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Michael Scott
Michael Scott, LMFT, Inc.

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333 Church St. Suite B
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
USA
831-423-0521

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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Michael Scott is a leading child custody mediator and therapist in Santa Cruz County, California serving clients since 1982. He provides a compassionate environment focused on successfully negotiating a parenting plan acceptable to both parents and in the best interest of their child.

With knowledge, wisdom, experience, and compassion he guides his clients through the stress and sometimes fearful trauma of the divorce process. Michael has facilitated over 5000 mediations empowering and helping couples avoid court battles. Over his thirty-five years of practice, he has evolved a process that helps his clients achieve a successful outcome beyond the initial goal of a parenting plan.

Parenting goes on long past the negotiation of the initial plan developed in mediation. As an advocate for the child, Michael helps educate parents and shines the light on how best to create a parenting plan that evolves and grows with the needs of the child.

Professional Background

- LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, Santa Cruz, CA, 1985-present.
    -- Therapist.
    -- Child Custody Mediator.
    -- Co-Parent Counselor.
    -- Collaborative Law Child Specialist.
    -- Special Master/Parent Coordinator.

- YOUTH AND FAMILY COUNSELING SERVICES, Santa Cruz, CA 1983-1985.
     -- Counselor II. 1984-1985.
     -- Intern Counselor. 1983-1984.

Degrees

EDUCATION:

- SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
1978-1982
Graduate Work/Degree....Counselor Education/MA
Pupil Personnel Service/PPS
Required courses for MFT

- LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY
1964-1968
Major/Degree............Physical Education/BS
Minor.........................Biology

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1984    Don Saposnek    Child Custody Mediation: 400 hours of supervision and training

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • LGBTQ
  • Marital Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Counselor
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Parenting Coordinator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.





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