About Judith

“Change your Story, Change your Life!”

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to the healing power of telling one’s story. Therapy offers endless possibilities for growth and transformation. So does writing.


Judith Ruskay Rabinor Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, author, speaker, writing coach and consultant based on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

“People come to my office when they have run out of steam and feel lost and isolated.  What heals all of us is developing deeper connections–to ourselves, others and the universe.”

Judy offers individual, couples, and family therapy, runs groups for binge eaters, a consultation group for mental health professionals and mentors and coaches writers individually and in groups. Her new book, The Girl in the Red Boots: Making Peace with My Mother (She Writes Press) will be published May 4, 2021. She is a longtime expert in treating eating and body image disorders, (read about her approach in A Starving Madness: Tales of Hunger, Hope and Healing, Gurze Books, 2002.) and she also specializes in working with divorcing and remarried families. “Divorce ends a marriage, not a family,” is her philosophy, based on her personal experience co-parenting after divorce, see  Befriending Your Ex After Divorce: Making Life Better for You, Your Kids and Yes. Your Ex, New Harbinger Publications, 2012.)

Whether working with troubled  individuals, couples, groups or families her goal is to help people bring vitality and aliveness into their lives. In addition to her two books, she has published dozens of articles and chapters in journals, newspapers and magazines. She blogs for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today, is a consultant to The Renfrew Center Foundation, a supervisor at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia and a sought after presenter, workshop leader and media expert.


Sally Jessy Raphael featuring Dr. Judith Rabinor: Mothers and Daughters


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