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About Park Avenue Psychology PLLC

Welcome to the official site of Park Avenue Psychology PLLC in New York, New York. I am Dr. Sedi Flugelman, a licensed clinical psychologist and marriage therapist. For adults, seniors, and couples, my services include short- and long-term psychotherapy, marriage counseling, and testing.

Career Overview

Over the years, I have enjoyed therapeutic successes in a number of situations, owing to my keen interest in helping clients through various relationship challenges and life transitions such as: 

  • Career
  • Migration
  • Change of Environment
  • Loss
  • Trauma
  • Divorce

Personal Approach

In my practice, I strive to understand each individual's issues and needs through the different phases of the therapeutic relationship. By uncovering patterns of reasoning and actions which surface from recurring automatic thoughts, I obtain a comprehensive understanding of the person in his functioning. Through a proactive, attuned, caring, neutral, compassionate and non-judgmental stance, an empowering process is developed, leading to an enhancement of self-esteem. I have come to see how people can better understand themselves and their relationships, and I am able to help them make improved choices by and for themselves, and to live more meaningful lives.

Academic Highlights

I earned my Psychology degrees at Sorbonne University in Paris. My thesis subject was Frustration in the Child: Comparative Study of Freinet and Conventional Pedagogical Techniques. Upon moving to the US, I honed my skills at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in New York. I was later admitted as a fellow at the Washington Psychoanalytic Society, where I enrolled in the three-year post-graduate training program in Psychotherapy. Subsequently, I completed the coursework and practicum requirements of the Post-Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology of the American School of Professional Psychology™. I also undertook additional training in: 

  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotropic Medication
  • Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Severe Personality Disorders
  • Diagnosis and Psychotherapy in the Anxiety-Depression Interface
  • Treatment of Residual Symptoms in Depression
Professional Experience

In France, I was an intern and subsequently an assistant to the Head of Neuro-Psychiatry at the Jean Itard Day Care Psychiatric Hospital. I then took the position of Human Resources Psychologist at the Union des Banques Arabes et Francaises in Paris. Prior to establishing my private practice in the US, I was a Psychologist with a contractor for several Staten Hospital sites, overseeing a client population with diagnoses of personality disorders, schizophrenia, and autism, among others. I was also a Psychologist Associate at the National Children's Center in a full-time position with caseload responsibility for 30 in-patients.

Contact my New York, NY, office to schedule an initial consultation.