Senior Mediator

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Tonya Ricklefs

I am a state-approved mediator who is a licensed Masters in Social Work and have a Ph.D in Family Studies from Kansas State University. I have a graduate certificate in conflict resolution from Kansas State University. I have experience with video (Skype, Zoom) mediation, military families, as well as receiving training in high-conflict mediation and Elder mediation and conciliation cases.

I have been mediating for 7 years. I have mediated family disputes, state contracts, business disputes, divorce, and conciliation. I am also familiar with conflicts involving politics, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

ADR Experience

Multiple mediation/dispute resolution training in workplace, high conflict, culture and conflict, and family mediation.


My style is facilitative mediation.


Ph.D in Family Studies. Areas of research are Adult Sibling Relationships and experiential learning.

Masters Degree in Social Work
Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution

Areas Of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Bullying
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Contracts
  • Criminal
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Police
  • Probate
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • School/Education
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Counselor
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Strategic Planning

Fees and Provisos

Please contact for fees.
I offer income based fees for individuals and businesses.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

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