Is there anyone who understands?

Someone who really gets what I’m dealing with?

YES! You need answers!
I’ve got solutions! Together we’ll create a plan!

About Dr. Peary

Let Me Introduce Myself

Dr Jodi Peary Divorce Mediation and Coaching

I’m Jodi Peary.  I’ve lived through 2 painful divorces and am now in a happy marriage (something I thought didn’t exist).

By combining my law degree with my psychology degree, I’ve been able to move countless numbers of clients successfully through and beyond relationship conflict and divorce.

My desire is to help individuals, parents, and children emerge from divorce happy and whole.

Let Me Introduce Myself

You need answers!  I’ve got solutions!  Together we’ll create a plan!

Dr Jodi Peary Psychologist and Lawyer

I’m Jodi Peary.  I’ve lived through 2 painful divorces and am now in a happy marriage (something I thought didn’t exist).

By combining my law degree with my psychology degree, I’ve been able to move countless numbers of clients successfully through and beyond divorce.

My desire is to help individuals, parents, and children emerge from divorce happy and whole.

Why I Do What I Do

After practicing family law for years, I came to realize that even the friendliest divorce cases result in a significant amount of heartache, child adjustment issues, and financial damage. In order to make social change, I knew I needed to make a personal change. I loved my work but felt there was more I could do. So I decided to become involved in collaborative family law practices as a mediator and a custody conciliator.

 

I believed that by integrating the structures of family law and family systems with a compassionate and caring heart, I could do the most good. What I discovered was while it achieved better results, I still felt there was more we could do for individuals, parents, and children. That’s why I decided to pursue my doctorate in psychology. I am now able to reduce the financial damage, child adjustment issues, and heartache of marital conflict while also decreasing the statistic of divorced families experiencing future divorces.

I take a “listen-first” approach and make the time to learn about the history of a family and the change they are going through. I understand how hard change can be for families and navigating those conversations with empathy is a priority for me. There is much at stake when individuals and families are experiencing heart ache and challenges, making the goal of supporting constructive, effective change is powerful in a most positive way for everyone involved.

 This is why I offer:

coaching, mediation, and parent coordination and education:

 three tools combined creating the greatest success.

 

Through coaching, mediation, and parent education we can:

  • Move beyond relationship conflict
  • Minimize the adversarial nature of divorce
  • Create a custody agreement
  • Construct a plan for life after divorce
  • Obtain tools to maintain emotional and physical health
  • Transform divorce into a personal growth experience
  • Preserve our family through the divorce process

 

I broaden the context in which we look at marital and relationship conflict.  My goal is that each party is recognized while maintaining a healthily functioning family.  I want to ensure we keep our eyes focused on a thriving and successful future for all involved.

My Approach

My areas of focus are:

  • Psychology
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Issues at the Intersection of Law and Psychology
  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Child Development
  • Co-Parenting Planning
  • Co-Parenting Education
  • Blended Family Planning
  • Cognitive/Behavioral Interventions
  • Custody Schedules
  • Family Systems
  • Couples’ Relationships
  • Law
  • Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Transitions
  • Life Span Development
  • Transformation
  • Emotional & Spiritual Healing

 

 

My Training:

 

 

Specializing in the

4 Main Areas of Marital & Relationship Conflict

Emotional

  • working through anger
  • handling shared relationships with family and friends
  • dealing with negative judgement about decisions and choices
  • having no one who can relate to the complexity of the situation
  • feeling isolated from family and friends and alone in the world

Parental

  • trying to build a new kind of co-parenting relationship
  • developing boundaries for initiating new intimate relationships
  • integrating a new custody schedule into day-to-day life
  • setting boundaries around accommodating special requests

Legal

  • sorting through the misconceptions and myths about the divorce process
  • jumbling together the legal and the emotional aspects of divorce
  • struggling to reach an agreement with your partner
  • being overwhelmed with organizing necessary legal documents

Financial

  • paying for the high cost of divorce
  • creating and living on a single parent budget
  • making decisions about the house and other assets
  • organizing necessary financial documents

Specializing in the 4 Main Areas of Marital Conflict

Emotional

  • working through anger
  • handling shared relationships with family and friends
  • dealing with negative judgement about decisions and choices
  • having no one who can relate to the complexity of the situation
  • feeling isolated from family and friends and alone in the world

Parental

  • trying to build a new kind of co-parenting relationship
  • developing boundaries for initiating new intimate relationships
  • integrating a new custody schedule into day-to-day life
  • setting boundaries around accommodating special requests

Legal

  • sorting through the misconceptions and myths about the divorce process
  • jumbling together the legal and the emotional aspects of divorce
  • struggling to reach an agreement with your partner
  • being overwhelmed with organizing necessary legal documents

Financial

  • paying for the high cost of divorce
  • creating and living on a single parent budget
  • making decisions about the house and other assets
  • organizing necessary financial documents