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Professional Statement

  • I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Manhattan treating adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I have extensive experience working with issues related to intimacy, relationship difficulties, coming of age challenges, anxiety, depression, bereavement, parenting, infertility/pregnancy, and a number of other areas of concern.
  • My approach is casual, warm, supportive, and interactive. I am an empathic listener but also an active participant in the treatment and feel that challenging both the patient and myself is a necessary part of any growth process. Treatment is individualized, calling on my training in various psychodynamic theories and general curiosity and good humor. I understand that sharing your most intimate thoughts with someone else can be difficult, I hope to make this process easier for you by establishing a comfortable rapport and a safe therapeutic environment based on trust and mutual respect. From there, we can work together to address issues in both your past and present that are causing you distress.

Education

  • Adelphi University, Master’s in Psychology
  • William Alanson White Institute (Fellowship)
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Elmhurst Hospital Center (Internship)

Awards and Publications

  • Kopp, A. K. & Szymanski, K. (2007). Trauma of parental loss, fear of intimacy, and adult attachment. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 115th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA. August 19, 2007.
  • Kopp-Smith, A. K. (2009). Long term effects of parental loss on romantic relationships of adults. Presentation to Psychology Department at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, NY. May 14, 2009.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association

Language Spoken

  • English