The UNIQUENESS of STEVEN UNRUH’S MEDIATION TECHNIQUES
One of the key factors that I believe that makes my work extremely effective is my background in Psychology. Besides being a Mediator, I am a Licensed Psychotherapist. I have over 30 years of experience in the field of Conflict Resolution, Counseling and Mediation.
Mediation is not counseling. However, I believe that the many years I have spent helping families negotiate conflict, put me ahead of many of my colleagues. I have worked with couples suffering from personality disorders, narcissism, addictions, infidelity and abuse. This background has given me a rich experience in helping people resolve conflict with sustained results.
My ROLE: Like a Teacher – I educate you throughout the entire process, as to what to expect and what will work and what may not be appropriate. Then like a Coach- I am supportive and encouraging throughout the process. Finally, similar to being a Principle – I do not make the final decisions, but I direct and oversee the entire process, making sure we stay on task and get the job done.
Some mediators may not have enough control over the interaction in mediation, while others are too direct and insensitive to the emotional dynamics.
Finally, in a divorce, many couples have children. I am the father of three boys, who today are exceptional young men. This makes me keenly aware of the impact divorce has on kids. What can often happen in the divorce process, is that our anger and sadness can cause us to make decisions which harm our kids emotionally. I will work with you to help you avoid this mistake.
I will help you explore the various options that are before you, especially concerning the care of your children. As a Mediator, my role is to ~Educate, ~Facilitate and ~Examine – which decisions might be the most appropriate, as it in relates to the custody of your children.
Let me help you mediate this very turbulent time in your life.