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Teresa M. Walters
Chrysalis Connections, LLC

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429 E. Vermont Street
Suite 208
Indianapolis , IN 46202
USA
317-760-0604

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Description of Practice

Conflict comes to all of us and when it does we are often left feeling confused, sad, frustrated and sometimes downright angry. In the midst of the storm it can seem as though there is no where to turn and no resolution to be found. At Chrysalis Connections, we understand the emotional upheaval conflict can bring to relationships. As relational specialists and systemic consultants we are uniquely qualified to help you navigate the difficult waters of conflict and relational disputes. Whether you are attempting to negotiate and employe/employee gridlock, resolve a co-parenting issue, build a parenting plan, negotiate the needs of an elder with extended family members or are searching for resolution to a congregational impasse, we are skilled at objectively and fairly assisting conflicted parties who wish to be heard, seen, respected, and mutually valued. Call today to find out how we can help you find a place of resolution, mutuality, peace of heart and peace of mind.

Professional Background

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, addiction counselor, co-parenting consultant and registered mediator, Teresa is uniquely suited for guiding negotiators through the mediation process and the develop of mutually acceptable agreements. Her experience working with highly conflicted couples, partners, family members, never married co-parents, blended families, congregations and organizational leaders has allowed her to become a skilled and compassionate relational specialist, systemic consultant and conflict resolution strategist. Teresa and her husband Paul are the co-founders and owners of Chrysalis Connections Counseling and Family Relationship Center where they both provide a variety of relational services. Teresa is a member of the Indiana Association of Mediations, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists. As a mediator, Teresa is registered with the Indiana Supreme Court. She and her husband Paul have received extensive training and certification in domestic mediation through the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. Teresa and Paul have additionally completed the American Association of Christian Counselor's Professional Mediation Certificate Training Program and are AACC board certified professional Christian mediators who are able to provide mediation services for those who wish a Christian perspective.

Degrees

Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Christian Leadership - Ministry Leadership | Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University | 2020; Master of Arts | Marriage & Family Therapy, MAMFT | Christian Theological Seminary 2014 | summa cum laude; Bachelor of Science | Addiction Counseling | Indiana Wesleyan University, 2012 | summa cum laude; Associate Degree | Legal Office Administration | Ivy Tech State College, 2004 | summa cum laude

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
July 2016    Midwest Mediation Center/Janet Mitchell    Domestic Relations Mediation/ 40 hrs.
September 2016    Cooperative Parenting Institute/Ann Marie Termini & Susan Boyan    Parenting Coordination/20 hrs.
October 2016    Northwestern University School of Professional Studies/ Tom Gibbons & Mac Steele    Mediation Training Skills Certificate/40 hrs.
October 2017    American Association of Christian Counselors     Professional Mediation Certificate Training Program/40 hrs.

Approach

At Chrysalis Connections, our conflict resolution process is designed to be client focused, safe and collaborative. Client need and client choice are at the heart of every mediation session. Client’s arriving for a mediation session will be warmly greeted, escorted to their mediation room and familiarized with the amenities of their space. Once they are settled, the mediator will apprise each participant of the specific phases of the mediation process. Each participant will be given an opportunity to fully share their concerns, the issues as they see them and any thoughts or ideas they have with regard to the solution or resolution they hope to achieve. Once all participants have had an opportunity to fully express their views, thoughts and feelings, the mediator will help the participants begin to conceptualize, design and implement a mutually agreeable solution or resolution for the issues at hand. Many times, participants are able to reach a resolution during their first mediation conference. However, should additional information be needed or should the participants need additional time to manage the details of the impending resolution, participants may schedule additional sessions. In all cases, however, all agreements or lack thereof are the discretionary choice of the client(s). At Chrysalis Connections…We Facilitate. You Decide.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Congregational
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Counselor
  • Psychotherapist
  • Conflict Coach

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.





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