Dr. Deborah Serani


Psychologist, Author, Media Expert

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.”

~ Havelock Ellis, Psychologist

About Dr. Deborah Serani

Dr. Deborah Serani is a psychologist and an award-winning author. She is a go-to media expert on psychological issues, with interviews in ABC News, The Associated Press, The Chicago Tribune, CNN, The Daily Beast, Newsday, The New York Times and radio station programs at CBS and NPR, just to name a few.

She is a TEDx speaker, an American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Specialist, writes for Psychology Today, the Ask The Therapist column at Esperanza Magazine and has worked as a technical advisor for the NBC television show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

A licensed psychologist over 25 years in New York, Dr. Serani is a professor at Adelphi University, teaching graduate courses in psychological diagnosis, psychodynamic treatment and multicultural diversity.

Dr. Serani’s Expertise

Psychotherapy and Consultation

  • In-Office Psychotherapy 
  • Telepsychology Psychotherapy
  • Psychoeducational Consultation 


Keynote and Professional Speaking

  • National, International &TEDx Conferences
  • Research Based Content
  • Presented at Over 100 Venues


Television Radio and Print

  • Breaking & Developing News Commentary
  • Health and Wellness Segment Guest
  • Quotable Sound Bites

Dr. Deborah Serani’s Books

"Depression in Later Life: An Essential Guide" is a finalist in the 2016 Book of the Year Awards. Read more here.





"Depression and Your Child" won the 2013 Gold Medal Book of the Year Award. Read more here.




"Living with Depression" won the 2011 Silver Medal Book of the Year Award. Read more here.