Lauren Saler is a New York State licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience in counseling and therapy, including
over 20 years at a University Counseling and Personal Development Center, in roles ranging from Outreach Coordinator and Senior
Staff Psychologist to Clinical Supervisor, Director of Clinical Training, and Assistant Director.
She holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology
from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Dr. Saler’s professional psychotherapy
training included work on inpatient units, day hospital and partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient mental health
Dr. Saler 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 her interest
in bereavement and loss, she also published a paper in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry about the relationship between childhood parental death and depression in adulthood.
Throughout her career, Dr. Saler has counseled hundreds of older adolescents and adults on multiple
issues from anxiety, depression, relationships, grief and loss, and identity development to self worth, life transitions,
and stress management.
Dr. Saler is a longstanding
The American Psychological Association
The New York State Psychological Association
The Westchester County Psychological Association