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Get to Know Carrie

Carrie Conlon, Counselor | Family Relations Specialist | Mediator

My story, like yours, is an evolution.

Early in my career I provided a multitude of services, including Intensive Family Therapy, Individual Counseling, Child Counseling, Assessments, and Crisis Counseling.

I became passionate about working with couples and actively pursued trainings to gain strong skills as a Marriage Counselor. I am a Trained Marriage Gottman Counselor through the Gottman Institute, and I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples through the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy  (ICEEFT). 

I sometimes found that one partner wanted to work on the marriage while the other contemplated a divorce, which is called a mixed agenda couple. This led to my training and subsequent Certification in Discernment Counseling. Discernment Counseling is a specialized training to assist couples with deciding how they would like to proceed forward in their marriage. There are only 3 Discernment Counselors listed in the Cincinnati area. 

Divorce Recovery became a focus as I witnessed the trauma, devastation, and disruption to the whole self, family, and daily life. I have led DivorceCare Groups and I continue to actively volunteer through Divorce And Beyond.

This led to an awareness of the unique skills required to effectively blend families.

Because of the devastation and tumultuousness of Divorce, I became a trained Family Relations Specialist (FRS), meeting the requirements of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.  It is my goal as an FRS to help couples dissolve and disassemble their marriage through the Collaborative Divorce Process  in an effort to minimize the emotional, social and financial consequences of a divorce, and to promote a caring and involved co-parenting relationship between the parents and the children. 

Through this process I became trained in Basic and Divorce Mediation through Partners in Mediation. I offer Mediation services for developing parenting plans, revising post decree parenting plans, and addressing any issues requiring mediation. 

This is not the end of my journey. I believe in growth and  learning so I can offer the best services to you.


I'm excited to see what's next.

  • Gottman Marriage Counseling: Levels 1 & 2- Gottman Institute

  • Gottman Affair Recovery-Gottman Institute

  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples)-International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Family Relations Specialist- Standards of the International Academy of Collaborative met

  • Basic & Divorce Mediation-Partners in Mediation

  • Domestic Abuse- Partners in Mediation

  • Certified Discernment Counselor -The Doherty Relationship Institute. 

  • Preparing to Blend Leader's Training-Family Life Blended

  • Xavier University-BSW 1998

  • Xavier University-M.Ed 2001

Specialized Trainings


  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)-Ohio Counselor, Social Work, Marriage and Family Board. 


Specialized Experience

  • DivorceCare-Group Leader

  • Divorce and Beyond-Small Group Leader

  • Parent Care Workshop-Co-Creator and Developer

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