Nicole C. Pernod, Psy.D. | Licensed Clinical Psychologist

88 North 1st St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn | P: 347-470-7377

Handle with Care: How to Date in NYC

By: Dr. Nicole Pernod | July 1st, 2017 10:08 pm

I tend to be an optimist; I think people are genuinely good and would not want to inflict pain if aware their choices could hurt others. Unfortunately, we live in a society that unconsciously condones objectification. Social media only intensifies this trend-as does the use of dating apps. Potential partners become two-dimensional and features honed in on. Rarely does one see the person as the gestalt they are or feel their energy (something that happens in seconds in real life).

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By: Dr. Nicole Pernod | May 13th, 2017 7:42 am


The month of May is powerful. Seedlings have blossomed as we dust off the winter blues and layer on a little less as we face the day. The season of spring beckons us to take stock of our belongings, shed what we no longer need and is generally seen as a time of growth and positivity. For some; however, it also evokes a bittersweet nostalgia surrounding a well-known Hallmark holiday: Mother’s Day.

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10 Ways To Help Your Child (And Yourself) Cope With Divorce

By: Dr. Nicole Pernod | January 14th, 2015 2:56 am

I am lucky enough to see little ones in my practice. Working with children is wonderful because of their inherent resiliency. They learn quickly, feel deeply and grow exponentially with even a few weeks passage. One of the main reasons parents bring their sons or daughters in to therapy is the reverberating shockwaves of divorce. The prevalence of divorce has soared; approximately 40-50% of all marriages in the United States end. These statistics are worrisome, especially since many of the young parents I see in private practice are children of divorce themselves. But, fear not! A culmination of my personal and professional experiences have led me to feel fairly certain that children can and will thrive -with the following helpful tips:
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