About Dr. Klugman

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Midtown Manhattan, where I provide individual and couples psychotherapy for adults of all ages struggling with emotional distress, relationship and family issues, identity and self-esteem concerns, and significant life events and transitions (e.g., illness, separation, loss). I provide a collaborative and safe environment in which you can feel heard and supported while developing new ways of understanding, coping with, and working through difficulties.

I provide flexible and tailored therapy that blends specific skills with active exploration, helping my clients enhance their inner resiliency, creativity, and confidence in order to meet their goals. My approach integrates cognitive-behavioral, insight-oriented, and multicultural orientations. I am an LGB-, queer- and transgender-affirmative provider. In addition to my private practice, I am a psychologist at Columbia University Medical Center, where I provide psychotherapy for graduate students in the health and helping professions.

I am trained in a wide variety of evidence-based treatments and modalities including cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies, mindfulness based interventions, and acceptance and commitment therapy. My areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Anxiety (e.g., chronic worry, social anxiety, phobias, OCD)

  • Perfectionism

  • Struggles with shame, self-criticism, self-worth

  • Depression and mood disorders

  • Bereavement and loss

  • Relationship concerns

  • Major life transitions (e.g., marriage, illness, separation, loss)

  • Coping with chronic illness or pain

  • Workplace issues (career identity, transition, workplace conflict)

  • Identity concerns (e.g., sexual, gender, racial, ethnic identities, acculturative issues, coping with discrimination)

  • Trauma

  • Substance use disorders

I received my doctorate from Rutgers University and my B.A. from Brown University. I completed my predoctoral internship at the Brooklyn VA Hospital with rotations through PTSD/trauma and substance use disorders clinics, and was a postdoctoral fellow at NYU Counseling and Wellness Services. I am licensed to practice in the state of New York.

In addition to my private practice, I enjoy writing and presenting on a variety of topics in the field of clinical psychology. Below is a selection of recent topics I have presented:

  • Moving beyond crisis: Practical strategies for addressing trainee mental health problems in supervisory and clinical settings. (June 2018)

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy: Conceptualization and treatment approaches for social anxiety. (January 2018)

  • Campus connect: A suicide prevention training for gatekeepers. (October 2017)

  • Motivational interviewing: Principles and applications. (November 2016)

  • Cognitive processing therapy for PTSD. (July 2015)

  • Bridging the gaps: Outreach and advocacy strategies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer college communities. (February 2012)
     

Sam Klugman, Psy.D.

303 5th Avenue, Suite 901
New York, NY 10016
(347) 669-0595
dr.klugman@gmail.com