Alison Bellevue, Psy.D. | Director of Child and Family Services
Alison Bellevue earned her M.A. in school psychology and Psy.D. in clinical child psychology from Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Prior to entering her doctorate program for psychology, Dr. Bellevue earned a M.S.Ed. from Long Island University with a specialization in adolescent special education. She graduated cum laude from Barnard College, earning a B.A. in Psychology and Human Rights. Dr. Bellevue completed an APA Accredited pre-doctoral internship at NYU Langone Medical Center-Rusk Rehabilitation, Pediatric Track, where she developed an expertise in neuropsychological assessment and providing psychotherapy to children and adolescents with co-morbid medical diagnoses and their families. Dr. Bellevue completed her postdoctoral fellowship at CBT Westport, where she gained extensive experience providing individual Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to children, adolescents, and adults presenting with a range of diagnoses, and led a group for parents of children with anxiety disorders.
Dr. Bellevue has been extensively trained in CBT. She specializes in anxiety disorders, particularly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as well as specific phobias, separation anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, trichotillomania, and selective mutism. She provides parent training and parenting support to parents of children with disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Bellevue has worked in multiple settings including medical centers, schools, private institutes, and a foster care agency. Prior to her psychology career, Dr. Bellevue was a middle school special education teacher in Brooklyn, NY, which places her in a unique position to collaborate with schools and provide consultation services.
Dr. Bellevue is an active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). She has presented multiple posters at ABCT national conferences.