restorative Justice Interventions (Victim-Offender)
Restorative Practices (Community Building, Problem Solving, Harm Reducing Circles)

I am committed to working collaboratively with compassion and authenticity. My work over the years has reaffirmed my faith in people’s desire to not only co-exist, but to understand, respect, and collaborate with each other.

I am a member of NCPC (National Care Planning Council)an organization that supports families and elders in mananaging the life changes that come with an aging propulation.


City and Guilds, London, UK, Level 4 Diploma in Restorative Practice Mediation Matters, NY: Working with Attorneys and SelfDetermination Conflict Coaching LLC
Custody and Visitation Mediation
Adverse Childhood Experience/ Trauma Training
BeAbove Leadership, Neuroscience and Coaching
Solutions Focused,Team Coaching
Coaches Training Institute, UK: Interactive Coaching London
School for International Training: Intercultural Conflict
Transformation and Peacebuilding Institute
International Centre for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, NYC: 2 Year Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution


International Centre for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Teachers College, Columbia University NYC: 2 Year Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution
Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York, NY: MA
New York University School of Education, New York, NY: BA


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2019    Jody Miller    Working with Attorneys and Self-Determination: A Radical Approach
2019    Tricia Jones    Conflict Coaching - 21 hours
2000    School for International Training     Intercultural Transformation/Peacebuilding Institute - 3 weeks
1998    International Centre for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution    Graduate Level 18 credit- Certification Program in Conflict Resolution

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family (8 mediated)
  • Community
  • Cross Cultural (6 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (15 mediated)
  • Elder
  • Family (25 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (13 mediated)
  • Neighbor to Neighbor (50 mediated)
  • Non Profits (7 mediated)
  • Parent-Teen (3 mediated)
  • Restorative (Criminal) (165 mediated)
  • Restorative (Juvenile) (10 mediated)
  • Sexual Harrassment (5 mediated)
  • Small Claims (8 mediated)
  • Victim - Offender (90 mediated)
  • Workplace (58 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Ombud
  • Conflict Coach

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.