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Nicoletta Skoufalos(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PhD
New York
Chronic illness-Women's counseling-Perinatal mental health-Couples counseling-

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Professional statement

Dr. Nicoletta Skoufalos is a licensed psychologist in Manhattan 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.

Message to clients

Most people will experience major life events that can impact their mental and physical health. This can leave people feeling lost and unsure of themselves as a result. The good news is, you don't have to go it alone. In my practice, I take an active, integrative, and individually tailored approach, and work to create an environment that is safe and secure for you to explore your concerns and your goals. From my perspective, there is no cookie-cutter approach. I'd like to hear about your specific situation and your specific history in order to work with you to find the way that feels most comfortable to move forward.

Work and Education

Private Practice
GreenTPsychology, LLC
Rose Hill Psychological Services
Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
Lenox Hill Hospital
National Institute for the Psychotherapies
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Fordham University, PhD, 2010


New York: 019376 - Washington: PY 61234309


English, Greek


Chronic illness - Managing the emotions of being diagnosed with a chronic medical condition that causes severe discomfort, including autoimmune diseases, cancer, heart disease, gynecological concerns, or an STD, among others. Dealing with worries about how your condition will affect your career, family, and relationships; distressing emotions related to managing the illness; and/or drastic changes in medication that have affected your work performance and personal relationships.

Women's counseling - Issues that are unique to women, including balancing work and family, postpartum stress and depression, self-image and body issues, pregnancy, workplace discrimination, and female medical conditions that can cause overwhelming stress that can lead to prolonged worry and dread. Feeling guilty about not being at home with kids; dealing with sexist and misogynist comments from male coworkers who receive higher salaries for the same work; managing and processing anxiety, depression, guilt, and fear.

Perinatal mental health - Anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns specific to childbearing women and their families; Navigating complex emotions and the transition to parenthood during pregnancy and the postpartum period

Couples counseling - Issues in connection and communication; infidelity or another breach; unresolved disagreements concerning family planning, financial management, or vastly different cultural or religious beliefs; uncertainty around taking the next step in the relationship; negotiating an amicable separation or divorce


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Nicoletta Skoufalos is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$325 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$375 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Professional endorsements

"As a colleague of Dr. Skoufalos and clinical psychologist who has worked in several clinical settings, it is with confidence I can attest to Dr. Skoufalos skill as a therapist and ability to connect with others. She has a passion for helping people heal. Regardless of the challenges you face, she will support your path to managing your difficulties and moving toward a healthier self."

- Isaiah Pickens, PhDDecember 2019

"Dr. Nicoletta Skoufalos is a highly skilled clinician, and I am proud to have her as a colleague in the field. She is genuinely invested in her clients and provides a warm, compassionate space that facilitates change. I often refer clients to her without hesitation, as I am confident they will be in good hands. Her natural empathic demeanor, strong clinical skills, and professionalism make her a wonderful psychologist."

- Cristina Dorazio, PhDJune 2019

"I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Skoufalos for nearly a decade—she is not only an incredibly empathic and attuned psychologist, she’s also one of the most kind and warm-hearted humans I’ve ever met. I say ‘human’ because that’s what you can expect from Dr. Skoufalos in her clinical care—a human and humane approach to helping clients explore their deepest pains and greatest aspirations. To the clinical encounter, she brings a diverse background, a perceptive eye, mind-body awareness, and rigorous training in multiple therapeutic modalities— all of which inform, but do not replace or obscure, her deep attentiveness to the unique person sitting in front of her. Her knowledge of many languages is perhaps the perfect metaphor for her psychotherapeutic practice—a practice that is able to speak the languages of mind, body, and soul."

- Miraj Desai, PhDDecember 2019