My name is Jennifer Fisher, and I am a certified mediator, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Psychology. I have been co-owner of a small business in Portland, Maine. I am passionate about communication, compassion, fairness, fun, adventure, travel, music and Maine grown food.
I believe, as well as research has shown, that relationships are what makes life meaningful, and how we have so many different ones. Relationships with our family, friends, work colleagues, and other groups, communities and organizations and more. With relationships, because all people are unique and have unique experiences with relationships, conflict is inevitable. It is part of our life, can be painful or upsetting and often people have not learned the tools or communication skills on how to handle it. I love to teach people how to use these skills and communication for hopefully a peaceful environment. Less conflict has been shown it promotes less illness, ability to be present, be open-minded, learn skills for healthy boundaries, and create a more pleasant experience in general with the people in your life.
I come from a unique perspective, as the first 15 years of my life was in business in sales and marketing. I then craved a more meaningful life and went to school to earn my Masters Degree in Psychology. I loved learning about peoples internal experiences and how different people are. I started a private practice and found I gravitated towards couples and fascinated with the relationship between them. I looked at my own personal relationships around and felt great meaning helping people understand themselves and learn how to communicate more kindly, yet firm, honest and authentic. I enjoy working with relationships, as well as supporting people individually when they are in a situation with a lot of conflict. If one person changes their communication, it changes the entire dynamic, which creates lasting positive change.