Richard Rumer, Ph.D. Psychotherapy

Clinical and Forensic Psychology

What about Insurance?

I am a participating provider in many insurance plans including Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield,  Cigna, Medicare (not Medicaid), and Value Options.  It is wise for you to check out your insurance plan to see what benefits they provide regarding your concerns, and who your plan lists as participating health professionals.

Richard Rumer, Ph.D.

Richard Rumer, Ph.D., Psychotherapy

A brief Professional History

I earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  After a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University's Round Table on Science and Public Affairs, I began work in North Carolina's public sector.  This emphasized residential and hospital-based treatment of children and families.  I also provided direct outpatient care to children and adults, and served as a clinical supervisor for outpatient treatment of children and families, through the training clinics at both Duke University Medical Center and Dorothea Dix Hospital (affiliated with the UNC School of Medicine).  When I returned to Dorothea Dix Hospital (DDH) in 1996, I also established a small private practice.  In July 2014, I retired early from Central Regional Hospital (DDH's successor) and moved to full-time private practice.

Richard Rumer, Ph.D. psychotherapy

Forensic psychology in Cary


Assessment (interview and/or psychological testing)

Cognitive strengths and weaknesses, including problems with learning and attention.

Overall social/emotional functioning (personality assessment).

Consultation regarding readiness for complex health procedures like surgery.

Counseling & Psychotherapy

Individual and family-based treatment of adults, adolescents, school-aged children, and parents.

Areas of concern may include current life stressors as well as emerging/enduring problems with anxiety, depression, or behavior.

Methods may include cognitive/behavioral or process-oriented approaches.

Professional Services related to Legal Proceedings

Evaluation of current capacity to proceed to trial.

Readiness to continue (or return to) work.

Independent evaluations to assist in findings of fact.