Karen Bonnell

4010 Lake Washington Blvd NE
Kirkland, Washington 98033
United States
Office Phone: 206-321-5095
Member since 2007
Membership Type: IACP


Mental Health Professional

With over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, my strength in Collaborative Divorce is my ability to help couples find a bridge of understanding under the most stressful circumstances. I have taught parent education; am certified in Compassionate Listening; and provide advanced communications skill building and high conflict resolution skills to professionals in health care and business.

Author of "The Co-Parents' Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted, Resilient, and Resourceful Kids in a Two-Home Family from Little Ones to Young Adults" (published July 2014, CMC Publishers and June of 2015 with Balboa Press).

Author of "The Parenting Plan Handbook: A Four-Part Video Guide to Skillfully Building a Strong, Child-Centered Parenting Plan" with Felicia Malsby Soleil, JD to be released in November 2015. (CMC Publishsers, available at Amazon and streaming on Covestream.com).

Area(s) of Practice: Divorce Coach, Co-Parent Coach, Mediator and Consultant
License(s): Washington State ARNP ~Board Certified in Adult Psych-Mental Health Nursing since 1982

Professional Activities

King County Collaborative Law Board member (past) Collaborative Professionals of Washington Board member (past)

Undergraduate Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, BSN, 1977

Postgraduate Education

Univeristy of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MS in Psychiatric Nursing, 1980

Professional Education

On-going professional education in a wide variety of psychotherapeutic modalities.
Provide on-going training in Collaborative Practice as a Divorce Coach - assisting with mediation training, coach training, etc., locally and at the state level.


I'm available to work as a 'young adult' specialist for a family of children ages 16 and above.