About Dr. Saler

Experience

I am a New York State licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience, including over 20 years at a University Counseling Center, in roles ranging from Outreach Coordinator and Senior Staff Psychologist to Clinical Supervisor, Director of Clinical Training, and Assistant Director. In my career, I have helped hundreds of older adolescents and adults address multiple issues from anxiety, depression, relationships, grief and loss, and identity development to self worth, life transitions, and stress management.


Education & Training


I hold an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. My professional psychotherapy training included work on inpatient units, day hospital and partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient mental health centers.


Research

I spent several years working as a research interviewer on research projects at a large, leading cancer hospital in New York City. These studies focused on the illness and death of a parent from cancer and its impact on the children and family. In keeping with my interest in bereavement and loss, I also published a paper in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry about the relationship between childhood parental death and depression in adulthood.


Professional Affiliations

I am a longstanding member of:

  • The American Psychological Association
  • The New York State Psychological Association
  • The Westchester County Psychological Association
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