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, Esperanza Magazine 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 30 years in New York, Dr. Serani specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma and postpartum disorders. She is also a senior professor at Adelphi University, teaching graduate courses in psychological diagnosis, psychodynamic treatment and multicultural diversity. She also proudly serves as a Disaster Mental Health Specialist for the American Red Cross and for the veterans organization Give an Hour.


Dr. Serani’s Expertise

Psychotherapy and Consultation

  • In-Office Psychotherapy 
  • Telepsychology Psychotherapy
  • Psychoeducational Consultation 
  • Depression, Trauma, Postpartum Specialty


Keynote and Professional Speaking

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


Television Radio and Print

  • 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" by Free Spirit Publishing will arrive in 2020.



 "The Ninth Session" - A Psychological Suspense Novel by TouchPoint Press is "One of the best thrillers of the year."




"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.