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Michael McCutcheon

New York University

Counseling Psychology



Rana Skolnick Point Scholar

Dr. Michael McCutcheon is a psychologist, executive coach, and co-founder of Wanderlust Careers, a firm that specializes in working with adults on goal achievement, career transition, and increasing overall life satisfaction. He is a published author, lecturer, and teaches graduate psychology courses at New York University (NYU), a position for which he has twice won the Dept. of Applied Psychology Teaching Award (2014 & 2019). He currently serves on the Board of Directors for two non-profits — Queer Asterisk, a Colorado-based therapeutic services organization serving the LGBTQ+ community, and the Sports Health Institute, an online learning platform devoted to bolstering life skills and mental health awareness for college athletes. His work has appeared in the press as a lifestyle and career expert for The Washington Post/Associated PressNew York PostLifehacker; and Scholastic. He has served as a contributing writer for Out Magazine and featured panelist on National Public Radio (NPR). He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Berkeley and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from NYU.

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