Dr. Gruen is a Diplomate of the American College of Forensic Examiners in Clinical Psychology, and Fellow of the American College of Forensic Evaluators. She has served as a Special Master in high conflict divorce and custody cases in family courts throughout Fairfield County. As a Board Certified Forensic Examiner, she specializes in child custody evaluations, parenting plans, and therapeutic parent-child reunification. Dr. Gruen conducts court-appointed independent psychological evaluations for the State of Connecticut in conjunction with the Department of Children and Families.

Dr. Gruen is frequently called upon to conduct comprehensive forensic evaluations and provide expert witness testimony across the tri-state area in juvenile, family, civil and criminal courts.  She is court-appointed as guardian ad litem representing the child’s best interests in legal matters. When post-judgment matters merge in custody disputes, relocation, and visitation, Dr. Gruen provides parenting coordination consultation. Her practice commitment is to maintain the dignity of individuals within the scope and parameters of the legal system.

  • Forensic Evaluations
    • Custody/Competence
    • Clinical/Personality
    • Addictions
    • Trauma
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Parenting Coordination