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Dr. Chiffriller has been in private practice since 2006.  She counsels clients ranging across the lifespan from preschoolers to retirees.  Her theoretical orientation is successful with people who are diverse in physical ability, race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, and life circumstance.

For five years prior to that, she worked in a group practice seeing accident and trauma survivors, helping them cope with physical disability, depression, anxiety, and/or posttraumatic stress disorder. 


While working concurrently as a professor at Pace University, Dr. Chiffriller conducts research specializing in various topics.  Some of these include factors associated with happiness, understanding and preventing violence, and the mental and physical well being of adolescents. She also teaches courses for undergraduates and graduates, and prepares graduate students to be therapists. 


Her community service has included facilitating workshops for parents and children that raise their awareness and help them find strategies for communicating compassionately.  The goal is to provide an alternative to using domineering, verbally, emotionally, and/or physically violent tactics to “get what they want.”


She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University in New York.  Prior to her career as a psychologist, she worked in business management in Manhattan for eleven years.  Sheila enjoys swimming, skiing, or watching movies with her five children.

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