• Paul A Garcia, CPA/CFF, CVA
  • Robert J. Merlin, Esq.
  • Rosemarie S. Roth, Esq.
  • LANA M. STERN, PH.D is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator.  Dr. Stern has been in private practice in the Coral Gables, Florida area for the past 30 years.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Florida and Dade County Psychological Associations, International and Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and serves on the IACP Trainers Network and Development Committee.  She has been a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute of Miami for 10 years and is a past Vice President.  She serves on the CFLI Board, Education, Membership and Mentoring committees. She is the Miami-Dade delegate representing Mental Health Professionals on the Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida, is presently serving on the Board of that organization.

                 Dr. Stern has served as an educator, counselor, and trainer in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  She worked for Drake, Beam, Morin, an outplacement corporation, as a career consultant and corporate trainer. She has expertise in treating depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, child sexual abuse and works with couples/divorce counseling, individuals, adults and adolescents. She taught the divorce education course for divorcing parents as part of a private group “Positive Transitions”. She was an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University for 6 years, supervising Master’s level, Mental Health and School Counselors during their Practicum and Internship.   She co-taught the first Collaborative Law Workshop at the University of Miami School of Law in the Spring of 2012.  She received the FPA “Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest” award and DCPA “Certificate of Commendation” award in 1993 for her work in the area of Child Sexual Abuse.

                  Dr. Stern has lectured statewide on the role of the neutral mental health facilitator in the Collaborative Process for the Florida Psychological Association, Miami-Dade Psychological Association, the Financial Professionals’ Association, and during basic trainings at the University of Miami School of Law, the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville and the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. She has presented multiple 2-day basic and 1-day advanced trainings to attorneys, mental health professionals and financial professionals in Miami, Tampa, Gainesville, Boca Raton, Panama City, Jacksonville and New Hampshire.  She has worked extensively in Collaborative family law cases as the MHP/Facilitator.   She co-authored the chapter on “Collaborative Law” in The Florida Bar CLE book Dissolution of Marriage, 10th and 11th Edition and has published an article “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” in the Spring 2017, Volume 16, Issue 1 of the Collaborative Review, The Journal of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.   Dr. Stern co-founded “Florida Collaborative Trainers” an interdisciplinary training group – “Fitting the Pieces Together” in 2011.  The Florida Collaborative Trainers presented at the IACP Forum in Texas in 2013 and again in Vancouver, BC in 2014.  Dr. Stern can be reached at, and


Lana M. Stern, Ph.D., P.A.
1450 Madruga Avenue Suite 310
Coral Gables FL, 33146
Phone: (305) 448-5006
Fax: (305) 663-5809


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