The Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago-Area Mediation Providers

Mediation is a non-adversarial approach to dispute resolution and preferable to court proceedings in many instances of family law, often with respect to the children of divorce.

The divorce mediation process in particular involves the two spouses sitting down together and working out differences with a third party, or mediator. Unlike a civil divorce case filed in court, mediation is confidential.

Below is a list of Chicago-area mediation providers and resources, by county:

Cook County:

BRIGITTE SCHMIDT BELL, JD
53 West Jackson #1230
Chicago, IL 60604
(847) 733-0933
Fax: (847) 733-0952
Email: mediators@bsbpc.com
(Pro Bono)

KAREN BLOOMBERG, LCSW, PhD
151 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 802
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 565-1349
Email: skbloom@aol.com
(Pro Bono)

MALINI M. BYANNA, JD
869 E. Schaumburg Road, #352
Schaumburg, IL 60194
(847) 843-1825
Fax: (847) 843-1826
Email: malini@creativefamilylaw.com

NANCY CHAUSOW SHAFER, JD
734 Central Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 433-9400
Fax: (847) 433-9406
Email: mediate@chausowshafer.com

PATTY FRENCH, MA, LCPC, CADC, CEAP
P.A. French and Associates
802 Woodfield Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 530-1886
Fax: (847) 438-3306
Email: pfrench@ameritech.net
(Pro Bono)

MARCIA B. GEVERS, JD
P.O. Box 146
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 957-2700
Fax: (708) 957-2720
Email: mgevers@sbcglobal.net
(Pro Bono)

RITA GHOSE
Brigitte Schmidt Bell, P.C.
500 Davis Street, Suite 701
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 733-0933
Fax: (847) 733-0952
Email: rghose@bsbpc.com
(Pro Bono)

MARJORIE C. JACOBS, JD, MHA
500 Skokie Blvd. Suite 350
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 564-1919
Email: marjoriecareyjacobs@msn.com
(Pro Bono)

JERALD KESSLER, JD
20 South Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60602
(847) 367-4500
Fax: (847) 367-9424
Email: jakessler@igc.org
(Pro Bono)

PHYLLIS MANDLER, LCSW
2502 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
33 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602
(773) 281-6345
Fax: (773) 281-5526
E-Mail: phyllismandler@aol.com
(Pro Bono)

DANUTA M. MCDANIEL, MA, LCPC, CADC
5146 West Belmont
Chicago, IL 60641
(630) 668-4184
Email: danutamcd@aol.com

ANNE CHESTNEY MUDD, MA, JD
3958 Hampton Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(630) 399-8739
Fax: (630) 589-0628
Email: anne@annemudd.com
(Pro Bono)

ROCIO MUĂ‘OZ, PhD
1010 Lake Street, Suite #107
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 214-1303
Fax: (708) 401-0367
Email:
rocio.munoz@comcast.net

MICHAEL NATHANSON, PhD, MBA, CPA
227 East Walton
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 664-8375
Fax: (312) 664-8375
Email:
Michael_cadcorp@sbcglobal.net

LAURA L. NOAH, MA
1111 Westgate Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 434-0615
(Pro Bono)

JAMIE J. PALMER, MS, LCPC
1200 Harger Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 879-8018
Fax: (630) 879-8018
Email: riverwoodcms@comcast.net

PATRICIA A. PAPE, LCSW
1325 Remington Road, Suite J
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 490-4201
Email: patpape1@sbcglobal.net
(Pro Bono)

GAIL SEARS PETRICH, J.D., Psy.D.
30 N. Michigan, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60602
(708) 524-0171
Fax: (708) 524-4699
Email:
Petrichdr@comcast.net
(Pro Bono)

MARGARET S. POWERS, LCSW, MA
120 West Eastman Street, Suite 106
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 398-1969
Email: mspowers09@aol.com

MARY M. ROONEY, LCPC
30 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1001
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 558-1778
Fax: (312) 558-1779
Email: mary.rooney@sbcglobal.net
(Pro Bono)

LYNN SHYMAN, LCSW
5150 Golf Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 568-5116
5301 W. Dempster Ave
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 308-8738
Email: lynnshyman@jcfs.org

DeKalb County:

JAMIE J. PALMER, MS, LCPC
Ben Gordon Center
12 Health Services Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-4875
Email: riverwoodcms@comcast.net

DuPage County:

ERIN BIRT, JD
ROBERTS AND ASSOCIATES PC
104 E. Roosevelt Road, Suite 202
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 668-4211
Fax (630) 668-2076
Email: erinbirt@roberts-law.com
(Pro Bono)

DANUTA M. MCDANIEL, MA, LCPC, CADC
1039 College Avenue
Suite F
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 668-4184
Email: danutamcd@aol.com

PATRICIA A. PAPE, LCSW
618 S. West Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 668-8710
Email: patpape1@sbcglobal.net
(Pro Bono)

Kane County:

GAIL SEARS PETRICH, J.D., Psy.D.
30 N. Michigan, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60602
445 W. Jackson, Suite 105B
Naperville, IL 60540
1010 Lake Street, Suite 502A
Oak Park , IL 60301
(708) 524-0171
Fax: (708) 524-4699
E-Mail: Petrichdr@comcast.net
Website: www.MediationPetrich.com
(Pro Bono)

JAMIE J. PALMER, MS, LCPC
1242 Woodland Ave
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-8018
Fax: (630) 879-8018
Email: riverwoodcms@comcast.net

Lake County:

BRIGITTE SCHMIDT BELL, JD
500 Davis Street, Suite 701
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 733-0933
Fax: (847) 733-0952
Email: mediators@bsbpc.com
(Pro Bono)

PATTY FRENCH, MA, LCPC, CADC, CEAP
P.A. French and Associates
219 N. Applebee
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 530-1887
Fax: (847) 438-3306
Email: pfrench@ameritech.net
(Pro Bono)

JERALD KESSLER, JD
14047 Petronella Drive Suite 202B
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 367-4500
Fax: (847) 367-9424
Email: jakekessler@igc.org
(Pro Bono)

CYNTHIA L. LAZAR, JD
611 S. Milwaukee Avenue Suite 12
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 680-8520
Fax: (847) 680-8580
Email: cynthialazar@comcast.net

SUSAN E. MCCABE, JD
213 W. Lake Shore Dr.
Oakwood Hills, IL 60013
(847) 639-5676
Fax: (847) 639-3607
Email: smccabelaw@aol.com
(Pro Bono)

McHenry County:

DIANE K. JOHNSON, JD
455 Conventry Lane, Suite 108
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 451-2399
Email: djkjohnson@comcast.com
(Pro Bono)

SUSAN E. MCCABE, JD
108 N. Walkup Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(847) 639-5676
Fax: (847) 516-3339
Email: smccabelaw@aol.com
(Pro Bono)

CANDACE PIETSCHMANN, JD
10 Spring Street
Cary, IL 60013
(847) 639-7058
Fax: (847) 639-5150
Email: cplaw@mc.net

HELEN TORSCHER, CDFA
4302F Crystal Lake Road
McHenry, IL 60050
(815) 347-2321
Fax: (847) 973-9371
Email: torscher@yahoo.com

Will County:

DANUTA M. MCDANIEL, MA, LCPC, CADC
210 N. Hammes Ave, Suite 103
Joliet, IL 60435
(312) 927-0545
(815) 725-6511
Fax: (815) 725-7166
Email: danutamcd@aol.com