Sandra L. Ceren, Ph.D. is native New Yorker where she was mostly educated, but has lived on the California coast for several decades. A practicing clinical psychologist for over forty years she has earned the status of Diplomate from the American Board of Family Psychology. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Family Psychology and a member of the Academy of Psychologists in Marital and Family Therapy.
Based on her research and long experience with couples of all ages--those contemplating marriage for the first time, or after several relationships, she has developed a unique pre-marital counseling program. The materials she has created have proven reliable in determining compatibility and emotional readiness for marriage. The personalized program teaches effective communication and conflict resolution skills applicable to daily life.
Apart from direct contact with clients, she reports on mental health research and answers queries in a weekly health column "Ask Dr. Ceren". This popular column has been published in newspapers over many years.
She has a passion for writing fiction. PRESCRIPTION FOR TERROR, the first of her series of psychological thrillers featuring a psychologist/sleuth was published in 1999, followed by SECRETS FROM THE COUCH in 2002. Numerous of her short stories have been published in anthologies.
Her personal and professional experiences have contributed to her understanding and compassion for others. She has personally experienced marriage, separation, divorce, and single parenting. Her thoughtful husband-to-be agreed to her decision to wait several years until her children were grown. She now enjoys a quiet lifestyle and the luxurious role of grandmother.
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