One of two long-established, most experienced mediators in the Commonwealth
Our practice serves couples across a spectrum; from those restructuring their marriages into separation or divorce, to those making life changing decisions about their relationships and children, to couples and families in intense dispute and conflict.
We are hired by institutions, small businesses, temples and churches, etc. to help heal conflicts within their ranks. We provide a sliding fee schedule to aid those younger people, starting out, or retired couples, or those in the middle. We have had 40 years of continuous continuing education and are up-to-date about Commonwealth Statutes, pensions, social security, business valuations, best living arrangements for children. As a long-term mediator, our services are efficient and encouraging of couples doing "action items/to-do lists" outside of the sessions to reduce cost. Our experience in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy aids individuals and couples deal with their deep emotions of loss and grief, moving them beyond resistance into cooperation and collaboration with the amiable process of Collaborative Mediation, which includes cash management into their last years for older couples.
Lexington, MA 02420
Degrees and Experience
Academy of Family Mediators of New York - 1982
Simmons College School of Psychiatric Clinical Social Work - 1972
Boston Family Therapy Institute- 1973
Harvard Negotiation Project - 1986
Academy of Professional Family Mediators, Boston -2019
Academy of Professional Family Mediators, Denver -1986
Massachusetts Council on Legal Education -Continuing Education
Mass Council on Family Mediation -continuing education, 1982-2019
Co-Founder of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation-1982
President of the M.C.F.M.- two years
Chief of Public Relations, M.C.F.M. - many years
National Association of Social Workers - 1972-2019
Mass Bar Association - Fee Arbitration Board
Janet Miller Wiseman Mediation and Counseling Services is located in a highly convenient and private spot, located at 138 Lowell Street, Lexington, MA., Rt 2A, Middlesex Turnpike in Lexington, MA., near Arlington Heights. We are able to provide mediation and counseling services for couples in any court district in Massachusetts. Couples have come from as far away as Plymouth, Lenox, Gloucester, Worcester, Tewksbury, Westwood, etc as well as Boston and nearby suburban communities.
Our hours are Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with no weekend appointments available. We have six parking spaces at our converted residential office, with granite mailbox post, a cairn of stones atop and a bunting flag on the building. You will have arrived.
We provide a sliding scale for those younger clients and those who are retired. ranging from $225/hour for those earning jointly up to $100k/year. Fees increase by $25/hour for each $25k/year of earnings.