Dr. Nicoletta Skoufalos is a licensed psychologist in Midtown West specializing in chronic illnesses, women's counseling, and couples counseling. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University and completed her doctoral training at hospitals in New York City, including Lenox Hill Hospital and Long Island Jewish Hospital’s Eating Disorder’s Program.
Dr. Skoufalos has particular specialty in autoimmune diseases and invisible illnesses, and helps clients manage the emotions of being diagnosed with a chronic medical condition that causes severe discomfort. These may include cancer, heart disease, gynecological concerns, and STDs, among others. She has given many talks about the psychological experiences of living with chronic illness and maintains a blog on this topic, which has readers around the globe.
As a Greek-American woman from New York City, Dr. Skoufalos is also interested in the societal expectations of women, whether cultural, body image related, or professional. She is passionate about women's counseling, and has particular training and research experience in the areas of maternal mental health and eating disorders. She supports women in balancing work and family, managing postpartum stress, self-image and body issues, female sexuality, pregnancy, and workplace discrimination.
Dr. Skoufalos believes in the power of the mind-body connection, and a person’s capacity to creatively adapt to the limitations that their illness has placed on them. She brings her bicultural understanding to support clients of all backgrounds and customize her approach to meet each client’s unique needs.
Dr. Skoufalos is currently offering workshops and trainings for professional organizations and educational institutions on diversity/inclusion, parenting & care-taking, healthcare consulting, and mindfulness/stress reduction.