Dialectical & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in NYC

CBT/DBT Associates is a private psychology practice group specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy across the lifespan and dialectical behavior therapy for adolescents and adults, under the directorship of Lisa A. Napolitano, Ph.D.  We are a group of behaviorally trained psychologists committed to providing the highest quality, research-based, and cutting edge cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety, depression, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, phobias, worry, relationship issues, and emotion regulation problems.

CBT has evolved over the decades, changing to reflect the latest research findings. Our psychologists implement the newest cognitive-behavioral approaches, incorporating mindfulness and emotion regulation techniques. All our clinicians have been trained at leading CBT institutions.

CBT/DBT Associates provides state-of-the-art treatment in a tranquil and calming environment.  We are conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, New York with evening hours available. Each individual client benefits from the knowledge and expertise of our treatment teams. In addition to helping clients gain control over negative moods, our psychologists teach strategies for effectively managing stress and enhancing life satisfaction. Because we train doctoral candidates in psychology, we are able to offer CBT in NYC at reduced rates.

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a time-limited, empirically supported treatment for a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, worry, relationship conflicts, eating disorders and substance abuse. It is based on the assumption that beliefs, behaviors, and emotions are interrelated, and is a collaborative, present-focused approach to problematic behaviors, thinking patterns, and emotions that are associated with distress or life dissatisfaction. In CBT, clients learn techniques to recognize and change these patterns to improve daily functioning and life satisfaction.

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What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), is a highly specialized form of CBT designed to help people who have pervasive difficulties managing their emotions. These difficulties may be apparent in a variety of ways including self-destructive or self-injurious behavior, anger management problems, binge eating, ongoing relationship conflicts, and self-hatred. DBT is a mindfulness-based therapy that balances the use of change strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy with acceptance strategies from Zen.

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Problems Addressed in Treatment

In CBT and DBT therapy, the client and therapist collaboratively decide which problems will be the focus of treatment. For this reason, problem definition is an important part of treatment. Before you begin treatment at CBT/DBT Associates, you will be asked to complete a variety of questionnaires that assess current symptoms and are helpful in identifying specific problems you may have. Additionally, you will be asked to indicate which of the following are problems you’d like to work on in therapy:


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501 Madison Avenue, Suite 303
New York, NY 10022

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