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Dr. Patricia De Sear is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Ridgewood, New Jersey. She works using a relational perspective which places primary importance on personal relationships and their effects on an individual’s life and personality. Dr. De Sear considers an open and trusting relationship with her clients as an essential foundation for their ability to grow and change.

For over a decade, Dr. Patricia De Sear has provided consultation and psychotherapy to individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain or illness, grief, and issues associated with adult ADHD. Treating adolescents, adults, and seniors alike, Dr. De Sear listens to her patients utilizing her deep understanding of the complexity of the human condition and her trust in the capacity for change.

Initially trained as a nurse, Dr. Patricia De Sear spent the early part of her career working in intensive care units at several major medical centers. The experience provided her with unique insight into the connection between the mind and body in both medical and psychological disorders.

An alumnus of Columbia University in New York, Dr. Patricia De Sear received her BS in nursing in 1968, her  MA in Developmental Psychology in 1988 and her PhD in Clinical Psychology seven years later. She also possesses a Certificate in Psychoanalysis from New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, which she earned in 2007.

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