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MD Divorce Mediator Carolyn Finney

Carolyn Finney, M.A.

One of the incalculable rewards of my work as a mediator and conflict coach is witnessing our clients’ sense of pride and accomplishment at the conclusion of their process. Options have been invented; doors opened where none were thought to exist; hopefulness kindled in place of frustration and despair. Our clients depart often surprised by their capacity for innovative thinking, resilience, and forward-facing perspectives.

My colleagues and clients inspire me daily, and I’ve learned from them that mediation isn’t just a vocation; it’s a philosophical mindset with the potential to greatly enrich how we interact with our extended family, our community, and the world at large. I also facilitate our office’s workshops on dealing with high conflict individuals, and I serve as a coach for attorneys, therapists, retired judges and others seeking mediation training and certification.

  • Harvard Program on Negotiation, Specialization in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, M.A.
  • Duke University, B.A.
Specialized Mediation Training
  • Mediating with High Conflict Individuals
  • Conflict Coaching
  • Narrative Mediation
  • Advanced Elder/Adult Family Mediation
  • The Power of Apology
  • Trauma-informed Mediation
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)