Louanne Davis

I believe that mediation is a process that can help couples end their marriage with civility, fairness, and compassion so that they are in the best possible position to successfully parent their children through the many life transitions to come. My own divorce was a purely legal process: in the 1980s, mediation was a little-known alternative and few couples accessed mental health professionals to help navigate divorce and, even more importantly, the aftermath. As such, it was a challenge to collaborate with my ex-husband and eventually two step-parents to focus primarily on what was in the best interests of our two sons and, over the years, to help them adapt and become the resilient young adults they are today.
Therefore, my commitment is to bring a successful mediation experience to couples working through their divorce. With fairness, compassion, and civility as the overarching goals for the divorcing couple, the focus of my process is the best interests of the children, when children are involved.

My work as a clinical psychologist has increasingly included couples on the brink of divorce. I am awed by the strength and courage of the human spirit in the most difficult of circumstances and am honored to help couples begin to heal deep emotional wounds. I believe it is crucial to this and future generations of children to improve the process of divorce and the process of facilitating all the adaptations that occur within the family system, by using proven methods and developing improved approaches. For that reason, I am dedicated to providing services that are beneficial to divorcing couples on many levels, whether to help them end their marriage in a way that allows them to develop a strong and effective co-parenting partnership, or gain more clarity about the decision to end the marriage.

Louanne Davis earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2001 following a twenty year nursing career working in a variety of roles including clinical practice, teaching and administration. She has worked as a Clinical Research Psychologist at the Roudebush VA Medical Center since 2001 and is an Associate Scientist for the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Davis is the Principal Investigator of a federally funded study evaluating a couples treatment designed to improve post traumatic stress symptoms and relationship satisfaction through cognitive-behavioral therapy and awareness training. She divides her time between clinical research, clinical practice and teaching graduate students and interns.

Clinical experience:

  • Individual therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Vocational counseling and rehabilitation
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Working with:

  • Adults with serious and chronic mental and physical illness
  • Adults suffering from drug and alcohol addiction
  • Adults suffering from post traumatic stress

Services provided:

  • Mediation
  • Couples therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy

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