Dr. Alisa Trugerman is a New York State licensed psychologist (#009615). She received her B.A. as a dual major in biology and psychology at the University of Rochester and went on to earn her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Hofstra University. Dr. Trugerman has been in a NYS certified school psychologist and provided special services in public schools. She is also a subject matter expert in the evaluation of employer based mental health programs; the quality assurance of outpatient and facility-based treatment services for health plans; and in the effectiveness of new technologies in the delivery of emotional wellbeing services.
Dr. Trugerman specializes in working with school-age children, teens and young adults with a focus on learning, developmental and motivational issues. She has been formally trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Systems and Parent Management Training. Her approach is holistic, working not only with the families’ of her patients but in consultation, collaboration with their health care provider(s), teachers, tutors, athletic coaches and community-based leaders. Dr. Trugerman works with her patients to develop mutually agreed upon objectives that are measurable and to create self-sustaining solutions that can achieve long term success. Dr. Trugerman has provided individual, family and group therapy in a variety of clinical settings to address issues of anxiety, depression, stress, learning disability, ADHD, self-esteem, substance use, parent-child conflict and marital discord.
Dr. Trugerman has lectured in child psychology and human sexuality; presented on multiple topics in behavioral health at professional and business conferences; and provided mental health awareness training for managers and supervisors for global employers. Her most recent publication in JAMA Psychiatry was regarding the use of exercise in mental health.
Dr. Trugerman is a member in good standing of the American Psychological Association (APA) in Division 53-Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. She has been the past president of an education foundation and the chairperson of a religious school. When not working, Alisa likes to ski, bike, play tennis, use her camera for landscapes or practice her guitar to “get outside” of herself.