Professional Details

Judith A. Stein
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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220 Fifth Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
USA
(212) 222-6300

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Description of Practice

We are a full-service mediation and family center that provides mediation, individual/family/couples therapy, child specialist services for children of divorce, and divorce coaching. Mediation specializations include family matters, such as divorce, separation, custody and visitation, divorce settlement disputes, parent-child disputes, and other related areas. We can help you reach a sensible agreement respectfully and cost-effectively that meets everyone's needs, with the children's best interests at heart. With regard to the clinical side of our practice, we offer individual, couples, and family therapy. We use a variety of cognitive-behavioral (CBT), psychoanalytic, and systems approaches in our work. Specializations include divorce coaching and therapy, eating disorders, life transition, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.

Professional Background

As Director of the Stein Mediation and Family Center, I have substantial, intensive training in mediation from New York University, the Ackerman Institute, and Community Mediation Services, Inc., and I have also completed intensive training in Couples and Family Therapy at the Ackerman Institute. I have also taught Child Development for years at the university level. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Experience

I have years of experience in divorce and family mediation. In addition to my training as a Divorce Mediator, I find that my background as a Child Specialist allows me to bring into the room, if both parents are interested, helpful information about the best interests of the children that are relevant to a parenting schedule or parenting plan. Likewise, as a seasoned individual, family, and couples therapist, as well as a Divorce Coach with Collaborative Divorce, I can often help couples get through difficult emotions that may emerge during the mediation process which may otherwise derail the process.

Degrees

I have a Ph.D. in Public Health (behavioral sciences) from UCLA, as well as an M.S.W. in Social Work (clinical emphasis) from NYU. My dissertation was in the area of child sexual assault, and I have published extensively in the field of psychological sequelae of adult and child sexual assault.

Approach

Mediation is about helping people understand the relevant issues and advocate a solution that respects different needs and works for everyone. I am committed to doing this in a respectful, sensitive, and impartial way. I am knowledgeable about how the courts would likely resolve an issue, though I am most interested in helping people understand and explain their real needs--as well as their children's--so that they can craft a solution that is right for them. I will ensure that all voices are heard and considered in any potential agreement. As a clinician, I am also sensitive to the emotional hot spots that tend to break things down in negotiation and will help individuals find a way around them so that they can reach a solution that will work now--and in the future.

Fees

Because we are committed to the mediation process both philosophically and ethically, we have very reasonable rates and use a sliding scale fee. Our usual rates are $ 350 per hour, which is below the norm. We have lower fee slots available on a sliding scale according to income.

Other Information

REMEMBER: You DO Have a Choice! You can: * Send your kids to college OR put your lawyer's kids through college * Heighten animosity through lawyers OR keep things cool with mediation * Let the courts decide for you OR craft your solution yourselves * Invest years in court OR spend weeks in mediation * Reduce family stress OR ratchet it up Please contact us today! Stein Mediation & Family Center judie.stein@gmail.com (917) 691-9947 I am a member of: The International Association of Collaborative Professionals; The Association for Conflict Resolution; The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York; The Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York; The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Family
  • Health Care
  • LGBT
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Professional Fees
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Psychotherapist
  • Facilitator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Counselor

References

Bob Collins Ackerman Institute

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