Highlights & Appointment

While maintaining a full time practice including individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, work with couples and families, and organizational, executive and career consultation, the Manhattan- and Westchester-based psychologist regularly serves as a media consultant and is an active contributor to the academic and research communities.

Currently, Dr. Stratyner is a Clinical Associate Professor Of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2004-Present).

Previously, he served as Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University (1997-2004), where he was the first psychologist to serve as Division Director of Addiction Psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester. While there, he founded the Retreat at Westchester, the renowned in-patient treatment center for high-profile individuals. Subsequently, Dr. Stratyner became Clinical Division Director of Addiction Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center from 2004-2007.

Awards & Notable Contributions

Dr. Stratyner received an honorary doctorate (Honorus Causa) from Mercy College in 2005 in recognition of his contributions to the field of psychology.

In 2003, he received the award for significant contribution in the field of alcoholism and drug addiction from the 1st Annual National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD/Westchester). He would go on to receive this award again for his contributions in 2017.

Dr. Stratyner has served on the Board of the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of the United States. He received extensive training in alcoholism and substance abuse counseling, and is regarded as one of this country’s leading experts on co- occurring psychiatric substance abuse.

As a recognized expert in addiction and recovery psychology, Dr. Stratyner contributes to the public’s knowledge of clinical concepts in a variety of ways. A few notable examples include speaking on the floor of the General Assembly on behalf of the United Nations NGO Sub-Committee on Narcotics; in television, he was consulted by AOL for the show Seinfeld as an addiction expert and psychologist. Additionally, his term “Carefrontation” was used on The Sopranos.

Press & Publications

Dr. Harris Stratyner is an active speaker and lecturer on co-occurring disorders and addiction, and due to his expertise, he has been asked to weigh in on timely topics such as the prescription drug abuse pandemic.

A few of the other popular topics he has covered on radio programs and on television appearances include FOMO (Fear of Missing Out); addiction and relationships as related to Whitney Houston’s death for CBS; children’s coping related to parents’ addiction for Eyewitness News; he has been featured by The New York Times in the piece “Generation Adderall,” in Psychology Today; and much more over the years.

Dr. Stratyner was featured as the mental health and addiction expert during WCBS’ (CBS NYC local affiliate) telethon to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy, and has made notable appearances as the expert psychologist on Good Morning America, the Today Show, and has been interviewed on NPR on numerous occasions.

Dr. Stratyner hosted a weekly radio show, “Here’s to Your Good Health,” on WFAS-AM for over 25 years, where he greatly enjoyed regularly discussing mental health topics, often with the support of celebrity guests.

Dr. Stratyner has co-authored a number of articles and publications, including the Physician’s Drug Reference (PDR) Guide to Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Health (First Edition). He has also contributed clinical hours and lectures for Four Winds Hospital which provides important information to the community (serving New York City, Westchester, Rockland and parts of Connecticut).


Dr. Harris received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1977. He then earned his Masters in Psychology from Long Island University in 1980.

In 1997, he graduated with his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University. He launched his career with a dissertation on a topic he continues to dedicate himself to: “The Relationship of Readiness to Change and Health Attribution Locus of Control to Addiction Severity in Dually Diagnosed Individuals.”

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