Charity Wijetunga


Hi! My name is Dr. Charity Wijetunga and I am a clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy and assessment services to individuals across all ages. I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology from Boston University. I then earned my JD from Fordham University School of Law. Thereafter, I worked as a court attorney, drafting judicial decisions in a variety of civil matters, including child custody and matrimonial cases. After this period of my life I went back to Fordham to earn my PhD in clinical psychology. I completed my pre-doctoral internship training with Mt. Sinai Services at Elmhurst Hospital Center.

Throughout my extensive training, I have worked with individuals experiencing a broad range of challenges. These can include but in no way are limited to: adjustment difficulties to serious and persistent mental illness, in college counseling, inpatient and outpatient hospital, and forensic settings. I feel that the variety of my scope is a unique lens that I have which better allows me to adapt to each individual when in a session.

At Soffer & Associates, I currently co-direct the Psychological Assessment Service, provide psychotherapy, and supervise trainees in both psychotherapy and assessment. My approach to psychotherapy is flexible and integrative, incorporating both relational psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques. Above all, I prioritize the establishment of an authentic, empathic therapeutic relationship and believe in its potential to help people as a tool in order for them to better understand themselves, their experiences, and their relationships. I also use more structured approaches when necessary to help people cope with distressing thoughts and emotions and shift repetitive cycles that keep them feeling stuck. My approach to psychological assessment is similarly individualized and grounded in research, incorporating evidence-based assessment tools and techniques tailored to the client's needs. I have expertise in cognitive, personality/psychodiagnostic, and forensic assessment.

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Life Transitions
Mood Disorders

Client Focus


Types of therapy & issues

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Mindfullness-Based (MBCT)
Behavioral Issues
Coping Skills
Family Conflict
Eating Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Emotion Dysregulation
Sexual Abuse
Men's Issues
Peer Relationships
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Emotional Disturbance
Marital & Premarital
School Issues
Sex Therapy
Sports Performance
Women's Issues
Cognitive Processing (CPT)
Compassion Focused
Culturally Sensitive
Dialectical (DBT)


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