Peter Lin, Ph.D.

Peter Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Psychology BK


SJC Brooklyn

  • 718.940.5737
  • Lorenzo Hall, Third floor


Ph.D., Clinical Health Psychology, Yeshiva University

M.S., Biostatistics (Theory and Method Track), Columbia University

B.A., Chemistry and Psychology, Queens College, CUNY


Dr. Peter Lin is a licensed Psychologist who specialized in mood and anxiety disorders, as well as relationship issues. He received an M.S. in biostatistics from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (health emphasis) from Yeshiva University (Ferkauf Graduate School & Albert Einstein College of Medicine).

His primary clinical training was at Weill Cornell Medical College, and his postdoctoral training was at the HIV Research Center of Columbia University. Dr. Lin’s previous training in therapeutic modalities includes experiences in individual and group psychotherapy, both brief and long-term interventions with various theoretical perspectives, including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamics. Throughout his clinical trainings, he has worked with young adults, adults, and elderly who suffered from anxiety, depression, and personality disorders at Beth Israel Medical Center, NYU-Bellevue Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center and New York Hospital.


Scholarly & Professional Interests

Dr. Lin has great interest in the integration of Eastern Buddhism and Western psychotherapy. He has years of training in Chan (Chinese Zen) practice, and is currently a Dharma teacher-in training at Dharma Drum Mountain Chan Lineage. He is also actively involved in disaster relief, and is part of Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.

Select Publications

Lin, P., Chang, J., Zemon, V., & Midlarsky, E. (2007). Silent Illumination: A study on Chan (Zen) meditation, anxiety, and musical performance quality. Psychology of Music, 36(2), 139-155.

Carballo-Diéguez, A., O’Sullivan, L., Lin, P., Dolezal, C., Pollack, L., Catania, J. (2007). Awareness and attitudes regarding microbicides and nonoxynol-9 use in a probability sample of gay men. AIDS & Behavior, 11(2), 271-276.

Lin, P., Simoni, J., & Zemon, V. (2005). The Health Belief Model, sexual behaviors, and HIV risk among Taiwanese immigrants. AIDS Education and Prevention, 17(5), 469-483.

Chang, J., Midlarsky, E., Lin, P. (2003). Effects of meditation on music performance anxiety. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 19, 126-130.


春は花 (Flowers in the spring)
夏ほととぎす(Cuckoos in the summer)
秋は月 (moon in the autumn)
冬雪さえて すずしかりけり (chilly snows in the winter)

— Dōgen Zenji, Japanese Soto Zen founder