Jaye-Jo Portanova, M.D.
Mental Health Professional
Los Angeles, CA
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 both her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles. She carried out her medical education at UCLA, interning in pediatrics, and completing her residency and fellowship in adult psychiatry and child psychiatry, respectively. She is board certified in both adult and child psychiatry.
Dr. Portanova was the medical director at Del Amo Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Torrance. She was also 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. She is an experienced mediator with expertise at managing complex 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 seminar.
Dr. Jaye-Jo Portanova has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for the past 33 years. Her extensive training and experience with parents and children provides her with unique skills to facilitate families through this difficult and stressful time.
Benefits of Collaborative Practice
- Promotes respect and keeps you in control of the process
- Reduces conflict and negative emotions
- Helps couples focus on their most important goals
- Keeps information private so sensitive issues and finances remain out of the public eye.
- Saves time and resources by keeping the process out of court