Michelle works with families to move through the divorce process economically and peacefully. Michelle works closely with her clients to create workable parenting and financial plans, and is a highly qualified and impartial certified mediator who values the best interests of any children involved. Michelle assists in the mediation process by helping her clients explore various options and to find mutual understandings, common interests and amicable outcomes. Michelle offers virtual mediation sessions and flexible hours in order to meet the challenging needs of her clients.
Michelle has been a certified teacher in the Chicago area since 1997, is a licensed real estate broker, and is a certified mediator with a mediation certificate from Dominican University and a certificate in Family and Divorce Mediation from DePaul University.
Michelle has enjoyed working in schools with children for the past 20 years, and worked as an academic behavior interventionist, assisting students with problem-solving, goal setting, and dispute resolution. In addition, she has been a single mother of two children and has first-hand experience with the divorce process, the mediation process, and the economical and emotional stresses associated with divorce and/or separation.
Michelle approaches mediations as an impartial third party, who facilitates the resolution of family disputes by promoting a voluntary agreement between participants. Michelle assists clients with communication, encourages mutual understanding, and helps focus the participants on their individual and common interests. Michelle’s goal as a mediator is to increase positive communication between clients, allow for decision-making through self-determination, promote the best interests of any children involved, and reduce the economic costs and emotional stresses associated with divorce and/or separation.
*Mediation Certificate in Family and Divorce Mediation from DePaul University.
*Mediation Certificate from Dominican University.
*Master of Arts in School Leadership with School Administrator
License from Concordia University.
*Master of Arts in Teaching from Dominican University.
*Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences/Business Administration from Northern Arizona University
The fee for our mediation sessions is $250 an hour with a free initial 20 minute consultation/intake session for each client.