Staff

Dr. Sandy Krohn, executive director and founder of City Psychology, received his master’s and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University in 2009. He completed his internship at North Central Bronx Hospital with a focus on inpatient geriatric psychiatry/ psychology. Following licensure, Dr. Krohn completed his post-doctoral work in a number of medical and outpatient settings with a focus on geriatric mental health and also completed 3 years of post-doctoral work in cognitive-behavioral therapy for mood and personality disorders. Dr. Krohn currently serves as adjunct clinical supervisor for Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology’s Clinical Health Program and provides consultation and supervision for psychologists and other health care professionals in their work with older adults.

Dr. Krohn’s research focuses on the relationship between physical activity and health in older adults.  He has won the “Morton Berger Award for Excellence in Research” for his work. Dr. Krohn presented his findings at the American Psychological Association 2011 conference in Washington DC. He regularly presents in various settings on Clinical Geropsychology and is a member of APA Division 12/11, Society of Clinical Geropsychology. Dr. Krohn also helped to create and design GeroCentral, a collaborate website between aging and development organizations aimed at bringing together available resources for geropsychology training, service provision, policy and research.

Dr. Krohn’s current work focuses on helping older adults and their family’s transition into and through the aging process. This includes the assessment and treatment of cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular Dementia, Mood Disorders such as anxiety and depression, as well as helping patients and their families adjust to the physical, psychological, and developmental changes associated with aging. It is Dr. Krohn’s belief that a collaborative approach between himself, other healthcare professionals and families, can help older adults age wisely and with dignity even in the face of the dramatic change that accompanies aging.

Therapists

Rachel Lipman, LCSW, joined City Psychology in 2017. Rachel received her Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU in 2004, and her LCSW in 2007. Following this, she went on to receive her Adjunct Assistant Professorship at NYU, awarded in 2012 due to her work supervising masters level social work students. In 2013, Rachel earned her Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice from NYU and continues to seek training and enhancement in the field to amplify her skills.

In addition to her work with City Psychology, Rachel is a Social Work supervisor in a hospital setting. She sees clients as well as oversees programs and supervises staff. Throughout her work in the hospital, she has been exposed to and helped a diverse and varied clinical population throughout the life cycle. She focuses on helping clients utilize their coping resources (both internal and external) to find stability and improve their situations, oftentimes in the midst of crises. She brings this expertise to her work at City Psychology.

Dr. Amanda Volper earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Northwell Health (formerly LIJ). Dr. Volper primarily uses cognitive-behavioral therapy with clients, helping clients identify negative thoughts and behaviors that may be interfering with their lives and perpetuating their symptoms. She has experience working with clients across the age spectrum, in both hospitals and outpatient settings, and is dedicated to changing how people think about the aging process.