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.
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.
tel: (914) 478-2146
596 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706