About Dr. Roy Jerome

I am a New York State Licensed Psychologist (019645) in independent practice in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. I received my PhD in Applied Psychology from New York University in Manhattan. 

I trained as a generalist psychologist providing treatment across the lifespan, from adolescence through adulthood.  I have experience working with adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, substance use, and sexual health. My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic, with an emphasis on relational psychoanalytic thinking. I also incorporate cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, as well as evidence-based approaches to address particular problems.

Prior to attending New York University, I received clinical training at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the Puget Sound VA Health Care System, where I specialized in trauma, substance use, and HIV-related mental health.

Specialties

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Substance Use

  • Sexual Health

  • Chronic Illness

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Creative Growth

  • Personal Growth

  • Veterans' Mental Health

Assessment and Treatment

Individual Psychotherapy

My work with individuals is primarily rooted in my training from a psychodynamic perspective.  I work with patients to identify and address the underlying internal conflicts and patterns that contribute to challenges and problems in our lives.  I also integrate cognitive-behavioral or other approaches according to an individual’s treatment needs.  All approaches will be discussed with our agreed upon individualized treatment plan.  I work according to a collaborative, client-centered approach.

Couples Psychotherapy

My orientation for working with couples and families is to move towards healing, communication, growth, and change within relationships.  I do not specialize in divorce mediation. 

Diagnostic Assessment and Testing

I provide a variety of personality and cognitive testing services.  Please view Policies for a sample of the type of testing services I provide.

I accept referrals for psychological testing directly from patients or from other professionals with appropriate releases of information agreed to by the patient.

Psychological testing is an individualized process. Tests are chosen and tailored for investigating specific questions regarding a person’s functioning and concerns.  Feel free to contact me to discuss if testing may be a useful endeavor for you or your client.  I will gladly answer your questions to determine if this would be useful in your specific case.