Who We Are
Creative Conflict Resolutions, LLC was founded in 1999 by Steven Wolhandler, J.D., M.A., L.P.C.. Steven is a psychotherapist and has been an attorney since 1984, with years of mediation and psychology training.
Since 1991, Steven has mediated and arbitrated disputes for businesses, contractors, subcontractors, homeowners, and developers, as well as buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords, and he’s advised, mediated, arbitrated, and evaluated hundreds of family law matters. His extensive hands-on experience with the construction trades and real estate matters makes him particularly effective resolving complex real estate and construction disputes. Creative Conflict Resolutions, LLC will help you resolve your dispute, improve your relations with other people, and reach your goals.
Steven Wolhandler’s Resume
Steven Wolhandler, JD, MA, LPC knows how abusive and manipulative people prey on the emotions of good people – and how good people can protect themselves. The author of Protecting Yourself from Emotional Predators: Neutralize the Users, Abusers and Manipulators Hidden Among Us, Steven is an expert in understanding and dealing with problem people. He has been learning about abusers and manipulators – Emotional Predators – professionally since 1984, first as an attorney, then as a psychotherapist, mediator, arbitrator, and family court custody evaluator and neutral between parents, and in the last decade as a consultant and author. He has helped hundreds of people learn the true nature of the problem of toxic people, why traditional approaches and normal reactions make things worse, and practical effective ways to neutralize them.
Steven has been resolving disputes outside of the courts since 1991. An attorney since 1984, he is a graduate of Cornell Law School where he was an Editor of the Law Review, who practiced law in a large Wall Street law firm and as a soloist in a small New Mexican town. Steven began his doctoral clinical psychology training in 1988, taking a leave of absence in 1990 when he moved to New Mexico. He received a Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2002, and since then has focused only on psychotherapy, mediation, arbitration, custody evaluations, writing and consulting. He has completed many advanced trainings in mediation and dispute resolution for family matters and attorneys.
Steven is a Board member of the Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, a former Board member of the Colorado Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, a Facilitator with the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, a Professional Mediator with the Mediation Association of Colorado (formerly the Colorado Counsel of Mediators) and a former Director of the Boulder chapter, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a licensed attorney in New York (inactive), Massachusetts (inactive) and New Mexico, a former member of the New Mexico State Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, and an inactive licensed real estate broker.