Mediation


Mediation is a structured process where an impartial, trained professional helps people have a difficult conversation and potentially reach an agreement.  The cornerstone of mediation is self-determination, meaning each person always makes all of their own choices.

 

Mediators don’t make any decisions; we simply provide communication support and a safe space.  Mediation is designed to be an empowering experience for all people involved.  Assuming both parties reach an agreement, it can be memorialized in writing.

 

Mediation is appropriate for workplace conflicts, as well as for personal conflicts.  We mediate all types of cases.  MH Mediate founder Dan Berstein will personally handle your case, or refer it to a colleague if he is unavailable.  Hear Dan explain family mental health mediation in the video below:

MH Mediate has deep expertise in mediation.  
Dan is a sought-after expert in mediation best practices and in mental health issues in mediation.  Dan has provided programming for the American Bar Association, Association for Conflict Resolution, Academy of Professional Family Mediators, the AAA-ICDR Foundation, government agencies, and many more.  A nationally recognized mediation trainer, he has provided advanced skills training to practitioners in over a dozen states.

 

In business settings, mediation is best suited for: 

  • The early stages of a conflict
  • Relationship breakdown situations
  • Times when managers are not well-positioned to resolve conflict
  • Times formal procedures dictate its use

 

In personal settings, you can use mediation when working with a loved one to reach a collaborative decision, including:

  • Developing a viable living agreement
  • Forming family wellness plans
  • Debating different treatment options with loved ones
  • Creating crisis plans and advanced directives
  • Any disagreements about any decisions related to mental health
 

Fill out the form below to receive more information about mediation.  Mediations can be hosted in MH Mediate meeting space in the NYC Metro area, or they can be hosted using online technology.