T H E P R A C T I C E
Christina Florand is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Civil Court Mediator and a Qualified Arbitrator. She has an educational background and degree in Psychology and Criminology. Her passion lies in helping individuals and businesses successfully resolve their conflict outside of court, before legal action becomes a large expense and emotionally exhausting. She studied at the University of South Florida and has been a Mediator for 11 years. She has recently added Arbitration services to her practice. Prior to that, she had experience as owner and operator of a small business. This history has given rise to the ability to mediate small business disputes successfully.
Her personal endeavors have included, being a mentor and program developer for Booker Middle school and Emma E. Booker Elementary. Helping the children assigned to her that require guidance in the realms of conflict avoidance, conflict management, and most importantly coping skills that can be used throughout their lifetime.
She loves working with individuals and watching them reach their goals and growth potential. She has been fortunate to co-facilitate a workshop for the last four years at the Women's Resource Center in Venice called: You are Worthy! Learning to Raise Your Own Bar!
She enjoys traveling the world, yoga, and being the proud parent of a fourteen year old daughter. All of these experiences as well as building houses, businesses, and going through a divorce personally, have given her valuable experience in managing and relating to a variety of mediation cases.