We all want to be "understood." My job, as a psychologist, is to listen very carefully and to understand what is going on that is troubling you. Together, it becomes clearer and we work on ways for you to feel more real and alive in the world. Perceptions about yourself and internalized relations from the past are explored and re-evaluated so that self-defeating thought patterns and behaviors can be discarded. What emerges are more realistic perceptions, attitudes and behaviors about yourself and your relationships. The therapy itself is a relationship. The goal is to feel more "together" and meaningfully connected with others.
While having excellent academic training and more than 30 years of experience as a licensed Psychologist is helpful, what is most important is my real concern for my clients and a truly empathic approach. We work as a team.
Individuals come to me because they are troubled by anxiety and/or depression as well as relationship issues.
Additionally, I have a specialty in gender role and gender identity issues and am considered a "non-sexist" therapist and gender specialist.
Experienced with marital issues, couple's counselling, women's issues, sexual problems, anxiety issues, depression and gender identity concerns.
I also work with couples who have communication and/or sexual issues. Expressing oneself openly to a partner is often a difficult process that requires a feeling of safety in order to feel understood without distancing the other. This therapy promotes that feeling of safety in a respectful context with an empathic psychologist.
Phone calls will receive the quickest response to request additional information.
Licenses / Credentials:
Certificate in Psychoanalysis 1998 from NYU Post-doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis
PhD from the City University of NY 1979
MA Brooklyn College, 1972
BA Brooklyn College, 1966
Licensed Psychologist in New York, 1981
About Shelley Juran PhD in Brooklyn, New York
Shelley Juran PhD is an psychoanalytically trained psychologist with an interpersonal humanistic approach who specializes in relationship problems, couples therapy, women's issues and gender identity concerns. She helps people discover and understand what is important to them so that they can feel more "real" and "alive" in the world. The goal is to become more integrated (together) as well as to become more meaningfully connected with others.
Gender Identity Issues
Directed The Clinic for the Study of Sexual Development at NYU Medical Center after I first finished my doctoral work and internship and found that to be fascinating work.
Completed a residency in Human Sexuality at Mt. Sinai Medical School.
Certificate in Psychoanalysis And Psychotherapy from NYU, 1998.
Professor of Psychology at Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, NY, teaching courses in Abnormal Psychology and Sex & Gender. Enjoy teaching and am quite familiar with the trials and tribulations of artists and creative individuals.
Member of the American Psychological Association
Member of the Psychoanalytic Association Of NYU Postdoctoral Program In Psychoanalysis And Psychotherapy.