Family Mediator for Divorce in Massachusetts, Parenting Conflict, Teen-Parent Tension, and Marriage Mediation

bio Ben Stich divorce in massachusetts

I graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 1996 with a BA in American Studies and a self-designed minor titled Inner-City Childhood. Most importantly, I met my wife at Trinity and we married in 1999! We both worked in Connecticut for a few years. I eventually commuted part-time to Columbia University’s Graduate School of Social Work at their satellite campus in Purchase, NY.

I grew up in and love Massachusetts. The lure of my family and all that Massachusetts has to offer brought me back, which led to me transferring to the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. While in school I worked at the Big Brother Association of Greater Boston and Catholic Charities, where I had the wonderful opportunity of taking the lead on a welfare reform study titled Children First. I graduated with my social work degree in 2001. I earned my independent clinical license several years later.

I returned to graduate school in 2011 and earned my M.Ed in Organizational Development in August 2012 from Endicott College. It was a phenomenal program that emphasized emotional intelligence and navigating difficult conversations. I am licensed as a principal for grades 5-12 (although at this time am not pursuing school administration as a career path).

My wife and I now live in Natick, Massachusetts with our son and dog. I love being a Dad (to my son and my dog!). When I am not working I am usually spending time with my family, getting in some exercise, cooking or cheering on the Celts, Pats, Sox or Bruins.

More Information About Mediating Family Conflict and Divorce in Massachusetts

One of the most exciting arms of my practice is serving as an instructor for the Commonwealth’s only High Conflict Parent Education program, offered through Williams James College’s Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law (CECFL). I am also a Divorce Mediation instructor for MWI, as well as a mediator on their Family and Divorce Mediation Panel. MWI is one of the nation’s leading mediation firms.

Memberships:

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation

Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

National Association of Social Workers