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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Rob Dobrenski is a psychologist treating patients in New York City and the surrounding communities. In addition to his clinical roles, he is an active writer on mental health topics. He co-hosts two weekly radio programs and maintains ShrinkTalk.net, a blog dedicated to mental health.
  • For his undergraduate degree, Dr. Dobrenski attended Rutgers University. He pursued his graduate psychology studies at the University of Toledo, where he completed both his master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Dr. Dobrenski has also completed a fellowship program at the Cornell University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital. At these facilities, he focused on the study of psychotherapy for mood and anxiety disorders.
  • Patients visiting Dr. Dobrenski can receive a full range of psychological services. He provides cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, relationship counseling, anger management, and group therapy. Treatment is available for issues including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance abuse.


  • University of Toledo, PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • University of Toledo (Master’s)

Awards and Publications

  • Rob Dobrenski is the author of Crazy: Notes On and Off the Couch, which is a series of narratives that attempt to reveal the nature of mental illness and its treatment and pull back the shroud surrounding the lives of therapists.
  • He is the published author of the short story "Shrinks Get it Wrong Sometimes"
  • Writer of the blog ShrinkTalk.Net and he co-hosts 2 weekly radio programs, Here's What to Think and Attention Crash
  • Dr. Dobrenski served as the mental health expert for Yahoo! Health in 2011, where he wrote brief, self-help pieces and added commentary on relevant psychological issues.

Language Spoken

  • English