We work with families going through separation and divorce to help them settle disputes and find solutions that everyone can live with. We also provide individual counselling to help people handle life situations such as:
- dealing with grief and loss
- overcoming the effects of violence and trauma
- managing stress, anxiety and depression
- coping with conflictual breakups
- talking and communicating effectively with partners, children, parents and others.
Deborah Connerty is the principal and lead mediator and counsellor of Family Relationships in Transition.
Deborah is a registered social worker with more than 20 years’ experience. She has a certification in family mediation, and extensive training in infant mental health and in working with families that are transitioning. She is a member of the Association of Family Conciliation Courts, the Association of Family Mediators, the Ontario Association of Social Workers and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
Prior to starting Family Relationships in Transition, Deborah worked with women who were overcoming the impact of partner violence and with youth including homeless youth, youth in correctional facilities and teenage parents. She also has extensive experience working with parents and facilitating parent groups.
Deborah holds a Master of Social Work from York University.