Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota
Edina, Minnesota 55435
Profession(s)Mental Health Professional
I am a licensed psychologist with thirty years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I participated in the first Collaborative Team Divorce training in Minnesota over 8 years ago, and was immediately convinced of the significant benefits of a collaborative process for children whose parents are divorcing or breaking up. I have been providing neutral Child Specialist services ever since, and am committed to evolving that role to its greatest potential. As an advocate and 'helper' for children whose parents are divorcing or breaking up, I provide kids with a voice in the process and an opportunity to articulate what is important to them about family life. I help parents maintain a developmental perspective and recognition of the unique personality and temperament of each child as they develop their parenting plan and anticipate a process for adapting that plan as their children grow and change. As a neutral Child Specialist, I want to assist parents in reaching the goal of maximizing their children's resilience and enabling them to thrive in changing family circumstances by keeping the children at the center and out of the middle. I believe that children deserve the best safe parenting they can get from each parent.