Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Description of Practice/Services Offered

I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma/PTSD, the challenges of young adulthood, and pregnancy/postpartum emotional health. I offer a warm and collaborative approach to help individuals improve areas of their lives that they are inspired to change, to understand themselves better, and heal from varying degrees of emotional suffering. I offer individual psychotherapy to adolescents and adults, and I am trained in psychodynamic, CBT, mindfulness and DBT techniques. My style is active and engaged, and I aspire to create a therapeutic space where my clients will feel safe and comfortable. I believe that a positive therapeutic relationship is at the heart of successful treatment. I view trust, honesty, and humor as key ingredients to forming an effective working relationship with my clients.

My academic and clinical training includes work at Long Island University, Brooklyn, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, the Rebecca School, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospitals, and the Rosemary Furman Counseling Center at Barnard College. Prior to beginning my doctoral training, I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College’s Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry, where I worked within a team of researchers investigating the treatment of geriatric mood disorders.

I am happy to conduct a free phone consultation prior to meeting.

Areas of Research

Countertransference responses to termination of psychotherapy

Professional Education

Post-doctoral Fellowship, The Rosemary Furman Counseling Center, Barnard College
Pre-doctoral Internship (Adult and Adolescent Psychology), Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
B.A., Georgetown University


New York State Licensed Psychologist 

Presentations/Media (Selected)

Alpern, P.V. & Wong, P.S. (2011, April). Individuation and Culture: A comparison of Asian Indian and Caucasian-American Young Adults. Poster presented at the 31st annual spring meeting of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association (APA), New York, NY 

Membership in Professional Organizations

American Psychological Association 
Division 39 of the American Psychological Association 
Postpartum Support International 
Women’s Mental Health Consortium 

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Address: 275 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 
Phone: (646) 504-9516 
Appointment Scheduling: Contact directly
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Insurances Accepted: Out-of-network, Aetna