Rosemarie Ferrante is a divorce attorney focusing on non-adversarial divorce through mediation and collaborative divorce. Rosemarie’s goal is to make a positive impact on the divorce process by giving couples the resources and tools they need to help their family transition smoothly through the restructuring of their family. Her 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. Rosemarie is a member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), the Connecticut Council for Non-adversarial Divorce (CCND), the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), the American bar Association (Family Law section), the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), including the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Family Law sections, the Danbury Bar Association and the Fairfield County Bar Association. She is also a member of the National Association of Divorce Professionals (NADP), the first national organization that unites professionals who serve clients going through all stages of the divorce process. Rosemarie founded Divorce Resource CT, which in partnership with Price Financial, LLP offers an education, support and wellness workshop to individuals contemplating divorce. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1993 and her law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1996 and is admitted to the Connecticut and New York State Bar.
Hollis Hardiman is a Private Wealth advisor and holds her CDFA™ at Price Financial Group. As a CDFA™, Hollis helps educate women on their finances as they navigate through the divorce process. As a child of divorced parents, Hollis witnessed firsthand the consequences when sound financial decisions are not made. She believes firmly in building a support team that can help her clients make the best decision during these emotional times. Hollis works with a network of professionals in order to provide the necessary resources for her clients as they go through this extremely difficult time. Her passion is to empower women so they can take control of their future in order to be financially independent. During the divorce process Hollis will work alongside the client’s legal counsel as the negotiations for the settlements are being discussed. Post-divorce Hollis will help the client manage the settlement and budget for future expenses. Hollis has been leading monthly divorce workshops since 2015, through a non-profit organization called wife.org.
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.
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 https://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.