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Aviva Wilcox, PsyD


Distinguished Professor of Clinical Supervision

Contact Information:


Gronowski Clinic


PsyD, Clinical-School Child Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University
MS, School Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University.
BS, English Education, New York University


Dr. Aviva Wilcox specializes in college and young adult mental health. Prior to coming to PAU, Dr. Wilcox served in various leadership roles at Mills College at Northeastern University, including Assistant Vice President of Counseling, Health, and Wellness, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, and Training Director. Dr. Wilcox also has worked in primary care behavioral health, hospitals, and school-based settings.

Dr. Wilcox is passionate about teaching, training, and supervision. Central to Dr. Wilcox’s approach to clinical training is a social justice lens to mental health treatment. Clinically, Dr. Wilcox’s areas of interest and focus include adolescents and young adults, parents, college students, women, people in the LGBTQIA+ community, clients who have chronic illness and disabilities and supporting clients navigating bipolar disorder, identity exploration, and the impacts of discrimination and marginizlation. Dr. Wilcox maintains a telehealth private practice in California.

Dr. Wilcox came to the field of psychology with a background in secondary education, college access, and program development. Dr. Wilcox was a founding teacher, English department chair, and college counselor at Discovery High School, a small New York City public high school in the Bronx. Dr. Wilcox then helped launch and develop curriculum for the college access program at the Educational Alliance, a non-profit in New York City. Based out of these settings, Dr. Wilcox facilitated Participatory Action Research on the transition of students of color to predominantly white colleges.

In addition to clinical work, teaching, and supervision, Dr. Wilcox is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion facilitator through StirFry Seminars. Dr. Wilcox completed two years of mindful facilitation training and experiential learning through the Certification Program and Internship.