Family Mediation Frequently Asked Questions

What is mediation?

Mediation is a method of managing conflict.  It can be an effective problem-solving method which uses the assistance of an impartial, compassionate and skilled mediator.

What is family mediation?

Family mediation can include the following:

Mediation to Stay Together:  Often a couple wants to remain together and is facing challenges on doing so.  Katherine can help both people come to an agreement on those challenges.

Divorce Mediation:  When a couple chooses to separate Katherine can assist with developing the Separation Agreement including developing a parenting plan along with financial and other components.

Also under the umbrella of Divorce Mediation falls mediating changes to an agreement, mediating co-parenting differences and serving as a Parenting Coordinator.

Family Mediation:  Family Mediation includes mediating disputes among family members including disagreements between parents and their children.

When are you available to see people?

Harmony Counseling strives to offer flexible scheduling including early mornings, evenings, and weekends.

What are my payment options?

  • Full fee is expected at the time of service unless alternate payment arrangements have been made in advance of the appointment. Check, Cash, MasterCard and Visa are accepted forms of payment although cash or check is the preferred method.
  • Pro-bono and/or sliding-fee clients may be accepted depending on appointment availability.


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