"I am grateful to Dr.Haran who helped me get past the last step in my career and I would recommend anyone who needs that last push to work with him" - Anonymous, Psy.D.

My journey to passing the EPPP lasted 7 years and 7 attempts. I worked with Dr. Haran on my last and final attempt. Working with him helped me verify my understanding and find new ways to consolidate information for mastery not just recall. He also advised to see a psychiatrist to honestly look at attention problems that I had ignored for years. I followed his advice, started medication and got extended time on the exam. He was also deeply committed in my success after passing the EPPP. He provided help with other professional development hurdles. I am grateful to Dr.Haran who helped me get past the last step in my career and I would recommend anyone who needs that last push to work with him”.

Anonymous Psy.D.

"I am grateful to Dr.Haran who helped me get past the last step in my career and I would recommend anyone who needs that last push to work with him" - Anonymous, Psy.D.

My journey to passing the EPPP lasted 7 years and 7 attempts. I worked with Dr. Haran on my last and final attempt. Working with him helped me verify my understanding and find new ways to consolidate information for mastery not just recall. He also advised to see a psychiatrist to honestly look at attention problems that I had ignored for years. I followed his advice, started medication and got extended time on the exam. He was also deeply committed in my success after passing the EPPP. He provided help with other professional development hurdles. I am grateful to Dr.Haran who helped me get past the last step in my career and I would recommend anyone who needs that last push to work with him”.

Anonymous Psy.D.

"Dr. Steve is --Determined. Confrontative. Insightful. Hardworking. Knowledgeable. Real. This study process is intense, but if I had to do this again, it would be with Dr. Steve" - Dr. Boards

I began tutoring with Dr. Steve Haran in October 2019. I passed the EPPP in February 2021 with a 236-point difference from the first time that I took the exam independent of tutoring with Dr. Steve. I remember the first call I had with him, in which he took the time to understand me as a student and a person, but most importantly, I remember him ending the call stating, “You will pass the EPPP.” My perseverance and hard work combined with Dr. Steve’s knowledge and the pride that he takes in his work was a recipe for success.
I approached my sessions with Dr. Steve as a course in the EPPP. During my study journey, I had competing life obligations that included homeschooling my children, teaching as a professor and running a private practice. Dr. Steve encouraged me to stay on track with my studying and his homework assignments, and when he saw me moving away from my weekly goals, he confronted me about getting back on track stating, “Tiffany, I don’t want to be doing this with you five years from now.” I admire that Dr. Steve was not afraid to place some fire under me, as it demonstrated that he genuinely cared about my wellbeing as I moved through the study process. Dr. Steve’s wellness checks included inquiries about my experiences with anxiety /attention difficulties and helping me to effectively manage these challenges so it would not interfere with the information that I needed to retain.
Dr. Steve knows how to confront when needed, he is aware of the importance of mental wellbeing during the study course, and most importantly, he is truly knowledgeable about the content in the EPPP. He spends time looking up additional information that is applicable to the exam and attends educational seminars and conferences to enhance his knowledge. I most enjoyed his original ways of remembering the terms and receiving supplementary information on research beyond the study materials to encourage me to think about the concepts on the EPPP. I appreciate Dr. Steve’s ability to help me understand that I needed to look past just memorization of the facts, but in addition to have a deeper understanding of how to integrate the concepts.

In summary, Dr. Steve is --Determined. Confrontative. Insightful. Hardworking. Knowledgeable. Real. This study process is intense, but if I had to do this again, it would be with Dr. Steve because I spent years of studying on my own, and it was not until I had the “Dr. Steve Experience” that I could finally gain an understanding of many of the terms that were difficult for me prior to working with him. His ability to break down the information is amazing—he truly is amazing, and it is an honor to recommend my tutor, my coach, my friend to assist others with passing the EPPP. - DR. TIFFANY BOARDS

" If you are looking for a tutor and someone to help you pass this test once and for all, call Steve. I wouldn’t have passed without him." - Shari Dobrusin

I want to whole heartedly recommend Dr. Steve Haran as an EPPP tutor. I struggled for many years to pass this test and not until I worked with Steve did I feel the support and structure I needed to succeed.
Steve will teach you the material in a way that is relatable and understandable. Steve’s other gift is that he will guide you to look at what has been holding you back. Everyone comes to this exam with a different set of circumstances and with Steve’s support I was able to look at my past attempts and get real with myself in terms of what it was going to take for me to pass. If you are looking for a tutor and someone to help you pass this test once and for all, call Steve. I wouldn’t have passed without him.
Shari Dobrusin

"Dr. Haran helped me develop a strategy on how to approach the EPPP questions and related anxiety" - Christin H.

I worked with Dr. Haran for approximately 2.5 months and was able to increase my score significantly. His groups, as well as working with him one-on-one, were helpful in gaining a deeper understanding of the material and making connections. In addition to the support with the content, Dr. Haran helped me develop a strategy on how to approach the EPPP questions and related anxiety. I highly recommend working with him! In retrospect, this wasn’t just an investment to pass the EPPP, but it was also an investment in myself as I expanded my knowledge immensely. Christin H.

"Admittedly I was nervous to talk about my failure but he was kind, empathic, genuine, and really seemed to know his sh*t." Nina Carry, MA, LLP

I came across Dr. Haran's name when I was studying for the EPPP (the first time). One of my friends had worked with him and said how great he was. I had done really well in grad school (4.0 student) and thought, Nah, I'm good, I don't need any help with this, and discarded his phone number. Fast forward to my failure on that first try. Ouch, that was a very humbling experience. I had shared my sad experience with an EPPP Facebook group that I was in and I was once again urged to contact Dr. Haran. I decided it couldn't hurt. I called Dr. Steve. He was swift to respond and we set up a phone consult. Admittedly I was nervous to talk about my failure but he was kind, empathic, genuine, and really seemed to know his sh*t. I set up a couple of individual tutoring sessions as well as jumped into the weekend Zoom group sessions. I learned more in a few sessions with Dr. Steve than I had learned in months of studying. Very quickly I had a new strategy that was motivating and helped me to feel much more confident and secure in how I was approaching the test this second time. I am so happy and proud to announce that I passed on my second try with my score jumping up 150 points. Thank you so much, Dr. Steve, I am grateful for your expertise and support in helping me get to the other side.

Nina Carry, MA, LLP

"Steve is a great tutor and a mentor, and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help me in this journey." - Lilit Asulyan, Psy.D.

Before I met Steve, I had been studying and failing the EPPP on my own for close to ten years. I followed the advice of everyone around me and could not understand why I was failing. I failed several times and blamed it mostly on anxiety and English as my second language. I met Steve in 2018 and have been studying with him ever since. With his help, we were finally able to figure out that it was not my anxiety or English, it was that I did not know the material as well as I thought I did. I had been studying the wrong way for close to ten years. With Steve’s help, I was able to really fine tune my studying and really get to the bottom of my knowledge base. He had many heart to heart’s with me regarding being honest with myself. He was always very straight with me and did not sugar coat anything, which I needed that. I worked with him individually and in groups weekly. The groups helped a lot, but what pushed me to pass was the individual sessions. He tailored each week’s study sessions with me to what I needed. He has the most creative ways of remembering things and helped me make connections. He encouraged me to trust my gut and have confidence. He was more than a tutor for me. He helped me build my confidence back up after failing several times which helped me pass this time around. I cannot thank Steve enough. He has been a tremendous help and without him, I would have continued to study the way I was all those years and fail over and over again. He is a great tutor and a mentor, and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help me in this journey.

Lilit Asulyan, Psy.D.

"Our meeting gave me confidence that I could extract the information out of my brain as I was taking the test."

I wanted to thank you again for your assistance through my study process to master EPPP content. Your online workshops were helpful to understand how all the content domains overlap and how questions can represent multiple content areas at one time. It also helped me to know what I needed to delve deeper into which is what I did.

Also, meeting with you personally in a coaching session was really instrumental to my success. Our meeting gave me confidence that I could extract the information out of my brain as I was taking the test. It helped me trust my knowledge and intellect. I cannot thank you enough. It is important to be around positive people when going through this process and you were one of those people for me.

Celine McNelis-Kline

"He provided tools, tips, and tricks that helped my approach for the EPPP" - Sadaf Salout

“I had been studying for the EPPP exam for several months and my colleague recommended I take group tutoring sessions with Dr. Haran. I’m so glad I listened to her and took his group tutoring sessions as he was very thorough in the material and was straight to the point with what needed to be studied for the exam. Six weeks before my exam I decided to take private tutoring sessions with Dr. Haran, to get more one-on-one time, and that was the best decision I made. Dr. Haran would explain most of the material through real life examples that made it easier to recall during the exam. He provided tools, tips, and tricks that helped my approach for the EPPP. It was my first time taking the EPPP, and without Dr. Haran’s help, I wouldn’t have been able to pass this. Thank you Dr. H!” - Sadaf Salout

"I like to call him The Michael Jordan of the EPPP" - Ashley White

I highly recommend working with Dr. Steve! I like to call him The Michael Jordan of the EPPP…. He is tough on his students and tells it like it is, but he does it because he truly cares about his students and wants to see them beat this tough exam. Dr. Steve was able to help me better understand the concepts on the exam, gave me clever ways to remember things, and helped me to rebuild my confidence after I had failed it the 1st time (before working with Dr. Steve). After 4 months of studying with Dr. Steve, I took the exam a 2nd time, scored 70 points higher than my 1st attempt and I was able to pass the exam... All thanks to Dr. Steve! - Ashley White

"If you are taking the exam for the first time or the 10th time, you will want Dr. Haran in your corner." Melissa Prusko

I wish I had found Dr. Haran when I attempted the EPPP for the first time! He truly is a God-send. I had tried other test preparation companies and coaches, and none came close to what Dr. Haran was able to do for me and my preparation. He exclusively works with PrepJet material: they are the most up-to-date. Dr. Haran is skilled and knowledgeable not only about the content of the EPPP but also the process. He is direct and honest, which is so needed in this process. You have to be honest with yourself: what you know, don’t know, where you need help, and what factors are impacting your preparation and performance. I cannot recommend Dr. Haran enough. If you are taking the exam for the first time or the 10th time, you will want Dr. Haran in your corner. Melissa Prusko

"Steve is able to explain domain concepts in a very practical and understandable manner. " Joey Aguilar, CA

“After previous attempts of taking the EPPP and failing I decided to contact Steve for tutoring. This was the best approach and I wish I would have done it sooner. I met with him for an individual session once a week and also participated in his group sessions. I found both to be very helpful and informative. Steve is able to explain domain concepts in a very practical and understandable manner. I would highly recommend working with Steve to anyone who is looking for a tailored study approach. After working with Steve I was able to pass the EPPP and I truly believe that his tutoring style is what helped me succeed.” Joey Aguilar

"Dr. Haran stressed the importance of semantic encoding and making the information meaningful as a core memory strategy that I will continue to utilize beyond the EPPP in my professional and personal life." - Mariángela Nava Urdaneta, Psy.D.

My name is Mariángela Nava Urdaneta, Psy.D. I am a native Spanish-speaker, bilingual and former International Student from Maracaibo, Venezuela. After meeting all the requirements for licensure as a psychologist in Florida, I started preparing for the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) in January 2020 while working full-time at a community mental health center. I felt overwhelmed, tired and completely lost in the amount of information I needed to memorize. At first, my studying methods were similar to how I have studied since undergrad: by reading the information, writing and re-writing notes multiple times. This method became old and boring quickly as I was not advancing through the test domains at the pace I desired, and my practice tests scores indicated that I had a long way to go. In March 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 caused my agency to fully transition to telehealth services. The lines between work and home were blurred, and my motivation to study was gone.

I found out about Dr. Stephen Haran through an EPPP Facebook Group. A member posted a comment briefly describing their experience with Dr. Haran, as well as the tutoring services he offered. My first experience with Dr. Haran was at a group tutoring session, which he led with enthusiasm and energy. Throughout his weekly group tutoring sessions Dr. Haran was didactic, and efficient at delivering a substantial amount of information in an hour. Including his groups tutoring sessions in my preparation for the EPPP was an invaluable addition to my studies and allowed me to profoundly understand the material.

For individual tutoring, Dr. Haran began with a thorough assessment of my personal and academic history, as well as psychosocial factors and motivators to sit for the EPPP. This assessment allowed him to adopt a fully individualized approach, tailoring to my needs as a bilingual candidate. Dr. Haran was aware that it was my first attempt at sitting for the EPPP, as such he encouraged me to continue with any studying or memory strategies that had worked for me in the past, while fostering new learning skills in me. For instance, Dr. Haran stressed the importance of semantic encoding and making the information meaningful as a core memory strategy that I will continue to utilize beyond the EPPP in my professional and personal life. From the get-go, Dr. Haran cultivated an “I will pass” mentality in me. At the face of self-doubt, he taught me to believe in myself and be confident. I took this mentality to the EPPP and it drove me to succeed! Hiring Dr. Stephen Haran was the best financial and professional decision I have ever made.

"What I am most grateful for about working with Dr. Haran was that he never stopped believing in me, even during those times in which I doubted myself and felt defeated." - Dr. Evans

I can say with complete confidence that working with Dr. Haran was an integral component of my success in passing the EPPP. Some of the initial things that I noticed while working with him were his level of responsiveness and ability to easily establish rapport and a sense of comfort. This was greatly appreciated given the amount of distress that I felt surrounding the exam. I needed someone to provide me with that extra push and challenge me in a direct way. Dr. Haran did just that by helping me to understand the material on a deeper level by using a relatable approach. This process helped the information feel more applicable to my current work and life experiences. I was also able to retain information more effectively, which really came in handy given the many concepts that are addressed in the exam. What I am most grateful for about working with Dr. Haran was that he never stopped believing in me, even during those times in which I doubted myself and felt defeated. I would highly recommend his invaluable service to anyone who is having challenges with passing the EPPP. Since passing the exam, I feel as though a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I am able to enter the next phase of my career. I will forever be in gratitude to him for helping me make my dreams come true of becoming a licensed psychologist.

"He makes the material meaningful and makes connections between seemingly unrelated subjects." - Dr. Latifa

I highly recommend Dr. Steve Haran. I had failed the EPPP twice before finally passing with him. He makes the material meaningful and makes connections between seemingly unrelated subjects. I was feeling overwhelmed with the sheer amount of information to remember. Dr. Steve helped me narrow down areas to really focus on and provided me with real world examples to help me understand the material on a deeper level. I would not have passed without him! Dr. Latifa

"Steve helped me connect concepts, understand different terms and areas of psychology, held me accountable, and calmed my anxiety." - Anonymous

I highly recommend using Steve’s tutoring services!! I’ve already recommended him to a few colleagues so far. I just passed the EPPP last week and I honestly don’t think I would’ve passed without his help. Steve helped me connect concepts, understand different terms and areas of psychology, held me accountable, and calmed my anxiety. Right before the test he reassured me and gave me a boost of confidence. He prepped me the whole way and led me to success! If you hire him as your tutor, just trust him and follow everything he recommends. I followed his guidelines, completed his assignments, and stayed on track with my studying and practice tests and now I can finally say I’m done with the EPPP!!

"Working with Dr. Haran was an integral component of my success in passing the EPPP" Dr. Aisha Evans

I can say with complete confidence that working with Dr. Haran was an integral component of my success in passing the EPPP. Some of the initial things that I noticed while working with him were his level of responsiveness and ability to easily establish rapport and a sense of comfort. This was greatly appreciated given the amount of distress that I felt surrounding the exam. I needed someone to provide me with that extra push and challenge me in a direct way. Dr. Haran did just that by helping me to understand the material on a deeper level by using a relatable approach. This process helped the information feel more applicable to my current work and life experiences. I was also able to retain information more effectively, which really came in handy given the many concepts that are addressed in the exam. What I am most grateful for about working with Dr. Haran was that he never stopped believing in me, even during those times in which I doubted myself and felt defeated. I would highly recommend his invaluable service to anyone who is having challenges with passing the EPPP. Since passing the exam, I feel as though a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I am able to enter the next phase of my career. I will forever be in gratitude to him for helping me make my dreams come true of becoming a licensed psychologist.

Dr. Aisha Evans
Texas

"His most memorable traits are the use of humor and passion in his work!" - Grace Montes, MA, LPC

Dr. Steve served as an early mentor in my career as an aspiring psychologist. He was one of my internship supervisors while working at TRMC. He also taught one of my graduate courses focused on juvenile offender work. He has a very unique teaching approach that uses both anecdotal and relatable context in his supervision of interns and students. His most memorable traits are the use of humor and passion in his work! I'd highly recommend tutoring or counseling services with him.

"He immediately made me feel comfortable and helped me shift my perception of the test." - Lauren

My EPPP journey has been quite a tumultuous one. After struggling to pass after multiple attempts, I was feeling as though I would never conquer this beast of a test. I was at the point where I wanted to give up, as I was studying hours and hours every week, and feeling like I was barely making any progress. It was then when I decided I needed to seek out additional resources. This is when I reached out to Dr. Haran. I was at my lowest and was feeling defeated. He immediately made me feel comfortable and helped me shift my perception of the test. This helped to better structure my mindset. Dr. Haran helped me to truly understand the concepts in depth, which is what I feel truly made the difference in terms of my passing. Prior to working with him, I would sit in front of the computer and try to memorize definitions of key terms, theories and yes, even diagrams! None of this helped because I was not truly understanding the application of these terms. Dr. Haran worked to explain the concepts using real life examples, which immediately minimized my anxiety, hence allowing me to feel more confident in my approach to the test questions. The more I worked with him, the more encouraged and supported I felt by him and trust me, this makes a big difference when it comes to approaching an exam of this magnitude. I can honestly say that working with Dr. Haran is invaluable and I would recommend him to anyone any day! He is exactly what I needed to pass this exam. Thank you again Dr. Haran for your knowledge, dedication and support!

"Steve has helped guide my studying by providing more structure, direction, and the accountability I needed to stay on track." - Ashley

I heard about Steve’s tutoring services from a classmate and recommended him to another classmate because he’s been so helpful. Steve has helped guide my studying by providing more structure, direction, and the accountability I needed to stay on track. I’ve been much more consistent and thorough with my studying since beginning to work with Steve. I don’t feel the same dread when it comes to studying and taking practice tests and I feel more hopeful from hearing about all the students who have finally passed the EPPP after receiving his help. Steve is a great tutor!

"Deciding to use his teaching services was an instant game changer." - Trish

I owe a very big THANK YOU! After not passing the EPPP by small margin and having significant low scores in stats... I knew that I needed a statistic tutor to get me up to speed. Steve is amazing at explaining concepts so that you can easily recall information and feel confident working the problem independently. He is open to going over information at your pace and providing study materials and suggestions to help you understand difficult information. I wish I had used him during grad school to navigate my stats classes because I was able to take what I learned and use it with confidence! He is reassuring and makes dry info fun! Deciding to use his teaching services was an instant game changer. Thank you Steve!

"Steve is the coach you want on your team, he had the flexibility to cheer me on when I needed it, but also recognize when I got overwhelmed." - Dominique

Yes, you should hire Steve, do not over think this—he is worth every cent! After failing the EPPP multiple times and spending thousands of dollars on retakes and study materials, Steve was recommended to me by a study partner who had recently passed the EPPP after studying with Steve. So, after hearing her success, I reached out to Steve and hired him immediately. I appreciated Steve’s approach towards studying for the EPPP. He is both humorous and is straightforward-- so if you don’t want someone to tell you when you’re doing something wrong when studying, he is not the guy for you! Because Steve wants you to pass, so he will stop you and tell you “No, stop, you’re confusing yourself, this is how to do XYZ when reading this kind of question!” Because ultimately, he wants you to pass and he does not waste your study session time. Steve is the coach you want on your team, he had the flexibility to cheer me on when I needed it, but also recognize when I got overwhelmed after reading a question and would remind me that this exam could be conquered! I would recommend Steve to anyone who is struggling with this exam, needs someone to help them study the domains correctly, and/or is tired of retaking this exam and feeling defeated! Don’t do this alone, hire him, stay diligent in the study plan he provides and you will pass!

"Dr. Haran helped me see my scores as nothing but data to 'do better/learn/reflect on/ and helped create distance from the 'failing' aspect." - Anonymous

I reached out to Dr. Haran during a time in my studying in which I was unmotivated and frustrated with several EPPP attempts though my scores were trending upwards everytime (luckily). My last score was a 495, failing only by a question or two. At this point, I had one more shot before a long wait period to write again and it was so important for me to use every resource I could find. Dr. Haran helped me see my scores as nothing but data to “do better/learn/reflect on” and helped create distance from the “failing” aspect. If you are struggling with the motivation and mental component, reach out to him. Personally, the “feeling like a failure” served as my biggest barrier, not misunderstanding the information or unhelpful study habits. Dr. Haran is reliable, personable, and meets your individual needs when possible. I could not have passed without his encouragement, unwavering support, feedback from other students in the same boat and helpful tips. I finally did pass with 585, which is a huge difference, and tells me his method was exactly what I needed as a learner. Thank you again for all your help and support. I will forever be grateful!

"Topics I studied in workshops and listened to endless audios on for years, were explained clearly within a few sessions." - Dr. Aurielle M.

Working with Dr. Steve was invaluable, I highly recommend his services! He was professional and committed to my success, very accessible, addressed my test anxiety, and taught specific useful techniques. Topics I studied in workshops and listened to endless audios on for years, were explained clearly within a few sessions. Most important, I became more confident with the material and answering test questions. Prior to Dr. Steve’s tutoring services, I attempted to pass the EPPP 5 times! After working with him, I passed immediately. If this is your 1st or 10th attempt, hire him, his services will help you pass the EPPP.

"All I can say is that it was worthwhile." - Dr. Courtney M.

I underestimated the EPPP. I’m well-educated and disciplined but this exam was a beast! I spent about four months (studying 3 x a week for 3 hours a day) with Steve. All I can say is that it was worthwhile. I didn’t work this hard, just to get this far.