Clinical and Forensic Psychology Practice Information


NJ Forensics Psychologist

Dr. Kohutis – Psychological Expert

Family Law * Civil Law


My forensic work developed out of my clinical training and experience with children, adolescent, and adults. In family law cases, I have performed evaluations for child custody, relocation, and parenting time matters; in civil cases, I have performed evaluations in personal injury and guardianship matters. Additionally, I have made presentations to legal groups and at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education on various topics in Family Law and Civil Law. I have also published on Malingering, Psychological Testing, and Mediation.

My clinical experience spans over 25 years. I acquired my clinical skills in long-term and acute-care psychiatric settings, and honed them over a long career in private psychotherapeutic practice. During this time I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults suffering from a wide range of disorders from anxiety and depression, abuses from childhood, loss and mourning, post traumatic stress disorder, gender identity disorder, eating disorders, and women’s issues. As writer and speaker, I have published articles on some of these topics in professional journals and have presented papers at state, national, and international conventions.

My psychotherapy treatment approach is psychodynamic and the focus on helping people reach their goals and needs.

I also perform psychological evaluations for mental health treatment plans.

I offer psychological expertise and testimony in following matters:

Family Law:

  • Best Interest Evaluations/Child Custody Evaluations
  • Parental Fitness
  • Bonding Evaluations
  • Parent Coordination
  • Grandparent Visitation Evaluations
  • Child Abuse Evaluations
  • Adoption Readiness Evaluations
  • Relocation Evaluations
  • Termination of Parental Rights

Civil Law:

  • Competency Evaluations
  • Detection of Malingering–Symptom Magnification
  • Disability Determination
  • Employment Discrimination or Harassment
  • Guardianship
  • Immigration/Deportation Evaluations
  • Independent (medical) Examinations (IME’s) (Psychological)
  • Malingering/Deception of Psychological Problems
  • Malpractice
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Contact Dr. Kohutis: (973) 716-0174