CBT and DBT Therapists in NYC

CBT/DBT Associates is a private psychology practice group specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy in NYC for children, 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.

**ATTENTION** In light of the current health crisis, our physical office in Manhattan will be closed, starting Monday, March 16th until further notice. All individual and group sessions will continue remotely.

What's New?:

NEW WEBINAR: How to Talk to Kids About Race

Talking about race can feel taboo in our society. However, children rely on the important adults in their lives to help them develop their racial identity and understand how their race influences their experiences and the experiences of those around them. Given current events, including the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is important for adults to openly talk to their children about race and racism in order to help children understand their thoughts and feelings about these complex and, at times, difficult topics. Participants will learn how best to talk to kids about race and racism depending on their age, how to answer difficult questions, and create an open environment that allows for ongoing discussion and growth. This 60-minute webinar, with Dr. Alison Bellevue and Dr. Stacie Shivers, will also include time for Q&A, so please come with some related questions.

This webinar is geared towards any adult who is influential in a child’s life such as a parent, relative, teacher, coach, etc. and will provide information relevant for children of ALL ages: toddler to late teens.

This is a FREE webinar. To register, click here.


NEW GROUP: Parenting in a Pandemic 

This 4-week support and skills group, starting Tuesday, July 14th and ending August 4th, will be led by Dr. Alison Bellevue, Director of Child, Adolescent, and Family Services at CBT/DBT Associates.

Being a parent is a multifaceted job and is challenging even when we are not in the middle of a pandemic. This group will provide parents with the opportunity to connect with each other, while learning skills to manage common challenges related to our ever-changing social distancing reality. The group will be tailored to address the unique concerns of group members and will also address common difficulties specific to this time, such as:

  • Talking to your children about COVID-19
  • Managing your emotional experience and your child’s
  • Challenges with co-parenting
  • Knowing what is a typical reaction and when to be concerned
  • Coping with the disappointment of changed summer plans
  • Navigating increased social contact & more!

For parents with children of ALL ages: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 PM

This is a donation-based group. Participants are asked to make donations to either the AAKoma Project or The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation. These two non-profit organizations are dedicated to ending the stigma around mental health issues and facilitating access to mental health care for members of the Black community.

For more information and to register, please fill out this form or call us at 646-679-6715.

View our Calendar of ongoing groups, workshops, and events.

What is CBT?


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a collaborative, present-focused treatment that focuses on changing patterns of thinking, behavior, and emotional responding that are associated with distress. 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 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy designed to help people who have pervasive difficulties managing their emotions. 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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Message from the Director


Welcome! I am Dr. Lisa Napolitano, Founder and Director of CBT/DBT Associates. My colleagues and I are dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality, research-based treatments to fit your needs. Along with CBT and DBT for childrenadolescents, and adults, we also provide tailored services for familiesyoung adults, and parents.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about how we can best serve you.

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