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Sanford M. Portnoy, Ph.D. is Director of The Center for the Study of Psychology and Divorce at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.  He is a nationally recognized expert in the use of psychological interventions to reduce the emotional impact and harm of divorce, and for teaching lawyers the skills to effectively manage difficult and highly emotional clients.  He has presented invited addresses at a number of national lawyers conferences, has provided workshops and institutes for lawyers and judges around the country, and has written for a number of family law and psychology publications, including a regularly featured series of articles for The American Journal of Family Law.   He has been recognized by the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association for "his contributions to advancing the field of family law," and his firm, Portnoy Associates, provides client management consultation and divorce coaching among its services.  Dr. Portnoy is the author of the Family Lawyer Guide to Building Successful Client Relationships, published by the ABA in 2000.  He maintains an active clinical practice in Newton, Massachusetts and has served as President of the Massachusetts Psychological Association and on the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Portnoy can be contacted at or 617-965-2147.  His website is


Family Associates is an interdisciplinary private group practice established in 1981. They have 13 in-house clinicians and offer a complete range of psychotherapeutic services. Some of their areas of specialization include; Couples and Family, Separation and Divorce, Parenting, Children & Adolescents, Women's Issues.

Family Associates is located at 201 Chelmsford Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Contact Elisabeth Andrews or Joel Siegel at 978-256-1467.


Ron Zagaja is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has been a practicing clinician for over 30 years, specializing in counseling with adults, children, families and couples. Ron was one of the first Certified Divorce Mediators in Massachusetts and he continues to help couples deal with the difficult issues of separation and divorce.

Ron's office is located at the Andover Counseling Center, Chestnut Green, Building #565, Rte.114, North Andover, MA 01845. He can be contacted at 978-682-1579 or at his website


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