Paula WoodsFamily Professional
Member: Paula Woods
I can understand how difficult the decision may have been to decide to end your relationship with your partner and how emotionally taxing it can be on the whole family. When there is a separation, everyone involved feels the effects that it can have. I have experience providing support to families for such things as parenting issues, family challenges and transitions for separating couples/parents. I have worked with families and created custody and access assessments. Presently, I help mediate and negotiate solutions to problems that arise during separation which includes but is not limited to creating parenting plans and assisting the parties with increased communication between them. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment and I want to support families as they transition and move through their separation with as much ease as possible.
I have been working in the field of social work with families and children for over 15 years. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work and am a registered social worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have been a family mediator in the Durham Region for over 6 years.