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Timothy Legg


Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Addictive Disorders, Psychopharmacology, Psychoanalysis, Psychoneuroimmunology, Psychological Trauma, Geropsychology


Dr. Legg has over 30 years of experience in the provision of mental health care and services to individuals across a variety of settings, including personal care facilities, nursing homes, inpatient psychiatric units, children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, outpatient community mental health, dual-diagnosis, intensive outpatient, inpatient detox, correctional facilities, and New York State Comprehensive Psychiatry Emergency Programs (CPEP). He has held various positions, including staff nurse, psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychotherapist, drug and alcohol counselor, clinical supervisor, clinic director, and clinical consultant. Dr. Legg is both a licensed psychologist and a licensed/board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner in private practice in the upstate New York & Northeast Pennsylvania areas. He provides a combination of psychotherapy and medication management services to individuals who struggle with psychiatric/mental health challenges. Dr. Legg also offers medication-assisted treatment for individuals who struggle with addictive disorders and telepsychology services for individuals who live in remote areas of upstate New York who otherwise would be unable to access psychological care and services.

Dr. Legg currently serves as a member of the editorial board for The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, a peer-reviewed publication for addictions professionals, and is also a member of the editorial review board for the behavioral health section of the American Journal of Recreation Therapy. In addition, he maintains active membership in the American Psychological Association (APA), and several of its divisions, including Division 39, the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology, Division 56, the Division of Trauma Psychology, Division 50, the Society of Addiction Psychology, and Division 12, the Society of Clinical Psychology, Section II: Clinical Geropsychology.

In addition to his formal academic training, Dr. Legg has completed training in rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) at the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, and has earned the designation of master psychopharmacologist through the Neuroscience Education Institute, Carlsbad, California, as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training through the EMDR Institute, Watsonville, CA. He is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. In addition, he is certified as a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) through the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals.

Dr. Legg’s research has focused on the use of psychoanalysis as a treatment for addictive disorders. He has published on a variety of topics in the area of mental health & gerontology, including neurocognitive disorders, health promotion in old age, psychopharmacology in the geriatric population, and drugs of abuse.

Dr. Legg enjoys hiking, forest exploration, weight training, and cooking in his spare time.

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences Research & Education — Touro College, New York, NY

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology — California Southern University, Irvine, CA

Psychoanalytic Training — Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis, Philadelphia, PA

Master of Science (MS) in Gerontological Nursing, Nursing Education – State University of New York, Binghamton, NY

Advanced Certificate, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP) – State University of New York, Binghamton, NY

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP) — State University of New York, Binghamton, NY

Master of Sciences (MS) in Psychology — Kaplan University, Chicago, IL

Master of Public Administration (MPA) — Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor of Science (BS) — Wilkes University, Pennsylvania