Committed to reducing contention in the family court system.

Dr. Marlene has committed her professional life to working with children and families who are going through divorce or separation. As a professional speaker, Dr. Marlene teaches her negotiation process to separating and divorcing parents, as well as professionals in the family court system, to avoid contention and negotiate their way to mutual agreement.

By applying Dr. Marlene’s proven process, separating and divorcing parents, as well as family court professionals, can create a less contentious, adversarial, and stressful environment – and instead create win-win situations – for themselves, their clients, and the children.

Dr. Marlene began her career as a psychotherapist, then worked nearly 20 years as an evaluator in domestic relations cases for Colorado Springs courts. She graduated from Wichita State University with a Master’s degree in gerontology and counseling, attended Colorado School of Professional Psychology, and earned her Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology from Eisner Institute for Professional Studies.

Over the years, Dr. Marlene has worked as a family preservation specialist in dependency and neglect cases and has served on various committees for the court. Currently, she serves as a facilitator for the Children and Families in Transition class through the 4th Judicial District Court in Colorado Springs. Plus, she is a designated provider of the “For the Kids” Level 2 co-parenting workshop through 4th Judicial District Court.

A professional speaker and compelling storyteller, Dr. Marlene has presented at a number of Continuing Law Education Conferences and Family Law Institute events. Her articles are frequently published in psychotherapy and legal publications.