• Current Title: Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Job Field: Mental Health Care
  • Years of Experience: 12+ Years
  • I’m currently: Currently Working
  • Highest Education: Doctorate
  • Current Career Level: Executive
  • Work Authorization: US Citizen

Dr. James D. Sterling


Dr. James D. Sterling has provided family and marital counseling in New York City since 1976. His Park Avenue practice, the New York Center for Psychotherapy, offers a client-focused environment in which individuals develop the necessary communication skills to improve their personal relationships. In his practice, Dr. James D. Sterling draws on his extensive training and diverse educational background to customize each client’s sessions to suit his or her individual needs.

Dr. James D. Sterling began his professional education with a bachelor of arts in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. He went on to receive a master of science in business from Columbia University, and both a master of arts and doctor of philosophy in psychology from the University of Chicago. In addition to his educational endeavors, he completed internships at the Chicago-Read Mental Health Center, and clinical group psychotherapy training in San Francisco and Chicago. Proficient in Spanish and German as well as English, Dr. James Sterling has also studied in Switzerland and worked at the Instituto Nacional de Neurología in Mexico.

Alongside his current practice as a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. James Sterling is an assistant clinical professor with Mount Sinai Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry.


Family and Marriage Therapy, Counseling, Psychology


Columbia University
Columbia University, New York, New York
Graduated: May 1982
Grade: MS
MS Business

University Of Chicago
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Graduated: May 1976
Grade: PhD
PhD Psychology

University Of Chicago
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Graduated: May 1972
Grade: MA
MA Psychology

University Of California
University of California, Berkeley, California
Graduated: May 1965
Grade: BA
BA Social Welfare and Psychology

Employment History

January 2000 – Present: Assistant Clinical Professor
Company: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York
Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York

January 1976 – Present: Director, Psychologist
Company: New York Center for Psychotherapy
New York, New York
Director of the New York Center for Psychotherapy, which provides integrated family counseling and therapy to residents in and around the greater New York metropolitan area. Along with a dedicated team of professional counselors and therapists, Dr. James D. Sterling helps his clients develop better strategies for communication, trust, and intimacy. He also provides therapy for individuals dealing with depression and anxiety, stress-related issues, and assistance for clients who want to understand and foster change in their lives.

Professional Skills

Psychotherapy – Expert