San Diego Family Mediation Center

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Trisha M. Brown

Who Is Trisha?

Since as early as I can remember, I have always loved helping others. Whether it be volunteering at a hospital, shelter or giving to families in their time of need. The strong will to help families and give back came from my experiences as a child.

The struggles and the hardships I endured during my earlier years helped mold me into who I am today. At a very young age, I was taken away from my parents, put in foster care, and eventually placed with my grandparents. My grandparents adopted my brother and me, which I will always be grateful for. I say to this day that they saved us with their generosity. They took in two little-terrified children that did not know the meaning of stability nor what it felt like to truly feel safe and loved. They showed us the true meaning of family, what it means to be selfless, and how to love unconditionally no matter the circumstance. I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is where my compassion and drive to care and help others came from.

Today, I am an adult and a mother to two young boys. I had always tried my hardest to show my boys how to stay strong and never to give up, even when my husband and I separated for a short time. Some days were harder than others. It was those days I would be reminded of the strength we have as parents. That separation was one of the hardest times of my life. It was never easy, but I can promise, as I sit here typing this today, that we will always come out stronger in the end. We are here to show our children and each other what it means to love and respect one another. If we can do that, we are setting ourselves and our children up for success. We are showing them what it means to have true strength and bravery during even the hardest of times.

Through all of life’s struggles I have learned my past does not define who I am today, and it is not what makes up my story.

That being said, it continues to play a huge role in how I decide to live my life. More importantly, it has taught me the tangible difference that respect and love for others can have. With just a little bit of compassion and understanding, you can touch someone else’s life and hopefully share with them the lessons you have learned. With that same compassion and understanding, you can get through anything, especially during the hard times.

Since starting at SDFMC, I have watched both Amanda and Jen work closely with our clients. I see the respect and compassion they both have towards helping others and how they bring those qualities to work every day. This is the reason I am so blessed to be a part of the SDFMC team. My hope for our clients is that they know we are here for them. Our mission is to make this process just a little less painful and help your family to heal and move forward during the mediation process.

What I Want Clients to Know

I promise you; we will do what we can to help you get to the other side. We can help you and your family write a new chapter in your story. While we can’t promise it will be easy, we can promise that we will be there every step of the way on this new journey and that you can come out stronger in the end.