About Me

After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, I earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus.

I completed an internship at Queen’s Children’s Psychiatric Center - Sagamore in New York where I worked in inpatient, school, and outpatient settings. At North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center’s Division of Trauma Psychiatry, I provided evidence-based interventions to crime victims, as well as to military and law enforcement individuals and their families, who were experiencing a variety of anxiety, substance use and sleep difficulties. A member of the Red Cross: Disaster Mental Health Institute, I also helped develop the C.W. Post Trauma Response Team, a community disaster response training program, and provided services for 9/11 families, first responders and other survivors of community traumas. Prior to opening my current private practice, I served as Chair of the Child & Adolescent Team of a local non-profit, Presbyterian Psychological Services.

In my practice, I combine cognitive-behavioral, family systems and psychodynamic training with the recognition that a warm relationship between therapist and client is paramount. In session, I may be informal, encouraging, and/or challenging, and I always welcome your feedback as we work toward your goals. I believe that each therapeutic journey is unique, and I am privileged to walk along side you as you seek growth, change and recovery.

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Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is intended to provide information about the services offered by Dr. Engel, and should not be used as a substitute for professional psychological advice or care.