Dr. Atwood is a Social Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of AAMFT. She is also the President and CEO of New York Marriage and Family Therapists, PLLC, located in Rockville Centre, NY, New York City, Williston Park, NY and Sag Harbor, NY. These organizations provide services to individuals living on Long Island and New York City. She and her team are devoted to the empowerment and wellness of individuals, couples, and families. In addition, Dr. Atwood is the past President of the New York State Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and was awarded the Long Island Family Therapist of the Year award for outstanding contributions to the field.
She is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy as well as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology.
Dr. Atwood has published seventeen books and over 100 journal articles. She serves on the Editorial Board of most journals in the field; she holds Diplomate status and is a Clinical Supervisor on the American Board of Sexology; she has been elected to the National Academy of Social Workers; is a certified Imago therapist; and has served on the President’s (Clinton)Commission for Domestic Policy. Among her many projects, Dr. Atwood is the co-developer of the P.E.A.C.E. Program (Parent Education and Custody Effectiveness), a court based educational program for parents obtaining a divorce. She does Professional Training Workshops in Anger Management, Sexuality Theory and Therapy, Couples Therapy and Supervision.
Dr. Atwood has made numerous TV appearances and Radio and Newspaper interviews. She is in private practice in Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy in Rockville Centre, New York City, Williston Park, and Sag Harbor, New York.