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Currently providing civil and commercial mediation. 

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process in which an impartial third party (the mediator) facilitates communication and negotiation and promotes voluntary decision making by the parties to the dispute.  A mediator helps parties understand one another’s perspectives and consider options for settlement.  Mediators do not decide who is right and who is wrong.  Whether parties choose mediation or a court orders them to try mediation, the decision whether to settle is always up to the parties.  The mediator has no authority to impose a settlement on the parties.  The process creates a legally binding contract between the parties that remains 100% confidential.

As a counselor and mediator, I assure you that your mediation will be handled professionally and effectively.  


  • Counselors are trained to be impartial and fair.

  • You will never feel bullied or manipulated.

  • Counselors already practice confidentiality and ethics to the highest standard.

  • Counselors are empathetic, skilled communicators.

  • Counselors do not react to emotional outbursts nor become entangled in boundary violations and manipulation.

  • Counselors can effectively mediate even the most emotionally charged disagreements.

Carla Barnes LPC, PLLC has been trained in a course designed to satisfy the 40 classroom hours of training required to mediate court-referred disputes as indicated in the Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Act § 154.052, Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann and meets the Texas Mediator Trainers Roundtable's requirements.

Contact us to inquire about mediation services that are available.

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