Dee Apple is a licensed clinical psychologist in New Jersey, with over forty years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina in 1974 and received his Ph.D. from the University of South Dakota, where he served as Assistant Director of the University Psychological Services Center. Dr. Apple worked for two years at the Gordon Chemical Dependency Program for Adolescents at St. Luke's Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, and also conducted research there on "Depressive Symptoms in Adolescent Substance Abusers." Dr. Apple completed his training in the Department of Child Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children at the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Apple is a partner at the Cedar Glen Professional Association, and in his private practice there enjoys working with infants, children, adolescents, adults and families. He is also the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at The Lawrenceville School, where he has also conducted research and evaluations regarding student substance use, consults regularly with faculty and administration, and enjoys counseling students. He also consults and provides clinical workshops at Princeton University.
In terms of his clinical orientation, Dr. Apple has been trained in a variety of treatment methods for various age groups, including play, family and couples therapy, as well as from various individual treatment orientations such as behavioral, cognitive-behavioral and character analytic therapies, and an overall developmental perspective. However, he believes that it is first and foremost imperative to establish a relationship of care, respect and trust with each patient in order to assist them with their difficulties, whatever they may be.
Dr. Apple enjoys writing on matters concerning the healthy lives of children and adolescents, and his work has been published in various scientific journals.
He is married and the proud father of three children, ages 30, 17 and 15, giving him great joy and much insight into family dynamics and the lives of parents, children and adolescents.