Nicole  Ruggeri
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Nicole Ruggeri

Doctor of Psychology, PsyD
New York Accepting Online
Harrison Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 23, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Chronic illness
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Dr. Nicole Ruggeri is a licensed clinical psychologist in Westchester County, NY. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, and she completed a postdoctoral clinical fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine. She specializes in grief therapy and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).

Dr. Ruggeri’s evidence-based approach to therapy is grounded in cognitive behavior theory. This type of therapy focuses on the ways in which our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact and influence each other, based upon both current and past experiences. Dr. Ruggeri works to help her clients explore and better understand the relationships between current stressors, thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, while making connections to the past. Dr. Ruggeri simultaneously introduces concrete coping skills, behavioral exercises, and other real-world strategies to utilize outside of therapy. Over time, Dr. Ruggeri helps her clients learn how to skillfully identify and modify their cognitive, behavioral, and emotional stuck points. Importantly, she tailors therapy to each individual, and she actively engages with a client’s identity and intersectionality from the perspectives of race, culture, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and family history.

Dr. Ruggeri has devoted much of her career to learning about the powerful and universal human experiences of loss and grief. She has a personal affinity for and professional expertise in helping people work through their grieving process in a sensitive, thoughtful, and respectful manner. She has worked with many different types of individuals experiencing many different types of losses. Over the course of her career Dr. Ruggeri has witnessed great resiliency emerge from the depths of loss and grief. When working with Dr. Ruggeri, you will find a unique combination of science-based and cognitive-behavioral expertise walking alongside compassionate and patient-centered grief work.

Message to clients

Hello, and thank you for your interest in my private practice. Now, more than ever, it is important for people to find ways to cope through difficult times. I am a warm and actively-engaged therapist who is passionate about helping other people, particularly as they face the primal experiences of grief, bereavement, loss, or medical illness. Adjustment struggles, caregiver stress, anxiety, and depression are other concerns that I also commonly see in my practice. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space to explore, understand, and cope with these difficult parts of life. I believe in helping people improve the overall quality of their lives and attain their goals through individualized treatment and a collaborative, genuine, and respectful therapeutic relationship.

Please contact me directly using the email link on this page to set up a no-cost brief scheduling phone call. During this initial phone call, we will discuss what you are looking to work on in therapy, as well as review questions you may have about my practice.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Nicole Ruggeri is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Initial session: $300 (60min)
  • 60 min psychotherapy session: $300 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

I have a limited number of reduced-fee spots available for people who are experiencing financial hardship. Please contact me to further discuss.


Harrison practice
550 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 305, Harrison, New York 10528
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Westchester Clinical Psychology, PLLC, Owner/Clinical Psychologist, 2012 - Present
Iona College Counseling Center, Associate Director/Outreach Coordinator, 2015 - 2018
CHE Psychological Services, Consulting Clinical Psychologist, 2013 - 2015
Westchester Jewish Community Services, Bereavement Program Coordinator/Staff Psychologist, 2012 - 2013

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, 2012
Westchester Jewish Community Services, Predoctoral Clinical Internship, 2010
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Doctor of Psychology, 2010
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center, Clinical Externship, 2009
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, Clinical Externship, 2008
Iona College Counseling Center, Clinical Externship, 2007
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Master of Arts, Psychology, 2007
Fairfield University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology , 2005


New York: 019339