Current Faculty:

Maria Cristina Aguirre, Ph.D.
Senior Psychologist, Ambulatory Behavioral Health Service
Coordinator of the New York Freud Lacan Analytic Group (NYFLAG), New York.  Past-Coordinator of Colegio Ecuatoriano de Psicoanalisis, (Ecuador 1998-2000).  Editor of the Lacanian Compass, on-line Psychoanalytic Journal.
University Paris 7, Paris, France, 1988
Interests: Psychoanalysis, Lacanian Orientation, Fluent in Spanish and French.


David Block, Psy.D.
Senior Psychologist, Adolescent Inpatient Unit; Child and Adolescent Psychology Track Coordinator
Clinical Instructor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, 2009
Interests: Adolescent Psychology, Psychodynamically oriented psychotherapy, ADHD


Yesenia Camacho, Psy.D.
Senior Psychologist, Child Outpatient, Ambulatory Behavioral Health Services
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, 2009
Interests: Child Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Family Therapy, Foster Care, Psychological Assessment, Fluent in Spanish.


Anna I. Coward, Ph.D.
Senior Psychologist, Inpatient Adult Unit
Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2013.
Interests: Chronic and Severe Mental Illness, Neuropsychological Correlates of Mental Illness, Mental Health Policy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Fluent in Spanish


Cassandra D’Accordo, Ph.D.
Senior Psychologist, Intensive Treatment Unit
St. John’s University, 2014.
Interests: Psychotherapy with impulsive/externalizing patients, mindfulness, models for understanding and treating personality pathology, couples therapy


Rachel Goldstein, Ph.D.
Senior Psychologist; Ambulatory Behavioral Health Service
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, 2016.
Interests: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Dynamic and Integrated Approaches to Serious Mental Illness, Personality Disorders. Fluent in Spanish.​


Chrys Hakyung Kim, Psy.D.
Senior Psychologist, Dual Diagnosis Unit
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University, 2014
Interests: Psychoanalytic therapy, Gestalt group therapy, Substance Use Disorder, HRV Biofeedback. Fluent in Korean


Dara Mahler, Ph.D.
Senior Psychologist, Women’s Forensic Unit
The New School for Social Research, 2014
Interests: Psychological Assessment; Inpatient Treatment; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy; Forensic Evaluation


Angelina Morales, Psy.D.
Senior Psychologist, Child Inpatient Unit; Externship Coordinator
Pace University, 2010.
Interests: Integration of Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic Psychotherapies; Play Therapy with Traumatized Children


Courtney O’Brien, Ph.D.
Senior Psychologist, Consultation- Liaison Psychiatry Service
St. John’s University, 2011
Interests: Psychological Assessment; Behavioral Medicine


Jessica Pearson, Psy.D.
Director of Internship Training; Psychological Testing Coordinator
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Clinical Instructor, NYU School of Medicine; Adjunct Assistant Professor, NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, 2003
Interests: Psychological Testing, Forensic Assessment


Lisa Saraydarian, Ph.D.
Director of Psychology; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1990.
Interests: Forensic Psychology, Projective Testing, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Family Therapy.


Laura Shiffrin, Ph.D.
Psychologist: Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
Adelphi University, 2018
Interests: Psychodynamic and Integrated treatment approaches for Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Trauma, and Personality Pathologies, Psychodiagnostic Assessment, Group Therapy.


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