Louis Turchetta is a psychologist with more than 25 years of experience working in both family and business contexts. As part of Narva & Company’s multidisciplinary advisory team, Dr. Turchetta assists family ownership groups and business partnerships to address relationship issues between and among generations, navigate business change and avoid emotional minefields that can undermine sound business decisions.

Dr. Turchetta brings to the Narva team a varied experiential background in the field of psychology. Prior to his advisory work with Narva & Company, he was a clinical team member at Genus Resources, Consultants to Family Business. He has taught courses in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College, and has been a teaching fellow at Boston University and several other institutions of higher learning. As a consultant to many school systems in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Dr. Turchetta focused on preventative systemic change. He has designed and implemented innovative programs from pre-school through high school that continue to assist children and families in these organizations. In addition, Dr. Turchetta worked as a supervisor in a drug and alcohol program for 10 years dealing with the challenging issues of addiction.

Dr. Turchetta is a member of several professional organizations. He was active in governance of the American Psychological Association (APA), as well as the state affiliate of the Rhode Island Psychological Association (RIPA) for over 25 years. He was the Rhode Island state representative to the APA Council of Representatives and was involved for many years at the national level in setting policy for psychologists. He was elected to the presidency of the RIPA. He is currently a member of Division 13 (Consulting Psychology) and Division 42 (Independent Practice) of the APA.

Dr. Turchetta is a graduate of Boston University with a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. He is licensed as a psychologist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and is a long standing member of the National Register of Health Insurance Providers in Psychology. Lou and his wife, Gloria, have three adult children.