The Taconic Counseling Group

Marsha L. Shelov, Ph.D.


Marsha L. Shelov, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, received her doctorate from New York University. Dr. Shelov specializes in the treatment of couples, families, and individuals. She has expertise in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, in the use of hypnosis and guided imagery in the treatment of anxiety disorders, sleep disturbance, stress, and pain control. Dr. Shelov, in collaboration with Dr. Alba-Fisch, offers short term psychotherapy for separated and divorced families with symptomatic children.

Dr. Shelov completed training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Long Island Consultation Center where she later served as director of family and child services. She has extensive postgraduate training at the Nathan W. Ackerman Family Institute in New York City. Dr. Shelov was on the faculty of the Long Island Institute for Mental Health where she taught and supervised mental health professionals in marital and family therapy. She has completed a training program in Ericksonian Hypnosis.

Dr. Shelov has recently received a certificate in Trauma Studies from New York University. From 1999-2004 she was a member of the core faculty of the International Trauma Studies Program at New York University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the New York State Psychological Association, and the Hudson Valley Psychological Association.

Dr. Shelov practices in Fishkill and in Scarsdale.

Current Interests

I have spent several years training and supervising other professionals in the treatment of trauma and trauma related disorders. Consequently I am working more extensively with individuals who have survived traumatic experiences. More people are reporting early childhood abuse and neglect and there are new treatment approaches to help individuals heal and move forward with their lives.

We are all living in a more volatile world. Children are witnessing and experiencing more violence, adults and children are being bombarded by violent scenes in the media, and there is an increase in the number of natural disasters. This increasing number of unpredictable and alarming events can produces painful emotional reactions which, at best, increase our stress levels and, at worst, cause traumatic reactions. These psychological reactions can be better managed with newer therapeutic approaches.

A second interest area of mine is the mind body relationship. Often our bodies are store painful emotional experiences. Treatment techniques which includes both verbal and non-verbal expression are increasingly helpful in alleviating these kinds of psychological distress.

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