Petra M. Amrani

Petra Amrani joined Columbia Health in 2014. Prior to Columbia, Petra worked at the Center for Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital. Her previous work experience also includes working in the psychiatric inpatient units at Long Island Jewish Hospital and Kings County Hospital.

She attended the University of Paris 13, where she earned a French diploma in clinical psychology. In 2003, she moved to the U.S. and completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Adelphi University. Petra completed an internship in clinical psychology at Kings County Hospital and her postdoctoral fellowship in inpatient psychology at Long Island Jewish Hospital.

Currently, Petra is pursuing further training in short-term dynamic treatment for trauma within the treatment model of accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy. Her professional interests include depression, anxiety, trauma, identity issues, closeness and connection/isolation and loneliness, and the ability to adjust to life changes.


  • Ph.D., Adelphi University
  • M.A., Paris University

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Licensed to practice psychology in the State of New York

Foreign Languages:

  • Swedish
  • French


  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • American Psychological Association