Natalie Van Note

In Sight Mediation, LLC

Denver, Colorado 80820


Alimony, Bi-Lingual, Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Conflict, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Father's Rights, Legal Separation

Ms. Van Note is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a certified Child & Family Investigator (CFI) practicing in Denver, who possesses a uniquely blended portfolio of clinical experience. Ms. Van Note offers mediation couples a wealth of knowledge gained through her many years of experience serving as a CFI. In that role, she was appointed by judges in the domestic relations courts to investigate, report and make recommendations to the court on issues that affect the best interest of children when couples were in dispute regarding the allocation of parental responsibilities. She provided testimony in court as well as in written reports to judges. In that context, she has worked with families in which domestic abuse, child abuse and neglect and substance abuse were often involved. Serving as a CFI has enabled Ms. Van Note to understand how difficult and complex litigated divorce proceedings can be and she was able to finely tune her problem-solving skills to help parties facing extreme conflict learn how to keep the best interests of children at the forefront of their divorce.

My desire is to assist couples in mediation so they do not have to face the emotional and financial roller-coaster of high-conflict litigation by using my experience as a CFI to help couples find creative solutions to their issues.

In addition, Ms. Van Note’s clinical background includes treating youth in psychiatric residential treatment facilities as well as providing individual, group and family therapy to adolescents and adults in the community mental health system. She was a managing partner of a Dialectical Behavior Therapy practice, and has also treated impaired physicians, provided counseling to senior citizens in long-term care, and counseled high-risk female offenders in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Ms. Van Note’s counseling is cognitive-behavioral at the core. She received extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which she has utilized as the guiding philosophy of treatment. The term “dialectical” means the integration of opposites. The primary dialectic within DBT is between the seemingly opposite strategies of acceptance and change. In treatment, the counselor accepts clients as they are while also affirming that they need to change in order to reach their goals. One of the other unique facets of DBT is staying in the present (mindfulness).   Ms. Van Note applies these concepts– (1) accept people as they are right now while helping them see where they could change things in order to have better lives, and (2) utilize mindfulness in all situations to help people stay in the here and now – as ways to smooth the negotiation and problem-solving process involved in coming to a fair an equitable divorce settlement agreement.

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
– Lewis B. Smedes
3278 South Wadsworth Boulevard, #1-169
Lakewood, CO 80227

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