Lana M. Stern, Ph.D.

Lana M. Stern, Ph.D., (University of Miami) Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Parent Coordinator, Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator.  Dr. Stern has been in private practice in the Coral Gables, Florida area for the past 25 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 the past 8 years and is a past Vice President.  She serves on the CFLI Board, Mental Health, Membership, Mentoring and Education 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 and on the Advisory Board of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Parenting Coordinators.

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 and is presently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami Law School where she co-taught the first Collaborative Law Workshop 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 professional in the Collaborative Law Process for the Florida and Miami-Dade Psychological Associations, the Financial Professionals’ Association, and during basic trainings at the University of Miami Law School and the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville. She has presented multiple 2-day basic and 1-day advanced trainings to attorneys, mental health professionals and financial professionals in Miami, Tampa, and Gainesville and most recently in New Hampshire.  She has worked extensively in Collaborative family law cases as the neutral mental health professional.   She co-authored the chapter on “Collaborative Law” in The Florida Bar CLE book Dissolution of Marriage. Dr. Stern co-founded “Florida Collaborative Trainers” an interdisciplinary training group – “Fitting the Pieces Together” in 2011. The Florida Collaborative Trainers will be presenting at the International Association of Collaborative Professionals in Texas in the Fall of 2013. Dr. Stern can be contacted by email at or by visiting the website

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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