Dr. Richard Levenson

Anxiety Disorders
New York, NY
31 years experience male

Locations

Richard L. Levenson, Jr., Psy.D., CTS

New York, NY

Address

135 East 50th Street, Suite 110, New York, NY
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

2128602124

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

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Medicaid

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

Nippon Life Insurance Company of America

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About

Bio

Clinical psychologist in independent practice since 1990. Specialties in psychotherapy of adults, adolescents, and children; anxiety disorders, PTSD, depressive disorders, psychological evaluations of learning disorders in children, school functioning, pre- and post-marital therapy, and crisis intervention and Critical Incident Stress Management, and psychology and psychotherapy of law enforcement personnel and their families. Dr. Levenson has worked with police and law enforcement officers (local, state, and federal) and their families for many years conducting individual, family, and group psychotherapy and psychological testing. Dr. Levenson has been recognized as an expert in the amelioration of police stress and has published on the topic. He has written over three dozen articles and numerous book reviews. After serving a five-year term as Editor, Dr. Levenson is currently Associate Editor of the <i> International Journal of Emergency Mental Health </i> , a peer-reviewed, scholarly publication, and has helped bring research on police stress from traumatic incidents to the international psychological and police communities. Dr. Levenson’s credentials include certification as a <i> Traumatic Stress Specialist </i> from the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists; certification as a <i> Traumatologist </i> by the Green Cross Foundation; and he is a <i> Fellow </i> of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. From September 11, 2001, to November, 2002, Dr. Levenson was on-site at Ground Zero of the World Trade Center participating in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) group and individual debriefings of NYPD members of service as well as “debriefings for the debriefers.” For these efforts, Dr. Levenson was awarded Certificates of Merit from the NYPD Detectives Endowment Association and the National Fraternal Order of Police, Critical Incident Committee. Dr. Levenson is currently a consulting Department Police Surgeon for the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office in Kingston, NY. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the 9/11 Police Aid Foundation, a not-for-profit organization. The Foundation was incorporated to provide charitable relief to any member, (retired or active), of any Police Department that has become ill or disabled in any way due to the effects of the terrorist attacks against this country on 9/11/01. The Foundation also provides aid and support to surviving family members of any officer that should succumb to such an illness or injury.

Specialties
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Anxiety Disorders

Child and Adolescent Disorders

Depressive Disorders

Pre- & Post-Marital Counseling

PTSD

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Levenson
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Counseling: The first is an overall field and the second is a type of counseling within the field.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Levenson
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Test: Not really, no. There are many different kinds of psychological tests and you should consult a licensed psychologist if you would like to learn more ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Levenson
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Tests: Tests must be reliable and valid, and copyrighted by law. It is very doubtful that a test having any merit would be available free of charge on the i ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Levenson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pace University, NYC; Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical-Child-School Psychology
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

Pace University, NYC; Master of Science in School Psychology
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

Fairleigh Dickison University, Teaneck, NJ: Master of Arts in Theoretical Psychology
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Graduated 1976MD

Affiliations

Editor, International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 2004-2008
Associate Editor, International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 2009 - present
Department Police Surgeon, NYS Troopers PBA
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