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Sheila Yettman
Sheila Yettman

Senior Mediator

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Sheila Yettman

Sheila Yettman is an Accredited Family Mediator and Psychotherapist. She has been in practice for over 25 years. She has worked with high conflict families going through a separation or divorce and has been called as an expert witness many times in the Canadian family court system in her role of psychotherapist. Sheila brings unique skills as a Mediator since she is also a Trauma Specialist and Psychotherapist and understands the complexity of relationships and what people need when trying to work out difficult situations. In addition, Sheila has worked internationally with individuals seeking to improve their communication skills and become more attuned to who they are as a leader, parent, friend and partner. Sheila is a published author pertaining to helping Children heal from Grief and Trauma. Sheila is now practicing in San Jose, California and the surrounding area.

ADR Experience

Sheila has worked for over 25 years in private practice helping people find resolutions to complex issues. Sheila has provided mediation within the foster care system, to parents that are divorcing, to families sorting out care issues for senior parents and to Landlords and Tenants. Sheila worked at the Office of Mediation and Ombuds Services with Santa Clara County for 4 years as a Senior Mediator. While there, she was called upon to mediate difficult family relationships referred by APS, and direct referrals by families dealing with care issues and senior parents. Sheila also conducted numerous mediations among seniors themselves. Sheila has co-mediated cases referred by the Probate Court related to conservatorships and trusts. She has also been asked by DFCS staff to conduct mediations assisting with high conflict families navigating a Co-Parenting Plan where she has much prior experience.


Sheila’s approach to mediation is Transformative and facilitative.


2018- Accredited Family Mediator

2017- College of Psychotherapists, Registered Member

1995- Post Graduate Diploma, Psychotherapy Studies

1992-B.A. Psychology


Areas Of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Bullying
  • Community
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Evictions
  • Family
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • School/Education
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Counselor
  • Facilitator
  • Psychotherapist



Fees and Provisos

Fees are $250.00 per hour.

Professional Associations

  • AFCC - Assoc. of Family and Conciliation Courts

Publications & Presentations

  • No Violence=Good Health, written of for Health Canada 1998
  • Child and Adolescent Grief, Chapter 7, Routledge 2017