Who are we?
“It is time for family conflict resolution to change – families can get hurt in the hands of others who will never walk a day in their shoes if professionals are not careful. Restorative Family Mediation™ is here to offer hope to families. Families deserve to sort out relationship conflicts privately without others driving their decisions. If they can access that, they can create sustainable agreements to move on with life how they want to,” says Founder & CEO Lisa Welter of The Katallasso Group.
No matter the conflict, all families deserve a safe, relaxed, and comfortable atmosphere to solve their problems rather than the status quo of adversarial processes that often increase their pain and break the bank. Our Restorative Family Mediators have come together as a cooperative group to help remove high conflict from families at an affordable rate and allow them to create long-lasting agreements. Families can overcome conflict that leads to restored peace, not household war zones and family battlefields that hurt for years to come.
What we are:
We are committed to a safe and protected private experience.
We are focused on sustainable agreements.
We pay attention to your precious time and hard-earned resources.
We are relationship-focused.
We are committed to your goals - not our agenda.
We want you to exercise your free will and promise to uphold that - even in complex conflict situations.
We pay close attention to ensure power imbalances and safeguard your voice/needs.
We offer options to mediate in separate spaces if you wish!
We love empowering you with education and resources to save you money!
We're willing to come to you - or help you find a comfortable location such as a park, etc.
What we are not:
We are not evaluative. You will not hear us say, "this is how the court would decide."
We are not an extension of the courtroom.
We will not shut down your ideas, limit you, or tell you what to do.
We will never place you in an environment that doesn't feel safe to you.
We will not keep you in a space for hours to settle - we understand decision fatigue and work at your pace.
We are not about "lawyering up."
We are not mediating only for court-related matters - but offer mediation to schools, social services, churches, and everyday needs like teen conflict, mental health, addiction, blended family, adult sibling, extended family, and more.