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Carolena Steen,PhD,LCSW
Carolena Steen,PhD,LCSW

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Carolena Steen,PhD,LCSW

Mediation services to include in person, remote or on-line services are provided. Facilitation and training services to families, businesses and school systems. Carolena Steen, mediator and trainer has mediated hundreds of cases since 1989 to include disability, discrimination, divorce, employee and civil disputes.

Carolena Steen is a member of the Colorado Mediation Association and a Licensed Clinical Social worker. She has a BA from the University of Colorado, an MSW from the University of Denver and a PhD from Walden University all specializing in conflict resolution.

ADR Experience

Carolena Steen has mediated special education, Section 504 discrimination, ADA, family conflict, employee, divorce and civil disputes since obtaining her Mediation Certification through the Office of Dispute Resolution In Boulder CO in 1989.


Mediation is a facilitated process in which the mediator assists each party define the issues in order to reach an agreement that is resolution based on each parties needs. The mediator facilitates and adpts the process so that parties are designing their own resolution while taking into account the complex issues and the dynamics of each situation.


PhD Walden University
MSW University of Denver
BA University of Colorado

Areas Of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adult Family
  • Autism
  • Bullying
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership
  • School/Education
  • Special Education
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Parenting Coordinator

Fees and Provisos

$180.00 per hour generally divided by each party. There is an intake fee of $90.00. Co-mediation is also available.