The Solution is Mediation

Janet Miller Wiseman & The Negotiation Collaborative since 1979

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138 Lowell St,
Lexington, MA

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Assessments for Couples Therapy, Family Therapy
Marital, Couple & Partner Mediation

Janet Miller Wiseman,
The Negotiation Collaborative, Lexington,Ma


For improvement in relationships, the key is determining what kind of intervention will be successful in:

• Improving distressing symptoms and behaviors
• Solving difficult problems and resolving conflicts

We know that rushing in to provide marriage counseling when one of the parties clearly knows she will divorce is not indicated.

Doing family mediation where there is a devastating mental illness is not indicated.

Relationship Mediation Session with Couple


It is important that professionals dealing with people in relationships have experience and maturity to access the appropriate intervention.

Whether the intervention chosen is psychotherapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, couple or family mediation or decision-making, partners will be helped to define and achieve their own goals.

Psychotherapists and family members alike tend to think of psychotherapy as addressing relief of symptoms such as depression and anxiety that may contribute to relationship disturbance, ongoing or acute interpersonal malfunction. Likewise, marriage counseling or couples therapy are frequently thought to address such issues as:

• Communication
• Financial differences
• Difficult involvement with extended family
• Affection, sexual, child-rearing differences
• Time commitments
• Reconnecting on emotional and physical levels
•Getting the Smart Phone, pornography, the boat, out of the middle

Groups are available for:

• Divorced Mothers of Children
• Divorced Fathers of Children
• Divorced Parents of Children

Janet Miller Wiseman, with the intervention of “Short-Term Decision Making for Couples and Families in Crisis”, adds another option for couples who need to determine directions their relationships will wisely take. They identify what they want and need in a good long-term relationship, learn to negotiate and assess whether they have the capacity and motivation to make the changes necessary to achieve a mutually satisfying relationship.

With over 39 years of clinical experience and over 32 years of mediation experience, Janet Miller Wiseman and staff determine the appropriate intervention to meet people’s needs and then collaborate with them to help them achieve success. During each assessment, if the skills of members of The Negotiation Collaborative or the needs of the client(s) do not match, we refer to respected and trusted colleagues.

Janet Miller Wiseman provides Mediation and Counseling Services in the Boston area. She is an accomplished Divorce, Family and Business Mediator, and Individual/Couples/Family Psychotherapist. She has over 40 years of experience as an individual/couple/family psychotherapist and over well over 30 years of experience as a divorce mediator. Her office is located in Lexington, MA. and while she serves clients from all over Massachusetts, many of her clients are from Acton, Arlington, Burlington, Bedford, Concord, Gloucester, Framingham, Lincoln, Malden, Newton, Watertown, Wellesley, Winchester, Waltham, Woburn, Reading and Salem. Janet is also willing to travel to your location for training, presentations and workshops.