work has involved those from a very young age through teenage years. I
especially enjoy getting to know my clients, specifically the children, and
take time to understand all the options at hand. Understanding the dynamics,
the personal circumstances of each case and the attitudes and behaviors
involved help me to make better suggestions.
have knowledge and particular expertise with special needs children, including
those on the autism spectrum. I also have extensive background working
with people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and have served as an
immigrant/refugee advocate in many settings over the past 8 years.
premise of my work is that all children deserve to have a happy, healthy and
safe relationship with both parents; my work is to determine if this is
possible, and if so, how to make that happen. I work hard to help parents
see and understand the needs of their children and to try to see ‘the
possibilities’ to resolve the matter. Children are gifts, and I emphasize the
challenges they endure when parents are in conflict.
listen and I am a firm believer that "slow is fast,” so I take time. Time
can help everyone see things more clearly, particularly those things that
affect children most. I make every effort to be conscientious about how I do my
investigation, being thorough but trying to not consume large portions of
money. My goal is resolution, whenever and wherever possible; I focus intently
on the Best Interest Standards in the law and am always ready to answer any
questions to help everyone understand what this means.
am easy to approach, for both children and adults, and welcome a phone
conversation if you prefer that before you decide. I am open to ideas,
including innovative suggestions that might get us to a solution. I believe
that if parents participate in the process with a goal of being 'child
focused', the potential for a positive outcome is greatly increased..