ph.d. Graduate Student Extern (Assessments)

Elliot Rayman

PRACTICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT & Ph.d. Graduate Student Extern (Assessments)

Elliot Rayman, M.A., is an advanced doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the City College of New York, CUNY. He earned his master’s degree in clinical psychology from the same institution in 2021, following his post-Baccalaureate degree in psychology from Hunter College. Additionally, he serves as a counselor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Elliot is dedicated to his pursuit of becoming a clinical psychologist. His specialized training in neuropsychological assessments and psychotherapy has allowed him to work with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, encompassing various ages and neurodiverse profiles. Through his warm and compassionate approach, Elliot aims to empower clients by helping them recognize and utilize their unique strengths.

In addition to his role as Ph.D. student extern on our assessment team, Elliot is the Administrative Assistant for Spectrum Services.


“The impulse to heal is real and powerful and lies within the client. Our job is to evoke that healing power… and support it in its expression and development. We are not the healers. We are the context in which healing is inspired.”
- Ron Kurtz


“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness...Trauma is about loss of connection—to ourselves, our bodies, our families, to others, and to the world around us. This disconnection is often hard to recognize because it doesn't happen all at once but rather over time.”
- Peter Levine


“A lot of people assume that having OCD means liking things organized or hating germs. It tends to be treated like a quirk or an endearing trait. But it's so much more than that. It's the one thing that prohibits me from being free of myself.” - Whitney Amazeen


“Think of having ADHD in this way… You have a ‘Ferrari’ brain but with ‘Chevy’ brakes.”
- Jonathan Mooney