Randy Heller, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC, has worked an Educator, Exceptional Student Specialist, and Family Counselor for The Broward County School Board for the past 25 yrs. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor,Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Supreme Court Family Mediator, Florida State Qualified Parenting Coordinator, Florida State and AAMFT ApprovedSupervisor, Florida State approved Hypnotherapist, and founder of The Family Network, a counseling center now located in Davie, Florida, established in 1994. Randy has had over 20 years of highly successful experience working with all aged individuals, parents, couples, step-families, children of divorce, and students with educational, motivational, and behavioral challenges. Randy is passionate about her work and about guiding people toward creating positive changes in their behavior, interactions, and relationships. Randy has a special interest in working clinically and conducting research with families in divorce.
Heller has a special interest in working clinically and conducting research with families in divorce. She has received specialized training in Collaborative Family Law and works to facilitate the peaceful resolution of issues related to marital dissolution in order to maintain the integrity of family relationships; particularly with and about the children. Heller completed her dissertation “Exploring Competency and the Role of the Mental Health Professional in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Family Law: What Do ‘They’ Do?”
Randy serves on the research committee for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and will publish her research findings in the Summer, 2012 issue of The Collaborative Review: Special Research Edition. She has presented on this topic for FAMFT in May 2009, and December, 2010, for AAMFT in Atlanta, Georgia, 2010, in Texas, September, 2011, and will present for FAMFT in June 2012. She is committee chair for the development of the Protocols of Practice for the Mental Health Professional in Collaborative Practice for the State of Florida, serves on the Board for the Collaborative Family Law professionals of South Florida, and participates as a member of the Collaborative Council of Florida.
Additionally, Dr. Heller supervises registered interns toward licensure in her private practice, and recently published an article in Contemporary Family Therapy about initial case documentation. She is now quite excited about her new position as an adjunct faculty member and practicum supervisor in DMFT at NSU.