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Meet Dr. Judith Zackson

Clinical Psychologist

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from City University of New York
Clinical Director of Zackson Psychology Group

Dr. Zackson holds a license to practice clinical psychology in Connecticut and New York State and has over 20 years of clinical experience. She is the founder and clinical director of Zackson Psychology Group. Her practice focuses on anxiety, stress management, relationship issues, career issues, and parenting issues. Dr. Zackson specializes in compulsions and addictions. Dr. Zackson works with a range of clients, from parents, couples, to business leaders and corporations. Her treatment approach is solution-focused, helping clients identify and manage emotions that might be getting in the way of achieving their goals so they can live a better quality of life.

Based on her volunteering experience as a child at a local hospital and nursing home, Dr. Zackson initially decided to acquire training as an operating room nurse. She developed clinical expertise in patient care, in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and a deep interest in the mind-body connection. This led her to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology, which enhanced her clinical expertise and deepened her understanding of the mind-body connection and the importance of understanding people through a biological and psychological lens.

Dr. Zackson earned her master’s degree at Columbia University and graduated with departmental honors in psychology. She completed her doctorate. in clinical psychology from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She completed her clinical training at Columbia University Medical Center, New York University, and Kings County Hospital. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the William Alanson White Institute. Dr. Zackson has also completed specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT, developed by Dr. Aaron Beck) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR; pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School). Dr. Zackson has completed advanced training for eating disorders, addictions and compulsions, and trauma treatment. She is also trained in transference-focused psychotherapy (based on Dr. Frank Yeoman’s work at Weil Medical College of Cornell University). Dr. Zackson was a researcher on an NIMH funded-study at Columbia University, which focused primarily on adolescents at imminent risk of developing substance abuse problems.


Zackson, J. (2018, May). Parenting a difficult child. Paper presented at Weil Cornell Medical Center. New York City.
Zackson, J. (2012, April). The impact of primary maternal preoccupation on therapists’ clinical work. Thesis presented at City College of New York, NY.
Zackson, J. (2012, June). Transference and countertransference to cultural issues: Similar, but different, in the Jewish dyad. Paper presented at the William Alanson White Institute, New York, NY.
Zackson, J. (2011, June). Psycho-oncology and traumatic migration. Paper presented at Kings County Hospital, Behavioral Health, Brooklyn, NY.
Zackson, J. (2010, October). Cultural sensitivity in psychotherapy: Treatment of the Orthodox Jewish population. Paper presented at Kings County Hospital, Behavioral Health, Brooklyn, NY.
Zackson, J. (2008, November). Intergenerational transmission of trauma of Holocaust survivors. Paper presented at New York University.
Zackson, J. (2004, October). The effects of early war trauma on late life. Master’s thesis presented at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)
New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)
Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA)


Licensed Psychologist, State of Connecticut (#003398)
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York (#020344)


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