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Professional Statement

  • Dr. James D. Sterling is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Sterling joined the hospital in 1982, serving initially as a Clinical Instructor, after spending five years as a Clinical Instructor at Metropolitan Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry.
  • Dr. James D. Sterling earned a Doctor of Philosophy in the field of psychology at the University of Chicago and Masters Degrees from both the University of Chicago and the Columbia University Business School. After serving internships at the Chicago-Read Mental Health Center, Dr. James D. Sterling obtained his Illinois state psychologist’s license in 1976. A New Yorker, Dr. James D. Sterling returned to New York City in 1977, where he obtained his New York State License in Clinical Psychology. During this time, Dr. James D. Sterling also was appointed to the board of directors for the Greater New York area’s Alcoholism Council, where he served on the referral and treatment standards and training committee. ?
  • Dr. James D. Sterling has had his full-time practice since 1976, specializing in individual, family and couples therapy. He is the director of the New York Center for Psychotherapy, which helps the client improve their personal relationships by providing a greater understanding of their conflicts, developing their communication skills and other tools to facilitate their adjustment to each other. The practice works by offering personalized one-on-one and couples counseling. ?
  • Located at 1155 Park Avenue in New York City, Dr. James D. Sterling’s tailors each session toward the individual client’s needs. He has trained in a variety of disciplines, including child psychology and mental health. Dr. James D. Sterling trained in couples counseling in both San Francisco, Chicago and in New York City. ?
  • In addition in 1971, Dr. Sterling worked at the Instituto Nacional de Neurología in Mexico City, Mexico. ?
  • His education has not been limited to the field of psychology. Dr. James A. Sterling has studied business, as well as language studies, with education in French, German, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. James Sterling’s studies took him to Lyceum Apinum in Switzerland and Yale University. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California in Berkeley in 1965. ?
  • They have one very lovely daughter, Tasha, who is 29.


  • University of Chicago, PhD in Psychology
  • Chicago-Read Mental Health Center (Internship)

Language Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish