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Deborah Gaber

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528 Maple Street
Bethlehem , PA 18018
Fax: 610-691-2252


Description of Practice

Provide mediation services for families (divorce, custody, elder mediation, parent coordination),businesses, educational institutions, government,and non profits. Offer facilitation, consultation, team development, conflict coaching, needs assessments and conflict resolution program design and implementation.

Professional Background

I practiced law in the public and private sectors, mediated for county and federal agencies, unions, corporations, the Federal Government as well as for couples and families.


I have been mediating for over 23 years for families, government agencies, community organizations, educational institutions and businesses. I have logged thousands of hours doing divorce and workplace mediations around discrimination,Americans with Disabilities issues and general co worker conflicts . I have worked in local and state government settings, corporations, unions, and private enterprises.


BA Religious Studies Indiana University, Bloomington IN MA Religious Studies Indiana University JD Law Indiana University


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1990,     Friends Conflict Resolution Program    21
1990    National Center for Mediation Education    40
1990-2009    Zena Zumeta, Carl Schneider, Institute for the STudy of Conflict Transformation, Dorothy Della Noce, Winnie Backlund, Joe Folger, Baruch Bush, Arnie Schwartz     180 hours
2016    Conflict coaching Tricia jones PH.D    42 hours
2012-2016    Good Shepherd Mediation Program    30


My purpose is to help clients work through their conflicts by helping them communicate more effectively. I try to create a relaxed atmosphere so people feel comfortable speaking and listening. I find the more comfortable they are the more willing they are to work on their issues without having to judge or blame the other person. The focus instead is to help them develop more clarity about the issues, share ideas, develop options, and ultimately make decisions that will help them resolve their conflict.


For mediation services and consulting I charge an hourly rate that is paid at the end of each session. I do not charge any retainer fees for mediation services.For training and consultation services I charge a day rate.

Other Information

I love what I do and I find the work challenging and fascinating. I am fortunate to have found this profession after practicing law. I feel I am far more helpful to people as a mediator than as an an attorney because I would rather help folks figure out what they want than have a third party decide their fate. It's empowering and far less stressful.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • LGBT
  • Marital Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Postal Service
  • Real Estate
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Facilitator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Staff Developer


Tricia Jones, PhD Temple University Michelle Duggan PA State Education Assn Ed Boutin US Post Office Judge Edward Reibman Lehigh county Court of Common Pleas Frank Roth, Esq. Lehigh University Jon Ostroff, Esq. Ostroff Law Firm lewis Dabney Key Bridge Foundation Merri Hanson Peninsula Mediation

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