Student Well-Being

Dr. Penni Morganstein, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, joined NYSID in September 2010.  Currently, Dr. Morganstein, Psy.D. provides workshops and counseling services to New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) students, Sotheby’s students, and runs her own private practice in NYC and Brooklyn.  Prior to NYSID, Dr. Morganstein worked and trained in school and hospital settings including Long Island College Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital, Mt. Sinai Medical Center and The New Rochelle, NY Public School system.

Counseling services include one-on-one appointments, time management, study skills, referrals, workshops. To schedule an appointment, it is best to contact Dr. Morganstein in advance.  To do so, send an email to: or call 212-452-4180.  Drop-in appointments can sometimes be accommodated.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Contact information

Penni Morganstein, Psy.D., Psychologist
170 East 70th St., Lower Level, Seminar Room C
New York, NY 10021


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