Benjamin Garber, licensed psychologist, former Guardian ad litem, and parenting coordinator

Dr. Benjamin Garber

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Benjamin Garber, Ph.D. is a New Hampshire licensed psychologist, a former Guardian ad litem, and a parenting coordinator. He works with the courts in several distinct roles to educate, evaluate and intervene in the best interests of children. Dr. Garber has served as an expert witness in a number of states, and his experience includes international Hague Convention matters, Daubert arguments against “parental alienation syndrome,” the critique and review of Guardian ad litem, and as a custody evaluator.

He is an invited speaker and professional trainer across the United States and Canada, and a prolific writer. Dr. Garber writes for the popular press, professional journals in family law and mental health, and in book form with the intent of helping caregivers, families, organizations, courts and communities to better understand and fulfill the best interests of our children. Many of his popular press articles are republished at the blog.

Dr. Garber is the author of several books available at, including:

  • Holding Tight–Letting Go: Raising Healthy Kids in Anxious Times (2016)
  • The Healthy Parent’s ABCs: Healthy Parenting Made Clear and Easy-to-Read (2015)
  • Developmental Psychology for Family Law Professionals: Theory, Application, and Best Interests of the Child (2009)
  • Keeping Kids out of the Middle: Child-Centered Parenting in the Midst of Conflict, Separation, and Divorce (2008).

Dr. Garber has advanced degrees in child and family development, clinical psychology, and psycholinguistics from the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Michigan. He has lived and worked in New Hampshire since 1988, opening his present practice in clinical child, family, forensic and consulting psychology in 1999.

He is a nationally-renowned speaker, researcher, and an award-winning freelance journalist, writing in the areas of child and family development for popular press publications appearing around the world, and in juried professional publications in both law and psychology.

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