Lucia Lezama Tannenbaum, PhD
Dr. Lucia Lezama Tannenbaum received a bachelor's degree in psychology, with an emphasis in community psychology, from Universidad Iberoamericana - León, in Mexico. She obtained her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Long Island University - Brooklyn, where her research focused on applying psychoanalytic thinking to the understanding of immigration and acculturation.
Dr. Lezama Tannenbaum enjoys working with immigrant and bicultural young adults struggling with negotiating family conflict, relationship issues, and life transitions. She also has experience working with trauma stemming from sexual violence, war and terrorism. She believes that in psychotherapy a person's relationship patterns can be understood and reconfigured, giving way to new ones.
Her clinical training took place in The Bellevue Hospital Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, The William Alanson White Institute, The New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, LIU's Counseling Center, and the VA St. Albans Hospital.
Dr. Lezama Tannenbaum completed her pre-doctoral internship at Columbia University Medical Center, where she trained in the Center for Eating Disorders of the NYS Psychiatric Institute, The Rafael Tavares Clinic, and the Neuropsychological Testing Service. She then worked as the psychologist in the Bariatric Surgery Clinic of Jacobi Medical Center, where she implemented a multidisciplinary, psychoeducational approach to the evaluation and treatment of bariatric surgery patients.