Carla McKean offers family mediation as a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice . Carla McKean is a marriage and family therapist and an addiction counselor along with an ADR professional with offices in Lindstrom and Oakdale Minnesota. She travels to other locations at no cost and offers in-person and online video mediation services. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Addiction Counseling along with a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has practiced as a mental health and addiction provider for over 11 years and has worked in the field of mental health and addiction for over 15 years. Carla McKean has worked with many individuals and families in her career that are involved in the child protection, adoption and family law system going through divorce, custody disputes and adoption. She has been assigned to work with many families through the courts as she has unique experience working with individuals and families with mental health and addiction issues, which are a common variable in custody, divorce and adoption situations. Carla McKean has had extensive training in supervised visitation as well and understands how this may play a role in the mediation process.
As a mediator, Carla McKean’s goal is to help families and the court system avoid unnecessary conflict that may negatively impact the children, family and society as a whole. She has seen family’s conflict, whether caused by addiction, mental health or other relational issues, devastate the children. It is common then, for these children to grow up with their own mental health and addiction issues only to pass the problem from generation to generation. Carla's goal is to stop the generational cycle of addiction, mental health issues, and disjointed family systems by working with parents, couples, individuals and families to find common ground and make decisions in the best interest of the entire family.
Carla has been divorced so she knows what going through it feels like. She is now remarried and has 4 children of her own. In her free-time she enjoys spending time playing games with her kids, biking with her spouse, hanging out with friends and enjoys hiking.