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 Jaye-Jo Portanova  


Jaye-Jo Portanova, M.D. is an experienced adult and child psychiatrist specializing in mediation, co-parenting counseling, collaborative law, attorney/client consultation,  and family therapy. She received her undergraduate and medical degree at University of California, Los Angeles, which is also where she did her internship in pediatrics. She continued at UCLA as a resident studying adult psychiatry and then completed a fellowship at UCLA in child psychiatry. She is board certified in both adult and child psychiatry. She was the medical director at Del Amo Hospital,  a psychiatric hospital in Torrance. Also, she was selected by Los Angeles Superior Court Judges to serve on the Downtown Los Angeles Psychiatric Custody Evaluation Panel, and has performed numerous child custody evaluations. Dr. Portanova is an experienced mediator with expertise in  complex, challenging, and high-conflict family law cases. Dr. Portanova practices collaborative law as a divorce and child specialist coach with A Better Divorce, the Center for Conflict Resolution and Peace Talks. Dr. Portanova mediates divorce cases privately and is a parent plan coordinator for high-conflict custody issues. In addition to her clinical practice, she participates as a mediation trainer and speaks at continuing education seminars. Dr. Portanova has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for over 35 years. Her extensive training and experience with parents and children provides her with unique skills to facilitate families through this difficult and stressful time.

Dr.  Portanova's C.V. is located under the "Curriculum Vitae" tab.

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