The Solution is Mediation

Janet Miller Wiseman & The Negotiation Collaborative since 1979

Janet Miller Wiseman, Family Mediator


(Fax) 781-863-0511

138 Lowell St,
Lexington, MA

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Family Mediation Services

For Conflicts in Intimate and Family Relationships

Couples and Family mediation uses collaborative negotiation to process and solve problems and resolve conflicts in intimate and family relationships. Negotiation helps people stop fighting, start communicating respectfully, and to situate themselves in the other’s perspective. Family mediation is suitable for couples, whole families, sibling groups, relatives or individuals in helping to resolve such issues as:

• Reconnecting emotionally and physically
• Learning to communicate well
• Ceasing repetition of destructive patterns
• Dealing with ADD/ADHD in relationships and marriage
• Maintaining a happy, stable relationship after the birth of a child
• Family financial difficulties
• Marital/partner dissatisfaction ie."I love you, but I'm not in love with you"
• Extra-relationship affair
• Mid-life crisis
• Parent/teen/elder conflicts
• Medical and substance abuse issues
• Estate/family business disputes
• Adult /elder conflicts
• Same sex family issues
• Principles governing healthy relationships and marriage
• Discovering the basic beliefs and feelings of each partner
   about love and marriage
•Getting the Smart Phone, pornography, the boat, out of the middle

"Mediation Therapy: Short-term Decision Making for Relationships in Conflict" is a brief, solution-focused intervention invented and designed by Janet Miller Wiseman to help parties in conflict reach decisions about whether to:

• Get married or live together
• Separate or divorce
• Institutionalize an aging parent or special needs child
• Send children to public or private schools etc.

This decision making process, a hybrid mediation,therapy,coaching intervention
is also used by and taught to:

• Psychotherapy practitioners
• Managers needing to reach critical decisions
• Hospital, EAP, rehabilitation and special needs teams
•Co condominium owners, employees of businesses and members of
  temples and church communities

Pre-and post marriage and step-family mediation for parties to:

• Learn to negotiate
• Make decisions about whether to separate or divorce
• Thoughtfully collaborate and time telling children about separation
• Design or review living arrangements/college plans for the children’s benefit
• Sensitively discuss co-parenting or step-parenting issues
• Undertake a symmetrical and neutral parenting coordination
    intervention for high conflict couples
• Establish boundaries and ground-rules for themselves and their children

A highly enlightening and engaging two hour power point presentation
"Including Negotiation and Mediation Skills for Your Family, Temple or Church Groups"
is available for your business or organization. Call 781-861-9847.

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.