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Amy Daley

Amy Daley, PhD.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Amy Daley is a clinical psychologist offering psycho-educational testing, vocational assessment, and therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Her office is at the Rutgers Counseling Center on the Upper West Side. Dr. Daley received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the City University of New York and also holds a master’s degree in music from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. Early in her training, she worked with parents and infants at a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and this challenging experience fueled her dissertation research on the impact of parent trauma on patterns of infant attachment.

Dr. Daley completed an APA-accredited internship at Beth Israel Medical Center where she gained experience in neuropsychological testing and training in a variety of evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), brief relational therapy (BRT) and parent-child dyadic therapy. Following graduation, Dr. Daley was a Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow at the William Alanson White Institute, where she further developed her understanding of relational theory, eating disorders and gender identity. Dr. Daley also holds a position at New York City Children’s Center, where she conducts psychological evaluations for children and adolescents and supervises trainees.

Dr. Daley believes in providing holistic and comprehensive support to families of children with special needs or learning differences, and she welcomes those seeking assessment, individual therapy, and tandem group therapy – a collaborative effort with PSI creative arts therapists where a parent group meets side-by-side with a children’s group. Dr. Daley’s approach integrates concepts from attachment, cognitive-behavioral and relational theories. She strives to create a safe and nurturing space to allow people to understand their strengths, help develop greater compassion for their weaknesses, and assist them in developing skills to improve their relationships.

Dr. Daley offers:

  • psycho-educational testing for children, adolescents, and college students
  • vocational assessment
  • individual therapy
  • tandem group therapy for parents and children
  • “Superheroes” group in emotion regulation skills for children with LD, ADHD or ASD
  • presentations to schools, organizations, clergy and medical professionals on recognizing and working through traumatic experiences.


VIDEO: Dr. Amy Daley on Healing the Fractures from Trauma: