Samantha Gambino, Psy.D.
Dr. Gambino is a School-Clinical New York State Licensed Psychologist with a private practice in New York City and Larchmont, New York. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a wide range of topics.
Prior to private practice work, Dr. Gambino was a school psychologist in Westchester County for approximately 10 years. She worked with students at the elementary, middle and high school level and is quite familiar with the inner workings of a school, the academic and developmental expectations at the various grade levels, the CSE and 504 processes, and how to collaborate with a multi disciplinary team.
Dr. Gambino also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Master’s Program at Bank Street College and the Doctoral Program at Pace University, where she currently supervises psychologists in training. At both Bank Street and Pace University, Dr. Gambino taught graduate level classes focusing on how to conduct and interpret the results of cognitive and academic assessments along with how to design appropriate intervention methods. Dr. Gambino has also consulted for Early Intervention agencies where she worked with children ages birth to three, performing assessments, diagnosing developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders, and educating parents as to appropriate interventions. Dr. Gambino is currently a consulting psychologist for Children’s Press-Scholastic publishing company where she advises on the clinical content of children’s books.
Dr. Gambino received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communications, magna cum laude, from Fairfield University. She received her Masters and Doctoral degree in School-Clinical Psychology from Pace University. She also completed a two-year clinical internship working with adults at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Gambino is in the process of obtaining a postdoctoral degree at The NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Gambino enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults of different backgrounds and cultures. Her varied experience across the lifespan informs the way she looks at isssues and assists her in approaching situations from a developmental framework. Dr. Gambino is warm, easy to relate to, respectful of boundaries, and understanding of the intricate dynamics surrounding the therapeutic relationship.