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John A. Moran PhD

I’m an American clinical psychologist with three decades of experience working with families in private practice, court and hospital settings. I have written book chapters and journal articles about working with families, and two books for parents about reconciling parent-child relationships problems following separation and divorce: Overcoming the Coparenting Trap: Essential Skills When a Child Resists a Parent; and, Overcoming the Alienation Crisis: 33 Coparenting Solutions.

I work with couples and with families to help resolve conflicts and lead people towards forgiveness and renewed harmony. Stressful relationships can generate deep hurt, confusion, anger, and resentment.

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People can need a safe place to explore the whats and whys of what happened, how their thinking, feelings, and behaviour are being affected, and what options they have. Maybe they feel stuck in a seemingly unsolvable dynamic, or ambivalent about doing what is needed to generate real change? Sometimes a neutral third party is needed to sort through competing ideas about what is wrong and what needs to be done to keep the family healthy.


Psychology consultations provide a professional environment where the individual’s dignity and autonomy is a sacred trust. The science of psychology has made enormous strides in the last 40 years and is now rooted in evidence-based diagnosis and treatment which can help people develop coping skills such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, cognitive restructuring, emotional regulation, conflict management, and problem solving. Forgiveness therapy can be a particularly important approach for responding to the deeply felt hurts of family transgressions.


Each couple or family has unique needs for professional support. Consultations begin with an assessment to probe the complexities and nuances of the presenting problem. Next, a treatment plan is developed which integrates professional and personal perspectives on goal-setting, resources and challenges for reaching goals, and projected timelines for each goal.


I look forward to be able to help you with your unique problems, and help bring greater harmony into your relationships and your life.

And if you have any questions, I'd love to hear from you at 

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