STEPHANIE NEWMAN, Ph.D.
Psychologist. Psychoanalyst. Author. Speaker.
I wear several professional hats: as a psychologist/therapist in private practice, a nonfiction author, a novelist, and a public speaker. The connecting thread of all my work is my desire to help people overcome their challenges and lead more fulfilling lives.
I’m a board certified psychoanalyst in New York City and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (spring 2022) at Columbia University.
- For more than 25 years I’ve treated adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, school and workplace concerns and consulted with families on issues relating to parenting and divorce. I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Columbia University and my post-doctoral certificate in psychoanalysis from PANY (formerly NYU Institute).
I write articles for publications like Psychology Today, and books such as MAD MEN ON THE COUCH (St. Martin’s Press).
- It analyzed the subconscious motivations of Don Draper and other Mad Men characters. It was named one of the top ten performing arts books of the year by Publishers Weekly and became an Amazon bestseller in the psychology and entertainment categories. My articles and posts have drawn over a million responses on social media.
Introducing my novel, BARBARIANS AT THE PTA.
It uses fictional characters to offer a fresh take on the timely topics of bullying and technology overuse among both teenagers and adults. Think Desperate Housewives meets Mean Girls.
I do talks and panel discussions at a wide variety of conferences and other events.
- Events include workshops at schools, camps, and professional societies. My most frequent topics relate to parenting, bullying, and navigating social media.
Barbarians at the PTA
Top 25 June ReadBustle.com
A sharp, hilarious read you won’t be able to put down!Star Magazine
(a) funny, knowing, and caring tale.Booklist
Stephanie Newman brings a psychologist’s unsparing insight and a ‘Mrs. Maisel’ style irreverence to this timely tale of cyberbullying, maternal love, and mean girl moms in a posh suburb. Her debut is the real real.”Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Primates of Park Ave.
Suburban life is seemingly perky, but in truth it can be dark and unforgiving. It’s a place where one can feel alone and utterly judged. In Barbarians at the PTA, Newman exposes the exclusivity and vindictiveness of ‘perfect’ suburban life. A must-read!Lybi Ma, Psychology Today
Stephanie Newman’s well-paced, splendid debut explores the complicated and heart-breaking challenges of fitting in … at any age.Christina Kelly, author of Good Karma
Dr. Newman has expertly blended a page-turning beach read and anti-bullying campaign into the perfect debut novel. Smart and sassy, sensitive and insightful…Dr. Nancy Berk, entertainment writer, author of College Bound and Gagged, and podcast host/producer of Entertaining Insights
Dr. Stephanie Newman takes a fresh approach…. it’s always satisfying to see bullies get their comeuppance, and for that payoff, it’s definitely worth taking on these Barbarians.Chick Lit Central
Mommy drama for intellectuals and a fast read. The writing is crisp and clear, and Stephanie covers so many important topics -therapy, cyber bullying -in a relatable, readable voice.Ashley Gurbal Kritzer, Senior Reporter, Tampa Bay, FL