Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Gary Brucato, Ph.D
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Dr. Gary Brucato, PhD psychologist in NYC at ClarityTherapyNYC
“Let’s find meaning together in who you are, where you find yourself, and what you uniquely contribute to those around you.”

Your individual challenges are unique to your experiences and circumstances, cultural and spiritual beliefs, and your individual personal identity. Life events, challenges, or transitions may cause us to lose sight of who we truly are and who we want to be.

I help my clients to foster self-acceptance and autonomy, and gain better insight into the symbolism and dynamic significance of their choices and actions. Therapy is one path to developing a sense of meaning and purpose in both adverse and day-to-day experiences.

Meet Dr. Gary Brucato, Ph.D,
Clinical Psychologist

As a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I provide psychotherapy for adolescents and adults to help clients to find relief from unrelenting depression, anxiety, and grief, learn to better navigate relationship difficulties, and create meaning in their lives.

Additionally, I offer unique expertise in the treatment of newly-emerging unusual ideas or beliefs, and perceptual experiences which have begun to affect work, relationships or academic performance. I have co-authored over 50 articles in peer-reviewed psychiatric journals as well as two books on psychiatric topics.

In my work, I strive to develop a judgment-free, authentic connection with every client so that they feel seen, heard, and understood. If you’re looking for support, I encourage you to schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation with me today.

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License Info

License No. and State: 019614/New York

NPI: 1326638719

Client Focus

Education + Affiliations

The New School for Social Research

PhD in Clinical Psychology
M.A. in General Psychology

St. Johns University

B.A. in Psychology

Boston College

Visiting Scholar, Connell School of Nursing

Psychology Today

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“Dr. Brucato is a gifted psychologist, an expert researcher, a prolific writer, and a dynamic teacher who offers unique insights into the most challenging clinical material. Students evaluate him with the highest marks for his lectures. He is a true collaborative colleague.”

- Ann W. Burgess, D.N.Sc., APRN, FAAN

“I've been working with Dr. Gary Brucato on a journey towards self-discovery. Through our sessions, I've been able to gain insight into the core values that are most important to me. That is, helping others, building deep connections, self-care, and reaching creative goals I set for myself. Dr. Brucato's guidance and compassion has been integral in my journey in personal transformation and self-growth. The only thing I would have done differently is that I wish I had gone down this path of self-discovery sooner.”


“Dr. Brucato provides unique insight into how my past experiences with family, friends, and relationships have contributed to anxiety and indecision. Over the past year, in each session I've gained a new and valuable understanding. He helps me free myself from feeling bad due to people in my present and past life; and gives me new confidence about my gifts and talents. I feel comfortable opening up and discussing anything with Dr. Brucato, and appreciate being able to call or text him when I'm in crisis. He encourages my best qualities and is honest and thoughtful in his comments, he doesn't just tell me what I want to hear. Dr. Brucato is a genuine empath with a wealth of practical advice and knowledge.”


“Dr. Brucato is the rare psychologist who combines extraordinary erudition and clinical skill with empathy and warmth. He is also a dynamic and engaging teacher.”

- Barbara Moore, Ph.D

“Dr. Gary Brucato is a sensitive, energetic, completely reliable and highly knowledgeable professional. I can attest to this by virtue of my having had the pleasure over the past several years of writing books and articles together, and getting to know him as a friend.”

- Michael H Stone, MD

“In over 50 years of practice, I have not had a colleague more dedicated, intuitive and understanding of the unique needs of each individual under his care. Dr. Brucato is a superb clinician in every way.”

- Clarice J. Kestenbaum, MD

“Working alongside Dr. Gary Brucato brings me joy and sparks my curiosity. Gary has the ability to see beyond the obvious and integrate biology and dynamics with ease and mastery. He is an extraordinary clinician and teacher: meticulous, intelligent, loved by his patients and his staff. It has been and still is an honor to work with and obtain expert consults from Dr. Gary Brucato with such remarkable acumen. His latest book, The New Evil, is a landmark. ”

- Pablo H Goldberg, MD

“Dr. Brucato is one of the rare and gifted clinicians who effortlessly blends both expertise and depth of knowledge with compassion and humanity. I have had the privilege of witnessing his humor, warmth, and care with patients, and can’t recommend him enough. He is a respected colleague, and I can confirm that his thoughtfulness and attention will be felt and appreciated.”

- Paula Yanes-Lukin, Ph.D

“Dr. Brucato is an exceptionally talented, highly experienced psychologist who blends acumen in assessment and a wealth of therapeutic skill with authentic compassion and sensitivity. He has also distinguished himself as a prolific researcher, author and teacher on several psychiatric topics whose ideas and insights have influenced a great number of students, readers and fellow professionals.”

- Ali Khadivi, Ph.D

“Dr. Brucato is a consummate and uniquely talented professional. He has taught clinicians and educators in junior high schools, high schools, colleges, and universities across New York City about how to identify and intervene for mental illness, and helped them to direct countless students to appropriate services. He is patient, kind, authentic, and extremely knowledgeable, having also made real contributions to his field as a researcher and writer. He has all of the qualities you would ever want in a therapist.”

- Christine M. Curcio, M.S.

“Dr. Brucato is truly a gifted clinician and teacher. He brings to his work a deep understanding of human struggles ranging from loss and anxiety to psychosis and trauma. I cannot recommend him highly enough. ”

- Teresa Hurst, Ph.D

“Dr. Brucato is always willing to share his vast knowledge and clinical experience not only with patients, but with therapists in training. Over the last ten years, he provided regular two-hour workshops to our clinical staff. His presentations are simply outstanding: he provides a wealth of information, is captivating, charismatic, and passionate, connects authentically with his audience, and effortlessly engages the listeners in conversation. His presentations are engaging, interactive, and filled with concrete examples and helpful tools to use in clinical work. Dr. Brucato not only informed, but transformed the way our staff think about severe mental illness and the ways in which they approach their own work in therapy. ​”

- Laura Iocin, Ph.D

“I have known Dr. Gary Brucato for over 10 years. He is one of the most skilled diagnosticians and therapists I know. He is intuitive and listens to everything patients say both out loud and in their body language. He is warm and compassionate. Patients find themselves comfortably talking and revealing their innermost thoughts and feelings to him. Entering treatment with him is to begin an extraordinary journey to change and improved emotional health.”

Joan E. Storey, LCSW, Ph.D

Are you ready to grow and expand into the life you want?


I enjoy working with individuals who possess unique traits and abilities, but mistake them for faults at first, until learning to embrace, master, and use them for the betterment of the self and others. I like working with clients with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and a willingness to dig deeply and openly into their own thoughts and feelings, endeavoring to interpret symbolism, gain insight into psychological dynamics, grow both inwardly and interpersonally, and discover existential meaning.

In a certain sense, I have always been a psychologist. All of my life, I have been someone to whom people have come for insight and advice, who was drawn to helping people in need or underappreciated by those around them, and who was interested in fearlessly exploring the internal dynamics that motivate human behavior. When I entered my field, it represented an embrace of who it is I always have been.

The answer to such a question will always reflect the particular training and personal philosophy of a given clinician. For me, the purpose of psychotherapy is to draw upon a wide range of tools – exploration of unconscious processes, examination of thought patterns, the identification of existential meaning, and so forth – with one ultimate goal: leaving individuals feeling contented and free to discover and embrace their own unique identities; to recognize their worth; to live in the present moment, rather than in memories of the past or thoughts about the future; and, most essential of all, to freely give and readily receive love.



30 Minutes


We’ll begin by discussing your needs and goals as we get to know each other.

Individual Therapy

45-60 Minutes


After our consultation, we’ll begin our work together to help you find clarity.

Couples Therapy

60 Minutes


Let's work together to help you thrive in your couple.

Diagnostic Evaluation

3 hours


Identify your or your loved one's concerns with mood, behavior, or learning.





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