Lesley A CrossINTRODUCTION/GENERAL COMMENTS/PERSONALS GOALS FOR INVOLVEMENT IN COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW CASES:

Life often takes directions we aren’t expecting and as a result we aren’t prepared to fully process such unforeseen turns. Divorce is one such turn that impacts many- the couple divorcing and the family as a whole. Working with couples and families as a counselor, I have the ability to help others facing the pain, disappointment, frustration and raw emotions associated with divorce. While any divorce is painful, I believe the collaborative approach helps provide the divorcing couple and their children with as much ownership, direct decision making, and ability to have their interests and concerns focused upon throughout the divorce. As a family coach with the collaborative process, it’s my honor to walk along side families while helping process and navigate the divorce.

FIELDS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:
Marriage & Family Counseling
Mental Health Counseling
Infidelity Recovery
Personal Coaching

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:
Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:
University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE GROUP MEMBERSHIPS:
Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals (COACDP)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/ACTIVITIES:
Private practice owner actively working with couples, families & individuals

PERSONAL INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES:
Boating, Kayaking, Travel, DIY Projects, spending time family & friends

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AND RELATED SKILLS TRAINING

YearTraining TypeInstructorHours
2018Certificate in Emotionally Focused Couples TherapyS. Johnson16
2018Collaborative Law Introductory Interdisciplinary TrainingE. Buck, S. Moussi, R.Cohen14
2018Fundamentals of MediationW. Froehlich/Supreme Court of Ohio14
2010Breakthrough Certified CoachingP. Greider24
2009Activity Coaching/LEAD GraduateNorthwestern Mutual16