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, 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. 

Dr. Serani’s Expertise

Psychotherapy and Consultation

  • In-Office Psychotherapy 
  • Telepsychology Psychotherapy
  • Psychoeducational Consultation 
  • Depression, Trauma, Postpartum Specialty
  • Treating Children, Adolescent & Adults


Keynote and Professional Speaking

  • National, International Conferences
  • Research Based Content
  • Keynote or Panel Speaker
  • Presented at Over 100 Venues
  • Published Academic Articles


Television Radio and Print

  • Psychological Expert
  • Breaking & Developing News Commentary
  • Health and Wellness Segment Guest
  • Quotable Sound Bites
  • Interviews Via Email, Phone or In-Person

Dr. Deborah Serani’s Books

 "Sometimes When I'm Sad" is a children's picture book to help little ones recognize and cope with sadness. It is the first in a series of books by Dr. Serani from Free Spirit Publishing."Sometimes When I'm Sad" won the 2020 Finalist Award in Children's Hardcover Fiction from the International Book Awards


"The Ninth Session"    won the 2019 Suspense Book of the Year Award from The Beverly Hills Book Awards. The Shelf Unbound 2019 Notable Indie Award and a Finalist medal for Suspense in the 2019 NIEA Book Awards



"Depression in Later Life: An Essential Guide" won the 2016 Gold Medal Book of the Year Award. 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.