What is Dr. Peter Meiland Ph.D.’s Professional Background?

Dr. Peter Meiland Ph.D. Educational Background and Credentials

Clinical Psychologist Serving NYC

Dr. Meiland received his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in 1986. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1995 from Teachers College, Columbia University, obtaining two master’s degrees while pursuing his doctorate. The following year, 1996, he was licensed as a clinical psychologist in New York State and has been continuously licensed at the highest level in his field since that point. He maintains a private practice in Manhattan, providing to adults, and psychological testing for learning disabilities to children and adults.

From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Meiland served as a clinical supervisor at Teachers College, Columbia University, focusing mainly on testing and assessment. From 1995 to 2005, he taught as an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, C.U.N.Y., and was also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at New York University (N.Y.U.) from 1998 to 2000.
Dr. Meiland has extensive clinical experience beginning in 1991, when he served as a psychology intern for one year, and then as a therapist and Staff Psychologist at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in midtown Manhattan. At the Postgraduate Center, he provided direct clinical services, supervision, and testing and assessment, working there from 1991 to 1998. He entered private practice in 1996. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Meiland worked as a Staff Psychologist in the Learning Disabilities Unit (L.D.U.) at the S.U.N.Y. College of Optometry in New York City, where he received intensive experience in the assessment of learning disabilities, working mostly with children in the early grades, but also with adolescents and adults. He has presented papers at the meetings of the International Dyslexia Association (I.D.A.) on several occasions, most recently in 2005.

In 2002, Dr. Meiland began a certificate program in Adult Psychoanalysis at the Institute of Psychoanalytic Teaching and Research (IPTAR) in New York City, and received his certificate in 2008. He has presented a series of papers in the psychoanalytic community since receiving this training, and has served in several administrative and service roles for IPTAR since 2008, including clinical supervision of psychological testing provided by trainees in IPTAR’s educational placements.

Since 1996, Dr. Meiland has been a clinical psychologist in private practice, and specializes in several areas.

  • First, he provides intensive psychotherapy to adults and adolescents, utilizing an approach that mixes cognitive and psychoanalytic approaches to therapy.
  • He focuses on treatment of anxiety and depression, relationship issues, health problems, aging, and career challenges.
  • In addition, he has extensive experience in the treatment of diabetics, in particular Type 1 (juvenile) diabetics.
  • Finally, he provides testing and assessment of learning disabilities, for issues ranging from Reading Disorder (dyslexia), language problems and visual-spatial reasoning deficits, and Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.)

He maintains a modest range of fees, dependent on the client’s ability to pay, and is active in filing claims with the health insurance companies of his clients. He does not accept insurance directly, apart from Medicare Part B.