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Collaborative Mediation Services

Collaborative Mediation Services (CMS) provides professional services and referrals for clients that are considering separation and divorce. These professionals are recommended for their individual expertise in family systems, couple communication, family law, tax and financial matters, and “Best Interest” child custody considerations. Each professional is able to work independently or collaboratively, i.e.; co-mediation, financial advice, child access concerns, etc., to best serve your family’s needs.
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img_0018Mary Atwater, Psy.D., LLC
Collaborative Mediation Services
Licensed Psychologist – Family Mediator

Potomac, MD 20854
Phone: 301-807-8417
Email: ADRPath@gmail.com

Dr. Atwater is the founder and director of Collaborative Mediation Services (CMS) with offices in Bethesda and Potomac, Maryland.  She works closely and collaboratively with many of Montgomery County and Washington D.C’s finest family law attorneys and financial professionals. Attorneys seek CMS’s help to handle the emotionally charged situations and difficult decisions that CMS professionals are better able to address with their unique set of skills, such as redefining roles and relationships, child access schedules, and co-parenting and child needs consultations.

Dr Atwater is a member of the ADR Committee on the Maryland Commission on Child Custody Decision Making.  She is on the Montgomery County Court roster for Child Access Mediation.  Since moving to the DC area from Colorado in 2002, Atwater has mediated numerous family interventions, helping to move families forward towards better communication and workable family relationships. Her experience working with children whose parents have divorced has shaped her passion to help families move through the divorce process in a thoughtful and respectful manner.