Wendy S. Greenspun

Wendy S. Greenspun
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, 8th Fl, New York, NY 10027

Dr. Wendy Greenspun joined Columbia Health in 1995. Prior to Columbia, Wendy created and directed the Family Therapy Unit at New York Foundling Hospital. Early in her career she was a clinical associate at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She also had a faculty appointment at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she taught and supervised family therapy. She earned her B.A. at the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Ph.D. at Adelphi University's Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. She completed her internship in clinical psychology at Bronx Psychiatric Center, and went on to do further advanced training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis.

Wendy's professional interests include couples therapy, the integration of psychoanalytic and family systems theories, helping individuals cope with a family member who has a severe psychiatric illness, and violence within the family/couple. In addition to her work at Columbia, she is also on the faculty of the Postdoctoral Program in Marriage and Couples Therapy at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. She has written several book chapters regarding the treatment of domestic violence and childhood sexual abuse in families, and has lectured extensively on these subjects.


  • Ph.D., Adelphi University
  • B.A., University of Colorado Boulder

Certifications and Licensure: 

  • Licensed to practice psychology in the State of New York

Professional Experience: 

  • New York Foundling Hospital
  • Ackerman Institute for the Family
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Adelphi University


  • American Psychological Association
  • New York State Psychological Association
  • American Family Therapy Academy


Last updated October 21, 2015