John Erskine Ford, PhD, Psychologist with Nova Behavioral Health

Get to know Psychologist Dr. John Erskine Ford, who serves patients in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

Dr. Ford is a psychologist who is currently serving patients at Nova Behavioral Health where his is the CEO and Clinical Director. At Nova Behavioral Health, their mission is to provide individuals and families opportunities for positive change. They strive every day to provide access to care and strong clinical services that assists each individual who reaches out to Nova Behavioral Health a chance to begin or continue their recovery journey.

Dr. Ford is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 118,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as its members. The association’s mission is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.

Dr. Ford received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington & Jefferson College in 1974. He then went on to receive his Master of Arts degree from West Virginia University in 1975, followed by his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the same university in 1977.

Psychology is the science of behavior and mind. It includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought. Through counseling and experimentation, psychologists, like Dr. Ford, work to promote safety, understanding, and good mental health. They work in research, teaching, and clinical practice to help patients understand themselves and cope with day-to-day issues, mental illness, abuse, addiction, and loss.

Dr. Ford attributes his success to his love for his profession, as well as his devotion to helping others.

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