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Dr. Bina Patel

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69 Deane Road
Ruckersville, VA 22968


Description of Practice

Our emotions can get the best of us. When we become blindsided by our emotions, we become defensive, angry, resentful, and sometimes hateful to all those involved. Our emotions sit at the surface, above our hidden issues. What is really going underneath our pain and anger is fear. Emotions, therefore, can impact our ability to communicate effectively and think rationally. If you find yourself feeling angry, upset or avoiding certain situations or people, bullied and not sure how to deal with the "bully," feeling stressed, or simply don't know how to confront the conflict, conflict management can help! La Vida translates to "the life" with the intention to "live life." I want to empower you to confront conflict as it occurs, when it occurs, while teaching you how to build and sustain long term healthy relationships. Let's make conflict management a habit! I'm an experienced and specialized Conflict Resolution Specialist. I utilize conflict management techniques to help combat bullying, understand gender dysphoria, conduct mediations related to workplace/family/couples conflicts, and more. My clients, friends, and family perceive me as sincere, genuine, intelligent, kind, and empathetic.

Professional Background

Dr. Bina Patel has multiple years of professional experience ranging from arbitration, mediation, facilitation, and ombudsman, and teaching/training in conflict resolution. Dr. Patel has conducted conflict resolution services for multiple years for cases ranging from workplace/corporate America conflict, international business conflict, family conflict, school conflict, healthcare fraud facilitations/mediations, couples mediation, and ombudsmanship for the private/public/government sectors. Today, Dr. Patel brings forward her experience with providing conflict resolution services to adults, teenagers, and children. Dr. Patel's specifically handles cases involving bullying, working with both the aggressor and victim, as well as gender dysphoria in all capacities and environments.


Services include: Conflict Coaching w/”Bullies” and Victims Conflict Coaching Gender Dysphoria Mediation Facilitation Negotiation Workplace Conflict Emotional Intelligence Organizational Dynamics Organizational climate assessments (in person) Ombudsman Executive Leadership Coaching LifeCoach Cultural assessments: an innovative approach that includes quantitative measurements in the form of surveys, and in-person interviews that capture qualitative data; ensuring clients are able to effectively measure the level of conflict within their organizations. La Vida provides comprehensive implementation plans and programs to rapidly improve the environment and culture.


PhD Conflict Resolution & Peacekeeping Analysis, Nova Southeastern University, 2014 MIBA (Master's in International Business), Nova Southeastern University, 2007 BA (Bachelor's of Arts) in Business Administration, Minor in Spanish Language & Literature, University of Florida, 2004


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2017    International Ombudsman Association    Ombudsman Training 40hours
2014    Soliya/United Nations    International Online Facilitation 75hours
2013    Mediation/Conflict Resolution-Doctoral Program    Nova Southeastern University 96credit hours
2012    FINRA    Securities and Exchange Training 32hours
2012    Institute of Conflict Resolution and Communication    Family Mediation Certification 40hours


Conversation Cafe Transformational Mediation Interest Based Negotiation Active Listening


Session Fees Initial Intake Session (60 Minutes) $100.00 Individual, Couple, or Family Session (55-60 minutes) $100.00 Group (90 minutes) $60.00 Mediation/Facilitation Session (90 minutes minimum) $150.00 Conflict Resolution Trainings (60 minutes) $175.00 Forms of Payment Accepted Cash Check Visa Mastercard Discover American Express

Other Information

La Vida works continuously with the community, including women, children, ethnic groups, and organizations to teach anti-bullying techniques to combat bullying as it happens, when it happens. Bullying is a form of unwarned aggressive behavior committed by an individual(s) who feel superior over another individual(s). Bullying includes making threats, physically or verbally harming another individual (s), spreading rumors, malicious gossip, or excluding an individual(s) from a group(s). I specialize in working with children, teenagers, and adults by coaching “bullies” or “aggressors” on how to manage their anger by talking through their behavior, focusing on anti-bullying techniques to dissipate this behavior. I help the victims with understanding how to overcome and cope with the impact of bullying. La Vida has found that bullying occurs in marriages as well. Spousal bullying is prevalent in marriages where one spouse acts in an aggressive manner to their spouse. I specialize through couples coaching and family mediation to help resolve the conflict. I have coined the term ©cultural bullying. Cultural bullying occurs when the norms and values of a culture allows aggressive behavior to take place against an individual or groups of individuals.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Bullying
  • Business
  • Community
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • International
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Public Policy
  • School/Education
  • Securities
  • Transportation
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Ombudsperson
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator

References available upon request.

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