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Professional Statement

  • Jocelyn Soffer, M.D. treats patients in New York, NY, specializing in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. Dr. Soffer is licensed to practice medicine in the state of New York, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She received her Bachelors and Medical degrees from Yale University. Following her studies, she did her Internship and Residency in Adult Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and then completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU. Dr. Soffer serves on faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU, where she teaches undergraduates.
  • In her private practice, Dr. Soffer offers psychotherapy as well as psychopharmacological treatment when clinically appropriate. While she treats the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions, her particular interests include mood and anxiety disorders, child play therapy, parent management training, college mental health and post-graduate transitions, adjustment to parenthood and postpartum concerns, women's mental health, and the interface between endocrinology and psychiatry. She does not accept insurance but can provide invoices that allow patients to file for any eligible reimbursement through out-of-network mental health benefits.

Education & Training

  • Medical School - Yale University
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Residency in Adult Psychiatry
  • New York University, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Yale University (Bachelor's)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and Publications

  • SELECTED AWARDS: Psychoanalytic Fellowship, Center for Psychoanalytic Training & Research, Columbia University.
  • Fellowship Award, American Psychoanalytic Association.
  • Janet Glasgow-Rubin Memorial Achievement Award for Outstanding Women, Yale University School of Medicine.
  • David Caul Research Award, International Society for the Study of Dissociation and Trauma.
  • Ginsberg Fellowship Award, “For Excellence and Accomplishments in Education and Teaching,” American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT).
  • Yale University, Distinction in the Major, Cum Laude.
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS: Cohen, Goforth, Luz, Batista, Khalife, Cozza and Soffer. Handbook of AIDS Psychiatry. Oxford University Press, NY, 2010.
  • Deckel G, Soffer J.. “The Columbia psychoanalytic fellowship: shaping ideas and sharing interests.” Bulletin of the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine, May 2009.
  • Textbook Chapters : Soffer J, Lux JZ, Mullen MP, Chapter 35: Endocrine Co-morbidities in Persons with HIV (pp. 513-528). Gorman JM, Dorell K, Soffer J, Chapter 27: Psychiatric Interventions (pp. 379-391). In Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry. MA Cohen and J Gorman, Eds. Oxford University Press, NY, 2008.
  • Soffer J, Alper KR, Basch S. A Psychodynamic Understanding of Conversion Nonepileptic Seizures in a Young Woman with Acquired Blindness. CNS Spectrums 2008 Jul; 13 (7): 575-584.
  • Presenter: American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), Special Program, “Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy: What Does It Mean to Be a Psychodynamic Group Therapist?” Winter Meeting, NY, 2009.
  • Co-leader: American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT), Workshop: “Kindling Inspiration: Two Model Curricula for Expanding the Role of Residents as Educators,” Janssen A, M.D., Nagula S, M.D., Shatkin J, M.D., MPH., Shuster A, M.D., and Soffer J, M.D. Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2011.
  • Instructor: Co-developed and taught undergraduate course, "The Adolescent Paradox: Emotions, Behavior, and Identity," offered at NYU College of Arts and Sciences, through the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (CAMS) program, 2009-present.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Association of Women Psychiatrists

Language Spoken

  • English