Dr. Debbie Magids is a counseling psychologist with a thriving private practice in New York. In recent years, Dr. Debbie’s philosophies and focus have shifted from traditional therapy practices to meet the varied needs of her clients – entrepreneurs, finance executives, creative professionals -- in our increasingly fast-paced, highly connected society. She is also an entrepreneur, consultant, and corporate speaker.
The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Dr. Debbie’s doctoral dissertation explored the effects of the Holocaust on survivors’ children. “Personality Comparison Between Children of Hidden Holocaust Survivors and American Jewish Parents” was published in the Journal of Psychology.
She lives each day with a deep appreciation of the value of human life and a passionate desire to help others — of course her clients, but also those who can’t help themselves, especially animals. Dr. Debbie is a (mostly) vegan who loves live music and practices meditation daily.
Dr. Debbie was previously tenured at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, where she spearheaded the creation of the personal counseling center, which is now the Student Wellness Center and Counseling Services. She was also a professor at Hunter College School of Counseling MSEd program.
'Get Closer To your Core' addresses self-awareness as a lifestyle that needs daily practice for good mental health. Dr. Debbie firmly believes that self-awareness is the 'real' superpower that gives us agency over our lives.
Monthly Webinars for Hello Revel
How Not to internalize stress
Finding the right therapist
How to navigate a break-up
How to make emotionally healthy resolutions in the New Year
Emotional Triggers: Why and what to do about them
Understanding relationship patterns
Corporate workshops for companies include:
Marsh and Mclennan
The Amenity Collective
Building better mental health
Managing stress, anxiety, and depression
How to cultivate happiness utilizing the tenets of positive psychlogy
Resiliency and adaptability
Working women and dealing with mom guilt
Dr. Debbie has been featured as a leading expert on media outlets including E! True Hollywood Story, The Tamron Hall Show, Today, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, The Steve Harvey Show, The Joy Behar Show, The Nate Berkus Show, CNN Headline News, The Montel Williams Show, The Tyra Show, The Howard Stern Show, and The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition.
Dr. Debbie is the author of All the Good Ones Aren’t Taken: Change the Way You Date and Find Lasting Love (St. Martin’s Press).
Dr. Debbie earned her undergraduate degree at SUNY Albany and holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology and a Master of Education in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University’s Teachers College. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association.