At the Center for Counseling and Rational Solutions (CRS) we believe that family-centered disagreements or disputes can be resolved in the shared interest of everyone involved. It is our belief that mediation and resolution without the involvement of the court is more likely to reap constructive results and have a positive effect on your future family interactions. Our impartial team of Certified Family Mediators and Parenting Coordinators is committed to helping you mediate disputes and peacefully confront the issues arising from the changes occurring within your family.
Who We Are
Karen D. Sacks, Founder/Director, M.S., L.C.P.C., L.M.H.C.
Karen D. Sacks has always been passionate about helping people. For almost 30 years, she has counseled individuals, couples and groups during some of the most difficult times in their lives. Karen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and Parenting Coordinator. Specializing in children of divorce, Karen has effectively helped many families with issues involving communication problems, divorce and parenting.
Karen’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport, a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Long Island University as well as post-graduate work at Florida Atlantic University. She is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors and is affiliated with many organizations including South Palm Beach County Bar Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and Collaborative Law Team, among others.
As the founder/director of the CRS, Karen is devoted to the families she has the opportunity to work with. Because of her unwavering commitment to helping families deal with conflict, Karen developed her “Tools for Life” approach to effectively manage life’s issues. Email Karen today to discuss your concerns.
Lori I. Day, MPA
As a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and Parent Coordinator, Ms. Day is an expert at finding solutions outside of the courtroom for families experiencing separation, divorce and co-parenting issues across the Broward and Palm Beach County. As a partner for the Center for Rational Solutions, Ms. Day merges her experience as a Behavioral Health Consultant with that of family mediation and Pro Se Divorce which are the essential elements in guiding families to a peaceful resolve.
“Many parents experiencing divorce become so consumed with their own feelings that they may forget how the process affects the children. While the end goal for parents is to achieve an agreeable dissolve of the marriage, their relationship continues as a co-parenting team long after the divorce. Working with couples to design a co-parenting partnership creates a healthy reconstructed family that really helps the kids deal with all the changes that divorce brings about”.
Ms. Day has a profound level of experience in the field of mediation and the Pro Se process as she has been successfully co-parenting for the last 12 years and is deeply passionate about family conflict resolutions that produce a healthy outcome in the best interest of the children.
Lori Day is a sought after regional behavioral health consultant lending her leadership development and project management expertise to in government and not for profit organizations.
She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to CRS. During her more than 25 years leading multiple divisions of the Florida Department of Children and Families and other family-oriented organizations, Lori implemented numerous changes that improved the lives of children and families living in Palm Beach and Broward counties.
Lori feels that the Pro Se divorce process not only allows parents the opportunity to invest in their family versus the legal process but also helps begin the healing process for both parents and children.
Her educational background includes a master of Public Administration from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Social Work from Armstrong University.
Ms. Day is pleased to be affiliated with the following organizations: Florida Bar affiliate member, ASFMA (Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators), Women for Excellence, ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) and Southern Palm Beach Bar Association.
What We Do
The professionals at CRS are dedicated to the families we serve. That being said, we go to great lengths to see that the families we assist are able to come to a consensus and operate peaceably. With family mediation, parenting coordination and education, we help couples and families find solutions related to separation, divorce and co-parenting.
What Sets Us Apart
As outsiders looking in, we are better able to evaluate your current family situation and address the matters that concern you most. Our team members all have an extensive background in family counseling that better helps us develop alternatives for divorcing and transitioning families. We understand how sensitive your circumstances are and can walk you through every step of your divorce. With the services we offer, you can avoid the stress and expense of litigation.