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Vanessa Linsey

Vanessa Linsey

Mediating Divorce and Family Cases with MWI in Boston and Online
617-895-4027 | vlinsey@mwi.org

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Vanessa Linsey is a staff member and divorce & family mediator with MWI. She sees divorce as an opportunity for growth and transformation through reimagined relationships. She believes peaceful outcomes are possible no matter how complicated the situation.

Vanessa mediates a variety of cases for Massachusetts District, Municipal, and Probate and Family Courts, including: divorce, parenting plans, never-married parents, small claims, and harassment prevention orders.  Vanessa is also a certified mindfulness teacher with a decade of experience teaching insight practices and mindful communication. In 2019, she published a prescriptive memoir on mindful parenting in a modern family.

Vanessa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication with honors from Bridgewater State University. She trained in Professional Mediation at Cornell University.


Focus Areas

  • Divorce Mediation
  • COVID 19 Parenting Plan changes / requests for changes
  • Mediation To Stay Married
  • Parent / Teen Mediation
  • Adult sibling disputes
  • Child Support
  • Never married parents
  • Same-sex divorce
  • Harassment Prevention Orders

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Mediator, MWI Divorce and Family Mediation Panel
  • Mediator, Massachusetts District & Municipal Courts
  • Meditation Teacher, Public Schools, Retreats, Various Yoga Centers, and Health Care Summits
  • Author, Metta Mom, A Mindful Guide to Managing Your Mood & Your Brood
  • Speaker, Well Summit
  • Certified Lifeboat Commander, Holland America Line

Background and Education

  • BA in Speech Communications, with honors, Bridgewater State University, 1999
  • Mediation Training, Cornell University
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Tools Practicum, University of Massachusetts
  • Meditation Teacher Training, Boston Buddha

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