Phyllis W. Palm, PhD

About Author


Phyllis W. Palm PhDDr. Palm, a full time caregiver for her husband since his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in 2006, holds licenses as a psychologist in New York and New Jersey. Her professional experience includes 25 years of private practice serving patients of all ages as well as teaching and supervising in hospital and clinic settings. A first grade teacher in the inner city of Newark, New Jersey and in suburban Florham Park, New Jersey she acquired a Master’s degree in Psychology at Montclair State University, eventually participating in a school- based support team in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. After achieving the PhD in Educational Psychology at New York University in 1983 and receiving a post-doctoral certificate in child and adolescent psychotherapy from Adelphi University in 1990, Dr. Palm was employed by the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services in Coney Island, New York as a supervising psychologist, while building her practice in Manhattan. The mother of three, she has two grandsons and is grandmother to her husband’s four granddaughters.