Rosemarie Ferrante is a divorce attorney / mediator in Danbury, and the owner of the Divorce Mediation Center of Ridgefield/ Danbury, LLC located in Danbury, CT.
Attorney Ferrante’s practice helps couples who wish to separate or divorce in reaching agreements that foster goodwill and trust, while meeting their individual goals and needs, using a child-centered approach which supports parents’ ongoing positive relationships with their children and with each other as co-parents.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1993 and her law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1996, where she was Primary Notes & Comments Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. She was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1996 and the New York Bar in 1997.
Rosemarie is a member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), the Connecticut Council for Nonadversarial Divorce (CCND), the American Bar Association (ABA), including the Family Law section, the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), including the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Family Law sections and the Fairfield Bar Association. She is also a member of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce.
Rosemarie is also the Director of the Western Fairfield County chapter of the National Association of Divorce Professionals, the first national organization that unites professionals who serve clients going through all stages of the divorce process. NADP’s mission is to make a positive impact on the divorce process though its community of high-achieving professionals dedicated to working with other industry leaders for strategic connections, divorce centered education and professional development. For more information about Rosemarie or the Divorce Mediation Center of Ridgefield/ Danbury, LLC, please visit www.divorcemediationct.com.
Lori R. Price, CFP® is the Founder, President and CEO of Price Financial Group LLC. For over 30 years, Lori has been providing financial, retirement, estate planning and wealth management services to her clients in Connecticut and across the country. After earning a certification as a divorce financial planner in 1998, she developed a more specialized focus on guiding affluent women through the transition of divorce or losing a loved one.
As an acknowledgement for her focus on educating women and helping guide them through transitions, Lori is proud to have earned the 2014- 2017 Women’s Choice Award® for Financial Advisors.
Lori and her team of advisors and professional staff also work with clients who are near or in retirement, helping guide their transition from a paycheck to having a plan in place so they will not outlive their money.
Lori has been welcomed as a guest speaker at national conferences and has conducted over 350 workshops covering all aspects of financial and estate planning. She has been widely recognized in the industry by Barron’s, Connecticut Magazine and Wealth Manager Magazine among others.
Acting on her strong belief in the importance of giving back to the community, Lori has presented special programs on “Creative Alternatives for Charitable Giving” and “Empowering Women in Philanthropy.” She is on the advisory board of Family ReEntry and actively supports several local charities including the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Relay for Life, Charter Oak Foundation, Fairfield County Foundation Fund for Women and Girls, Westport Library programs and Special Olympics.
Lori has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BA in Business from Rutgers University. Lori and her family live in Westport, CT. A competitive tennis player and sports enthusiast, Lori also enjoys travel, tennis, golf, cycling, hiking, wine and spending weekends at her beach house in Old Saybrook.
Hollis Nyden is a Private Wealth Advisor who joined Price Financial Group in January of 2015. She provides financial, retirement, and wealth management services to her clients. Hollis is a CDFA™ (Certified Financial Divorce Analyst), and is currently studying for her CFP® . She specializes in helping clients navigate through the transitions in their lives – divorce, the loss of a spouse and preparing for retirement.
Prior to joining Price Financial Group, Hollis was a Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors in Westport, CT.
Hollis graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, earning a BS in Marketing. After graduation, she began her 12 year career at Enterprise Rent- A- Car, where she managed 6 retail locations in Fairfield County. Hollis ran the sales operations which included developing a sales team, growing her territory and managing the profits and losses for her 6 locations. After managing the income and expense flows she identified her strength in budgeting for businesses and wanted to translate that to helping individuals and their families build a secure financial future.
Hollis made a career change to work in finance in a capacity that would allow her to use her financial skills and client relationship experiences to help clients pursue important financial and lifestyle goals. She holds the Series 7 and 66 registrations with LPL Financial as well as life, accident and health insurance licenses, and is certified by the state of Connecticut for Long-term Care CT Partnership
Michelle Adelman has been a licensed, practicing therapist for over 25 years, holding an M.S.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, providing individual, couple and family therapy. These services focus on many dimensions of healing. Sometimes the healing is within an individual, due to past family trauma, and often the healing is required in order to successfully move forward in a relationship.
In addition, Michelle uses her trainings in many aspects of divorce, including mediation, collaborative divorce, high conflict parenting coordination, and as a family matters GAL to offer co-parent counseling, and Parenting Coordination. This work can be done before, during and after restructuring a relationship due to separation or divorce. This is a very goal-oriented process, empowered by working through a therapeutic lens, as couples learn to shift from conflicting partners to successful co-parents.
Michelle’s clients work with her on a variety of personal goals, many of which involves critical life transitions: to develop their best selves, to become a better intimate partner or parent, or to enhance connections and communication within their family, school, community or workplace.
Yudit Maros is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, and Certified Hypnotherapist in Ridgefield, CT . She is author of Apple of My I, The Four Practices of Self-Love, a new method for how to be authentic in a chaotic world. In her spare time she is an avid yoga practitioner, hiker, sculptor, and grandma.
Education/ Credentials: AAMFT Approved Supervisor, 2004; L.M.F.T. CT Licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy, 1996; M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Connecticut, 1993; Certification Clinical Hypnosis, American Guild of Hypnotists, 1993; Ph.D. (ABD) in Comparative Literature, University of Connecticut, 1989; Diploma in Journalism, Hungarian Academy of Journalism, 1983; M.A. Cultural Anthropology and French Literature, University Eotvos, Budapest, Hungary, 1980. Professional Affiliations, Licenses: Association of Authenticity Therapy, 2013, Founding President; AAMFT Approved Supervisor, 2004; Connecticut License in Marriage and Family Therapy, 1996; Clinical Member AAMFT, 1996; Certification in Hypnotherapy, 1993
Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who provides individual and couples sychotherapy in her private practice in Ridgefield, Connecticut, where she specializes in relationships. Kelley has a calling to help those going through difficult times, especially those considering,
going through or dealing with post-divorce recovery. Everything Kelley does reflects a positive psychology mindset, where the belief is that you can change thinking and behaviors through mindfulness, compassion, nutrition and wellness, movement and perseverance. She has trained in the following models: AASECT Sex Therapy advanced training, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Couples Therapy Models, and was the first therapist in CT to incorporate Discernment Counseling in her practice. She is also a Board Certified Coach.
Kelley is committed to improving the lives of her clients and the community by providing positive, strength-based, research-driven approaches that work! Her background is diverse, with a MS in Counseling and an MS in Education. In addition to being in private practice, Kelley’s has presented on issues regarding:relationship & mental health issues to the Connecticut Counseling Association, to divorce support groups, and to undergraduate and graduate teachers in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Western Connecticut State University. She has worked formerly for Danbury Youth Services as a Youth and Family Counselor and developed the concept and co-curated the, “Preventing Lethal Violence in Schools” conference that took place at Post University, in May 2015, which brought mental health, education and law enforcement together. She is also a member of the Legislative Committee, Connecticut Counseling Association.
JoAnn Inserra Duncan is a board certified Genetic Counselor with a Master of Science in Human Genetics. She worked as a Genetic Counselor for 14 years in various hospitals. She has been a Reiki practitioner since 1997, became a Reiki Master in 2000, and a Karuna Reiki® Master in 2008. She is an ordained Priest in the Order of Melchizidek, an Advanced Level Integrated Energy Therapist (IET), and a Level III Reconnective Healing® Practitioner. JoAnn is the owner of Turning Point Healing Arts & Education Center in Ridgefield, CT. She also co-founded, facilitates and coordinates the Turning Point S.H.A.R.E. Divorce Group which helps women get through the process of divorcing in a more positive and empowered way.
JoAnn uses intuition, experience and a deep spiritual connection in her Reiki, IET® and Reconnective Healing ® sessions. She specializes in care for individuals with cancer, back pain, Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses. She finds it very rewarding to help clients heal core issues by applying advanced techniques that help heal the cellular memory. JoAnn teaches all levels of Reiki as well as other specialized classes. For more information about JoAnn, Turning Point Reiki, LLC., Turning Point Healing Arts, LLC or Turning Point S.H.A.R.E. Divorce Group, please visit http://www.turningpointreiki.com and www.turningpointshare.com, or visit and “like” the Turning Point Reiki, LLC, Turning Point Healing Arts, LLC, or Turning Point S.H.A.R.E. Divorce Group Facebook pages.
Tesa Baum is a holistic wellness practitioner offering Hypnotherapy, Reiki Energy Healing and Contemporary Shamanic Practices. Her goal is to educate, empower and help people understand the mind-body-spirit connection. She offers private programs and group workshops to decrease stress, overcome self limiting beliefs, improve habits, and build self confidence. Her gentle and grounding approach allows people to strive for optimal health allowing her clients to experience inner peace, balance, purpose and inspiration.