Rutgers logo
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology


Dr. Stephanie Lyon is an assistant professor of clinical practice at GSAPP working primarily in the ADHD and child behavioral disorders specialty training clinic, investigating mentalization-based treatment for children. Dr. Lyon earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University and completed her pre-doctoral internship at NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center. Prior to entering the field of psychology, Dr. Lyon taught elementary and middle school students and earned a master’s in education from New York University. She is licensed as a clinical psychologist in New Jersey and New York and maintains a private practice in South Orange, New Jersey, where she treats children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.


Dr. Lyon’s clinical interests include psychodynamic/relational theories, and working with adolescents and young adults, creative artists, the LGBTQ+ population, and those struggling with existential distress. Her additional research interests include the unique experiences of stress and trauma in the LGBTQ+ population and the psychological impact of medical trauma.