Clinical Staff

Dr. Michael J. Doria, PhD, MPH, MRC, MC

Dr. Michael J. Doria PhD, MPH, MRC, MC, is the founder of Neuropsychological and Clinical Psychotherapeutic Services, LLC, (NeuroPsychCPS) and is also a licensed practitioner with extensive experience in neuropsychology and psychological trauma. Dr. Doria is the former U.S. Coast Guard’s Clinical Neuropsychologist and Program Manager of its Psychological Health (PH) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Programs.

Dr. Doria received his PhD in counseling psychology and three master’s degrees in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and public health. He is also licensed as a professional counselor (LPC), mental health counselor (LMHC), clinical professional counselor (LCPC), national certified counselor (NCC), and a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC).

With his specialization in neurorehabilitation and neuropsychology, Dr. Doria has trained with and worked in a variety of public health facilities. Including psychiatric, veteran, civilian, military, and teaching hospitals. He has worked in drug & alcohol treatment, job placement agencies, neurorehabilitation treatment clinics, colleges, universities, and developmental youth centers.

After graduating from The Citadel, Dr. Doria enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served on both active and reserve duty for eight years. In 2008, Dr. Doria accepted his commission as a U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Officer, where he was recognized and awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Achievement Medal.

Dr. Doria received developmental disabilities training from the Office of Access, Services, Instruction, and Support (OASIS) at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. While training at The Citadel he was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.  During this time, he also received neuropsychometry training from the department of neurology at the Medical University of South Carolina and worked as a neuropsychological intern at Westside Neurorehabilitation Service.

In addition, Dr. Doria acquired professional neurovocational experience while working with the Department of Veterans Affairs in New York City and New Jersey. He was an integral part of the implementation and development of the New Jersey VA’s first ever neurovocational program, bringing together treatment and vocational rehabilitation from a multi-disciplinary approach in veterans’ brain injury rehabilitation.

He then completed a neuropsychological fellowship at New York University’s Langone Medical Center RUSK Institute for Rehabilitation Medicines’ Brain Injury Day Treatment Program under the supervision of world-renowned neuropsychologist Leonard Diller, PhD and Yehuda Ben- Yishay, PhD. There he received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal Bronze Star in Lieu of 2nd. He also completed a certificate of specialization in clinical neuropsychology under the supervision of Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD.

Shortly thereafter, Dr. Doria accepted a neuropsychologist position in the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation (MACE) program and a managing role supporting the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine’s (BUMED) Management of Concussion in Deployed Settings Program. His persistent efforts led to the development of four new Department of Defense standardized curriculums, including the use and interpretation of the MACE tool and management of blast concussion in deployed settings, which ensured competency in managing and treating brain trauma in the combat theater. He was awarded the Department of Homeland Security – U. S. Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award for his important contributions to the health and safety of all U.S. military combat troops.

In 2011, Dr. Doria served as the sole clinical neuropsychologist and program manager of the U.S. Coast Guard PH-TBI Program. He was responsible for establishing and institutionalizing two service-wide comprehensive inter-disciplinary programs. These programs focused on prevention, training, treatment, and tracking of PH and TBI cases promoting total health across the entire Coast Guard. For this work he was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal Gold Star in Lieu of 3rd. His current, ongoing clinical research is focused on sports-related concussions, TBI, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and suicidality.

Dr. Doria independently served as the Principal Investigator (PI) for two federally funded Tri-Service multi-million-dollar projects involving the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). As part of a joint venture with the Navy and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), he conducted a three-year longitudinal study involving Coast Guard personnel that examined a variety of potential posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related risk factors. Factors included personality, biology, physiology, psychophysiology, cognitive performance, and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Building on his experience, he served as PI for the Coast Guard Academy (CGA).  At the Coast Guard Academy, he participated in the NCAA-DOD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium study, and developed a standard of care for concussed cadets and a first-ever Coast Guard TBI Research Laboratory. As the sole TBI expert in the Coast Guard, he facilitated on-going discussions of TBI matters throughout the Coast Guard and other military services and also served as chief consult to the U.S. Coast Guard Surgeon General on all TBI policy matters.

In 2017, Dr. Doria retired after 17 years of a distinguished military career from the U.S. Coast Guard and was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal Gold Star in Lieu of 4th.

In 2017, Dr. Doria established Neuropsychological and Clinical Psychotherapeutic Services, LLC to provide trusted, quality assessments and evaluations, clinical treatments, training and consultative services for individuals suffering from mental health disorders. In addition, Dr. Doria assisted people and organizations in the community recovering from the distress caused by disruptive workplace tragedies throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Dr. Doria has helped them to cope and find their natural resiliency after traumatic events and/or life disruptions. Dr. Doria has experience counseling employees in the work place who have experienced robberies (bank, retail, etc.), death (illness, suicide, homicide, etc.), workplace accidents, workplace stress and/or violence, reduction in force/restructuring, natural disasters (hurricane, tornado, flood, fire), and acts of violence or terrorism.

Dr. Doria is currently an undergraduate/graduate level adjunct professor at Iona College and the University of Maryland Eastern Shores. He has also held the position of adjunct professor teaching at the College of New Rochelle for the past two years until its closure in August 2019.

On July 10, 2019, Dr. Doria created and introduced Vets Treating Vets, Inc. (VTV) a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Vets Treating Vets, Inc. provides telemental health services exclusively for U.S. veterans, provided by veterans.  The delivery of mental health services using remote technologies allows the patient and the provider to meet anytime, anywhere when they are separated by distance. This specialized service enables veterans (at an affordable reduced cost) to meet with such provider through live remote clinical videoconferencing and will be a critical tool to improve veterans’ access to immediate emergency mental health care.

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Professional Licensure and Certification

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maine (LCPC)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York (LMHC)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Hawaii (LMHC)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina (LPC)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

Professional Affiliations and Organizations

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
  • International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)
  • International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)
  • New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)
  • Westchester County Psychological Association (WCPA)
  • American Legion – Post 8
  • Veteran of Foreign War (VFW) David Potts Jr. – Post 1156
  • U.S. Coast Guard Combat Association
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 07-01 of Division 07
  • U.S. Coast Guard Pipe Band
  • New York Guard – State of New York Division of Military Affairs

Professional Honors and Awards

Dr. Michael J. Doria, PhD, MPH, MRC, MC

Dr. Michael J. Doria PhD, MPH, MRC, MC, is the founder of Neuropsychological and Clinical Psychotherapeutic Services, LLC, (NeuroPsychCPS) and is also a licensed practitioner with extensive experience in neuropsychology and psychological trauma. Dr. Doria is the former U.S. Coast Guard’s Clinical Neuropsychologist and Program Manager of its Psychological Health (PH) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Programs.

Dr. Doria received his PhD in counseling psychology and three master’s degrees in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and public health. He is also licensed as a professional counselor (LPC), mental health counselor (LMHC), clinical professional counselor (LCPC), national certified counselor (NCC), and a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC).

With his specialization in neurorehabilitation and neuropsychology, Dr. Doria has trained with and worked in a variety of public health facilities. Including psychiatric, veteran, civilian, military, and teaching hospitals. He has worked in drug & alcohol treatment, job placement agencies, neurorehabilitation treatment clinics, colleges, universities, and developmental youth centers.

After graduating from The Citadel, Dr. Doria enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served on both active and reserve duty for eight years. In 2008, Dr. Doria accepted his commission as a U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Officer, where he was recognized and awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Achievement Medal.

Dr. Doria received developmental disabilities training from the Office of Access, Services, Instruction, and Support (OASIS) at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. While training at The Citadel he was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.  During this time, he also received neuropsychometry training from the department of neurology at the Medical University of South Carolina and worked as a neuropsychological intern at Westside Neurorehabilitation Service.

In addition, Dr. Doria acquired professional neurovocational experience while working with the Department of Veterans Affairs in New York City and New Jersey. He was an integral part of the implementation and development of the New Jersey VA’s first ever neurovocational program, bringing together treatment and vocational rehabilitation from a multi-disciplinary approach in veterans’ brain injury rehabilitation.

He then completed a neuropsychological fellowship at New York University’s Langone Medical Center RUSK Institute for Rehabilitation Medicines’ Brain Injury Day Treatment Program under the supervision of world-renowned neuropsychologist Leonard Diller, PhD and Yehuda Ben- Yishay, PhD. There he received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal Bronze Star in Lieu of 2nd. He also completed a certificate of specialization in clinical neuropsychology under the supervision of Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD.

Shortly thereafter, Dr. Doria accepted a neuropsychologist position in the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation (MACE) program and a managing role supporting the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine’s (BUMED) Management of Concussion in Deployed Settings Program. His persistent efforts led to the development of four new Department of Defense standardized curriculums, including the use and interpretation of the MACE tool and management of blast concussion in deployed settings, which ensured competency in managing and treating brain trauma in the combat theater. He was awarded the Department of Homeland Security – U. S. Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award for his important contributions to the health and safety of all U.S. military combat troops.

In 2011, Dr. Doria served as the sole clinical neuropsychologist and program manager of the U.S. Coast Guard PH-TBI Program. He was responsible for establishing and institutionalizing two service-wide comprehensive inter-disciplinary programs. These programs focused on prevention, training, treatment, and tracking of PH and TBI cases promoting total health across the entire Coast Guard. For this work he was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal Gold Star in Lieu of 3rd. His current, ongoing clinical research is focused on sports-related concussions, TBI, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and suicidality.

Dr. Doria independently served as the Principal Investigator (PI) for two federally funded Tri-Service multi-million-dollar projects involving the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). As part of a joint venture with the Navy and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), he conducted a three-year longitudinal study involving Coast Guard personnel that examined a variety of potential posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related risk factors. Factors included personality, biology, physiology, psychophysiology, cognitive performance, and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Building on his experience, he served as PI for the Coast Guard Academy (CGA).  At the Coast Guard Academy, he participated in the NCAA-DOD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium study, and developed a standard of care for concussed cadets and a first-ever Coast Guard TBI Research Laboratory. As the sole TBI expert in the Coast Guard, he facilitated on-going discussions of TBI matters throughout the Coast Guard and other military services and also served as chief consult to the U.S. Coast Guard Surgeon General on all TBI policy matters.

In 2017, Dr. Doria retired after 17 years of a distinguished military career from the U.S. Coast Guard and was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal Gold Star in Lieu of 4th.

In 2017, Dr. Doria established Neuropsychological and Clinical Psychotherapeutic Services, LLC to provide trusted, quality assessments and evaluations, clinical treatments, training and consultative services for individuals suffering from mental health disorders. In addition, Dr. Doria assisted people and organizations in the community recovering from the distress caused by disruptive workplace tragedies throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Dr. Doria has helped them to cope and find their natural resiliency after traumatic events and/or life disruptions. Dr. Doria has experience counseling employees in the work place who have experienced robberies (bank, retail, etc.), death (illness, suicide, homicide, etc.), workplace accidents, workplace stress and/or violence, reduction in force/restructuring, natural disasters (hurricane, tornado, flood, fire), and acts of violence or terrorism.

Dr. Doria is currently an undergraduate/graduate level adjunct professor at Iona College and the University of Maryland Eastern Shores. He has also held the position of adjunct professor teaching at the College of New Rochelle for the past two years until its closure in August 2019.

On July 10, 2019, Dr. Doria created and introduced Vets Treating Vets, Inc. (VTV) a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Vets Treating Vets, Inc. provides telemental health services exclusively for U.S. veterans, provided by veterans.  The delivery of mental health services using remote technologies allows the patient and the provider to meet anytime, anywhere when they are separated by distance. This specialized service enables veterans (at an affordable reduced cost) to meet with such provider through live remote clinical videoconferencing and will be a critical tool to improve veterans’ access to immediate emergency mental health care.

LinkedIn
Click here for Dr. Doria’s Curriculum Vitae
Click here for Dr. Doria’s Research Projects
Click here for Dr. Doria’s Publications

Professional Licensure and Certification

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maine (LCPC)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York (LMHC)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Hawaii (LMHC)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina (LPC)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

Professional Affiliations and Organizations

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
  • International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)
  • International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)
  • New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)
  • Westchester County Psychological Association (WCPA)
  • American Legion – Post 8
  • Veteran of Foreign War (VFW) David Potts Jr. – Post 1156
  • U.S. Coast Guard Combat Association
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 07-01 of Division 07
  • U.S. Coast Guard Pipe Band
  • New York Guard – State of New York Division of Military Affairs

Professional Honors and Awards

Last year I didn’t know what was wrong with me and just that something was. I came to Dr. Doria and couldn’t be happier with my decision. Not only did he identify the issue but, also identified that the dosage of my medicine was incorrect. After hearing about his credentials and researching him I contacted Dr. Doria and immediately heard back and scheduled and appointment. He was there for me from start to finish and constantly made me feel not just like a patient but that he truly cared about me and my wellbeing. He truly listens, and I never felt more at ease then when talking to him. He is truly experienced and knowledgeable in what he does, and his credentials speak for them self. I would highly recommend Dr. Doria to anyone I know and owe my now emotional wellness to him.

Patient Denise, Bronx, New York

Dr. Doria is not only a dear colleague; he is also a mentee and friend. His intellectual ability, ability to communicate, self-reliance and motivation are superior.

Eric G. Schwartz, MD, JD, MPH, Rear Admiral U.S. Public Health Services / Health Human Services Deputy Surgeon General of the United States

Thank you, Dr. Doria for all that you have given and all you have accomplished. Thank you Dr. Doria, for your compassion and caring about the health and well-being of our Coast Guard.

Jeffrey Salvon-Harman, MD, Captain - U.S. Coast Guard / U.S. Public Health Services Chief, Operational Medicine, U.S. Coast Guard

Dr. Doria’s determination, dedication, initiative, fervent drive and amiable personality were critical to the outstanding success of the Navy / Marine Corps innovative traumatic brain injury programs. By ensuring medical personnel’s knowledge of and competency in managing and treating concussion in the combat theater, Dr. Doria has directly contributed to the health and safety of U.S. military combat troops engaged and developed to both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Dr. Doria’s exceptional accomplishment and impressive performance to achieve Navy Medicine’s mission.

Matthew L. Nathan, MD, Vice Admiral Medical Corps U.S. Navy Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Surgeon General of the Navy

I had the pleasure of working closely with Dr. Doria through much of 2010-2012 and found him to be an exemplary officer and medical professional. His vision and leadership skills were essential to the establishment of the first-ever comprehensive U.S. Marine Corps Traumatic Brain Injury program to include a comprehensive TBI training program. He successfully combined his professional expertise as a neuropsychologist with his unparalleled energy and leadership skills to provide critical support to the U.S. Marine Corps. I hope I will get the opportunity to work with Dr. Doria again in the future.

David A. Tarantino, Jr., MD, MPH, Captain - Medical Corps / U.S. Navy Director for Medical Programs Headquarters Marine Corps / Health Services

Dr. Doria came in and immediately had a positive impact on our program. Dr. Doria worked tirelessly to update and expand the trainings. Our frontline military personnel now have a better understanding of how to care for service members with concussion due directly to his efforts.

Jack W. Tsao, MD, DPhil, Captain - Medical Corps / U.S. Navy Director of TBI Programs Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Doria was the driving force behind the design and implementation of four new training courses to support the Navy’s Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program in assessing brain trauma within the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The results of these training programs were highly lauded by not only the Navy’s Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, but, both the Navy and Marine Corps Surgeon Generals’, which resulted in Dr. Doria’s work being presented to the Australian Defense Department and to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Forces in Europe.

Maura Dollymore, MD, Rear Admiral / U.S. Coast Guard / U.S. Public Health Service U.S. Assistant Surgeon General U.S. Coast Guard Surgeon General Director of Health, Safety and Work Life

During his humanitarian deployment after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Dr. Doria was an integral part of a team. His primary responsibility was to provide psychological first aid, trauma assessment, and counseling services to child orphans, earthquake victims, and unaccompanied children. In addition, Dr. Doria also provided counseling support to the children’s staff and other volunteers.

Enrique Ginzburg, MD, Chief Medical Officer Project Medishare Field Hospital Port-au-Prince, Haiti

I worked with Dr. Doria as part of a military healthcare team for treatment of combat related traumatic brain injury.  The team developed many cutting-edge medical resources and tools that improved the quality of life for many Marines and sailors returning from the Middle East.  Dr. Doria’s contributions as a neuropsychologist were significant to the program’s success.

Shirley A. Jett, PhD, RN, RN Health Educator, Population Health

In a time of unexpected crisis Dr. Doria rose to the needs of a shattered workforce with round clock dedication and a devoted compassion to all who called upon him.

Dr. Davis, Senior Director Mental Health Services