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John Pita, Ph.D., LSOTP-S

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

  • Thirty years clinical and forensic experience

  • Former chief psychologist at Dallas County Juvenile Department

  • Mobile crisis unit for Parkland Hospital psychiatric emergency room

  • thousands of expert court testimonies including family court, juvenile court, criminal court, and death row

 North Texas Psychology Services including Psychological Assessments, Expert Court Testimony, Psychotherapy for individual, couples, and family for children, teens, and adults for Dallas, Plano, Frisco. Child Custody Cases, Trauma, Suicidal Ideation, Divorce, Narcissistic Abuse, Domestic Violence

Meet Your Psychologist

I am a licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in Texas with over thirty years of extensive professional experience. I provide individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, couples and marriage therapy, court testimony, and psychological assessments for adults, couples, adolescents, and children. 

 

Recently, I retired from the Dallas County Juvenile Department as the Chief Psychologist to pursue full-time private practice. As the Chief Psychologist, I was responsible for over one-hundred clinical staff, creating and operating multiple clinical programs. My responsibilities included managing and supervising:

  • the detention center

  • two emergency shelters

  • an assessment unit

  • an outpatient family program

  • two sex offender residential treatment units

  • outpatient sex offender program

  • three male residential treatment units

  • residential and outpatient substance abuse units

  • the most prominent female trauma unit in the country

  • psychotherapy

  • psychological assessments

  • court testimony

  • consultation

 

Additionally, I supervised the 24/7 on-call department, staff training, and the student intern training program. The program drew psychology, counseling, and social work interns from the surrounding DFW universities, including SMU and UTSW. 

 

I have also owned a private practice providing psychological assessments, psychotherapy, and court testimony for individuals and families for over thirty years. Currently, private practice is my sole focus. I bring extensive experience to your sessions for solution-focused results. 

 

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School - Dallas 

  • MS degree in Clinical Psychology from Abilene Christian University 

  • M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Development from Hardin-Simmons University.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

  • Psychological Testing, Assessments, and Evaluations

  • Expert Court Testimony

  • Child Custody Cases

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Adolescent Sex Offenders

  • Pre-Marital Counseling

  • Divorce Recovery

 
ISSUES I TREAT:
  • Anger Management

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Men's Issues

  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-Harming

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Sexual Addiction

  • Substance Use

 North Texas Psychology Services including Psychological Assessments, Expert Court Testimony, Psychotherapy for individual, couples, and family for children, teens, and adults for Dallas, Plano, Frisco. Child Custody Cases, Trauma, Suicidal Ideation, Divorce, Narcissistic Abuse, Domestic Violence
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