Dr. Doug Seiden
Director of BEHAVIOURAL HEALTH AND THERAPY
Dr. Seiden is a Hong Kong based clinical psychologist, licensed in New York and New Jersey. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College, a B.A. and Masters in Linguistics from the University of Paris, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Combined Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University.
He is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, having received specialized training in cognitive behavior therapy as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Cornell Cognitive Therapy Clinic of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and as a Professional Associate of Psychology in Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is also Board Certified in Neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), haing trained with Dr. Les Fehmi of the Princeton Biofeedback Centre, with whom he also obtained certification in NeuroSynchrony and Open Focus Coaching. He holds a certification in Ericksonian hypnotherapy by the New York Milton Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis.
He served as Program Director for the New York Family Studies Unit of the UCLA Center for Community Health, and has been on the Medical Staff of New Jersey's St. Barnabas Hospital, as an Affiliate in the Department of Psychiatry, as well as on the staff of the Summit Medical Group Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center.
He has been on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Transpersonal Research and has been an invited reviewer for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. He has served as an NGO Representative to the United Nations for the International Union of Psychological Science, and has taught for the California School of Professional Psychology.
Currently Dr. Seiden heads up the Behavioural Health and Therapy department at our center. He helps clients using cognitive behavioral therapies to work towards meaningful and lasting improvements in their lives. He works with a variety of issues including:
stress, anxiety, panic, phobias and trauma;
sadness, low mood and depression;
attention, concentration, organization and AD/HD;
excessive worry, obsessing and OCD;
impulse control disorders, including trichotillomania;
coping with health issues such as chronic pain and medical conditions;
anger management; and
adjusting to major changes in relationships or in the workplace.
Dr. Seiden also provides neurofeedback (brainwave biofeedback) to interested clients as a supplement to cognitive behavioral strategies or as a standalone treatment.