Education &Training 

I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006 from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and am licensed in New York, Connecticut and North Carolina.  A significant part of my experience has been providing individual psychotherapy to middle-aged and older adults suffering with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and relational and identity issues.  I have also had extensive training in providing short-term therapy.  People enter into treatment for a variety of different reasons.  Below are a few examples of diagnoses and/or presenting concerns which I currently treat:

  • Acute stress
  • Anxiety 
  • Dating, relationship, and marital problems
  • Depression 
  • Difficult transitions
  • Divorce
  • Family problems

Jamie Ghany, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Treatment approach

My approach to treatment is rooted in the philosophy that progress in therapy happens in distinct growth stages.  For this reason, I draw from several theoretical frameworks in my practice which offer different and complementary techniques.  I tend to use primarily psychodynamic, mindfulness-based, and solution-focused approaches and, throughout the treatment, work collaboratively with the client to follow a treatment plan which most accurately reflects his or her goals for therapy.  The techniques I use are based upon what would be most helpful for the client at each stage of treatment.  At the beginning of the treatment, for example, the client may be interested in focusing on ways to cope with a specific problem he or she may be having.  At this point, the client may benefit from using strategies to manage the symptoms.  As the treatment evolves, however, I work with the client to facilitate him or her coming to a better understanding of the symptoms and/or issues.  With a deeper understanding of the symptoms and/or issues, there are more possibilities for more permanent change and growth.

Education, Training, and Treatment Approach

  • Grief and loss
  • Identity issues 
  • Interpersonal conflicts
  • LGBT issues
  • Parenting and step-parenting
  • Self-esteem
  • Work and career satisfaction