Richard Taran, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Richard-TaranOver the years, I have had experiences in several areas of psychology including direct service, supervision, management, consulting and coaching. I have also added many additional clinical skills over the years through training and experience such as post-traumatic stress disorder, pre-marital and marital counseling, marital coaching, aging, corporate executive coaching, grief and loss, spiritual/religious issues, anger transformation and hypnosis.

I now limit my practice to later adolescents and adults of all ages. My schedule is flexible so that I can accommodate appointments as early as 8:00 am and as late as 5:00 pm. I offer a brief consultation either by phone or in person to respond to any potential clients’ questions at no charge. I am an interactive psychologist and encourage mutual dialogue including any and all questions which a client may have.

Services Provided

  • Pre-marital assessment
  • Marital/Relationship Coaching (focusing on crises and betrayal)
  • Stress related medical disorders
  • Anger transformation
  • Hypnosis for habit problems (smoking, weight)
  • Addictions (drugs, alcohol, gambling, pleasing others, computer, food, etc)
  • Stress transformation
  • Pain control
  • Spiritual/Religious issues

Client Groups Served

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Couples

License

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Tennessee since 1975

Education

  • Ph.D. – California School of Professional Psychology, 1973 – Los Angeles, CA
  • M.A. – Long Island University, 1967 – Brooklyn, NY
  • B.A. – Long Island University, 1964 – Post Campus, Greenvale, NY

Experience

  • Private Practice – Brentwood Counseling Associates, 1988 - Present
  • Clinical Director – Multi-County Mental Health Center, 1974 - 1988 – Tullahoma, TN,
  • Staff Psychologist – Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Div. of Child Psychiatry, 1972 - 1974 – Long Beach, CA
  • Intern – County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA – Adult Psychiatry, 1971 - 1972
  • Intern – Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1970 - 1971
  • Staff Psychologist – Coney Island Hospital, Division of Child Psychiatry, 1967-1970 – Brooklyn, NY

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