About Dr. Sivesind

I am a Licensed Psychologist practicing in New York City (018484). I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from The New School for Social Research in Manhattan.  My private practice office is located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.  I also have held various institutional and academic positions.  Currently and for the last few years I have been a guest professor at Sarah Lawrence College, where I teach courses in the areas of Anxiety Disorders, Addiction, and Neurodiversity, among other interests.  Prior to this I held a position as Professor of Psychology, at Mount Sinai school of Medicine, specializing there in study and clinical practice of HIV treatment.

I trained as a generalist psychologist providing treatment across the lifespan, from adolescence through adulthood.  I generally do not provide services for young children, but would gladly refer you to colleagues who do specialize with young children.  My theoretical orientation is integrative, rooted in psychodynamic traditions, but also incorporating cognitive-behavioral, mindfullness-based, as well as evidence-based approaches to address particular problems.

Prior to attending the New School I worked as a licensed chemical dependency counselor.  Through this work as well as my ongoing involvement with clinical substance abuse treatment research I work with addicted individuals from a psychologically informed perspective with a focus on the individual’s unique relationship with substances.