Our Family Law Services:
Our Family Law Associates:

Jenny A. Daniell, Attorney
Freda Brown, Financial Planner
Norman H. Christiansen,
  Divorce Coach and Child

Divorce Coach and Child Specialist
Dr. Norman Henrik Christiansen
175 Main Street
Easthampton, MA  01027
413-822-3221 or 413-527-8308

Norman Christiansen, Divorce Coach & Child Specialist

175 Main Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Telephone: 413-822-3221 or 413-527-8308


1968 B.A. Davis and Elkins College – Psychology, Theatre
1970 M.A. Springfield College – Psychological Services
1985 Ed. D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst – Psychology

  • Dissertation Title: A Preliminary Investigation into the Use of Playfulness in Family Therapy Secondary Area of Concentration: Learning Theory And Learning Disabilities

1979 1982 Clinical Psychology Internship – APA Approved
Family Therapy Externship participation at Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic and The Family Therapy Institute – Sal Minuchin, Jay Haley, Cloe Madanes, Brulio Montalvao, Evan Imber-Black et.al.

Academic Appointments

1975 – 1978 Instructor Assistant Professor of Psychology, Springfield College
1978 – 1979 Instructor – Human Relations, Holyoke Community College
1981 – 1983 Instructor – Family Therapy, University of Massachusetts
1982 Instructor – Psychology, Greenfield Community College
1983 – 1987 Clinical Instructor – Harvard Medical School, Harvard University

Hospital Appointments

1995 – Present Psychologist, Providence Hospital, Holyoke, Ma
1995 – Present Psychologist, Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma
1983 – 1987 Psychologist, McLean Hospital Contract at Northampton State Hospital and Clinical Director of Holyoke / Chicopee Psychiatric Adult Unit, Northampton, Ma
1980 – 1983 Psychologist/Family Therapist, Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Ma

Other Professional Positions

1975 – Present Private Practice, Northampton and Easthampton, Massachusetts.

  • Child Assessments for School/Therapy-Specializing in Inclusion of Child in Appropriate Learning Environment, Family Therpy, Risk Assessments, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Coach and Child Specialist.
  • Sports Psychologist-Individuals and Teams, Performance Enhancement
  • Organizational Consulting- Small Businesses, Coaching Executives & managers, team building program development and Leadership Selection.

2005 – 2006 Chief Operations Officer. United Veterans of America, Leeds, Ma.
2002 – 2005 Program Director - Three Rivers Program. Residential Treatment
Center for Severely Disturbed Latency Children, Springfield, Ma.
1995 – 2002 Director of Clinical Services, Brightside Residential Treatment Center and Special Education School for Children and Families, West Springfield, Ma
1996 – 1998 Director/Clinical Supervisor, Providence Hospital Substance Abuse Detoxification and Treatment Center, Providence Hospital, Holyoke, Ma
1980 – 1981 Psychologist, Osborn Clinic, Agawam, Ma
1973 – 1975 Director/Instructor, L.E.A.A. Grant training County Correctional Officers in Human Relations Skills, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Ma
1972- 1973 Psychologist, Hampshire County House of Correction, Northampton, Ma
1970 – 1972 Psychologist, 1st Lt. U.S. Air Force, Special Treatment Center for Drug Abusers, Reed Hospital, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Consulting Positions

2006 - Present Clinical Consultant- United Veterans of America, Leeds, Ma.
1996 – Present Sports Psychology Consultant – International Skating Club of Connecticut/US Figure Skating Association – Community and School teams, individual elite and aspiring athletes in numerous sports.
1990 – 1994
Clinical Consultant – Family and Group therapy training – Sexual Risk Assessments and Group Therapy Treatment for Sex Abusers, Brightside for Families and Children, West Springfield, Ma.
1988 - 1990 Clinical Consultant – Rootwings Adoption Agency, Vermont.
1985 – 1983 Program Development Consultant, Southwick Program, Westfield, Ma.
1983 – 1991 Psychological/Organizational Consultant, Hawthorn Services, Holyoke/Chicopee, Ma.
1980 – 1995 Psychological/Organizational Consultant – Specializing in the Placement of the Older Special Needs Child, Downey Side Adoption Agency, Springfield, Ma.
1979 School Psychologist Consultant – Psychological and Educational Assessments - Granby School System, Granby, Ma.
1977 Program Consultant, Hampshire county House of Correction.
Northampton, Ma.
1976 Program Development, Project C.O.R.E. University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
1975 Program Consultant/Evaluator/Grant Writer, Mass County Corrections, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
1975 – Present Many day/half day workshops in therapy for families, adolescents, couples, group therapy, child educational assessments, family assessments, sexual risk assessment, program development, organizational development, executive and management coaching, mentoring, personnel selection, performance appraisal, team building, stress management (social service agencies and businesses), management development, and using playfulness as a tool for change.

Community Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, Rootwings Adoption Agency, Montpelier, Vermont
  • President, Board of Directors, Valley Christian School, Northampton
    Treasurer, Board of Directors, Kinship Adoption Agency, Enfield, Connecticut
  • Member, P.T.O., Smith College Campus School, Northampton
  • Member, Citizens Advisory Committee for Mental Health Services in Hampshire County, Northampton


  • American Academy of Psychotherapists
  • Massachusetts Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Association

Licensed Psychologist Massachusetts
Certified Sports Psychologist

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