Dr. Loren Dent, Ph.D.
Dr. Loren Dent is a licensed clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples. He has experience working with clients across a range of ages and cultural backgrounds, and struggling with various psychological, interpersonal and emotional difficulties, with an interest in questions of identity, emerging and early adulthood and life transitions.
Dr. Dent’s therapy approach is psychodynamic, actively helping clients to identify often unacknowledged or avoided aspects of themselves, their experiences, thoughts and feelings that interfere with personal goals, relationships and decision-making. Dr. Dent takes particular interest in his clients’ personal and family stories, including those across generations that influence present day identity, relationships and difficulties. Taking a non-judgmental and inquisitive stance, he works with clients to become more flexible in their thoughts, feelings and perceptions of themselves and relationships, as well as help clients clarify their desires.
Dr. Dent’s background includes training in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and dialogic therapies. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the New School, where his research focused the role of symbolic language in intergenerational attachment narratives, and has presented at conferences internationally. Dr. Dent’s experience includes individual, group and couples psychotherapy in private, hospital-based, community and college settings. His training has included positions at Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University Counseling and Psychological Services, Lenox Hill Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center.
Prior to joining Williamsburg Therapy Group, Dr. Dent served as psychologist and team leader for an early intervention program for young people with serious mental illness at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to his work as a psychotherapist, Dr. Dent has a background in providing psychological evaluations for children, adolescents and adults, is an instructor at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, and supervises doctoral psychology students.