family psychotherapy

Dr. Mihaela Epurianu Dranoff, PhD

Dr. Epurianu Dranoff holds a Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology from Montclair State University, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her areas of expertise are child and family psychotherapy, and forensic evaluations for family and immigration court. Dr. Epurianu Dranoff has been qualified as an expert by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Court and Immigration Court, and has served as an expert witness. She is also employed as a clinical consultant for the Executive Board for Immigration Review (EOIR) at the Department of Justice, and as a forensic consultant for the Lamb&Maddux Group, LLC.

Dr. Epurianu Dranoff employs an integrative, multi-systemic approach in her work as a psychologist. She maintains the highest standards of psychological practice by continuous education, as well as consulting with experts in a variety of areas related to psychology.

Prior to becoming the Director of the Montclair Center for Psychological Services, Dr. Epurianu Dranoff was employed at the Montclair State Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health. She also completed a 3-year postdoctoral clinical experience in a local forensic practice. During her doctoral training, she completed clinical placements at the Fairleigh Dickinson Center for Psychological Services, Youth Development Clinic, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Youth Consultation Services. Dr. Dranoff has been an adjunct professor at Montclair State University since 2010. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Child Development, Issues in Child Advocacy, Ethical Issues in Multicultural Psychology, Abnormal Psychology etc. She has also been employed as an adjunct professor at Bloomfield College and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Dr. Epurianu Dranoff is a Master Coordinator for the ACT Raising Safe Children (ACT-RSK) program developed by the American Psychological Association. She provides parent-training workshops for local schools and agencies several times a year. She also presents regularly at local and national professional conferences on topics related to child psychology, child advocacy, forensic evaluations, and immigrant mental health.

Dr. Epurianu Dranoff is the recipient of the 2014 American Psychological
Association Early Career Achievement Award.

Dr. Epurianu Dranoff is a pro bono psychological evaluator for
Physicians for Human Rights.