Dr. John E. Northman


Licensed Psychologist, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified in Couple and Family Psychology

A Leader in Solution-Focused Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families. An Authority on Psychological Services to Assist with Divorce.

Experienced.  Ethical.  Effective.

425 Cayuga Rd. Suite200 Buffalo, NY 14225

(716) 517-5000


E-mail jnorthmanphd@gmail.com

Dr. Northman has changed his practice from clinical with patients to consulting with attorneys, mentoring mental health professionals, and being a resource about child custody, collaborative divorce, parent coordination, and mediation.  Please revisit for updates about his work.  Meanwhile, you can browse this web site to see the extensive experience and expertise he brings.

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Divorce-Related Services
...Child Custody Evaluation
...Co-Parent Counseling
...Parent Coordination
...Collaborative Divorce
About Dr. Northman
Curriculum Vitae


Please note e-mail is not confidential and cannot be used to schedule or change appointments.  For appointment assistance, please phone (716) 517-5000



    "The challenges that complicate our lives also give us opportunities to grow. Clients often say our work together helped them achieve a level of inner peace, strength, and emotional freedom that enables them to live life the way they had always hoped."  - Dr. John E. Northman


Dr. Northman is a leader in the field of solution-focused treatment for individuals, couples, and families.

   "Ipracticed solution-focused therapy, even before its recent popularity.  It is an effective way of helping people define themselves and their relationships by issues other than their problems in as brief a time as possible."


Dr. Northman is an authority on child custody issues, coauthor of the American Psychological Association's Child Custody Evaluation Guidelines, a trained mediator, and a trained parent coordinator.

   "A child's best interest should take precedence.  When I was asked by the American Psychological Association to participate in creating national guidelines for psychologists who perform custody evaluations, I wanted to be sure the child's needs were held in the highest esteem -- above and beyond pressures from parents, lawyers, and other therapists."


Dr. Northman's achievements and honors include:

  • Diplomate (Board Certified) in Couple and Family Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) (only approximately 100 psychologists nationwide have earned this distinction)
  • American Board of Professional Psychology: Distinguished Service Award
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School
  • Ph.D. from Purdue University
  • B.A. Cum Laude from the University of Rochester
  • American Psychological Association: Fellow, Presidential Citation, and Karl F. Heiser Award (advocacy award)
  • New York State Psychological Association: President, Allen V. Williams Memorial Award (the association's highest honor), Distinguished Service Award, and Exceptional Service Award
  • Psychological Association of Western New York: President, President's Award, and Distinguished Achievement Award
  • American Academy of Family Psychology: President
  • National Academy of Practice: Distinguished Practitioner Award

  • Licensed Psychologist in New York and Massachusetts

  • Over 20 professional articles and book chapters

  • Over 30 presentations at professional meetings

  • Over 15 human service organization consultation projects

    "In addition to helping my clients lead richer lives, one of the greatest rewards is recognition by my peers for my professional contributions."



For individual, couples, and family therapy...

For divorce-related services: child custody evaluation, mediation, co-parent counseling, parent coordination, collaborative divorce...

Dr. Northman can help.



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