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Counseling & Mediation Services

P.O. Box 5876

Twin Falls, ID 83303

Ph: (208) 308-8276




Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC.P) Private Practice; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Supreme Court Approved Child Custody Mediator; Parenting Apart Facilitator for the 5th District Courts; Extensive training in addictions, child development and effects of divorce on children; NBCC Certified Counselor and NBSC Certified School Counselor. Rate:  $80/hourWill travel to all areas of Idaho (subject to travel reimbursement).

CHERASIA, Michael, Ed.D., J.D., Esq.

P.O. Box 697 

Troy, ID  83871 

Ph: (208) 883-4410 

Fax: (208) 883-1595 




Masters Specialist and Doctorate Degree in Education; interpreter for the deaf; and 9 years teaching school.  Licensed attorney; Idaho Supreme Court approved Child Custody Mediator; and Certified Professional Mediator with the Idaho Mediation Association. Extensive experience with children who have special needs and children of abuse.



Willing to discount fee to as low as $55/hour based on the income of the parties.


(travel subject to reimbursement)

FITTING, Michelle

Snake River Rehabilitation Counseling Services

556 Thain Road

Lewiston, ID  83501



Licensed Master Social Worker.  Supreme Court approved Child Custody Mediator;  Extensive experience working with high-conflict divorce, children of divorce, anger issues, and domestic violence. Rate is $80/hr.  Willing to travel to Lewis, Idaho, and Clearwater counties, subject to travel reimbursement.


Cooper Creek Counseling

2971 E. Cooper Point Dr, Ste 100

Meridian, ID  83642

Ph: (208) 376-5683

Fax: (208) 376-5690



Licensed Marriage, Family, Child, and Individual Therapist, private practice.  Supreme Court approved Child-Custody Mediator, Certified Professional Mediator, and educator for the Fifth District of Idaho for Parenting Apart.  Experience with high conflict divorce, children of divorce, anger issues and domestic violence.  Rate: $100/hour

Will accept appointments on a minimum sliding fee scale, based on financial need.

Will travel to Blaine, Lincoln, Jerome, and Twin Falls counties (subject to travel reimbursement).

MAUK, Susan P.

BPA Behavioral Health

1501 Tyrell Lane

Boise, ID  83706

Ph:  (208) 344-5457

Fax: (208) 343-5165






Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family therapist.  Practiced law from 1976 to 1982 and have been in practice as a therapist since 1986. I have had extensive professional experience & training, including self-study on child development attachment theory, bonding, loss and grief.  I have attended a number of workshops on divorce and mediation, attachment, bonding, grief & loss and have experience with high conflict divorces.


I have been a mediator on the Idaho Supreme Court’s roster of child custody mediators since the inception of the program.

Rate:  $100/hour

Acceptance of clients on a sliding fee scale will depend on my current caseload and availability.

MILLER, Phyllis (PJ), LMSW

9323 N. Government Way #201

Hayden, ID 83835

Ph: (208) 772-4333

Fx: (208) 665-0695



Licensed Master Social Worker. Idaho Supreme Court approved Child Custody Mediator; Counselor; Public Service Specialist; extensive work and training in Crisis Intervention and psychosocial rehab services; working with families with disabilities, drug addictions and mental health issues.

 Rate: $75/hour


Will accept clients pro bono and on a sliding fee scale, based on circumstances and financial need. 

NEILSEN, Benjamin

Loveless, Neilsen & Loveless

P.O. Box I

Pocatello, ID  83205

Ph: (208) 232-1893

Fax: (208) 233-6400



Family law, including divorce, child custody, child support disputes, guardianships, adoptions and termination.  Extensive experience in all aspects of family law, including QDRO preparation, interstate custody and support issues, and the service members Civil Relief Act of 2003 as it relates to family law matters. Rate:  $150/hourWill accept clients on a sliding fee scale.  Pro bono cases, only after review of the specifics. 


Attorney at Law

P.O. Box 194

Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816-0194

Ph: (208) 964-0832

Fx: (208) 667-9639




Practicing family law in Idaho since 1984. Certified by the Idaho Mediation Association and by the Idaho Supreme Court for Child Custody and Civil Mediation. Has served as a "Special Master" in custody/paternity cases since 1997 and as Guardian ad Litem for children in high-conflict custody cases. Has completed all training necessary for Washington GAL certification.  Extensive continuing education in high-conflict divorce issues, child development, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues affecting family dynamics, ethics, and interviewing techniques. Helped draft and develop original proposal for modifications to Idaho Civil Rules enabling use and control of Parenting Coordinators. Rate: $100/hour

Will accept clients pro bono and on a sliding fee scale, based on circumstances and financial need. 

SMITH, Thomas

Thomas D. Smith Law, PLLC

156 North Main Street / P.O. Box 4991

Pocatello, ID 83205

Ph: (208) 233-2743

Fx: (208) 233-2765



I have extensive experience as an attorney practicing family law including divorces, custody disputes, child support, contempt, guardianships, conservatorships, and termination of parental rights.  As a child custody mediator, I have experience negotiating resolutions to disputes.  I have also worked in law enforcement for over seven years as a police officer and investigator. Rate: $125/hourWilling to consider sliding fee or pro bono cases depending on the circumstances of each case.Areas willing to serve:  6th Judicial District, Bonneville, Bingham, Cassia, and Minidoka counties – subject to travel reimbursement.


14020 Thayer St.

P.O. Box 1228

Rathdrum, ID   83858

Ph:  208-687-3615

Fax:  208-687-2359


Attorney with 6 years of experience as a juvenile prosecutor; 9 years of experience in Family Law practice.  Certified in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution with 9 years of experience in child custody and civil mediation.   Fees/Travel:  Willing to provide services in Kootenai, Bonner, and Benewah counties.   Hourly rate is $120.00 – willing to accept cases on a sliding fee scale.  

WELLMAN, Deborah

Wellman Counseling & Mediation

P.O. Box 453

Nampa, ID  83653

Ph: (208) 467-5009

Fax: (208) 467-3945




Licensed professional counselor specializing in family relationships, adolescent counseling, divorce recovery counseling for adults and adolescents (1979 - present). Parent education teacher for 15 years. Supreme Court approved child custody mediator, Certified Professional Mediator skilled in duties such as child custody mediation, arbitration and Special Master from 1990 - present. Rate: $100/hourWill travel to areas in Canyon, Ada, Valley, Payette, Owyhee, Gem, Washington, and Elmore counties (subject to travel reimbursement).


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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Daniel T. Eismann
Justice Jim Jones
Justice Warren E. Jones
Justice Joel D. Horton

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge John M. Melanson
Judge Karen L. Lansing
Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez
Judge David W. Gratton



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