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Empowered Communication helps people resolve their conflicts for any type of dispute. Mediation resolves conflict by helping you communicate with those you are in conflict with so you can avoid similar conflicts in the future and avoid the costs of court now. We use a collaborative model, empowering your communication and helping you work together to resolve your conflict. This is especially important for people in conflict whose relationships will continue after the mediation, like divorcing parents, coworkers, and landlords and tenants. In mediation, the clients are the deciders. Decisions are not imposed upon you by a judge or jury, so you and the other party are in control of the resolution and thus invested in carrying out agreements. Resolving a conflict in mediation makes it possible to avoid court with all of its costs in money, time, ruptured relationships, and loss of control of the outcome. Mediation is mandatory in Yakima County for all family law cases (divorce) and all small claims. Empowered Communication maintains the highest standards of confidentiality, as dictated by the Uniform Mediation Act (RCW 7.07).

Mediation Services are available in English or Spanish.

Empowered Communication can help with any type of mediation, including the following:


  • Civil
  • Community
  • Neighbor
  • Non-Profit
  • Social Services
  • Workplace
  • Other Types

Family Conflicts​

  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • Elder Care Concerns
  • Parenting Plans
  • Parent/Teen
  • Property Distributions
  • Other Family Issues

Real Estate/Property

  • Real Estate
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Consumer/Business
  • Eviction (Unlawful Detainer)
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Small Claims
  • Trust and Estate

What our clients and others are saying

Kerri Feeney, attorney

Felicia worked very, very hard and maintained a calm demeanor through a long tense day. I would use mediation with Felicia again if given the opportunity.

Family mediation client

I appreciate the mediation skills used to bring conversations back to topic/agenda when they went astray. More progress was made than I thought possible.

Parent/Teen mediation client

What I liked best about the meeting was how she understood my emotions, she wasn’t there to judge me, and just giving me advice.  Thank you.

Car accident mediation client

It was a bummer it came to this point, but I feel like it was the best thing to happen to solve this problem.

Landlord/Tenant mediation client

The lady did a great job keeping peace as much as possible.

Landlord/Tenant mediation client

I just did not want to go to court again! This was less stressful & easier. Thank you!

Consumer/Business mediation client

Great people skills, nice, polite.

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