Ron Gray LMFT Family Therapist at Newport Academy


Ron Gray, LMFT

Ron Gray, LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist who has worked with teens and adults facing co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness. He has worked within private, collegiate, and government program settings. His passion is the restoration of broken relationships within families and couples. Ron worked with the Orange County (California) Health Care Agency to provide mental health services to the county’s homeless population and assist them in obtaining housing. As a therapist intern at Chapman University, his alma mater, Ron provided psychological assessment, diagnosis, and psychotherapy to undergraduate and graduate students. He also developed group therapy programs during this time.

Ron also has extensive experience in the health-care delivery and health plan sector. From 2002 to 2011, he was president and CEO of HealthRisk Resource Group, LLC. HealthRisk is a cost-saving organization that served health-care insurance companies, claims administrators, and health maintenance organizations. He also served as vice president of managed care operations for the Admar Corporation, a PPO network company, and spent 20 years as associate regional vice president of the FHP International HMO.

Newport Academy…in his own words

“It is my experience that almost nothing worthwhile comes from the isolated efforts of individuals; rather, it requires the efforts of many and the collaboration of groups of people to bring great ideas to life and make a lasting difference in this world. I continue to be impressed by the mission-focused mindset of so many of the professionals that I am teamed with at Newport Academy. Together, we make a difference in the lives of many individuals and families.” —Ron Gray

Select Achievements

  • Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University, Orange, California
  • Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Undergraduate degree from the University of Redlands, Redlands, California
  • Trained in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level One