“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.”
~ Havelock Ellis, Psychologist
Dr. Deborah Serani is a psychologist, professor and an award-winning author. A go-to media expert on psychological issues, her interviews can be found at ABC News, The Associated Press, The Chicago Tribune, CNN, The Daily Beast, Newsday, The New York Times, USA Today - and radio station programs like CBS and NPR, just to name a few.
Dr. Serani is a TEDx speaker, writes for Psychology Today and has worked as a technical advisor for the NBC television show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. A recurring character was named after her - Judge D. Serani - as a nod to her technical work.
A licensed psychologist in practice over 30 years in New York, Dr. Serani specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma and postpartum disorders. Dr. Serani is also a senior professor at Adelphi University, teaching graduate courses in psychopathology, psychodynamic treatment, multiculturalism, and play therapy.
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"Sometimes When I'm Bored" arrives June 2022. It earned a 5 Star review from Readers Favorite and is endorsed by boredom researcher Dr. James Danckert, professor of psychology at University of Waterloo and author of Out of My Skull: The Psychology of Boredom.
"Sometimes When I'm Mad" is published by Free Spirit Publishing. It is endorsed by Raffi, child advocate and singer - and also received a 5 star review from Reader's Favorite, Chanticleer Book Reviews and Kirkus Reviews. It is a Finalist in the 2021 Little Peeps Early Readers Book Awards
"The Ninth Session" won a Finalist medal in the Readers Favorite 2021 Audiobook Contest, won the 2020 Suspense Book of the Year Award at the New York City Big Book Awards, and the 2020 Bronze Medal Book of the Year Award in Suspense at the Readers' Favorite Book Awards. The 2019 Suspense Winner Book of the Year Award from The Beverly Hills Book Awards. As well as a Finalist medal for Suspense in the 2019 NIEA Book Awards and the 2020 American Fiction Book Awards.