Elena Lesser Bruun is a recognized leader in the field of individual, couple therapy and family therapy. She is a Past President of the New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NYAMFT), and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine.
She is the author of numerous articles and co-author of two books, Marrying Well: The Clinician’s Guide to Premarital Counseling (2010) and Not on Speaking Terms (2014), both published by Norton Professional Books. She is a frequent speaker at national and local family therapy meetings and conferences, and a highly regarded educator, supervisor and mentor to both new and experienced therapists. Elena has been in private practice since 1985, full time since 2000.
Professional Credentials and Memberships
New York State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
New York State licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA)
Most Recent Academic Positions
NYU School of Medicine: Associate Dean for Student Affairs
NYU Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Senior Supervisor, NYU Child Study Center
Certificate of Advanced Study, Ackerman Institute for the Family
EdD, University of Rochester
MAT, Harvard University
BA, Brandeis University