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Ari Novick, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT#42962) and specializes in behavoral disorders and substance abuse. He has a Bachelors degree in English Literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara; a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University; and a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from the California Graduate Institute. He started his career in in the mid 1990's working for Vans Shoes (NYSE: VANS), The Timberland Company (NASDAQ: TBL) and Skechers USA (NYSE:SKX). Over the last 20 years, Novick has focused his career in psychology.

Novick has made numerous presentations on the subjects of anger management, stress management, skills for disruptive physicians, substance abuse and empathy. He has been featured on the Discovery Channel and Fox Television and various other outlets. Novick is also a corporate consultant and conducts workshops and seminars for corporations in both the public and private sectors. He is also the co-author of the highly acclaimed book in anger management, "Anger Management for the Twenty-First Century". He is also the co-founder of Century Anger Management, which is one of the leading national training organizations in the field of Anger Management. Dr. Novick is also the founder of the National Parent Instruction Association (

Novick has a passion for working with people, and an understanding of the importance for proper communication with in the family, schools, workplace and the community. Novick is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and a previous member of Psi Chi national honor society in Psychology.

The AJ Novick Group offers both in-person and online courses, as well as counseling and coaching services to individuals, couples, and families. The company is based in Orange County, California, but provides services to clients across the United States and internationally.

Dr. Ari Novick Interviewed

Staff Facilitators

Howard Huhem, M.A., MFT
Anger Management Professional, Parent Educator and substance abuse evaluator

Anthony Martello, MFTI
Anger Management Professional and Parent Educator, Supervised by Ari Novick, Ph.D.

Technical and Office Support

Debbie Bogdanovic, Customer Support

Since 2003, The AJ Novick Group has been providing many court accepted programs. If you wish to take one of our classes and are unsure if it will meet your specific requirements, we recommend getting prior approval from the court, probation or the judge in your case.