Berni Stevens’ Bio
About Berni Stevens, PhD, CDFA®
FOUNDER & CEO
Berni is fortunate to have found work that makes her feel good about what she accomplishes and the impact she has on people’s lives. You might not think that divorce mediation and advising would bring that kind of satisfaction, but for her it’s been a perfect fit.
After a career in business, finance, and academia, Dr. Stevens founded TruNorth Divorce Solutions in 2017 to provide couples and individuals with better divorce outcomes. Driven by the experiences as a child of divorce and then her own litigious divorce, she passionately believes that a divorce does not have to have a lasting negative impact on one’s life or their children’s lives.
Berni is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and a trained mediator who also trained and was certified as a divorce. coach.. As such, she is uniquely able to address her clients’ legal, financial, and emotional needs during divorce, putting them on the path for a healthy and untroubled future.
Berni received her bachelor’s degree in finance and a MBA from the University of Maryland, also a PhD from Indiana University. In her free time, she is an avid sailor, voracious reader, and needlepointer. She is the proud mother of three adult children and two dogs. Berni also has two granddogs and four grandcats.