Our Core Values

West Coast Family Mediation Center is here to help you and your family deal with conflict constructively and find ways to improve communication, solve problems, and reach agreements on legal and non-legal issues. Litigation can destroy relationships, but mediation helps preserve relationships by getting to the heart of the issues that are causing conflict and finding new ways to resolve them. Below are our core values that reflect how we approach each and every case.


In mediation, we build an atmosphere of trust and openness to support a new vision of life moving forward.


We foster self-determination by encouraging our clients to hear and understand other perspectives.


We honor the courage and compromise that goes into coming to the mediation table and promise to always be open and transparent with our process.


Our clients’ challenges aren’t always straightforward or simple. Along with our legal knowledge, our mediators are creative and curious to discover unique solutions that both clients can get behind.


About Our Mediators

All of our mediators have their law degrees (Juris Doctor (JD)) and most of our mediators are also Certified Divorce Financial Analysts (CDFA™). 

They all have extensive mediation training, divorce financial knowledge, and experience mediating many different types of family cases. Our founders, Jennifer Segura and Amanda Singer, co-authored a chapter on blended family mediation that was featured in Putting Kids First in Divorce: How to Reduce Conflict, Preserve Relationships and Protect Children During and After Divorce (2016), which is an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Book on Divorce & Separation. They are contributing authors to Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving During a Pandemic (2020) and Family Conflict in a Pandemic: Stories of Struggle and Hope (2021).

Jen and Amanda were also featured in the April 2020 edition of SD Voyager, a prominent local magazine.

Our Team

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Amanda, Family Mediator at West Coast Family Mediation Center

Amanda D. Singer, Esq., MDR, CDFA®

Co-Founder & Professional Family Mediator
Jennifer M. Segura, J.D., CDFA™ divorce mediator and family mediator

Jennifer M. Segura, JD, CDFA®

Co-Founder & Professional Family Mediator
David Dowling JD, MDR at West Coast Family Mediation Center

David P. Dowling, JD, MDR

Professional Family Mediator
Lauren Kominkiewicz

Lauren K. Kominkiewicz, Esq., LCSW, CDFA®️️️

Director of Mediation Services & Professional Family Mediator
Anthony Sneed Mediation Coordinator at West Coast Family Mediation Center

Anthony Sneed

Mediation Coordinator
Ahsha Mootz Mediation Services Manager

Ahsha Mootz

Mediation Services Manager

Toby Singer

Divorce Support Dog

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