"In most conflicts, the
main point of the problem consists of getting people to talk and
listen to one another." Howard Raiffa
Eberle-Reid Mediation Services,
a division of ,
is the assistance with the resolution of conflict that leads to
respectful communication and a
durable agreement without resorting to costly and time-consuming
Offices in Seattle, Bellevue and Puyallup
Providing mediation services for:
- divorcing couples
- workplace disputes
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What is mediation?
Mediation is an informal, confidential and voluntary process that uses a
trained impartial third party--a mediator--to help the participants
develop informed decisions and mutually acceptable
How does it work?
Mediation is often used in any
conflict involving business, family and organizational relationships
as well as issues of divorce or legal separation.? Conflicts and disagreements are discussed one at a
time and various options and solutions are explored. Decisions are
made by the clients which allows them to keep control of their
What are the benefits?
- Participants make all final decisions
- Minimizes emotional stress
- Less time-consuming than litigation
Eliminates high legal fees
- Maintains the best possible long term
relationships; therefore everyone benefits
- Mediation does not reward posturing or taking
extreme or ridiculous positions
- It is confidential, thus avoiding public
disclosure of personal problems
Can mediation help businesses?
Family and other small businesses may fear public
exposure of difficulties. Mediation offers participants an
opportunity to resolve conflicts in a private and confidential
setting. The mediator has no decision-making power.
All decision-making power is retained by the principals of the
business. Short- and long-term goals are carefully considered. The
results are constructive for the individuals involved and for the
business as a whole.
Can mediation help families?
Family members involved in mediation have the opportunity to explore
key issues in a respectful environment and consider various
approaches to resolve outstanding issues while enhancing the family
What if couples reach a decision to
divorce or legally separate?
People trying to keep their lives
under control during this difficult time can realize great benefits
from mediation. Mediators rust beta keys help couples resolve conflicts involving
parenting plans, and child and spousal support, as well as their
property settlement including all assets and liabilities Mediators help couples separate their
spousal roles, which are ending, from their parental roles, which
are continuing. Clients learn to evaluate their present financial
conditions and to provide for their future financial
With the mediator's help, temporary agreements can
be reached to handle immediate concerns. Couples may then negotiate
Can mediation help divorced or legally-separated parents face
When post-divorce modifications are needed, parents
welcome having a safe, impartial environment to discuss parenting
and support issues. When appropriate and desired, mediation may also
include other important persons in a family, such as
What are your rates?
Eberle-Reid Mediation rates are reasonable. For more information and
to schedule an appointment, call 206-432-3568 or e-mail us at
Carol Guenther is a mediator, coach and consultant, who
works out of the Bellevue Office and also offers office hours in
Puyallup for Pierce County debt collection clients. She earned her basic mediation
training from the Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish County and
her advance certification through the Law School at the University
of Washington. Carol is a member of the Association for Conflict
Resolution and has been an active mediator for six years. She has
extensive pastoral experience senior life insurance in church work and sees her work as a
form of peace-making. She also holds a Masters in Divinity from the
University of Notre Dame, IN.
John Reid, is one of the partners in
Eberle-Reid Mediation Services.? John has worked as a mediator
for more than 15 years in business, educational, interpersonal and
non-profit settings.? He holds Master degrees in Divinity and
Administration from the University of Notre Dame, has received
mediation training from the University of Washington Law School and
is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution.? John
believes that mediation is the most effective dispute resolution
process for people because the parties retain control of the
decision-making and the process is less time consuming and costly
than arbitration or litigation.?
Tom Reid, is one of the partners in
Eberle-Reid Mediation Services. Tom has extensive experience in
helping leaders, groups and organizations to be more effective. His
background includes close to 30 years working in communication and
conflict management in a variety of settings. He earned Master
degrees in Divinity and Administration from the University of Notre
Dame. Tom attended family therapy training at Presbyterian
Counseling Service. He received mediation training from the
University of Washington Law School and is a member of the
Association for Conflict Resolution.
Comments from former clients
Hardball issues handled in a loving and delicate way for
Mediation is the best option if a divorce must
happen. I found the mediation process promoted fairness between us .
. . I would definitely recommend [Eberle-Reid Mediation] to a friend.
What I like most about the mediation
was to be able to sit down in a comfortable office and discuss
issues without the tension that I would expect to have had we hired
our own attorney.
The mediation helped us
maintain a reasonable attitude toward one another in a sometimes
Eberle-Reid Mediation Services
12535 15th Ave.
NE, Suite 211
Seattle WA 98125
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