Performing Court Appointed Child Custody Evaluations
On the approved Court lists for appointment in
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) who is also a single parent, I have chosen to specialize in counseling services around the Family Law field. I am a qualified Child Custody Evaluator, on the Family Court Services lists for court appointed custody evaluations in both Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, and am available for evaluations throughout the area. I am also a trained mediator, having trained with the Northern California Mediation Center in Marin, specialize in mediation of custody related issues, and would always prefer to reduce the conflict and resolve an evaluation through mediation if it is at all possible.
I have gained an understanding of the Family Law system from many perspectives, and work effectively but compassionately, with an awareness of just how stressful a time this can be for the family involved. As a single parent myself, I am aware of the importance of putting children's needs first, and of parents learning how to coparent effectively for their children's sake regardless of what happened in their marriage. In the fifteen years I have been licensed, I have worked effectively with a wide variety of individuals and couples from many backgrounds and with many diverse issues. I bring this diverse experience to my evaluations, with the goal of having every custody report accurately reflect the realities of the particular family I am working with.
I am the author of the book "Divorcing Peacefully: Why It's Essential and How To Do It".
I am currently available for referrals.