Carolyn Sorkin, Ph.D.

Carolyn B. Sorkin, Ph.D.

Dr. Sorkin is a collaborative clinical psychologist who passionately invests in the growth and healing of her patients. She integrates tangible solution-focused interventions with dynamic relational approaches to help children, adults, and families meet their treatment goals.

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Carolyn B. Sorkin, Ph.D.
Supervising Psychologist
P: (212) 337-3565 Ext. 3
Cell: 1 917 742 0177
Monday 10AM-6PM
Tuesday 10:30AM – 7PM
Wednesday 11AM – 6PM
Thursday 10AM – 6PM
Children (6-12)
Teens (13-18)

Client Types (Individual, Couples, Family)
“Within a patient/therapist relationship built on openness and authenticity, I utilizes compassionate curiosity to connect people to the many different parts of themselves. I help people make sense of their experiences, foster self-understanding and acceptance, and strengthen connections with themselves and important others.”

C. Sorkin

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– Parent-child relationships and conflict
– Emerging Adulthood and Life Transitions
– Eating disorders and other Addictions in adults and children
– Anxiety/Mood disorders in adults and children
– Adult social and career difficulties


Director of The William Alanson White Child and Adolescent Externship Training Program
Oversee the training of doctoral student’s child therapy and child psychoeducational evaluations in order to assess academic strengths & weaknesses, intellectual & emotional functioning and clarify diagnosis.
Supervising Psychologist – Rennicke & Associates
Provide weekly supervision for pre-licensed psychologists, psychology externs and social work interns. Oversee the process of connecting new clients with clinicians.


April 2022. Toward a Common Core of Psychotherapy: Perspectives from Child and Adolescent Therapy. Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Lausanne, Switzerland. Speakers: Carolyn B. Sorkin, Ph.D, Halle Thurnauer, Ph.D. Discussant: Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.


Seminar: Healing Relational Trauma 
–Trainer: Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
Seminar: Essential Skills (ES1) Five Modules
–Trainer: Ronald Frederick, PhD
–Training:Training to provide practical skills for the application of AEDP as well as a thorough immersion in the theory underlying the practice.
Immersion: The Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma: Healing at the Edge of Transformational Experience
–Trainer: Diana Fosha, PhD
–Training:Training in working at the edge of transformational experience and how to use body-based affective transformational markers to guide interventions. Use AEDP’s rigorous transformational phenomenology to closely track clinical processes.

Level 2 Training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy 

– Trainer: Daniel Hughes, Ph.D.

– Training: In-depth training on attachment focused family therapy specifically designed for children with past traumatic experiences and struggles with attachment, trust, and loss.
Level 1 Training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy 
– Trainer: Courtney Rennicke, Ph.D.
– Training: In-depth training on attachment focused family therapy specifically designed to lessen conflict and strengthen connection within the parent child relationship.
Pre-Doctoral Internship at NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center
Provided weekly individual and family outpatient psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults integrating psychodynamic, attachment-based, and family systems approaches with more direct cognitive behavioral interventions. Co-led coping and social skills group for 10 – 12-year-olds with ADHD and comorbid anxiety, mood, and behavioral challenges. Provided weekly dyadic therapy for parent-child dyads with a focus on fostering improved communication and strengthening connection. Provided individual, group, and family therapy on child/adolescent and adult inpatient units. Served as primary clinician/evaluator in the child/adolescent psychiatric emergency room performing risk assessment, diagnostic evaluation/clarification, and short-term individual and /or family interventions including safety planning and parent-child communication work. Conducted psychological assessments in an adult psychiatric emergency room.
Clinical Psychology Trainee, The William Alanson White Institute Child and Family Center
Provided outpatient psychotherapy to children and adolescents aged 5-18 and their families. Conducted comprehensive psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments.
Clinical Psychology Trainee, New York Psychoanalytic Institute
Provided individual psychotherapy for adults and adolescents in an outpatient setting as well as weekly short-term therapy for students in a specialized NYC school setting (K-12). Conducted in-depth psychological intakes, psychoeducational and neuropsychological testing batteries for adolescents.
Clinical Psychology Trainee, New School Counseling Center
Provided individual psychotherapy for college and graduate level art, music, and fashion design students. Conducted psychoeducational and neuropsychological testing batteries.
Clinical Psychology Trainee, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Psychiatric Recovery Center
Conducted individual and group psychotherapy for adults with severe psychopathology. Administered neuropsychological testing batteries for adults.
Clinical Psychology Trainee, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Eating Disorder Program
Provided individual and family therapy for adolescents and adults with eating disorders and other comorbid diagnosis.
Clinical Psychology Trainee, Beth Israel Medical Center
Co-led psychotherapy groups on a dual-diagnosis inpatient unit.
Conducted outpatient screenings for psychotherapy research program including: SCID I and II, Adult Attachment Interview, and Relational Self Interview.
Student Volunteer, Columbia University Community Support System Program
Co-led group sessions in day program that provides comprehensive psychiatric services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
Clinical Training
Transference Focused Therapy (TFT)
Training at Bellevue Hospital by Dr. Anna Odom
Didactic training in Child Development, Child Therapy and Intensive Child
Testing at the William Alanson White Institute Child and Family Center led by Dr. Danial Gensler
Adult psychoanalytic class training at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Training by Dr. Vicki Gluhoski
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating disorders (CBT-E)
Training by Dr. Tom Hildebrandt
Family-based therapy for eating disorders
Training at the Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating and at Mount Sinai Hospital
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Six-seassion training at Mount Sinai
Boston University, B.S. B.A.
The New School, Clinical Psychology Masters of Arts
The New School, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology



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