Areas of Expertise
My passion is to create, lead, and organize conflict resolution workshops for youth, to teach peacekeeping through nonviolent resolution strategies and foster creative approaches to mitigate violent conflict. My varied experiences, range from working for DC Reads which works with impoverished students in Anacostia, DC to teaching conflict resolution strategies and skills to elementary school students at PS129 in Harlem, working on urban violence with youth in Medellin, Colombia and founding an NGO ‘Connecting and Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow’ for Peace.
I have worked with families since 2015 to identify sources of interpersonal conflict and dysfunction. I work with families to develop novel programs and customize expansive existing repertoire to personally suit each client's specific needs. I assist in resolving social and emotional issues by offering behavior and language substitutions and pointing out maladaptive forms of interaction and thinking. Additionally, I insight positive thinking strategies by distinguishing and changing negative patterns in areas of academics, self-esteem, and self-regulation to foster continuous development.
Cognitive Behavioural Consulting for Families
I'm a certified mediator in NY, CA and Washington, D.C. I have over 10 years of experience in mediation and a M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution with a concentration in Mediation from Columbia University in New York City. I specialize in Family Mediation and Divorce Mediation. Many people think of mediation as a facilitative process rather than a transformative one. I believe however that while it’s a facilitative process, it can transform those who are taught the skills inherent in learning the practice, which is when an impartial third party facilitates a voluntary, confidential dialogue to help disputants address their needs and issues.
Conflict Resolution & Youth Development
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