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About Dr Zuessman  

Dr Ronnie Zuessman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) with the Virginia Board of Psychology
as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the Virginia Board of Counseling He also serves as graduate faculty in psychiatry, psychology, and counseling.

Dr Zuessman has an integrative theoretical orientation, grounded in existential and humanistic psychology, drawing from psychodynamic, systemic, and cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches.  As a psychotherapist Dr Zuessman seeks to promote understanding of a person’s unique perspective and consideration of the context and systems within which he/she lives. Dr Zuessman works with individuals, couples, families and groups.

Dr Zuessman provides clinical assessment, assessment of personality, as well as reports for civil, professional practitioner, family, mental health, substance abuse, and criminal matters.

Current Roles

        Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist       

Counseling Consultation, Fairfax, Virginia

Psychological Assessment, Psychometrics, Formulation & Diagnosis.  Personality Assessment.  Psychotherapy (Adult, Adolescent, Family, Couple).  Substance Abuse Treatment.  Clinical Supervision.  Evaluations & Reports.  Service Design & Development.  Organizational Consultation.   Professional Education Workshops.

        Clinical Psychologist

Defense Health Agency, Ft Belvoir Community Hospital, Virginia

Psychological Assessment, Psychometrics, Formulation & Diagnosis.  Personality Assessment.  Psychotherapy (Adult, Group, Family, Couple), Substance Abuse Treatment.  Evaluations & Reports.  Monitor Research.  Clinical Supervision.

        Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

Grand Rounds, Teaching, & Clinical Supervision of Residents in Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology (National Capital Consortium Psychiatry Residency Program, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center).

Selected Previous Professional Roles

        Adjunct Professor 

George Mason University, Graduate Program in Counseling & Development, Fairfax, Virginia

        Clinical Psychologist / Independent Evaluator

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Virginia

        Associate Professor of Psychological Science

Australian College of Applied Psychology, New South Wales, Australia

        Clinical & Forensic Psychologist

Psychology Consultation, New South Wales & Queensland, Australia

        Senior Specialist Psychologist

Department of Family & Community Services, New South Wales, Australia

        Professional Leader of Psychology & Senior Psychologist

South Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand

        Senior Manager (Reception & Rehabilitation) & Senior Psychologist

Department of Corrections, New Zealand


Family Therapy Center, Orlando, Florida

        Clinical Coordinator

Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida

        Assistant Professor of Counseling

Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida

        Staff Psychologist

Court Alternatives, Department of Corrections, Orange County, Florida

        Clinical Director

Sweetwater County Community Mental Health Service, Wyoming






 1981              Ph D                            Counseling Psychology      Union Institute and University, 0H


 1979              Professional Diploma  Counseling                       Hofstra University, NY


 1978              M Ed                            Counseling                       Antioch University New England, NH


 1976              B A                              Psychology & Education    Friends World College / Long Island University, NY

Professional Associations

        Licensed Clinical Psychologist (0810005276 – Virginia)

        Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (0717001344 – Virginia)

        Licensed Professional Counselor (0701006143 – Virginia)

        Clinical Fellow – American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

        Certified Sex Therapist – American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists

        Member – American Psychological Association

        Member – Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists


of Practice

Psychotherapy for Mental/Behavioral Disorders, Substance Abuse, Problems in Living & Life Transitions

(Adult, Adolescent, Child & Family, Couple, Group)

Relationship & Family Therapy

Clinical Assessment, Bio-Psycho-Social History, Mental Status Examination, Personality Assessment

Psychological Testing (Cognitive Functioning, Objective & Projective Personality)

Formulation, Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, Case Management

Psychological Reports / Forensic Reports

Sexuality (Identity, Orientation, Dysfunction, Harassment, Abuse Survivor, Paraphilia, Offending)

Program & Service Design & Evaluation

Service Leadership & Management

Consultation (Organizational, Occupational, Executive, Sensitive Circumstances, Security, Impaired Practitioners)

Clinical Supervision & Training of Practitioners                                                                                    

Professional Service (Professional Boards, Teach Graduate Courses, Present Training Workshops)