What is the difference between mediation and counseling?
Mediation is different than counseling. Counseling helps you cope with internal distresses while mediation helps you resolve external problems. Counseling helps you make changes within yourself; mediation helps parties work together to establish fair and equitable agreements that each will follow. Mediation is great for reaching a resolution in relationships with the help of an objective, neutral third party.
Click here to see our Summit Mediation website. We currently offer the following mediation services:
- Divorce Mediation When divorce is inevitable, you want to be able to maintain a good relationship for the sake of your children. Mediation reduces the acrimony and hard feelings that typically accompany litigation using attorneys. It also saves time and money to reach your own settlement with the help of a trained mediator. For more information, see our website.
- Eldercare Mediation As parents grow older, there are issues about care, property, finances, health, etc. over which adult children sometimes come into conflict and disagreement. A trained mediator can help reach agreements, settle disputes, and set boundaries that are fair and equitable to all. For more information, see our website.
- Family Mediation Sometimes parents and adult children come into conflict over a myriad of issues. Usually those issues involve setting boundaries, resolving conflict, or reaching agreements about family dynamics. Examples might be: a parent who tries to control their adult child's life, or an adult child who won't move out and become independent, or a sibling who is "out of control." For more information, see our website.