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Dr. Louis Turchetta, Psychologist

Dr. Louis Turchetta, Ed.D., N.C.S.P
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Strategic Psychological Services

Areas of Focus: Marriage and Couples Counseling (Gottman Certified), Family Counseling, Child and Adolescent Counseling, Addiction and Parenting Classes.

After over 35 years in private practice and working extensively with individuals, families, schools and businesses, Dr. Turchetta brought a team of highly qualified clinicians together into one facility and founded Strategic Psychological Services (SPS) in January 2014. With his varied experiential background in the field of psychology, Dr. Turchetta utilizes the latest and most effective evidence-based psychological counseling techniques to empower his clients to change their worldview.

Dr. Turchetta taught courses in psychology and philosophy at several institutions of higher learning such as the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College. As a consultant to many school systems in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Dr. Turchetta focused on preventative systemic change though innovative programs he designed and implemented from pre-school through high school. In addition, Dr. Turchetta worked as a supervisor in a drug and alcohol program for 10 years, dealing with the challenging issues of addiction.

Dr. Turchetta also currently works as part of Narva & Company’s multidisciplinary advisory team, where he assists family ownership groups and business partnerships to address relationship issues between and among generations, navigate business change and avoid emotional minefields that can undermine sound business decisions.

Dr. Turchetta has been active in governance of the American Psychological Association (APA), as well as the state affiliate of the Rhode Island Psychological Association (RIPA) for over 25 years. He recently completed his term as the Rhode Island state representative to the APA Council of Representatives and has been involved for many years at the national level in setting policy for psychologists. He was elected to the presidency of the RIPA and served on the RIPA board for many years. He is currently a member of Division 13 (Consulting Psychology), Division 16 (School Psychology) and Division 42 (Independent Practice) of the APA.

Dr. Turchetta received a Doctorate in Psychology from Boston University. He is licensed as a psychologist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and is a long standing member of the National Register of Health Insurance Providers in Psychology.

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