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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Menaker is a clinical psychologist in private practice with offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn. He has worked in a range of clinical settings in the NY area for the last 14 years developing a body of experience that includes work with clients who suffer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Chronic Pain, Addictive Disorders, Adult forms of ADHD, Grief, Depression, and Relational Difficulties among other things. He tends to practice using an interpersonal psychodynamic treatment model and when necessary employing short-term, more directed or symptom focused CBT based treatments.
  • Dr. Menaker was born and raised in suburban New York, attended the Claremont Colleges in southern California and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Adelphi University, NY. He has had the opportunity to live and work in various cultures and has been able to incorporate this range of experience in his approach to understanding human experience and the process of change. He has engaged in mental health outreach in various communities, working with emotionally disturbed children in residential treatment, assisting in community mental health programs in day treatment settings and providing low cost treatment through college and community counseling centers to students and clients in need.
  • Dr. Menaker is an avid outdoors enthusiast, which has contributed to his awareness of the complex connection between psychological health and physical well-being.


  • Adelphi University
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Internship in Psychology
  • Village Counseling and Assessment Center (Externship)
  • Pitzer College (Bachelor’s)

Awards and Publications

  • Honors Thesis, Pitzer College - Claremont, CA
  • • Hilsenroth, M.J., Menaker, J., Peters, E.J., & Pincus, A.J., (2007). Assessment of borderline pathology using the inventory of interpersonal problems circumplex scales (IIP-C): A comparison of clinical samples. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 365-376, 14

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Psychotherapy Research

Language Spoken

  • English