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Sam Klugman, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Klugman received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Brown University and completed his doctorate degree in clinical psychology at Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. He has completed clinical trainings at multiple New York area hospitals and universities, including a post-doctoral fellowship at NYU Counseling and Wellness Services, where he was a member of the substance use and Dialectical Behavior Therapy specialty treatment teams. Dr. Klugman has special interest in outreach and education, and has presented on a wide variety of topics, including suicide prevention, stress management, career identities, and LGBTQIA issues.

Dr. Klugman’s areas of clinical interest include anxiety disorders, substance use concerns, and trauma, as well as cultural, sexual, and gender identity issues. In his clinical work, he utilizes a wide variety of approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, couples and group modalities.


  • Psy.D. Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
  • B.A. Brown University

Certifications & Licensure

  • Licensed to practice clinical psychology in the state of New York

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow, NYU Counseling and Wellness Services
  • Psychology Intern, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System - Brooklyn Campus

Published Articles

  • Klugman, S. (2015, July). Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD. Presented at New York University, New York, NY.
  • Chazin, D. & Klugman, S. (2014). Clinical considerations in working with clients in the coming out process. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 10 (2), 132-146.
  • Klugman, S., Murakami, J., Pashen, R., & Jones, J. (2012, April). Coming out in clinical practice: Experiences of clinicians and clients. Panel presented at Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
  • Klugman, S., Lyttle, M.., Wadhwani, S., & McMath, A. (2012, February). Bridging the gaps: Outreach and advocacy strategies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer college communities. Symposium presented at the Teachers College Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

Awards and Honors

  • Cyril M. Franks Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation


  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science