Peter Meiland Ph.D
Clinical and Academic Experience:
My experience in psychotherapy and testing began in 1998, when I entered graduate school in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. I earned my Ph.D. there in 1995, and trained as a psychoanalyst between 2002 and 2008 in order to deepen my therapeutic skills.
I have been in private practice in the Union Square neighborhood since 1996, and have also worked in a number of clinical and educational settings.
For ten years, I taught in the Psychology Department at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, C.U.N.Y, and for four of those years, taught at New York University in their Continuing Education program.
Between 1998 and 2002, I worked as a staff psychologist at the Learning Disabilities Unit of the S.U.N.Y. College of Optometry, a multi-disciplinary environment where I developed an expertise in diagnosing learning disabilities and developmental delays, mostly with children in grade school.
Since 2017, I have developed a practice in forensic assessment that helps people gain political asylum in the United States. In working with attorneys and non-profit agencies who are allies in the asylum sanctuary ovmement, I’ve traveled to Mexican towns on the U.S.-Mexico border to provide direct aid and mental health services on a number of occasions, and provide direct services to asylum seekers locally. I’m a faculty member at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine-Human Rights Clinic, and am a board member on the board of directors at Center for Family Life in Brooklyn, an advocacy organization for immigrants here in New York.
NEW YORK CITY BASED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
I am a clinical psychologist based in NYC with over 20 years experience. I have been in private practice in the Union Square neighborhood since 1996, and have also worked in a number of clinical and educational settings.
I earned my doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University and trained as a psychoanalyst between 2002 and 2008 in order to deepen my skills and understanding in helping my clients.
SUPPORTIVE, GENUINE & CUSTOMIZED APPROACH
While my training and background is broadly psychoanalytic, I am interactive with my clients, and don’t fit the mold of the silent analyst. I am supportive, direct in my ways of talking about problems, and have a good sense of humor.