Dr. Frank (Fred) Zelinger
him directly: (516) 374-7501.
About Dr. Frank (Fred) Zelinger
practice of psychology represents a blending of knowledge,
experience, and common sense applied to the needs and wishes
of the client. Dr. Frank (Fred) Zelinger, over the last 35
years, has integrated his analytically based Doctoral
training from New York University with a variety of life
experiences that include raising four sons; working as a
school psychologist; becoming a School District
Administrator in charge of all aspects of Pupil Services;
owning and operating several retail establishments; a one
year experience as a school Principal; coaching in four
sports over a period of 4 decades; consulting in a Jewish
Day School; enjoying the "sixties"music and playing the guitar;
actively playing golf, poker, and
all the while developing and managing a vibrant and busy
private practice. To some degree Dr. Fred Zelinger credits
this diversity of life experience with his ability to
understand and develop practical approaches to the needs of
his clients. Born in Germany as the first son of
concentration camp survivors, his sensitivity to underlying
cultural values has a prominent place in the often-short
term and pragmatic solutions he helps his diverse group of
clients develop to the many issues and concerns that face
them in so complicated a world.
Attending The City University of New York Program at
Queens College (B.A.) and the New School for Social Research
(M.A.) in the late 60s and early 70s laid the foundation
for his later Doctoral training at New York University, and
provided the awareness of social issues and sensitivity to
the needs of individuals that underlie the philosophy and
direction of his private practice. Certifications in School
Psychology, School District Administration, and Licensure
for Private Practice as a Psychologist in New York State
have merged with years of business experience and
recreational interests to create the unique pragmatism
common to his philosophy of psychotherapy.
sensitivity to the needs of children, adults, and
families has been
further enhanced by his
to Laurie, the "other Dr. Zelinger."
He feels that her
extraordinary talents as a therapist, intuitive awareness of
the needs of their children, unending kindness and
warmth, and never wavering loyalty to her parents, husband,
children and friends have served as an always present
reminder of the importance of family and significant others
in helping us face the ever changing puzzles that are found
in every day life.
Please click on each of these thumbnail photos to see Dr.
Fred Zelinger's outdoor and indoor waiting rooms and
outside waiting area.