Dr. Virginia Boga is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of children, family, and individual therapy, and she maintains a private practice in Staten Island, NY.
With over 10 years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist and a graduate of Long Island University specializing in Psychodynamic therapy, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise is working with children and adolescents suffering from a variety of clinical issues (depression, anxiety, oppositional behaviors, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and many more). This clinician also has extensive experience working with adults with various diagnostic issues (from Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder to personality disorders).
In addition to being a prominent psychodynamic therapist, Dr. Virginia Boga has presented at National conferences and to general audiences, speaking on the topics of Ataque de Nervios (a cultural anxiety disorder), ADHD, At-Risk Youth, and Oppositional Disorders.
Dr. Virginia Boga is an interactive, psycho-dynamic therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support but, at the same time, help clients explore and gain insight into their triggers and possible dynamics leading to current symptoms. Dr. Boga has a focus on relational psychodynamic therapy, understanding the importance of the therapeutic relationship in working through issues and helping clients heal. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Clinical Psychology Ph.D., Long Island University; 2009
General Psychology M.A., Long Island University; 2001
Psychology B.A., College of Staten Island; 1999
License, Certifications & Awards
New York Psychology License 020129
New Jersey Psychology License 35SI00527400
Full Scholarship for both Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology
Deans List all four years during B.A.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with B.A., M.A. and Ph.D.
Internship at Rutgers University (Specializing in Children and Families; Community Clinic working with Adults; Forensic Setting)
Training in Anger Management
Training in working with At-Risk Youth (gang violence prevention)
Forensic Training (Worked 7 years at a Juvenile Prison)
Substance Abuse Training (Certificates and Worked 5 years in Substance Abuse Programs)
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Psychological Association
New York State Psychological Association