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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 TEMPORARILY closed, starting Monday, March 16th until further notice. All individual and group sessions will continue remotely.

What's New?:

NEW WEBINAR: Managing Trauma in a Collective Trauma: PTSD in the Time of a Pandemic

Join Dr. Kyle Haney for a discussion of ways to tolerate difficulties with trauma during the pandemic and information about evidence-based approaches to treating trauma! During this 30-minute webinar- with an additional 15-minute Q&A- you will learn a few skills to manage common trauma symptoms, such as flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, feeling on edge, and negative thoughts about yourself. The webinar will include a brief overview of Cognitive Behavioral therapies for PTSD, including Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and a chance to ask Dr. Haney your related questions.

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

FRIDAY, MAY 29TH, 12:00 PM EST

Introducing The 2020 Young Adult DBT Summer Intensive

Beginning Monday, June 15th, our accelerated, twice-weekly DBT Summer Intensive Workshop for Young Adults will cover the five DBT skill training modules: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path over the course of 8.5 weeks compared to our standard 20-week timeline for DBT. This workshop is tailored for anyone going into college, currently in college, or just graduated (ages 17-22) in New York for the summer. Participation in individual therapy is NOT required.

For Young Adults (ages 17-22): Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 17 sessions, 90 minutes per session, led by Alison Bellevue, Psy.D.

Please complete this form or call us at 212-546-9200.

Introducing Parenting in a Pandemic:

This 5-week support and skills group, starting Tuesday, May 12th, 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 new 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:

  • Managing remote learning while working from home
  • Talking to your children about COVID-19
  • Managing your emotional experience and your child's
  • Knowing what is a typical reaction and when to be concerned
  • Coping with missed milestones & more!

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

*If COVID-19 has impacted you financially, please contact us to see how we can accommodate your situation*

Please complete this form or call us at 212-546-9200.

Introducing our NEW Adult DBT Intensive Workshop:

Beginning Monday, May 18th, our accelerated, twice-weekly Adult DBT Intensive Workshop  is a part of our expanded teletherapy offerings and will cover the five DBT skill training modules: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path over the course of 8.5 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.

For Adults: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM, 17 sessions, 90 minutes per session, led by Michelle Litwer, Psy.D.

Please complete this form or call us at 212-546-9200.

NEW Adult DBT Group

We are happy to announce that there is a NEW Adult DBT Group, meeting on Thursdays, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM, led by Haley Rottenberg, Psy.D.

Our DBT Skills Training groups are conducted on an ongoing basis and led by our staff psychologists who have completed intensive training in DBT. Meeting once a week, participants learn the five essential skills training modules: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path.

Please complete this form or call us at 212-546-9200.

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

What is CBT?

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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.

Learn more.

What is DBT?

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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

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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.