About Us

Dr. Smadar Aviv

Aviv Mediation and Consulting helps identify the stumbling blocks that lead to resistance to change, which stifles positive connections, positive esteem, growth and success.


Dr. Smadar Aviv is a clinical psychologist in private practice with 25 years of experience. She has served as a therapist and consultant to individuals and families and mediated in many high conflict situations. She is the founder of Aviv Mediation and Partnership Consulting.

Dr. Aviv was born and raised in a kibbutz in Israel, and she served in the Israeli army as a mediator between soldiers and their commanders. Both experiences led her to explore and focus her career on the essence of connection, communication and relationships.

Aviv Mediation and Consulting helps identify the stumbling blocks that lead to resistance to change. This natural resistance stifles positive connections, positive esteem, growth and success.

Principal Smadar Aviv is an inter- and intra-relationship professional with the creative ability to draw out the essential elements for positive relationships in all areas of human interaction. Her peaceful mannerism and personal beliefs and values create an environment that encourages client transformation from fear and frustration to empathy, respect and acceptance.

With a common sense, pragmatic approach, Dr. Aviv focuses on building authentic connections that are supportive of individuals and systems and maximize human potential. Individual modalities are developed to fit each client’s specific needs.

Dr. Aviv helps clients improve their conflict management and problem solving skills. She creates space for critical thinking and negotiation and encourages her clients to clarify their individual and organizational vision and turn it into action.