I welcome your interest in my psychological services. I believe that each of us experiences, from time to time, life circumstances, challenges, problems and daily living situations that require the expert assistance of a trained mental health professional.
With more than forty years of clinical and forensic experience, my goal is to provide quality psychological services to children, adults and families. Always sensitive to your unique emotional needs, my extensive experience in the application of scientific psychological principles provides a firm foundation to assist you in achieving emotional growth, and reaching your treatment goals.
I am a licensed psychologist with offices in West Orange, New Jersey and Elizabeth, New Jersey. I provide assessment, psychotherapy, consultation, and forensic psychological services.
I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1969. Prior to that, I earned my B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Psi Chi. My license to practice psychology was granted by the New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiners in 1979.
My forensic specialty areas include custody and parenting time evaluation, parenting coordination, reunification therapy, immigration evaluations, and expert witness testimony. In my private practice, I provide individual, couples, and family therapy.
I have staff privileges at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, and at Bonnie Brae Education Center. I am a under contract with the Department of Child Permanency and Protection (formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services). I conduct disability evaluations for the Division of Disability Services. I provide intellectual assessments for potential clients of the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
I was the founder and a Past President of the New Jersey chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). I received that chapter’s Phil Sobel award in 2013.
I have served as Secretary and Treasurer for the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA). I have served as the co-chair of the NJPA Forensic Committee, as Secretary of the Ethics Resource and Education Committee, and as Secretary and as Chair for the Committee on Legislative Action. I have also served as chair of the Committee on Children, Youth and Families and co-chair of the Task Forces on Child Custody and Visitation Assessment, Enhancing the Delivery of Psychological Services to the Division of Youth and Family Services, and Concerned Professionals for the Accurate Assessment of Child Sexual Abuse. I have been selected to serve as liaison between the NJPA and the New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiners for 2019 – 2020.
In the Essex Union County Association of Psychologists (EUCAP, formerly known as the Society of Psychologists in Private Practice), I have served as President, Treasurer, Representative to the New Jersey Psychological Association Executive Board, as founder of the Psychologists Educating the Public Program, and as consultant for the development of four public education videotapes: Coping with the Recession, Balancing Priorities in the 90's, Money Matters and Your Mate, and Why Bright Children Fail.
I am a life member of the American Psychological Association
I have been an active member in many community organizations. I am currently the Vice President and was previously Secretary of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. I was a charter member of the West Orange Human Relations Commission (1993-2003). I am Past President of the B'nai B'rith Northern New Jersey Council. At Congregation Oheb Shalom, I have served as Vice President and Secretary. I have been an elected member of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Budget, Ushering, and Job Relief committees. As a member of the Penn Club of Northern New Jersey, I interview local high school seniors seeking admission to the University of Pennsylvania.
In order to make an appointment, or to chat with me regarding your current needs, please contact my:
If I am not in the office, or in session, you will reach my answering service. Please leave a detailed message, including your name and telephone number. My live answering service will page me immediately with your complete alphanumeric message. I will then get back to you as promptly as possible.
- West Orange, New Jersey Office: 973-736-2424
- Elizabeth, New Jersey Office: 908-354-0733
- Fax: 973-736-8922
- Email: DrRonPsych@gmail.com
My Private Practice fee schedule is available upon request.
My Forensic Services fee schedule is available upon request.Insurances accepted (in-network):
Aetna, Champus, Cigna, GHI, Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Horizon N J Health, Independence, Magellan, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Meritain, PHCS, United Behavioral Health, and Value Options.
If your insurance carrier is not included in the above list, please contact me.