Dr. Richard Shadick

Licensed Psychologist - Psychotherapy, Testing

Have you suffered a loss from a divorce? Lost a loved one in unexpected or traumatic circumstances or perhaps to suicide? These are some areas of my expertise but I have broad experience in many areas. Please read on to learn more about the work I do. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or visit the links to the left to learn about my clinical and research work.

I work with teens,  adults, and families. I have particular expertise in those who have experienced divorce, survivors of trauma, and those who have lost loved ones to suicide. I also work extensively with college students with such issues as academic performance, identity, and substance use. I am certified with American Association of Suicidology as s suicide prevention specialist. 

With my clients I create a safe and supportive environment and find that clients are better able to openly explore their feelings in that way. I strive to understand the concerns my clients come to me with and to empower them to effect change in their lives.

I practice therapy primarily from a psychodynamic perspective, which means that I believe one's previous relationships and experiences have an influence on one's present problems. By exploring both the past and the present, clients are better able to develop relationships and make changes in their lives. I also work from a cognitive-behavioral approach when there are specific problems that need to be worked on in a brief period of time.

What can you expect in a first meeting? You will get an opportunity to talk about the concerns you are experiencing as well as the history of your problem. We will also talk about your broader life so that I may understand who you are as a person. At the end of the meeting you will be able to ask questions and hear my ideas about how to develop solutions for your concerns.


Office Location:

242 East 19th Street (between 2nd and 3rd)

New York NY 10003



Mental Health Town Hall

On Tuesday April 1st, Pace University is hosting a Town Hall dedicated to the Mental Health and Wellness of college students. The event, taking place at the Schimmel Center, is presented by the Clinton Foundation, the Jed Foundation, and Facebook - and is scheduled to be streamed live! Click below to attend online. You are welcome to attend in person as well (follow this link to do so: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mental-health-wellness-on-campus-a-town-hall-without-walls-tickets-11009167717).

Join the online discussion with the Clinton Foundation, The Jed Foundation, and Facebook about mental health and wellness on college campuses with:Moderator: Dr. Gail Saltz, Mental Health Contributor to NBC's The Today Show, Dr. Mark Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Michael Botticelli, Director of the White House Office on National Drug Control Policy, Misha Kessler, The Jed Foundation's 2013 Student Voice of Mental Health Award recipient, The George Washington University '13, Dr. Richard Shadick, Director, Pace University Counseling Center and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Starshell, Singer-Songwriter and Young Adult Mental Health Advocate. With a special performance from “The Reality Show: NYU” – an award-winning, compelling program developed to help address the health needs of students.

Submit your questions using #myhealthyU.