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Dr. Nicole Eldridge Marcus, a native of Boston, is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale University. She earned both her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Miami's five-year Clinical Psychology program, a rigorous and highly-regarded scientist-practioner doctorate program which emphasizes the clinical science component of psychology. At Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital Boston, one of the top training internships in the country, she completed a child and adolescent psychology clinical internship. Upon invitation, Dr. Marcus completed an additional postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital Boston in the Optimal Weight for Life treatment program. She then pursued additional postdoctoral fellowship training at the Austism Spectrum Assessment Clinic of the University of Miami. Upon licensure, Dr. Marcus was immediately invited by the University of Miami's Department of Psychology to supervise the program's advanced doctoral students. Dr. Marcus was later invited to serve as a consultant psychologist to staff of the Oliver-Pyatt Center, a comprehensive eating disorders treatment facility for adults and adolescents in South Miami.

Dr. Marcus is licensed in psychology by the Florida Board of Psychology. She is presently in private practice in Pinecrest, Florida, having developed a boutique family practice that specializes in child, adolescent, young adult, and parent-focused therapy and consultation. She continues to serve on the Editorial Board of Children's Hospital Boston's Experience Journal (, an invaluable web-based journal designed to promote the healthy coping of children and their families who must contend with significant physical and emotional illnesses. She has begun accepting invitations to speak to the Miami community, addressing the South Florida Preschool PTA with a talk entitled "Reflections on Promoting Maternal Mental Health."

Dr. Marcus is currently serving terms as both a Board Member for Beth Am Day School and as Vice President for the Miami Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.

Prior to her position as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Marcus trained for a ballet career in Boston and New York City before being invited to dance in Denmark and, eventually, to dance professionally with the Miami City Ballet. She strives to imbue her clinical work with a comparable level of creativity and dedication. 



  • American Psychological Association

                       (Division of Psychologists in Independent Practice)

  • Florida Psychological Association
  • Dade-County Psychological Association


Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies

National Eating Disorders Association

Academy for Eating Disorders

Society for Research in Child Development



Dr. Marcus' master's thesis on marital conflict and child adjustment was selected for publication in the preeminent "Journal of Family Psychology;" her family narrative was published in "The Empty Cup Runneth Over: Answers about Breast Cancer from the Experts;" her clinical research on childhood depression contributed to a 2006 award-winning published research study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; and her most recent clinical research collaboration on psychiatrically hospitalized children with depression was published in 2010's "Residential Treatment for Children and Youth."



B.A., Yale University

(magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

M.S., University of Miami

(Specialization in Children & Families)

Ph.D., University of Miami

(Specialization in Children & Families)

Harvard Medical School/

Children's Hospital Boston

(Psychology Intern)

Harvard Medical School/

Children's Hospital Boston

(Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow)

University of Miami Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic

(Postdoctoral Associate)



Co-author of article on childhood depression that received the 2006 Kligenstein Foundation Award for "the best paper on suicide and/or depression published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry during the past year."

Recipient of three national grant awards to conduct dissertation research on marital conflict and children's adjustment. Awarded research grants from The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment; the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation; and the American Psychological Association's Section on Child Maltreatment.

Honored by the American Psychological Association with their Outstanding Presentation Award (Division of Children, Youth, & Family Services) and Travel Award to present research nationally.

Honored by the University of Miami with the Award of Academic Merit for Academic Excellence (for both master's and doctoral degrees); Carol Alson Fineman Award "for excellence in research in the area of child maltreatment;" nine commendations by the Department of Psychology "for excellence in clinical work, research, teaching, and academics;" Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award as Clinical Assistant to the Director of Psychological Services Center; commendations across all three content areas (Psychopathology, Assessment, & Intervention) for Departmental Comprehensive Qualifying Examinations; and selected across all graduate departments to receive the University of Miami Fellowship (three-year appointment to support promising scholars demonstrating high academic achievement).

Honored by Yale University with magna cum laude, Distinction in the Psychology major, Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, and Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology.

Photo courtesy Lifetouch Inc.

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