I have a child centered practice, volunteer in the Norfolk Probate & Family Court, and teach the Parent Education class.
As an Adult Child of Divorce, I have a long-time experience with divorce. In my private practice as a Divorce and Family Mediator I use my knowledge and training to help clients facilitate the necessary conversations to navigate their divorce. I take a child-centered approach when working with parents. I understand the stress the separation process can bring to your family and have the ability to help you listen and hear each other in order to reach a compromise. I am trained as a Mediator and also a Collaborative Coach.
I've been involved in the Boston community for over 25 years and can also mediate LGBTQ divorces, domestic partnership separations, in-law disputes, child-support, and parenting plans.
I am a Mentor for other mediators in the Norfolk Family and Probate Court and teaches the required Parent Education class for The Divorce Center and MWI (Mediation Works, Inc). I'm the creator of the class, "Honor thy Children; Jewish Parenting through a Divorced Lens".
Southboro, MA 01772
Newton, MA 02460
Degrees and Experience
Masters in Social Work, Clinical, Boston University, 1997
Bachelors in Psychology, UMASS/Amherst
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Kids First Parents Second
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators
Mediation Works, Inc (MWI)
National Association of Social Workers
The Divorce Center
Jody has office space in Southboro, Framingham, Newton & Medway and has appointments available in the evening and on weekends in addition to the work day.
Every divorce is different and each couple has a unique circumstance. The “right” number of mediation meetings and their duration and frequency are determined by the actual time each couple needs to work out mutually satisfactory arrangements of their post-marital lives. I will meet with you in sixty-ninety minute sessions. The average couple with two children and a house can take between 8-12 sessions.
I'm provide a free 30-45 minute consultation to provide information about mediation and my practice. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.