Candice Saketkoo

Firm Value:  Each potential challenge presents an opportunity for growth. Every step of the journey is the journey.

Profession: Florida Licensed Psychologist
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator

Languages: English

Education and Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): Clinical Psychology, April 2003 with Distinction
  • Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.): Clinical Psychology, April 2003 with Distinction
  • Master of Science: Psychology, June 1997 with Utmost Distinction
  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology (Minor: Sociology), December 1993
  • Bachelor of Science: Television/Radio (Minor: Writing), May 1993

Professional Licenses

  • Florida Psychologist

Other Professional Organizations

  • South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group
  • Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • My Collaborative Team
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

 

Linda Fieldstone

Firm Value Statement:  

With over 26 years helping families in conflict involved in Family Court Services of the 11th Judicial Circuit, I am committed to bringing conflict resolution to families outside of the court system. I was instrumental in the development of parenting coordination both in Florida and internationally, and have spearheaded the creation of eldercaring coordination, recognizing that all families are unique and deserve attention sensitive to their specific needs.   My mission is to bring that quality experience to families, young and old, as a neutral facilitator in the collaborative law process to help focus parents on the shared love of their children, and family members focus on their aging loved one, rather than their anger toward each other.

Professional Experiences/Qualifications: 

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator; Qualified Parenting Coordinator; Qualified Eldercaring Coordinator
  • Former Supervisor Family Court Services, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County
  • Former President of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) as well as its Florida Chapter
  • Secretary of the AFCC Task Force that created Guidelines on Parenting Coordination (2005) and Co-recorder of the AFCC Task Force that revised those guidelines in 2019
  • Florida Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy Committee
  • Co-Chair Elder Justice Initiative on Eldercaring Coordination, presented at United Nations when eldercaring coordination was recognized as an Action to Awareness Model for the Welfare of Ageing Persons (now legislated in Florida)

Education and Degrees

  • BSW/Temple University
  • M.ED. Counseling Psychology/University of Miami

Professional Qualifications

  • Florida Supreme Court Family Certified Mediator
  • Florida Qualified Parenting Coordinator, 11th Judicial Circuit

Other Professional Organizations

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), former President
  • Florida Chapter of AFCC, former President
  • Association for Conflict Resolution, Co-Chair Elder Justice Initiative on Eldercaring Coordination
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Miami
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • American Bar Association Family Law and Dispute Resolution Sections
  • Florida Supreme Court ADR Rules and Policy Committee

Zojaim Solórzano

Firm Value Statement:  A divorce can be a difficult time for any family, at Zoe’s Divorced Happily Group we help you navigate the divorce process through the storm; sparing the family from any long lasting emotional wounds that could arise.

Our goal is to assist families transition during and after their divorce by working collaboratively with all parties to avoid unnecessary conflict, in order to preserve the family. We support the family to ensure that once the divorce is final they can continue co-parenting amicably for the children’s best interest.

Education and Degrees

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work – Graduated 2012
    Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work – Graduated 2011
    Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • Associates Degree in Arts – Graduated 2002
    Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL
  • High School- Miami Beach Senior High – Graduated 1996
    Miami Beach, FL

Professional Licenses

  • Certified Supreme Court Family Mediator
  • Certified Co-Parenting Coordinator
  • Registered Clinical Social Work Intern
  • Financial Representative

Other Professional Organizations

  • Collaborative Family Law Institute – CFLI
  • Kidside Board Members
  • National Association of Social Workers – NASW
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals – IACP

Additional Office Locations:

2000 South Dixie Highway, Suite 104
Miami, Florida 33133

Deborah M. Thevenin

Firm Value Statement:  As a clinical psychologist with twenty five years experience in family systems,  my primary role as the collaborative team’s  facilitator is to enhance communication. I offer insight into the family’s  dynamics and the individual wants and needs that motivate each client. My goal is to maintain the team’s focus, manage time effectively, encourage participation by all parties, and support honesty and respect between the party’s and among the team’s members. My background as an Associate Professor and the Director of the Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy Service at the University of Miami School of Medicine along with my presentations and lectures about team communication and family dynamics gives me a unique perspective into the collaborative process. I have also incorporated those experiences into the therapy that I currently provide for individuals, couples, and families in my private practice. I am a certified Family Mediator, an 11th Judicial Circuit Court approved Parenting Coordinator, a Board member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute in Miami, a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, and a member of the Florida Psychological Association.  I have continued  to teach as an Adjunct Professor in the University of Miami Department of Psychology.

Education and Degrees

  • University of Miami (B.A. 1981 Psychology/Computer Science )
  • University of Miami (M.S. 1984 Developmental Psychology/Psycholinguistics)
  • University of Miami (Ph.D. 1989 Clinical Psychology/Developmental Research)
  • University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Internship (1987 Pediatric Psychology, Adult and Family Therapy specialization)
  • University of Miami School of Medicine (1987-89 Post-Doctoral Adolescent Medicine Fellowship)
  • Externship Family Therapy (University of Calgary, Canada 1992)
  • Collaborative Family Law Basic Training (2011)/ Advanced Training 2012,2013,2014,2015)

Professional Licenses   

  • Licensed Florida Psychologist 1990
  • Certified Florida Family Mediator 1999
  • Qualified Eldercare Mediation 2015
  • Licensed Florida Health Care Risk Manager 2004
  • Qualified Parenting Coordinator 2011 & 2013
  • Qualified Myers-Briggs 1995/Certified Myers-Briggs 2013

Other Professional Organizations           

  • Collaborative Family Law Institute (2012 committee member, 2014 Co-Chair Standards Committee)
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit Parenting Coordinator 2015
  • American Psychological Association
  • Florida and Miami- Dade County Psychological Association
  • Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals

HelenAnn Shapiro

Firm Value Statement:  I am a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and licensed psycho-therapist, currently in private practice in Coconut Grove, Florida. I specialize in marriage counseling, parenting coordination, collaborative family law, creating parenting plans, high conflict divorce, as well as marriage, individual and family counseling.  Currently I serve on the Eleventh Circuit Parenting Coordination Collaborative committee, and I lecture extensively on various topics that address parents and children’s issues surrounding divorce. By addressing the parents and children’s emotional needs, educating families about the effects of divorce on the family dynamic, and providing supportive therapy, I help families through this difficult life transition. Additionally, practical aspects of divorce are addressed through offering assistance with referrals and community resources.

Education and Degrees

  • Masters in Social Work 1995 Barry University, Miami, Florida
  • Bachelor of Science, Hotel Administration 1986 University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada

Professional Licenses

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Other Professional Organizations           

  • 11th Judicial Circuit Parenting Coordination Collaborative Group
  • Collaborative Family Law Institute
  • National Association of Social Workers

Lana M. Stern, PHD

Firm Value Statement:   As the neutral MHP/Facilitator on the Collaborative Team, I can intervene in a multitude of situations from simple misunderstandings in and among the Team members to real crisis situations.  I can facilitate the process, model behavior and help with communication skills to encourage participants to resolve problems and settle differences in a respectful and civil manner.

Education and Degrees

  • Ph.D.

Professional Licenses   

  • Psychologist
  • Marriage and family Therapist

Other Professional Organizations

  • Collaborative Family Law Institute
  • American Psychological Association
  • Florida and Dade County Psychological Associations
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • American and Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Jerome Poliacoff

Firm Value Statement:  With close to thirty years of working with children and families across all ages I bring a breadth of experience and skills to the collaborative process that is characterized  by a respect for each family and family member, along with the ability to see the positive – with a sense of humor when needed.

Education and Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counseling and Clinical Psychology, University of Miami (Coral Gables)

Professional Licenses   

  • Psychology

 

Randy Heller

Firm Value Statement:  My mission at the Family Network is to assist clients in recognizing what is not working effectively in their lives, and to empower these clients to utilize their abilities, strengths, and resources to do something different in order to make their lives work. My passion is to make a difference on this planet, one person and family at a time!

Education and Degrees

  • PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy

Professional Licenses   

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Other Professional Organizations           

  • Member of the American Counseling Association
  • Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Member of the Broward County Mental Health Association
  • Member of the Guild of Hypnotists
  • Member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute
  • Board Member of the Collaborative Family Law Professionals of  Florida
  • Board Member of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida
  • Member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute

Craig Fabrikant

Firm Value Statement:  As a Mental Health Professional, what can I add to the Collaborative Family Law Process?  With over thirty years of experience in working with families in transition I can provide a balanced, experienced, professional understanding of what couples and their children are undergoing, making the Collaborative process a smooth one.

Education and Degrees

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, 1983
  • MA,  Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Fairleigh DIckinson University, 1977
  • BA,    Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1974

Professional Licenses   

  • Florida, PY 8073
  • New Jersey, PY 1965
  • New York, PY  13464

Other Professional Organizations           

  • American Psychological Association
  • Florida Psychological Association
  • Collaborative Family Law Institute
  • Collaborative Family Law of South Florida
  • American College of Forensic Examiners
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Florida Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts