Arielle Toporovsky

Arielle Toporovsky joined Columbia Health in 2018. Prior to joining Counseling and Psychological Services, she completed a pre-doctoral internship at Maimonides Medical Center, where she completed rotations in the Psychiatric Emergency Department and the Adult Inpatient Unit, conducted neuropsychological assessments, and provided outpatient treatment for individuals across the lifespan. She also has trained at Lenox Hill Hospital’s Outpatient Center for Mental Health, Baruch College Counseling Center, Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s adult inpatient unit, and the Center for Psychological Services at Adelphi University.

In her clinical work, she works primarily from a psychodynamic framework while integrating various techniques in order to meet the unique needs of each student. Above all, she strives to create a safe, warm, and collaborative environment that promotes healing and understanding. Her professional interests cover a wide range of concerns, including developmental issues in emerging adulthood (i.e., identity development and relational difficulties), anxiety and depression, trauma, and the impact of pain/chronic illness on mental well-being.


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Adelphi University
  • B.A., Psychology, Binghamton University

Professional Experience:

  • Psychology Pre-doctoral Intern, Maimonides Medical Center
  • Psychology Extern, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Psychology Extern, Baruch College Counseling Center
  • Psychology Extern, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Trainee Clinician, Center for Psychological Services at Adelphi University

Published Articles:

  • Fuertes, J.N., Toporovsky, A., Reyes, M., & Bennett, J. (2017). The physician-patient working alliance: Theory, research, and future possibilities. Patient Education and Counseling, 100(4), 610-615.
  • Fuertes, J.N., Toporovsky, A., & Reyes, M. (2017). The working alliance in psychiatric care: Agreement communication and trust in action. Psychiatric Quarterly, 88(4), 711-720.
  • Fuertes, J. N., Rubinstein, S., Reyes, M., Iampornpipopchai, P., Mujeeb, S., Smith, C. R., & Toporovsky, A. (2016). The physician-patient working alliance in hemodialysis treatment. Behavioral Medicine, 43(4), 242-250.


  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Licensed to practice Psychology in the State of New York

Languages Spoken:

  • English