8Michelle A. Green, LCSW, owner of Midway Mediation & Counseling, LLC, is a licensed clinical social worker and a McHenry County Court-approved family mediator with 18 years of experience providing quality, professional, clinical and mediation services.
As a therapist, Michelle offers compassionate and genuine guidance and support through research-based interventions. She creates effective therapeutic alliances with clients that allows her to use a balanced approach of what she calls pushing with permission and genuine empathy to help clients move past difficult life hurdles.
As a mediator with hundreds of successful mediations completed, Michelle has the ability to help you effectively negotiate with the other parent even when it seems that all options for resolution have been exhausted. It is this determination and a staunch belief in empowering parents -rather than the Courts- to make decisions for their children that gets lasting results.
Michelle also understands how mentally and emotionally draining the divorce process can be and how frustrating it can be to try to communicate with someone when one or both are angry, hurt, sad or indifferent. As a divorce coach, Michelle's expertise in recognizing and disarming negative emotions allows for true, successful, interest-based negotiations that really get to the heart of the matter so you can move on with your lives with some peace of mind.
Michelle earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 1998 after completing an undergraduate program in Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1993. She completed her Mediation training at Johnson County Community College and Midland Mediation Services in Kansas, and her Collaborative Divorce Coach training through the Collaborative Law Institute in Illinois.