Benefits of Licensed Professional Counselor Serving as a Divorce Mediator

The Shrewsbury Lantern
June 9, 2011

Steve Levine has a divorce mediation practice but is also a practicing family counselor. Although its possible to “switch hats” by providing family counseling and if that fails to provide divorce mediation services, Levine does one or the other. Without that conflict, he notes that “there are many benefits to having a licensed professional counselor mediate your divorce.”

Several of these “clinical” benefits include the following: “Counselors are trained to have compassion for the parties involved, when discussing sensitive issues. Counselors make your children a priority. Counselors are trained to seek a common- ground issue for which to begin the process of compromise.”

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