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?:


A three-part webinar series covering a variety of topics unique to young adults during this time.
You can register for the entire series or select webinars.


Dating in a pandemic may seem like a confusing and impossible goal. This may be discouraging if one of your values is to pursue a romantic relationship. You may be thinking that dating isn’t a viable option right now, however, this may be a great opportunity to find meaningful connections. This webinar will focus on tools, skills, and discussions surrounding dating and seeking new relationships in the midst of a pandemic. This webinar will also include a chance to ask Dr. Michelle Litwer your related questions in an additional 20-minute Q&A. Dating in a Pandemic is a part of our three-part webinar series: Adulting in a Pandemic, specifically geared towards Young Adults.

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



Join Dr. Haley Rottenberg for a discussion about adjusting to living with your parents again in the midst of a pandemic. This webinar will focus on tools, skills, and discussions to address the unique challenges that arise as a result of this new reality. These include dating, privacy, social life, an overall sense of decreased independence, feeling like you are regressing back to your teenage self, and increased interpersonal conflict over differing political beliefs and differing perspectives on proper COVID-19 protocol. This webinar will also include a chance to ask Dr. Rottenberg your related questions in an additional 20-minute Q&A.

Adjusting to Living with Your Parents Again is a part of our three-part webinar series: Adulting in a Pandemic, specifically geared towards Young Adults.

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



Join Practice Founder, Dr. Lisa Napolitano, for a discussion, with serial tech entrepreneurs Debarshi Chaudhury, CEO and Founder of Quantilus and eNamix, and Gregory Galant, CEO and Co-founder of MuckRack and The Shorty Awards, on tips for business networking and job hunting in a global pandemic. In this webinar, you will learn how to make yourself visible to prospective employers despite the challenges of quarantine and social distancing, tips for getting and acing interviews, and how to tap into the unique opportunities presented by the pandemic to build a marketable skill set. Followed by a Q&A.

Business Networking and Job Hunting in a Pandemic is a part of our three-part webinar series: Adulting in a Pandemic, specifically geared towards Young Adults.

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


Our Adult DBT Intensive Workshop is returning July 27th: 

Our accelerated, twice-weekly Adult DBT Intensive Workshop will cover the five DBT skill training modulesmindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path over the course of 9 weeks compared to our standard 20-week timeline for DBT. This workshop is for adults of all ages. Participation in individual therapy is NOT required.

July 27th - September 23rd
Mondays and Wednesdays
6:00-7:30 PM
Led by Michelle Litwer, Psy.D.

To register for this workshop, call us at 646-679-6822 or fill out this form


Introducing Parenting in a Pandemic: 

This 4-week support and skills group, starting Tuesday, July 7th, 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.

Introducing Young Adult DBT Grad Group:

Offered on a rotating basis, our Young Adult DBT Grad-Group is designed for clients (ages 18-24) who have completed basic skills training and would like continue working on integrating skills into their daily lives. Candidates for YA DBT Grad Group are those who can demonstrate continued DBT skill use and do not have current behavioral dyscontrol, including no active suicidal ideation or self-harm in the past few months and no impulsivity that is dangerous or risky.
To join our Young Adult DBT Grad Group, you must pass an exam. Participation in individual therapy is NOT required.

Starting July 6th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Led by Kyle Haney, Ph.D.

To register, please complete this form or call us at 212-546-9200.


NEW GROUP: Coping over Coffee: a Summer Discussion Group for Young Adults:

We are living in unprecedented times, and the pandemic has created unique challenges for young adults. Since we’re all doing our best to figure this out, let’s learn from each other and support one another in coping with recent and ongoing changes to our lives. Dr. Kristen Roman, the Director of the Young Adult Program, will facilitate the discussion each week and will offer some ideas for coping based on cognitive behavioral therapy. Participants can submit anonymous questions related to the topic before or during the discussion. These discussions are meant to be informal and a chance to connect with other people your age. Bring coffee, bring your friend, and bring your ideas and questions. Each week is a standalone discussion, so feel free to drop-in to one or all of them. Anyone ages 17-25 is welcome to attend.

This is a donation-based group. All participants will be asked to make a donation to a non-profit organization in order to attend. More information will be provided when you register.

The first discussion will be about making meaning out of your COVID-19 summer and will focus on the barriers to creating structure and purpose during this time and sharing of ideas on how to do so.

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
July 9th - July 30th
Led by Kristen Roman, Psy.D.

To register, please complete this form or call us at 212-546-9200.

NEW GROUP: Mindfulness Games for Teenagers:

Worried about summer social activities for your teen or your adolescent clients? Noticing your teenager is isolating more? Here is a great opportunity for them to stay engaged and meet new friends during the summer! This is a weekly group for high schoolers to have fun while also learning more about mindfulness. Weekly meetings will involve engaging in fun, active mindfulness exercises, and will include a discussion about each exercise. Teens will have the opportunity to learn how to be aware of their experiences in the present moment while connecting with peers.

This group is appropriate for high school students.

July 1st - July 29th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Led by Haley Rottenberg, Psy.D.

To register, please complete this form or call us at 212-546-9200.

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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