Dr. Cassie Kaufmann is the founder and director of the Greene Clinic. She runs the postgraduate training program along with Drs. Frydman and Marion.
Dr. Kaufmann completed her doctorate at the Derner Institute at Adelphi University, a program that focuses on psychodynamic therapy. She trained at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University Counseling and Psychological Services. Prior to founding Greene Clinic, she was an instructor in psychology at CUMC and an attending psychologist on their adult psychiatric inpatient unit. She has been a fellow of the Melanie Klein Trust and the American Psychoanalytic Association. Currently, she is an advanced candidate in adult psychoanalysis at New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dr. Kaufmann received a B.A. in comparative literature from Yale University and an M.S.Ed. in special education from City College. In addition to practicing, she writes and has presented her research on psychoanalysis, creativity, art, sexuality, social justice, and politics.
Sophia Frydman is a co-director of the Greene Clinic and runs the postgraduate training program along with Drs. Kaufmann and Marion.
Dr. Frydman completed her doctorate at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, a program specializing in psychodynamic theory. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at North Central Bronx Hospital, where she worked primarily on an acute psychiatric inpatient unit, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology. Dr. Frydman received a B.A. in art from Yale University and an M.F.A. in art from the University of Chicago and is a practicing artist.
Beyond working in private practice, Dr. Frydman has published and presented papers on art, literature, sexuality, gender, and love.
Dr. Loren Dent is co-director of the Greene Clinic and leads the student training program along with Dr. Oyer.
Dr. Dent is a psychologist who works with children, adolescents and adults in private practice. He is on the volunteer faculty at Lenox Hill Hospital, where he provides trainees with psychotherapy and psychological evaluation supervision, as well as ongoing didactics pertaining to assessing and treating psychosis. Prior to his full-time private practice, he was a psychologist and team leader for Lenox Hill's first-episode psychosis program.
Dr. Dent completed his doctoral training at the New School for Social Research, including an internship at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University.
Dr. Dent is the senior editor of DIVISION/Review, a quarterly publication of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, and an instructor for the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, where he teaches courses on psychoanalytic theory.
Dr. Jenny Marion is co-director of the Greene Clinic and runs the postgraduate training program along with Drs. Frydman and Kaufmann.
Dr. Marion received her B.A. from Grinnell College and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Derner Institute at Adelphi University. She completed advanced training in Trauma Studies at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Marion is currently a candidate at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Marion works with adult patients in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy. She specializes in working with trauma, disordered eating, and queer and trans patients. Dr. Marion has written on topics related to gender and sexuality.
Dr. Oyer is co-director of the Greene Clinic and runs the student training program along with Dr. Dent.
Dr. Oyer is a licensed psychologist and psychoanalyst. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine and Adjunct Supervising Faculty in the clinical psychology doctoral program at City College. He completed his doctoral training at the City University of New York and his doctoral internship at New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (NYPSI) and Mount Sinai Medical Center. With a small group of others, Dr. Oyer created and implemented a program of independent psychoanalytic training through which he continues to pursue lifelong formation.
He has experience working in a wide range of settings, from inpatient psychiatric units and intensive hospital-based outpatient programs, to therapeutic communities, to substance abuse treatment facilities, to university counseling centers and outpatient mental health clinics.
Dr. Oyer is on the editorial board of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis and is a participant at Après Coup Psychoanalytic Association and Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis.
Amanda was born and spent her childhood in Trinidad & Tobago, and now resides in New York City with her young daughter. She is a graduate of New York University where she studied Creative Writing, Japanese Studies, and Studio Art at the Gallatin School for Individualized Study. She is voracious reader and an author, who writes novels under the name A.J. Locke. She is also an artist of various mediums. Although a creative at heart, she enjoys working in finance as well.
Siena Froment is a fourth year student at the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a minor in child and adolescent mental health studies. She was born and raised in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and is interested in the relation between community and mental well-being as it is impacted, defined and experienced differently due to structural violence, systems of oppression and interacting clusters of culture, language and generations.
At Gallatin, she approaches psychology with a concentration in Techno-Isolation, Social Suffering and Well-Being while infusing aspects of collective memory and literary history, anthropology and sociology, play and creativity, as well as Buddhism and mindfulness. She is interested in therapeutic community outreach, community psychoanalysis and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health.