Professionals

Posted by Best4All October 25th, 2020

Contact any of our members for information on how to get the process started.

Family Professional

Annette Katchaluba MSW, RSW - Director of Child Centred Divorce Services, By Peaceful Waters, Inc

Address: 550 Parkside Dr, Unit A07/A08 Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 5V4

As a family professional, Annette works with the collaborative family law team to achieve respectful, timely, and cost effective resolutions.

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Annette specializes in helping separated parents develop effective means of resolving disputes, to ensure that their children successfully adjust to the family transition. Annette provides mediation to achieve child-focused parenting plans, parenting coordination, reunification counselling, child interviews obtaining views and preferences, section 30 assessments, and domestic violence screening. Annette’s approach is informed by her professional training, play therapist practice (2001-2007), her service on the panel for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (2003-present).

Patricia Bidgood – Patricia Bidgood & Associates

Address: 213-900 Guelph Street Kitchener, Ontario N2H 5Z6

Patricia Bidgood is a registered Individual and Family Therapist, and accredited Family Mediator with more than 25 years of experience.

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Patricia helps parents generate creative parenting plans and solutions that enhance effective co-parenting relationships, while mitigating the negative effects often associated with divorce on families. Patricia provides: divorce coaching, adjustment counselling with children and teens, parenting coordination, family reunification, and domestic violence screening for mediation/arbitration. Services are covered under many extended medical benefit plans. Patricia lives in Waterloo region with her husband and has a blended family of six adult children.

Steven Martin, M.Th. - Martin Counselling and Mediation

Address: 231 Peel Street New Hamburg, ON N3A 1E7

I enjoy working with people to help them find meaning in their lives. I first trained and worked as a minister and pastoral counsellor.

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I then went on to become a Registered Marriage and Family Counsellor, trained in psychoanalytic theory for individual therapy, as well as becoming a Mediator. I am interested and experienced in working with people from all religious perspectives and backgrounds. In my practice, I see people of all ages, as well as groups. Appointments available at our offices in New Hamburg, Stratford and Kitchener.

Kris Pryke, Ph.D, C.Psych & Kris Pryke Psychological Services

Address: 238 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 1R4

Dr. Kris Pryke is a clinical psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. After several years working in mental health and education, she now provides assessment, consultation, and therapy services on a private basis.

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She has extensive experience working with a variety of families, helping them manage very stressful events. Her role on the collaborative team can include interviewing the children about their feelings and preferences, providing therapeutic support to the children, co-ordinating parenting plans, or facilitating the process as the “family professional” at all necessary meetings.

Barbara Dyszuk, B.A.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc. AccFM

Address: Cambridge, Ontario

Barb is an Accredited Family Mediator who has been working with families and children for more than thirty years in Waterloo Region, finding peaceful resolutions and healing conflict.

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She has clinical and management experience in counselling services, public health, children’s rehabilitation and teaching. Barb has been on the panel of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer since 2009, completing custody and access assessments, voice of the child reports and assisting lawyers to represent children. Family law lawyers often comment on Barb’s skill and talent interviewing children and adults, her thorough and child focused assessments and reports, and her ability to inspire individuals to see things from a different perspective and believe in the positive difference they can make in the lives of children. Over the span of her professional career she has been recognized for her creative and collaborative ability to bring together diverse individuals and focus on strengths and finding solutions that result in better outcomes for children and families.

Sarah Bruulsema, BA, MSW, RSW – By Peaceful Waters, Inc.

Address: 550 Parkside Dr, Unit A07/A08 Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 5V4

Sarah is a Registered Clinical Social Worker and Family Mediator with over 18 years of experience working with families in conflict at points of significant transition in their lives.

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She provides mediation services, including a focus on families transitioning through divorce and separation. She is a passionate believer in child-focussed parenting plans and agreements. Sarah provides mediated parenting plans, parenting reunification services, parenting coordination, and screening for domestic violence and power imbalances. She has a strong background working with and treating mental health and trauma and maintains a vibrant psychotherapy practice with By Peaceful Waters, Inc. Sarah is a team player, excels at time management, is responsive, and works hard to achieve cost-effective and high-quality agreements that work for families. As a Registered Clinical Social Worker, her services are covered by most insurance plans.

Financial Professional

Rob Hehl - Chartered Business Valuator with BDO

Address: 150 Caroline Street South, Suite 201 Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 0A5

I am a Chartered Business Valuator with extensive experience in the area of Family Law.

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Working with the other members of your Collaborative Family Law team, I can support you in determining the value of any business assets that you may own, provide support in determining income for support purposes and assist in developing your financial profile for the purposes reaching a settlement in a timely, supportive and cost effective manner.

Tim Rickert - Chartered Business Valuator with BDO

Address: 150 Caroline Street South, Suite 201 Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 0A5

As a chartered business valuator and chartered professional accountant with over 15 years of experience, I can assist you with business valuations, income for support analysis and determination of net family property.

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I can be your independent financial advisor trained in collaborative family law and alternative dispute resolution. I enjoy working in the collaborative environment helping couples resolve their financial issues to help them move on to the next phase of their lives.

Alison Sawatzky

Alison Sawatzky - Sawatzky Valuations Inc.

*Alison is currently on a leave of absence – returning in September, 2020

Address:14 Princess Street West, Suite 703, Waterloo, ON N2L 2X8

As a neutral financial professional, Alison can help couples evaluate their financial situation, explore different settlement options and help develop creative solutions to complex financial problems.

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Alison is a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant), CBV (Chartered Business Valuator) and CFDS (Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist) and has been working with family law clients since 2001. She can assist with all of the financial aspects of family law including business valuation, determination of income for support, equalization of net family property, budgets and cash flow projections.

Sara McCullough

Address: 675 Queen St South, Suite 206, Kitchener, ON N2M 1A1

As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Planner, Sara provides financial analysis and projections that will give clarity to your current situation as well as future possibilities.

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The analysis will help you and your lawyer develop settlement options that meet the best interest of your family.