Ahron Friedberg, MD

I am Founding Director of the Park Avenue Center. The Center was established over a decade ago to meet the needs of clients that are not effectively served by traditional mental health and business resources. These include individuals and organizations that want concierge level guidance, special expertise, and other services.

My professional training is as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan. I serve as clinical professor in psychiatry at Mount Sinai and co-chair our Department’s Advisory Board. I have twice been National President of the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians. I was appointed the first Executive Editor of International Psychoanalysis, a leading psychoanalytic resource, and have also been its Managing Editor. I have published several, original articles in prestigious, peer-reviewed journals of psychiatry and psychoanalysis. My publications for a popular audience include Flashing Seven: The Seven Essential Skills for Living and Leading, co-authored with Dr. Jack Hirschowitz and Between Us: A Father and Son Speak, co-authored with Dr. Eugene Friedberg. I’ve appeared as a cultural expert on CNN and Fox 5 and have been cited in the Wall Street Journal. I also led a Great Minds interview series at the Makor Center of the 92nd St Y.

More broadly, my background extends to business, real estate and finance through Friedberg Enterprises and Friedberg Properties. My approach is enriched by my studies at Dartmouth College in English literature and the humanities. I’ve worked with numerous clients in private equity, hedge funds, venture capital as well as other entrepreneurs and creative individuals.

Associate Director

Dr.Sandra Sherman

Sandra Sherman holds a J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.  She was for many years a Senior Attorney in the federal government, specializing in international law and trade relations.  She was also a tenured professor of English at two major universities.  She has written four books on 18th century literature and culture, and co-authored several books on neuroscience.  She is co-author with Dr. Ahron Friedberg of Psychotherapy and Personal Change: Two Minds in a Mirror, and Through a Screen Darkly: Psychoanalytic Reflections During the Pandemic. During her academic career, Dr. Sherman mentored dozens of her students, helping them apply to law schools and graduate programs around the country.  She has helped younger students apply to prestigious high shcools, and high shcool students considering theit college opions. She helped place graduate students in academic positions, and continues to mentor them throughout their careers.  She has hands-on experience in guiding individuals towards their best academic and career choices, as well as in coaching them to produce effective applications and to interview impressively.  Because she was herself a career-changer, she understands the stress that can accompany such changes. She helps everyone with whom she works to recognize their particular talents, and to make the most of their talents professionally.