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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 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 recognized the benefit of being trained as a Family Relations Specialist (FRS), meeting the requirements of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. The purpose of an FRS is to help couples dissolve and disassemble their marriage in a peaceful and collaborative manner while establishing their new roles as amicable co-parents.

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.

  • DivorceCare-Group Leader

  • Divorce and Beyond-Small Group Leader

  • Parent Care Workshop-Co-Creator and Developer

  • 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

  • Discernment Counseling-The Doherty Relationship Institute. 

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

  • Xavier University-BSW 1998

  • Xavier University-M.Ed 2001

Specialized Experience

Specialized Trainings


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


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