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Ron Huxley, LMFT

Ron is an expert family therapist with over two decades of experience in cutting-edge research on trauma, adoption and sensory-based therapies. He is a national trainer on adoption and permanency skills for social workers, therapists, policymakers and faith-based organizations. He has been a director of community-based mental health and post-adoption mental health clinics for children and families, and regularly appears on international talk shows and in news media on trauma and inner healing. Ron is the author of the books: “Love and Limits: Achieving a Balance in Parenting” “101 Parenting Tools: Building the Family of Your Dreams” and “More Abundant Living: Simple Steps to a Happy Life.”

Ron has certifications in various clinical evidence-based and promising practices: EMDR, Incredible Years, Family Wellness, Love & Logic, Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, TheraPlay, Love After Marriage, and Developmental Dyadic Psychotherapy (attachment-focused family therapy). His areas of expertise include attachment, adoption/permanency, trauma-informed care, parenting, and nontraditional family therapies.

Ron has presented at local, state and national events, including the Georgetown University Systems of Care Conference and the San Diego Children’s System of Care Conference. Training Topics include ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals Attachment-Focused Therapy Sensory-Based Therapies Trauma-Informed Systems of Care Parenting Skills Anger Management Nontraditional Family Issues Faith-Based Mental Health Practices, and Family Reconciliation Strategies.

Ron has consulted with national corporations such as Bank of America, Abbot Labs, Household Finance, Pacific Gas and Electric, Novell, Allstate Insurance and the American Health Association. He has provided workshops for Georgetown Systems of Care Conference (SAMHSA), San Diego Systems of Care Conference, Child Abuse Council, Child Care Resource and Referral Network, State of Virginia Systems of Care Conference, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, the Early Childhood Coalition, California Mental Health Advocates for Children and many others. He also works with faith-based organizations on adoption and foster care policy and trauma-informed care strategies.

Consulting Areas

Ron is available to speak, train or consult on trauma-informed care, adoption and permanency skills, advanced clinical applications on attachment, developmental parenting, anger and aggression, and faith-based approaches to attachment and trauma.