For the past twenty five years, I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist, a professor and consultant, serving in many professional arenas including director of a counseling center, clinical supervisor, and therapist for individuals, couples, and families. Working from a Systemic perspective, I treat problems such as relationship issues, family conflicts, depression, ADHD, parenting issues, anxiety/stress, depression, and substance abuse keeping in mind how these stressors impact relationships. My additional expertise is in assisting couples and families to improve their relationships, learn positive coping skills and find the flexibility needed to adapt to family life cycle changes including divorce and blended families.
My therapy style is warm, comfortable and inviting providing a safe place to air problems and restore healthy mental and emotional functioning. My personal challenge is to connect with people in collaborative relationships which inspire and support my clients to access their strengths, create possibilities, and attain their goals. This commitment transcends my work as a therapist, educator, and consultant. I am also the founder of Parent University, a grant program created for school districts to help parents and their children resolve educational and relationship challenges. I have strong beliefs in the importance of constructive and productive parenting skills and believe that parents provide the leadership for all family members to grow and thrive.
I have been a professor at several Universities and a core faulty member at Capella University since 2001, first serving as the Clinical Director of the Counselor Education Program for several years. I have earned several degrees including both a MS and PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University as well as a MA in Marketing. As a licensed MFT in California, I have been active in the profession for over 25 years in private practice working with individuals, couples and families. My numerous publications and presentations have focused on clinical practice issues and personal coaching. My book Self Coaching, How to S.O.L.V.E. personal and professional problems, reflects my interest in the Solution Focus Brief Therapy model and its use in working with clients. My most recent book At the End of the Day helps the reader connect with their existing strengths and abilities that have become lost in the midst of being problem drenched. By using a Solution focused approach in their problem solving efforts, my clients become able to “remember” their past successes and how to best use their existing abilities and skills to attain their personal goals.
In addition to being a Marriage and Family Therapist, I also have over thirty years of sales, marketing, managerial and motivational experience. My career represents both a clinical and business background working in executive positions of major corporations, owning my own beverage distribution company, and growing a large clinical practice (Counseling Solutions). The blending of these various perspectives and talents has allowed me to become an innovator in developing creative organizational environments. I am also the founder of Solution Focus Consulting which specializes in executive coaching, achieving personal excellence, team building and sales and marketing innovations.
I look forward to working with you in resolving your existing problem issues and helping facilitate the successful attainment of your goals.
• Relationship issues
• Family conflicts
• Parenting issues
• Career difficulties
• Stress, Anxiety
Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family Systems, Client Centered
Years of Experience: 25
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 44037
Dr. Muchnik is a wise and kind therapist who is able to hear what you are really saying and feeling (even when you don't realize it yourself). I feel fortunate to get to work with him and benefit from his depth of experience and insight.
Written on Nov 22, 2023 after therapy with Ron for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Thankful for a therapist I can trust in my recovery journey.
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Ron for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. Muchnick is great to listen carefully to my child behavioral issues and to provide helpful and supportive feedbacks to help me to understand my son's behaviroal issues and to educate me how to care and support my son in the child development. Thanks very much
Written on Nov 16, 2023 after therapy with Ron for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, coaching, and adhd
Does an amazing job talking to his clients and giving them great advice!
Written on Oct 18, 2023 after therapy with Ron for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd
excellent communication and guidance
Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Ron for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and anger management
I appreciate Dr. Ron’s accompany during this big transition time of my career and life. Having someone to talk the troubles/difficulties with makes the difference in the whole world! :D
Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Ron for 8 months on issues concerning family conflicts, career difficulties, and coaching