Communication is the Tool Through

Most people facing a conflict, whether it is a separation with a partner, dispute with a loved one, or a transition at work, find themselves struggling with feelings of anger, frustration, loneliness and doubt while trying to navigate the unfamiliar and often confusing new situation.   They confront significant decisions that will impact their future just as communication breaks down and stress overwhelms their best decision making abilities.  Sara Bensman provides individuals, couples and groups a path through this process that maintains dignity and points toward peace and sustainability and away from the "scorched earth" results of typical divorce proceedings, antagonistic relationships or conflict situations.

About Sara

Sara assists people in making healthy decisions for themselves, their organizations and their families while reducing the tension and animosity that leads to conflict and stress.

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Every situation is unique. Contact Sara to set up a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss your situation and determine what services might help.


Radio interview with Celeste Collins of OnTrack Financial about Relationships, Money & Communication

Radio interview with Celeste Collins of OnTrack Financial about Relationships, Money & Communication

Online Mediation

There are times when it is too difficult to bring both parties into the same office for a mediation.  Maybe they live far apart or the stress of being together gets in the way of good conversation and decision making.  In those cases, online mediation provides a simple solution.  

How it Works

Online mediation works exactly like face to face mediation.  After receiving simple instructions to log on, the two parties come together on a video conference call with the mediator.  On the call, they can each see each other and the mediator.  They can share documents such as calendars or financial records and see the draft agreements as they're written up by the mediator.  All that is needed is a good internet connection and a computer with a webcam, microphone and speakers.