Nicole  Murray

Nicole Murray

Psychologist, PsyD
Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, afternoon, & evening appointments in online (NY & DC) practices (updated July 5, 2020)
Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Work-related stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Emotional regulation
  • Concussion management
  • Couples counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cognitive therapy and cognitive evaluation

Professional statement

Dr. Nicole Murray is a Clinical Neuropsychologist offering remote therapy sessions to NYS-based clients, as well as in-person neuropsychological testing. Many of her clients are dealing with increased frustration, irritability, and/or feel unable to manage their emotions. Some of her clients may have some type of medical issue that affects them cognitively or emotionally. This includes chronic illness, traumatic brain injury, cancer, and/or somatic illness. She also conducts cognitive assessments for a variety of neurological diagnoses (i.e. memory loss, ADHD, and brain injury).

While Dr. Murray tailors her approach based on her client’s needs, she frequently utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and/or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Her sessions are client-centered, and she incorporates mindfulness practices when appropriate. Her overarching purpose is to help her clients focus on the goals they want to achieve and return to a satisfactory baseline of functioning within a reasonable time frame.

Dr. Murray assists her clients in reclaiming their lives and finding joy again. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She completed her internship and two-year fellowship at Mount Sinai-Icahn School of Medicine specializing in rehabilitation and neuropsychology. Her office is located near Grand Central. She looks forward to meeting you in-person or remotely.

Message to clients

My practice is focused on assisting people in overcoming obstacles that get in the way of their relationships and emotional and occupational functioning. The therapy I conduct is done via videoconferencing and provided over a secure network. The groups I run are small in nature and while they do provide some support, these groups are skills based and intended to teach you new ways in tackling everyday stressors, cognitive symptoms, and communication issues.


Work-related stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Emotional regulation - Clients with emotional dysregulation often have low mood, chronic anxiety, ruminate (i.e. worry a lot), and look to others for reassurance as ways to avoid unpleasant feelings or to feel more confident about themselves or their situation. Emotional regulation therapy integrates components of cognitive-behavioral, acceptance, dialectical, mindfulness-based, and experiential, emotion-focused treatments to improve behavior that are consistent with their particular life values

Concussion management - Helping individuals (such as athletes) who have suffered concussions deal with its effects on cognition, mood, the loss of joy, and any aggravated mood disorders through coping strategies

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Cognitive therapy and cognitive evaluation - A cognitive assessment evaluates important areas of brain function. These include: memory, concentration, processing speed, language, and reasoning capabilities. These tests are most appropriate when evaluating a return to school or work scenario after an injury, one needs an IQ test or if one is concerned about their ability to remember pertinent information, think quickly, problem-solve, or concentrate.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Nicole Murray is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $275 (45min)
  • Shorter ongoing sessions: $150 (30min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Murray accepts clients with PPO or POS benefits, and can work with clients in-network on a limited basis. Please inquire directly.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Online Therapy (NY) practice


  • Mon 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sun 8:00am-7:00pm

Online therapy (DC) practice


  • Mon 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sun 8:00am-7:00pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present

NYU Langone Health, 2014 - Present

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2011 - 2014

Illinois School for Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2011



Therapy Groups

Nicole  Murray
Stress Management

This weekly group teaches participants relaxation tools and techniques that can be used to reduce stress and optimize daily functioning.

Nicole  Murray
Emotion Regulation Group

This 4-week skills-based group helps participants develop techniques to better regulate their emotions in order to more effectively problem-solve, communicate with others, and feel in-control of their life.

Client testimonials

"She was very knowledgeable about the way the brain works. I felt very comfortable with her - her demeanor was calming, and I feel like we would have a good working relationship."

- Zencare client • June 2020

"Dr. Murray was very informative and direct, which I appreciate. She was very easy to talk to."

- Zencare client • June 2020