A native New Yorker, Dr. Raymond graduated from the former Music and Art High School (currently LaGuardia High School), Lehman College of the City University of New York, and earned a Master's Degree in Psychology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. Prior to going on in his training toward a Doctoral Degree, Dr. Raymond worked as a Master's level psychologist for the New York State Department of Mental Health, providing direct care and supervisory services to developmentally delayed children, adolescents, adults, and their families. He worked on multidisciplinary teams at Letchworth Village in Rockland County, New York, and at the Queens Developmental Center in Corona, New York.
In 1976 Dr. Raymond moved to San Diego, California, specifically to broaden his east coast theoretical psychological orientation. He enrolled at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1979. While attending this innovative program, Dr. Raymond received training during three intensive internships: substance abuse and addictions, child and family therapy, and community mental health. Upon successfully completing his degree, Dr. Raymond returned to New York for post-doctoral training at Manhattan Psychiatric Hospital. In addition, he undertook extensive clinical training at the New York Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, earning the certification of psychoanalyst in 1995.
Dr. Raymond worked as a psychologist with the New York City Police Department, and as Chief of Mental Health Services with the New York City Department of Health, Prison Health Services. During this time Dr. Raymond received training in forensic psychiatry by attending a two year intensive program of weekly lectures by prominent forensic psychiatrists, and observing expert witness testimony in civil and criminal matters within the New York City court system. Dr. Raymond became a Medical Specialist with the Office of Disability Determinations, providing evaluations, oversight, and final case review services in determining the eligibility of claims for benefits. Dr. Raymond was appointed to the Medical Staff of Barnett Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey, where he conducted evaluation and treatment services on the inpatient psychiatric until. He provided clinical supervision to the staff of community based teams which providing outpatient treatment programs for sexually abused children and adolescents and juvenile perpetrators of sexual abuse. During this time Dr. Raymond consulted with New Jersey based programs for incarcerated adult sexual offenders. He also consulted at the New Jersey Youth Detention Center, and he provided mental health services for over 15 years at Preakness Health Center in Wayne, New Jersey.
Dr. Raymond is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey. He is a Certified Marriage and Family therapist, and a Certified Psychoanalyst. He is also certified as a clinical supervisor.
Dr. Raymond is a founding member of the Couples Therapy Training Program at the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey. He is currently on the faculty of the Derner Institute at Adelphi University, teaching courses on trauma and clinical technique. He has supervised Master's level candidates at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, and he has supervised doctoral level candidates at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshieva. He has taught graduate level courses at Long Island University and Lehman College of the City University of New York. Dr. Raymond supervises and mentors colleagues in clinical and forensic psychology.