Judith A. Stein

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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
As a member of the New York Association for Collaborative Practice, we provide comprehensive support as a Child Specialist, Individual Coach, and Neutral Coach.

As a Child Specialist & former Adjunct Professor in Child Development, I guide separating parents to communicate and co-parent more effectively to protect the children and important relationships from the emotional impact of the transition. Because of my background in Child Development, I am well equipped to help parents devise a sensible parenting plan tailored to the developmental & special needs of the children.

As an Individual Coach, I help clients prepare for collaborative meetings emotionally so they can hear one another & express their needs in a way that will be valued. As a neutral coach, I help clients prepare for collaborative meetings and keep the process moving forward efficiently & respectfully, including diffusing difficult emotions that may arise. Who Choose Us

Separation and divorce can be a time of great emotional, financial, & personal turmoil for individuals and families. I have a unique set of interdisciplinary skills and expertise as a psychotherapist, mediator, child specialist, & divorce coach, which I can draw on in the session regardless of my specific role.

I am committed to helping families stay out of court and manage difficult emotions that may otherwise derail the process. I'm passionate about keeping the children's best interests front and center and helping parents learn to co-parent as effectively as possible to minimize the negative impact on the f

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).


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.


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.


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.


We are committed to providing mediation and family services at affordable rates. Our usual rates are $390 per hour for mediation and $275 per session for therapy and other services. We have lower fee slots available on a sliding scale basis and work hard not to let finances get in the way of services. We also offer a free initial consultation. Please give us a call.

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
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Professional Fees
  • Workplace

Professional Services

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


Bob Collins Ackerman Institute

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