The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dr. Randy Heller received her doctorate in Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Heller has also received specialized training and has conducted research in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Family Law. In the Collaborative divorce process, she works together with members of a couple, family law attorneys, and financial professionals as part of a team. The goal of this approach is 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. As a part of this team, Dr. Heller promotes respectful communication, goal setting, problem solving, and co-parenting; utilizing each member of the team’s knowledge, expertise, experience and input to creatively develop an action plan toward the dissolution of the marriage and the restructuring of their family while providing for the needs of the entire family.
Dr. Heller is a clinical member and approved supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a long standing member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.Dr. Heller serves as a Board member of The Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida, The Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida, is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute, and is an active member on the Research Committee of the IACP.
Dr. Heller has researched and published her doctoral dissertation on Competency and the Role of the Mental Health Counselor in the Collaborative Family Law. She has presented on this topic both statewide and nationally and has also published a book chapter and an article on this topic the Spring 2012, Vol.12, issue of the Collaborative Review, The Journal of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
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