Steven Carter

Dr. Steven Carter joined Columbia Health in August 2021. Prior to joining Counseling and Psychological Services, he completed a pre-doctoral internship at Pace University’s Counseling Center. Throughout his doctoral training, he engaged in clinical externships at NYU Counseling and Wellness Services, New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center’s Adult Outpatient Unit. His dissertation research focused on exploring the frequency and severity of discrimination experienced by multiracial individuals by developing and piloting the Multiracial Microaggressions Scale (MMS).  

Steven has extensive experience working with college-aged students, as well as children, adolescents, and adults. His training has primarily concentrated on psychodynamic theory with focuses on interpersonal and relational approaches. He has also received dedicated training in dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and multicultural theory. He is committed to using these approaches when working with a diverse student population to address stressors such as adjustment, racial/ethnic identity development, depression, anxiety, acculturation, and interpersonal challenges.  


  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Fordham University 
  • M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling, Fordham University  
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Pennsylvania 

Professional Experience:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia University Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Pre-doctoral Intern, Pace University Counseling Center 
  • Pre-doctoral Extern, New York University Counseling and Wellness Services 
  • Pre-doctoral Extern, New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute 
  • Pre-doctoral Extern, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center 
  • Pre-doctoral Extern, Pace University Counseling Center 


  • American Psychological Association 

Languages Spoken:

  • English