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.