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Richard Primason is a licensed clinical psychologist with thirty-five years of experience working with adults, couples, families, and children. 

His office in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY is a comfortable, professional place to learn new ways to cope, achieve, and create better relationships.


Satisfying relationships are the key to mental health. Blaming unhappiness on a troubled childhood or other factors beyond our control is an exercise in ‘external control psychology,’ the dominant thinking of our time. It can get you into a lot of trouble. All relationships -- love, work, friendship -- are more satisfying when you free yourself of the tiresome effort to control others' experience. In my work, I help people of all ages get more satisfaction from their relationships by learning to take responsibility for their own behavior.

Control psychology has led many well meaning parents to rely on a reward-and-punish strategy of child behavior management. Choice psychology offers a less controlling, more connecting path.

Dr. Primason is the author of the award-winning book, Choice Parenting, a practical guide for parents based on the principles of choice psychology. He has lectured and conducted parenting workshops for numerous organizations, and is a frequent New York media guest on relationship matters.

Dr. Primason is a board member of the Westchester County Psychological Association, former director of the Ittleson Center for Child Research in New York, and a fellow of the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers.

email: Rprimason@gmail.com
tel: (914) 478-2146

596 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY  10706



Dr. Richard Primason