A native of New Jersey, Dr. Ratych graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in Psychology in 1976.  Subsequently, she earned an M.Ed. in Special Education from Boston University and spent several years working in school systems and community programs in Massachusetts.  Following her return  to New Jersey, Dr. Ratych received a Psy.D. in professional psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University in 1991. 
In addition to NJ licensure as a psychologist Dr. Ratych holds NJ Certifications in School Psychology, Administration and Learning Disabilities Assessment and Consultation.
In 1993, after several  years of clinical work with children and families in school and mental health facilities in Monmouth and Ocean Counties,  Dr. Ratych opened her own familiy oriented practice.  Her office is now located in Toms River, NJ, and is acceptng new patients.