Deborah A. Perlick, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, New York City

Get to know Clinical Psychologist Dr. Deborah A. Perlick, who serves the population of New York.

Dr. Deborah Perlick completed her undergraduate degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She then attended Columbia University, where she graduated with her Ph.D Degree in Psychology 1972 and  New York University, where she obtained a Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and served on the psychology faculties at Weill-Cornell Medical Center, Yale University and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,, giving her over two decades of experience in her field. Dr. Perlick currently is in private practice in New York City, at the Institute for Psychological Change.

Clinical psychology is a broad branch of psychology that focuses on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Some of the more common disorders and conditions that might be treated include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, marital conflict and bereavement.

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Dr. Perlick specializes in treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, and works with individuals, couples, families and groups. Over the past 20 years she has received federal funding to test interventions  aimed at helping clinicians understand  the important role that family members play in facilitating their loved ones’ recovery from common mental health problems. She has specialized in developing novel interventions that address the needs of both family members and their loved ones with mental disorders. Her recent work e.g., Bipolar Disord. 2018;20:622-633.  has demonstrated  that individuals whose families are fortified with information and coping skills have better outcomes. In addition, the family members report less depression and burden and better health care practices .She has also developed a couples group that provides education, emotional regulation and communication skills, which has been demonstrated to improve marital satisfaction. Dr, Perlick can be contacted at

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