Michael Turman, Ph.D.

Limited Permit Psychologist

Tel: 212-506-5935

About Michael Turman, Ph.D.

Many seek psychotherapy because they sense that something must change despite doing the best that they can in life. The relationship that we develop in psychotherapy can be a unique and powerful tool to invite and grow the change that you would like to see in your life. Therapy with me will feel caring and supportive, as we identify and build on your strengths, although I will also be direct and up front with you about areas of your life that I believe may benefit from a closer look. Therapy is a unique and personal experience— in the room, we will create a space that is safe, tailored to your needs, and will move at a manageable pace, with the goal of helping you to live a more authentic and fulfilling life.

My Approach:

I work with both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral principles, which I incorporate in an atmosphere of trust, understanding, and communication. I pay special attention to the ways that thought patterns and ways of engaging with yourself and others may be impacting different areas of your life.

I use psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches and have specialized training in trauma assessment and treatment. I completed extensive training in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR). Additionally, I speak Spanish and Portuguese as well as English, and I have specialized training in treating immigration related issues, and stressors unique to members of the LGBTQ+ community. 


Professional Background:

I earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus and completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship at the Miami Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. I have a special interest in treating trauma, PTSD, and depression, which is reflected in my training experiences across a variety of sites including Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Inpatient Addiction Psychiatry Unit, New York Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medical College’s Burn ICU and Military Family Wellness Center, and New York Presbyterian’s Department of Neurological Surgery. I also hold an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus and a B.A. in psychology from CUNY Hunter College. 

My research focuses on how emotion regulation influences the development of trauma-related processes such as PTSD and depression in populations repeatedly exposed to trauma. I have co-authored peer-reviewed articles on crisis counseling, as well as battlefield medical critical care. From 2018-2021 I was awarded the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, through which I completed specialized training in the provision of services to minority communities with an emphasis on providing services in Spanish and Portuguese. My approach is also informed by prior professional experience: I worked for over 10 years as an EMT in the New York City 911 system, where I helped people navigate through medical emergencies and psychiatric crises in the homes, streets, and communities that make up the fabric of New York.

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