Hi, I'm Dr. Oberhand

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I’m a licensed clinical psychologist based in New York City. I currently see clients at my private practice on the Upper West Side and at Montefiore Medical Group’s award-winning primary care/behavioral health integration program in the Bronx. My areas of expertise include trauma, adjustment, anxiety, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ADHD. In addition to providing clinical services, I train multidisciplinary healthcare professionals in culturally-competent care for LGBTQIA+ populations, safety assessment and risk management, and the treatment of ADHD.

I've worked in various settings including outpatient mental health, primary care, psychiatric inpatient, emergency room, and residential settings. I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where I trained as a generalist while also completing specialized training with youth, families, trauma survivors, and the LGBTQIA+ community. As a post-doctoral fellow at the Veterans Affairs - Pacific Islands Health Care System in Hawaii, I specialized in LGBTQIA+ Veterans’ Healthcare.

To learn more about my background, contact me for a free consultation.

 

My Approach

 

I’m a strong believer that in therapy, one size does not fit all. During your first appointment, we will discuss your concerns, strengths, and goals and we’ll plan accordingly. I draw from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, family/systems, and client-centered approaches. All that jargon basically means that we may focus on the past or the present, on gaining insight or changing thoughts and behaviors, on how you and those around you impact each other, or on how you feel when no one impinges on you at all. Based on your unique circumstances and goals, I will either work integratively or adhere to a single approach.

Certain elements will always be present, as I believe they’re fundamental to health and healing:

  • Resiliency: Trusting in your innate capacity to heal and thrive. Enhancing factors that boost resilience.
  • Intersectionality: Consideration of how societal and personal factors interact to affect lived experience.
  • Trauma-Informed Care: Sensitivity to the ways you’ve learned to get by. Prioritizing your sense of safety and control. 

For more detailed information about the therapy services most appropriate for you and/or your loved ones, please visit the services page.

 

My Office

My office is accessible via the 96th Street stop on the 1/2/3/B/C and several busses, with street and garage parking available. It is wheelchair accessible and offers a gender-neutral restroom.