Peter Economou, PhD

Pete Economou Ph.D., ABPP was trained in Counseling Psychology and neuropsychology, and is an Associate Professor in the graduate programs in Counseling Psychology. He is the founder of the Counseling & Wellness Center, LLC  which is a clinical practice specializing in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and treating a wide range of disorders and athletes. Dr. Pete is licensed by NJ and NY to practice psychology and also in NJ for counseling, and is board certified in CBT. Dr. Pete has conducted research which has been presented across the country in several areas including: multicultural psychology, evidenced-based treatments- mainly third wave cognitive and behavioral therapies, LGBT issues, and issues related to executive functioning. He is an active member of state and national psychology associations, and is a contributor to media outlets and social media.

Follow Dr. Pete on Instagram: @officialdrpete and Twitter: @TheCWCNJ and @OfficialDrPete.

Field of Interest

Research interests include studies on multiculturalism, evidenced-based treatments, the impact of stress and trauma on learning, memory, and executive functioning, the varying romantic relationship models and differences between the heterosexual and homosexual populations, gender, and the effects of heterosexism and stress on sexual minorities.

Courses Taught at Felician University

PSYC 510 Techniques of Counseling and Appraisal
PSYC 515 Mindfulness, Spirituality, and Positive Approaches to Counseling
PSYC 557 Professional Issues and Ethics
PSYC 575/576 Counseling Internship I,II
PSYC 595 Addictions Counseling
PSYC 599 Psychopharmacology
PSYC 611 Multicultural Series           
PSYC 651 Evidence-based theories
PSYC 701 Behavioral Neuroscience   
PSYC 711 Learning and Cognition


Beyond borderline personality disorder: The mindful brain.
Chafos, V. & Economou, P. (2014). Social Work Journal. 59(4), 297–302, p. 297, doi: 10.1093/sw/swu030
The sociology of divorce: A Greek perspective.
Palmer, L., Economou, P. & Maris, M. (March 2013). In R.E. Emery & J.G. Golson (Ed.). Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia. Sage Publications Inc.: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Modismos: Mindfulness and the importance of language with Latin American Clients.
Economou, P., Farfan, M, Idirraga, A., Chafos, V (Article 926; September 2015). Vistas. American Counseling Association.
Marriage equality: Strictly social or purely psychological?
Economou, P. & Bolling, P (2012 August). The New Jersey Psychologist.
Reducing cravings: Implications for treating addictions mindfully.
Economou, P., Chafos, V., Farfan, M, & Idirraga, M. (Article 851; January 2015). Vistas. American Counseling Association.
Understanding the Link Between Psychological Skills Training, Mindfulness, and Sports Related Injuries.
Chafos, V., Cruz, D., Economou, P. (in press).
The relationship between stress, fatigue, and cognitive functioning.
Palmer, L., Economou, P. J., Cruz, D., Huntington, J., McLennon, S., Maris, M., Abram-Cook, S. (2010). College Student Journal.
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PhD, Seton Hall University (2011)
EdS, Seton Hall University (2007)
MA, Seton Hall University (2006)
BS, Seton Hall University (2002)

Positions Held

Felician University, Assistant Professor (2011-present)
Kean University, Seton Hall University, Montclair State University, Hudson County Community College, Adjunct Professor (2007-present)