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Family Mediation

When a family or relationship is in crisis, it can feel like everything familiar has been torn apart. The longer a crisis continues, the harder it can be to move past the damage and repair broken relationships.

Mediation brings peace back to families by helping couples, parents, and children of all ages identify the underlying interests. Then, together, they develop creative solutions to improve communication, understanding and trust, and come to an agreement.

Sharon Dolak works with all types of families and relationships, helping members calmly express their point of view, listen to that of others, and work together to create a solution that works for everyone.

Read more about common relationships that benefit from mediation: marriages, step-families and elder care.

Marriage Counseling Vs. Dispute Resolution

When couples get to a sticking point in their relationships, many assume that the next step should be marriage or couples counseling. But many couples are surprised to find that counseling may not actually be the fastest and most effective way to overcome a conflict and repair their relationship.

Read Brian’s story.


Counseling is a long-term, ongoing strategy designed to examine personal issues that may contribute to unhappy relationships. A counselor is trained to dig into the past, pinpointing and…

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Saving a Marriage

For one blended family, mediation created harmony where once there was anger and hurt. After counseling failed, the newlywed parents came to Sharon Dolak. Together, they learned how to communicate and quickly disign a solution that created a peaceful home for both parents and stepchildren.

Here’s his story ►