Dr. Mandel is an attorney, clinical psychologist, and mediator. He provides psychotherapy as a faculty member of NYU Langone Health's Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Mandel attended the University of Michigan Law School and began his career as a corporate lawyer at a leading international law firm. He developed a specialty in entertainment finance and transitioned to a boutique practice where he represented writers, producers, and directors in the production and distribution of film and television content.
Dr. Mandel took leave from practicing law to pursue his interest in psychology. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at Duke University. While at Duke, Dr. Mandel served as a James B. Duke Fellow in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and a Sulzberger/Levitan Social Policy Graduate Research Fellow in the Sanford School of Public Policy. He completed clinical training at Columbia University, Duke University, NYU Langone Health, and the Veterans Health Administration and has experience treating a wide range of psychopathology in inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. When providing psychological care, Dr. Mandel tailors empirically supported treatments to address the unique needs of his clients. Dr. Mandel works particularly well with professionals and creatives. These high-achieving individuals appreciate working with a provider who has personally felt the pressure of jobs in finance, law, and media.
Dr. Mandel began mediating disputes while in law school. Over years of study, he cultivated a unique set of skills to help clients resolve conflict. Dr. Mandel draws upon his legal expertise to evaluate and, when necessary, challenge party positions. Dr. Mandel employs his clinical expertise to identify and modify patterns of cognition, emotional experience, and behavior that maintain conflict. His greatest professional joy comes from integrating his perspectives as a lawyer and psychologist to help clients push past positions to possibilities.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
NYU Grossman School of Medicine