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. She works with children, teens and adults. Dr. Serani is also a senior professor at Adelphi University, and a community supervisor in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Long Island University.

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.


"The Ninth Session"  won the 2019 Suspense category from The Beverly Hills Book Awards. And Shelf Unbound 2019 Notable Indie Award.



"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.