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About Dr. Shane Owens

Dr. Owens specializes in treating anxiety, mood disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He treats people from adolescence through adulthood and has specific expertise in treating college students and graduate students, medical students, doctors, and other healthcare professionals.
Dr. Owens earned his Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University. He is licensed to practice psychology in the State of New York. He is board-certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He is registered with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

Dr. Owens frequently gives presentations and provides workshops dealing with young adult mental health, enhancing treatment compliance, and suicide prevention and response.

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Dr. Owens taught at Hofstra University, St. John's University, and Queensborough Community College and was an adjunct clinical supervisor for the LIU Post Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology.


Dr. Owens serves the Board of Directors of the American Board of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology. He is the Past President of the Suffolk County Psychological Association (SCPA) and a Trustee of the Nassau County Psychological Association (NCPA). He is a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the American College Health Association (ACHA). 


Dr. Owens' work appears in professional and popular publications such as the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Aggressive Behavior, US News Health,, and Fatherly. His quotes appear in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Newsday, and Scientific American Mind, and on the Huffington Post,, Fatherly, Vice, and

Dr. Owens received a Distinguished Service Award from NYSPA in 2013 and was the 2014 SCPA Psychologist of the Year.

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