About Us

We are a husband-wife team of clinical psychologists serving Wake County and surrounding areas. We are both from the northeast, and we met because we matched to the same internship program during the last year of our clinical training at the UCSD/VA Internship Consortium in 2009. We loved San Diego, and we lived there for another 6 years after completing our internships. After having two children in San Diego, we moved to Colorado in 2016 and practiced there for another five years. In August of 2021, we decided to relocate to Fuquay-Varina. It feels great to be back on the east coast again, and we are thoroughly enjoying working and raising our children in Wake County.

Erik Newman, Ph.D.

Dr. Newman received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2010.  He completed his internship specializing in child and adolescent assessment and intervention in the UCSD/VA Psychology Internship Program, and went on to complete his postdoctoral training in Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience through the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry.  He spent 6 years conducting research on brain-behavior relationships at UC San Diego before moving to Colorado. As a graduate student and early career psychologist, Dr. Newman published numerous scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, mood disorders, neuropsychological assessment, and clinical interventions.

Since 2016, Dr. Newman has spent most of his time conducting psychological, neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and personality-based evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults with suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, mood disorders, and trauma-related disorders. 

Dana Torpey-Newman, Ph.D.

Dr. Torpey-Newman completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Stony Brook University in 2010. She completed her internship at the UCSD/VA Psychology Internship Program, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the VA San Diego Healthcare System focusing primarily on couple and family relational problems. She then worked as a staff psychologist providing couple and family therapy at the VA San Diego. Dr. Torpey-Newman has been in private practice since 2013. She is certified in Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT) and trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She has treated many different types of relational problems, including communication difficulties, emotional and physical intimacy issues, and infidelity. She also has extensive experience working on relational problems in the context of one or more partners struggling with individual psychopathology, such as depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and PTSD.

Currently, Dr. Torpey-Newman offers telehealth services only. She works with adult individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship challenges. Her work emphasizes the ways in which societal expectations create and/or exacerbate psychopathology.