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Vanessa Linsey

Vanessa Linsey

Mediating Family and Divorce Cases with MWI  – Online during Covid-19
617-895-4027 | vlinsey@mwi.org

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Vanessa Linsey is a family mediator with MWI. 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.

Vanessa has been a stepmother for 20 years. With three children and four stepchildren ages eight to 28, she has been through it all. She understands the power of productive conversation and sees family mediation as an opportunity for growth and transformation through reimagined relationships.


Focus Areas

  • Parent / Teen Mediation
  • Stepfamily Mediation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • COVID 19 Parenting Plan changes / requests for changes
  • Mediation to Stay Married
  • Adult Sibling Disputes
  • Child Support
  • Never Married Parents Mediation
  • Same-sex Divorce Mediation
  • Harassment Prevention Orders

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Author, Metta Mom, A Mindful Guide to Managing Your Mood & Your Brood
  • Mediator, MWI Divorce and Family Mediation Panel
  • Mediator, Massachusetts District & Municipal Courts
  • Founder, Chrysalis Meditation Center
  • Speaker, Well Summit
  • Certified Lifeboat Commander, Holland America Line

Background and Education

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

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