The Taconic Counseling Group

Nancy J. Ulrich, Ph.D.


Nancy J. Ulrich, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist, works with adults, adolescents and children. She conducts psychotherapy with individuals who are embarking upon major life changes, coping with illness or experiencing internal challenges such as depression, anxiety and stress. Dr. Ulrich received her doctorate from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies of Adelphi University. She engaged in postdoctoral training at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

Dr. Ulrich serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at the Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University. Prior to joining Taconic Counseling Group, Dr. Ulrich was the Clinical Director of Birch Family Camp, which hosts families affected by HIV and AIDS for a summer camp program. She also served as the Chief Psychologist at the Herbert G. Birch Early Childhood Center, in Springfield Gardens, New York, and as an Adjunct Professor of developmental psychopathology at Queens College, City University of New York.

Dr. Ulrich meets with clients in person in her office in New York City, and with individuals in Dutchess County and other parts of New York State via telemedicine. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Hudson Valley Psychological Association. Please visit her website at and see her profile on HelloAlma.

Current Interests:

I believe psychotherapy is a transformative tool through which to develop new ways to understand and approach life situations, foster resilience and manage challenges. Observing life patterns and one's own coping styles, noticing what works and what needs change, and developing the strength to make such changes, is what makes the psychotherapy process so powerful.

My psychotherapeutic work has focused on adolescents and adults who wish to address relationship and family concerns and career decisions, as well as with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LBGTQ) individuals on many aspects of sexual identity and relationships. As a certified school psychologist, I also conduct psychological and neuropsychological testing and assessment of children, adolescents and adults, techniques that can help clarify how emotional, cognitive, neuropsychological and environmental factors can affect an individual's ways of learning and coping with life events.

Trained in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approaches, I utilize cognitive-behavioral, existential and mind-body techniques to augment the therapeutic process. I have been honored to work with a wide variety of individuals going through many different types of life challenges. To each relationship, I strive to bring empathy, curiosity and wisdom gained from professional training and life experience. I see my role as an observer, reflector and guide through the process of facing difficulty and making changes. As your therapist, my role will be to help you observe your life patterns, then work together in a partnership to understand what is creating difficulty, and find paths to reach your goals.

Our Practice Areas of Specialization Our Practitioners
Our Articles How to Contact Us Driving Directions
Frequent Questions Resource Links HIPPA Notice