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Ron Newsom, Ph.D.

Ronald A. Newsom, Ph.D. (Ron) is the well-loved and acclaimed founder of the Liahona Light Institute of which the Liahona Light Academy is its online extension..

Understanding the need for both direction as well as light to see our way in the world, Dr. Newsom references the name “Liahona” – which was an ancient compass that helped people navigate through unknown territory.  His teachings adhere to basic universal truths and principles that are found in the Holy Scriptures and other great philosophies of the world. 

Affectionately called “Ron” by his friends and clients, he is dedicated to facilitating in individuals the rediscovery of their true identity. Desiring to help others in their quest for happiness, he enthusiastically teaches, develops and promotes effective relationship skills which help people get safely out of comfort zones so they can move on to new beginnings.  He is especially passionate about helping people whose addictive behaviors have negatively impacted their own lives and the lives of their family members.  

Ron served 23 years in the United States Air Force and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  He was privileged to serve in the Strategic Air Command and was a B-52 Aircraft Commander and Flight Instructor.  He received his Masters of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University—where he was asked to continue as a teaching professor in the same program.  Ron became a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and served as Director of the Liahona Counseling Center for over 15 years.  He is a man who cherishes family relationships.

Ron understands the ups and downs of implementing principle-centered living.  He strives to live his life in harmony with the principles he teaches and yet realizes no one is perfect.  His candor in such matters adds to his endearing presence.  Those who know Ron have found him to be delightful, consistent, unselfish, encouraging, positive, compassionate—and his teachings empowering.

Ron helps you discover and heed the “liahona light” within you in order to:

  • Get safely out of comfort zones
  • Move on to new beginnings
  • Understand yourself and others
  • Overcome reactive behaviors
  • Communicate More Effectively
  • Build Interpersonal Relationship Skills
  • Develop lasting relationships

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