About Dr. Michelle Pearlman
I am a clinical psychologist living and working in private practice in Rockland County, New York. I am also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. I specialize in helping individuals of all ages through times of grief and loss, trauma, stress, and transition. I recently published a book entitled Grief in Childhood, which presents my model for helping bereaved children and their families.
Before starting my independent practice, I was the founding director of the Trauma and Bereavement Service and the clinical director of the Institute for Trauma and Resilience at the NYU Child Study Center. I was also involved with the development and implementation of programming for children and families who lost loved ones during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from American University in Washington, DC and my undergraduate degree from Cornell University.