Dr. Sulkin's clinical practice is varied, with an emphasis on couples and family work, individual psychotherapy, business consulting, executive coaching, and group therapy.
Dr. Sulkin has been a psychotherapist for over 40 years. He is the Director of both the Saratoga Center for Social Therapy and River Bend Psychological Services, PC (both located in Saratoga Springs, NY). For many years he was also the principal partner in Sulkin Woolfe Development, LLC, a real estate development company.
Dr. Sulkin has been associated with the East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy since 1989, when he contributed to the work of Murray Dabby, LCSW, in bringing social therapy to Atlanta, GA. Dr. Sulkin helped to establish the Saratoga Center for Social Therapy in 1997 and ICOCOS, a nonprofit cultural organization, in 1998.
Dr. Sulkin received his MA and PhD in Psychology from Emory University (Atlanta, GA) with a focus in both clinical psychology and cognitive neuropsychology. He received his Internship Certificate from the Albany Medical Center (Albany, NY), and his Post-Graduate Training Certificate from the East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy (New York, NY). He has held administrative, supervisory, teaching and consulting positions in the public, academic and private sectors. Dr. Sulkin has led workshops in Atlanta, New York City, and upstate New York since 1986.
Dr. Sulkin began the study and practice of Zen Buddhist methodology in his teens, and he began practicing Yoga in his early twenties. He has been teaching meditation as part of his clinical practice since 1988, and he has been teaching his version of Zen Buddhist methodology as a “life practice” since 1997.
Dr. Sulkin has two adult children, Sophia and Lewis, and an amicable relationship with their mother, his former wife, Lisa Woolfe. He is currently engaged to Rachel Berggren.
Dr. Sulkin was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Bethesda, MD. He was recognized as being a talented writer and visual artist at an early age, and he later attended both a liberal arts college and a college of arts and design in Washington, DC. Dr. Sulkin took several extended leaves of absence from formal education from his late teens into his mid- twenties. During these years he held a variety of jobs, some of which were: construction laborer, Fuller Brush Salesman, waiter, bartender, short-order cook, mental hospital aide, substitute middle school teacher and, for 18 months, the co- owner of a small but successful construction company. He also served for three years as the Youth Program Volunteer Coordinator for a VISTA Community Action Center in Southeast Washington, DC. Dr. Sulkin has been active politically since the mid-1960’s. He was an elected delegate to the Reform Party 2000 Presidential Nominating Convention in Long Beach, CA.