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Shara Sand, Psy.D.

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Living to the Fullest
As a psychologist and psychotherapist, I believe that psychotherapy is most beneficial when it can address both broad and specific problems and help people find solutions to life's conflicts and stressors. Chronic stress and chronic relational conflicts often become obstacles to leading an emotionally healthy and rewarding existence. Ultimately, I believe the goal of therapy is to enable people to make decisions that will allow them to feel most satisfied, productive and in control of their lives. Likewise, learning to cope with life's everyday stressors, as well as crises can be an important part of psychotherapeutic work. My approach is tailored to individual needs and focuses on building a collaborative dialogue in which to work towards identified therapeutic goals. This includes symptom reduction (anxiety, depression, self-harm), as well asworking with issues pertaining to gender, sexuality, creative blocks, performance anxiety, infertility and parenting issues, among others.

Consulting with a psychologist and taking the step forward to begin psychotherapy can be one of the best investments you make in yourself. Therapy is an effective tool to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression, and foster personal growth. Research has shown that psychotherapy enhances overall mental health, and self-esteem. Psychotherapy can also be helpful in making informed decisions regarding real life dilemmas. I provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to explore the subtle and not-so-subtle psychological and emotional factors that influence all aspects of one's life.
Bio
I am a licensed psychologist in New York State (# 012174-1) and received my doctorate in clinical psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY. My Postdoctoral training in Medical Psychology/AIDS was completed at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center, NYC. I hold a Master's Degree in Music and my interests in psychology, music, gender and sexuality are an integral part of my work. I have a wide variety of experience as a clinician, teacher, writer and speaker and offer services in several specialty areas. Memberships include the American Psychological Association, the New York State Psychological Association, the Performing Arts Medicine Association, Association for the Study of Dreams, and the American Federation of Musicians, Local 802.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Eating Disorders  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Anger Management  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anxiety and Panic  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Grief and Loss  Relationship Issues
 Bicultural Difficulties  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Body Image Issues  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Loneliness  Stress Management
 Chronic Illness  Marriage & Family Therapy  Trauma and PTSD
 Couples Therapy  Marriage Counseling  Women's Issues
 Depression  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  Work and Career Issues
 Divorce
Certifications
 Clinical Psychologist  Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)  Licensed Psychologist
Education/Training
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, 1993
M.A. in Music Performance, Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn College, 1985
B.Mus., Manhattan School of Music, 1983

Psychology Internship, St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital, St. Luke's Site
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Psychology/AIDS, AIDS Center Program, St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center, St. Luke's Site.
Memberships
American Psychological Association:
Division 10 (Arts)
Division 35 (Women)
Division 39 (Psychoanalysis)
Division 44 (LGBT)
New York State Psychological Association
Psychologists for Social Responsibility
Performing Arts Medicine Association
Association for the Study of Dreams
American Federation of Musicians, Local 802, NYC.
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check
Hours:M-F, 8AM - 9PM
License:NYS 012174-1
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Location
900 West End Ave.
#1C
New YorkNY 10025
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