Licensed School/Clinical Child Psychologist
Dr. Picheny believes that the initial focus of treatment is to create a strong therapeutic alliance, such that each patient feels a sense of comfort walking into the therapy room and feels safe engaging and communicating in treatment. As a therapist, Dr. Picheny is thoughtful, deeply empathic, and displays a strong and clearheaded clinical sensibility. She focuses on understanding the history of each of her clients, as well as the systems in which they function, and utilizes both psychodynamic and evidence based approaches to address the challenges that each patient faces. Dr. Picheny maintains a bright outlook and demeanor, which positively impacts those who come into contact with her.
Dr. Picheny received her Psy.D. in School-Clinical Child Psychology at Pace University and completed her training at Jewish Child Care Association, providing clinical services to traumatized children and adolescents in the foster care system. She has experience working as a School Psychologist at a private special eduction school, where she engaged in services with children with high functioning autism and learning disorders. Following her work in a school, she returned to the foster care setting, engaging in therapy with traumatized youth and their families, consulting on multidisciplinary teams, and providing clinical and assessment supervision to psychologists in training. Additionally, she provides therapy and memory care services in the Geriatric community. Dr. Picheny focuses her work on the treatment of anxiety and trauma disorders, depression and postpartum mood disorders, adjustment challenges, and relationship concerns.