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Meredith Singer PhD, SEP

Meredith Singer Phd is a Clinical Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Attachment Focused-EMDR Practitioner, and Owner of Singer Psychology.  She works with adults, adolescents and children.

I am a Clinical Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and the owner of Singer Psychology Group. I work with adults, adolescents and children.

 

I love helping people understand how they are a combination of their individual experiences and the environments they grew up in. I encourage people to become curious about themselves and how the patterns and behaviors from the past are held in their nervous systems and continue to come up in the present. While my work is grounded in psychodynamic theory, I combine a body based approach.  I believe that the most profound changes come from a whole body experience, shifts in our thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, sense of self, our bodies and nervous system.

 

Because the work of therapy must make sense to the person I am working with, I collaborate to create an individualized integrated, embodied approach from my extensive training. I combine and use:

 

  • Psychodynamic 

  • Somatic Experiencing (SE) 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (AF-EMDR) 

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Parent/Infant Dyadic work

  • Attachment

  • Relational

  • Interpersonal.

 

My Approach

 

Our childhood experiences shape who we are, how we relate to the world, ourselves and others. These experiences form our sense of self and others, and our understanding of ourselves in the world. We can get stuck in the sense of ourselves from the past and not be able to move into the present. We know that every person has the ability to change, grow and heal from past experiences and trauma. When we understand, respect, and have compassion for ourselves and are able to make room for all our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, we are free and unburdened to love others and be available to them in ways that we have not yet experienced.

Training

 

I earned my MS in School Psychology from The City University of New York. In 2003, I earned my PhD in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Neuropsychology, from Long Island University.

 

I worked for 6-years as an early childhood school psychologist.  During that time, I did play therapy, parenting work, and conducted psychological testing. I specialized in working with children with developmental disabilities, neurodivergent children, and children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders).  I completed a predoctoral internship at Nassau University Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship at Weill Cornell in the department of anxiety disorders and posttraumatic stress. My fellowship allowed me to work with the renowned trauma researcher, clinical psychologist Joanne Difede, conducting research on PTSD in first responders to 9/11 and working clinically with these individuals. I remained at Weill Cornell for two more years as an instructor. During that same time, I completed a training certificate from the Parent Infant Psychotherapy program at Columbia University and began training in The Women’s Reproductive Psychiatry center at Weill Cornell, working under Catherine Berndorf. While I loved working at Weill Cornell, I had just given birth to my first son and I wanted to work closer to home.

 

In 2006, I opened my private practice and have been working as a clinician ever since.  I completed the first part of the MBSR training, a one-year certificate program in Integrative Trauma Studies at NIP (the National Institute of the Psychologies), I am an Attachment-Focused EMDR therapist trained at the Parnell Institute, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). 

 

About Me

 

I am a native of Brooklyn and come from a long line of Brooklynites. My husband, two sons, and I are proud to call Brooklyn home. I love my job and feel honored to help people become more comfortable in their own skin. 

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