I am a registered social worker and have worked in the field of child protection, child and adolescent mental health, and child and family well being in Nova Scotia for over 15 years. During this time I have witnessed the amazing amount of strength, creativity, and resiliency that families in Nova Scotia possess. I have seen the great lengths that parents will go to to make sure their children are healthy, happy, and protected. I have been privileged to hear peoples’ stories and to provide support and assistance during difficult times in their lives.
Although family separations can be extremely stressful and difficult times for both parents and children, they DON’T have to involve court battles, high conflict, or huge expenses. If you are dealing with conflict over living arrangements, parenting time, child support, or other parenting concerns, I can help. With the right support, information, and guidance, I truly believe that most families can work through their parenting and support issues together, and come to a practical and sustainable solutions for themselves and their children.
My job as a social worker and mediator is to provide a flexible process, reliable information, thoughtful guidance, and a safe space for parents to have the discussions that they need to for their children.
Please reach out to me by phone or email, I’m happy to discuss your individual situation, answer any questions about the mediation process, or even provide referrals to other service providers if it turns out mediation is not the right process for you.
Willow McLean is a registered social worker with the Nova Scotia College of Social Work and holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from McGill University.
She is a member of Family Mediation Canada, ADR Atlantic Insititute and is on the Voice of the Child Practitioner roster with Navigating Onward in Ontario.
Ms. McLean’s mediation training was completed through Insightful Mediation Training in Ontario and her Voice of the Child Report training was done with Dr. Dan Ashbourne, the co-creator of the Voice of the Child Report process, and Dr. Kim Harris from Navigating Onward.