About the Executive Director and Clinical Staff

Dr. Loren Amsell is a New Jersey and Pennsylvania licensed psychologist, who received her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and her master's and doctorate (in clinical psychology) from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Amsell has extensive experience working with developmentally disabled and/or mentally ill adolescents and adults who have been adjudicated of criminal sexual assault/contact and arson.

As the president and chief forensic psychologist for the Center for Psychological Assessment and Treatment, P.C., Dr. Amsell has provided services (contracted of fee-for services) to many New Jersey CMO Organizations (MonmouthCares, Inc., Bergen’s Promise, Caring Partners of Morris and Sussex, Families and Communities Together, Ocean County Partnership for Children, DYFS, New Jersey Department of Justice, Warren County Department of Human Services, Somerset County Fire Watch Program and County Youth Case Management). Her main areas of expertise include psychosexual risk assessments and intensive community based psychotherapy to adults and youths identified with or adjudicated for arson, fire-setting behaviors, sexual offense or sexualized behaviors as well as high-profile aggressive and behavioral outbursts. In many cases, Dr. Amsell works directly with county probation master officers/officers, care managers, detention facilities, treatment facilities and hospitals.

Dr. Amsell has served as expert witness/evaluator for DYFS forensic/bonding and parental fitness evaluations. Her reports and recommendations are frequently used for treatment planning, sentencing, placement considerations, probation conditions, Megan’s Law tiering or family reunification.

Dr. Amsell is an Intensive In-Community approved Medicaid Provider. Dr. Amsell is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties of the American Psychotherapy Association and a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners. 

Clinical Staff

Adam Fried, Ph.D. (NJ Permit 089-939)

Bianca Ramos, M.S., L.S.W.