Dr. Shara Sand

Shara Sand

Title: Psychologist
Company: Shara Sand, PsyD
Location: New York, New York, United States

Dr. Shara Sand, Psychologist at Shara Sand, PsyD, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements and leadership in psychology.

Interested in human behavior and the thought process behind their decisions to either enhance or inhibit their lives, Dr. Sand has been the assistant director of clinical training at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University since 1994 and a private practice psychologist since 1995. Additionally, she has been an associate professor of psychology at LaGuardia Community College since 2008, the co-chair of the sexualities and gender identities committee of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the New York State Psychological Association since 2011, and the director of counseling services at the Manhattan School of Music since 2012. Prior to this tenure, she was a member of the faculty at Yeshiva University from 1988 to 2008 and an adjunct clinical supervisor at the Pace University Counseling Center from 2005 to 2008. In preparation for her career, Dr. Sand pursued a formal education at the Manhattan School of Music, earning a Bachelor of Music in 1983. She then attended the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, where she received a Master of Arts in trombone performance in 1985, before switching gears and attending Yeshiva’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, where she received a Master of Arts in psychology in 1990. She went on to attain a doctorate in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University’s Israel campus in 1993.

Active in her local community, Dr. Sand volunteered her services in pro bono asylum evaluations with Healthright International. She was also the president of the Social Issues Division of the New York State Psychological Association from 2010 to 2011. Outside of her primary trade, she maintains involvement with numerous organizations related to her field. Dr. Sand is affiliated with the American Psychological Association, the New York State Psychological Association and the Musicians Union Local 802.

In light of her exceptional undertakings, Dr. Sand was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Division 44 of the Society for the Psychological Study of LGBT Issues in 2014, and the Diversity Award by the sexuality and gender identity committee of Division 39 of the New York State Psychological Association in 2016 and 2019. Likewise, she received an award from the Forensic Division of the New York State Psychological Association in 2018. Moving forward, Dr. Sand sees herself growing a counseling center at the Manhattan School of Music, where they can meet all of the students’ needs. At the moment, they are short-staffed. Another goal of hers is to have a stable practice and work with the LGBT community. She wants to help facilitate the growth and the confidence of the community she belongs to in the face of a hostile world.

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