Defne Akol

Psychologist, PhD

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Defne Akol, PhD, Psychologist in New York
(646) 663-4395

Defne Akol

Psychologist, PhD


Location

303 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1103
New York, New York 10016
(646) 663-4395

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I am a seasoned psychologist with extensive experience of helping children, adolescents, adults, as well as couples and families. I have been described as warm, supportive and straightforward. In my work, I use a collaborative, strengths-based and relational approach. I was trained at Columbia University, New York University and the Ackerman Institute for the Family. In addition to my clinical work, I am a faculty member at Teachers College, Columbia University. I am dedicated to training the next generation of psychologists and counselors as well as continually learning and improving my skills.

I have a specialty in addictive disorders, particularly helping families work together to resolve associated challenges. I also accept clients with broader concerns of losing a loved one, reconsidering careers, extra-marital affairs, chronic health concerns, or financial troubles. I conduct psychological assessments for immigration, parenting arrangements and career counseling.

I believe that growth and change is possible through therapy. I am looking forward to evaluating your needs to develop an individualized plan. Please call me to discuss any questions you may have. I am committed to helping you make changes that enhance your life.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 22 Years
  • School: New York University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License and State: 018108-1 New York

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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Location

303 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1103
New York, New York 10016
(646) 663-4395

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Immigration issues
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Turkish
Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

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Last Modified: 03 Mar 2018
Defne Akol, PhD, Psychologist in New York

Defne Akol

Psychologist, PhD