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Karen Aurit

Karen Aurit believes that mediation is best taught from the inside out. She is a trailblazing mediation entrepreneur and trainer, mindfulness expert, and Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. As Director and Co-Founder of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Arizona, she has helped thousands of people resolve their divorce and child custody issues in a healthier way.

Karen teaches mediation as an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, and at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law. She currently serves as Conference Co-Chair for The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy in Arizona. 

She provides mediation training and private personalized coaching as Director and Co-Founder of The National Mediation Training Institute (NMTI), an online training center of excellence based on the belief that becoming a master mediator doesn’t have to take a lifetime. NMTI takes a strengths-based approach rooted in core values and beliefs, highly focused techniques, and artful strategies to develop masterful mediators.

In collaboration with, co-hosts and produces, Inside the Mediation Room with Michael and Karen Aurit, a live, monthly, leading-edge podcast where the world’s most renowned mediators discuss the magic of mediation.

Karen earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and holds her Mediation Certificate from The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University.

Karen lives in Phoenix, Arizona with the loves of her life, her husband, Michael and their daughters, Daniella and Eliana.

Feel free to contact Karen at [email protected].

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